So you’re considering taking a holiday. There are places all over the world you could visit, but if you’re looking to stay a bit closer to home for your next trip, you might be deciding between the Whitsunday Islands and nearby Bali. Both destinations are quite popular with Australian tourists, and for good reasons. But when it comes down to it, which should you choose? As Whitsunday locals we’re obviously a bit biased, but we believe you should definitely choose these 74 beautiful islands for your next holiday! Here’s why:
Paradise at Home
You want to make the most of your vacation, right? Well, if you choose the Whitsundays, you’ll arrive in no time, ready to get out and enjoy the stunning tropics. The Whitsunday Islands are Australia’s home turf paradise; close enough and easily accessible, whether you’re driving or hopping one of any dozen flights leaving daily from Australia’s airports. Not only are the Whitsundays convenient, but their proximity means that incredible natural beauty is just a short plane ride away.
The Price is Right
Flying to Bali may not break the bank, but transportation costs to the Whitsundays tend to be much more affordable, especially domestic flights. You’ll also save money on associated costs such as passports and ground transfers. The money you save by not staying at a costly Bali resort can be put back into your holiday fund. This means you can make the most of your trip, perhaps setting off on a unique and special trip such as chartering your own yacht. This is an opportunity to have a completely self-guided holiday, travelling at your own pace and designing your own schedule of activities, dining, and relaxation.
Keep it Local
As Australians, it is important to support our own local and national economies. Spending your cash in the beautiful Whitsundays means you’re putting your money right back into Australia, helping to boost our own economy and keep it going. Plus, when you visit the islands and spend money at onshore shops and restaurants, you’re supporting local Whitsunday businesses. And this means the Whitsundays simply keep getting better and better.
An Amazing Holiday Option
While many visitors to the Whitsundays are Australian residents, thousands of tourists to Australia also visit these islands each year. These tourists may not be concerned with staying close to home or supporting the australian economy. So, why should visitors choose the Whitsundays vs Bali?
If you’re holidaying in Australia, you may know that the Whitsundays are one of our top destinations, and a site certainly not to be missed on your tour of Oz. Not only do the Whitsunday Islands boast incredible turquoise waters, amazing wildlife, and stunning reefs, but they are also home to Whitehaven Beach, chosen regularly as one of the world’s most gorgeous beaches. Consequently, Whitehaven is also one of the most photographed spots in Australia; you’re going to want to make sure you bring your camera. The Whitsundays are the tropical paradise of Australia, and are home to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s wonders and certainly a must-see item to be crossed off your bucket list.
So, are you convinced? If you need a little more nudging before you pack your bags, check out many of our previous blog posts and photographs and find out why the Whitsundays (and a private yacht charter) simply can’t be beat!