5 Restaurants You Have to Try Along the Whitsunday Coast

Hamilton Island sunset | © Tony Hisgett/Flickr
Hamilton Island sunset | © Tony Hisgett/Flickr
Photo of Kelly Hawke
27 April 2017

Because you’ll be too busy deciding which beach to explore and island resort to stay at, we’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down the best restaurants in the Whitsundays. Get ready for some fresh seafood and impressive views.

Coca Chu

Restaurant, Fusion, Asian, $$$
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Dinner is served at coca chu | © Hamilton Island

Coca Chu is a beachfront restaurant with a modern Asian menu, overlooking the crystal clear Whitsundays. It doesn’t get much better than this casual dining experience with delicious, fresh food and an abundance of cocktails. They even do their own take on Yum Cha, so be sure to book a table before it fills up.

Whitsunday Sailing Club

Bistro, Seafood
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This sailing club, located at Airlie Point, has one of the best views along the Whitsunday Coast. You can expect a casual dining experience with lots of local seafood on the menu, paired with a stunning sunset. This isn’t fine dining, but the perfect spot for a meal after a day snorkelling and sailing along the coast.

Lady Enid

Restaurant, Seafood
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For a dining experience like no other, spend lunch on the world-famous Whitehaven Beach. The Lady Enid Yacht takes its guests through the waters of the Whitsundays, with snorkelling stops on the way, before reaching Whitehaven. A seafood lunch is served before returning to Airlie Beach. Bon appétit!

Long Pavilion

Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary, Australian, Seafood, $$$
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Enjoy a romantic dinner at Long Pavilion
Enjoy a romantic dinner at Long Pavilion | © Hamilton Island

For one of the most romantic dinner settings in Australia, you can’t go wrong with Long Pavilion at Qualia. The tropical setting and upmarket modern Australian menu is complemented by the stunning view. If time (and your wallet) permit, check-in for the whole weekend at Qualia.

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