Daydreaming of the Whitsundays

After recently returning from the Whitsundays coast, I suffered through a common case of post-holiday blues. Faced with the real world, I found my mind drifting back to the magical place that is the Whitsundays.

Here are 15 memories that feed my daily daydreams.

Hamilton Island
Flying into the Whitsundays gives you the sense that you’re descending into heaven.

Daydream Island Mermaid
Serenity the Mermaid sits on the shores of the aptly named Daydream Island.

Daydream Island Kangaroo
In my mind, I’m still lounging on the beach on Daydream Island like this guy.

Sailing The Whitsundays
Or sailing around the bright blue waters of the Whitsundays.

Hamilton Island Qualia Resort
I sailed around some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Here is the tip of Hamilton Island where the luxurious qualia resort is located.

Sailing in the WhitsundaysI’m daydreaming about being anchored off the famous Whitehaven Beach and spending the day swimming and snorkelling in that stunning blue water.

Sunset and sailing in the WhitsundaysFeeling free as we sailed into the sunset on the way back to Hamilton Island.

Sunrise at Passage Peak Hamilton Island
When having my breakfast before work, I’m remembering climbing up to Passage Peak for a champagne breakfast at sunrise.

Cockatoo Hamilton Island
I enjoyed some quiet time to myself on Hamilton Island.

Cockatoos Hamilton IslandThen regrouped with my mates…

One Tree Hill Hamilton Island

Before heading up to One Tree Hill for a sunset cocktail.

Daydream Island CurlewI can still hear the screeches and squawks of the crazy curlews on Daydream Island.

Abell Point Marina Airlie Beach
In my daydreams, I have won the lotto and bought a yacht like one of these I saw at Airlie Beach.

Daydream Island Yacht
And I live on board my new yacht. You can find me anchored off Lover’s Cove for sunset at Daydream Island.

Daydream Island Mermaid SunriseIf you see a blank look on my face, it’s because in my mind I have permanently moved into the fantasy land of my daydreams.

Do you have somewhere in Queensland you go to when you daydream? Let us know in the comments below.

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