Coral Sea Marina
Coral Sea Marina
4.5
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Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abell Point Marina) is located in the heart of the Whitsundays and is a premier boating destination on the east coast of Australia. The marina has 520 wet berths for vessels up to 80m and a vibrant resort village with a range of marine services, restaurants and cafes. With 80% of the region’s on-water tourism products offering unique Whitsunday experiences directly from the marina, a visit to the Whitsundays isn’t complete without spending time in this stunning marine precinct. Adjacent to the marina is the newly renovated Coral Sea Resort providing boutique hotel accommodation and the popular The Rocks restaurant. With impeccable facilities, an outstanding team of professionals and direct access to unparalleled cruising grounds, Coral Sea Marina has gained the well-earned reputation of being the ideal destination to stay, play and explore the natural wonders of Australia.
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Robert P
Melbourne, Australia23 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Fantastic views with garden area to enjoy pre dinner cocktails. Good photo opportunity location looking over marina.
Written 25 August 2023
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Thank you for your five star review rating and for your feedback Robert - We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Coral Sea Marina Resort and hope to welcome you again in the future.
Written 28 August 2023
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Jo E
Manchester, UK24 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
This hotel is something special!! We stayed here the night before and the night after a sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands. We had a wonderful 2 bed apartment on the top floor overlooking the amazing pool area and it even had a hot tub on the balcony. There can be few places with such an amazing view out over the harbour and watching the incredible sunset. The staff were so helpful and kind. The food was excellent and the whole bar, restaurant area, pier is the most amazing setting. Great to have breakfast there or some sundowners in the evening. Thanks for an amazing couple of days.
Written 24 August 2023
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Hi there, Thank you so much for your review rating and for your comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Coral Sea Marina Resort and to the Whitsundays. We will be sure to pass on your feedback directly to the management team at the Resort. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Many thanks.
Written 28 August 2023
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Robin D
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
Very disappointed with breakfast today. The menu has gone from a full Buffett for $24 to a continental Buffett or $29. Pretty rich , much better value elsewhere with the same view. We are locals, so doubtful to return.
Written 3 June 2023
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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback regarding your recent visit to The Rocks at Coral Sea Resort. We will ensure that your feedback is passed on directly to the hotel team at Coral Sea Resort so that they are aware. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit here in the Whitsundays. Coral Sea Marina
Written 4 June 2023
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Tony W
Sydney, Australia4,636 contributions
Nov. 2022
This very well laid out marina is the departure point for the may day tours to the Barrier Reef and surrounding islands. Very nice way to start and end your day in the Whitsundays.
Written 14 December 2022
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Hi Tony, Thank you so much for your review rating and your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Coral Sea Marina and to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Written 18 December 2022
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gc g
Gold Coast, Australia366 contributions
Sep. 2022
we came for a meal but it was too crowded and we were unable to get anything. we went for a walk around and it is a beautiful part of Queensland. the only negative is the parking. trying to get the meters to work is a joke and we spent around 20minutes trying to pay for parking as one didnt work and the other required an app which failed to load.
Written 9 November 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your review and also for the feedback regarding your experience visiting the marina. We are so sorry you were unable to enjoy a meal at one of the great cafes/restaurants here. They are incredibly popular, so they do recommend trying to book in advance if possible. We do hope to welcome you again soon to be able to enjoy the marina precinct and what is on offer. We also thank you for your feedback regarding your experience with the parking machine/ app. Similar to the majority of car parks in the region, the marina car park is managed by the EasyPark app and we do have multiple payment machines throughout the car park areas should a guest prefer to pay by card/cash, however we do appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Thank you again!
Written 14 November 2022
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davidfisher9799@yahoo.com
Cape Town Central, South Africa122 contributions
Oct. 2022
The marina is really nice, the superyacts certainly have found the right home in this part of Australia. I have been to Monaco many times as well as ports and marina's in the South of France and the marina and surrounds here compare very well with any of them. The developers here have done a great job and deserve all the plaudits they get.
Written 21 October 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your review and your comments. Your review has been passed on to the management team and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Coral Sea Marina and to the Whitsundays. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Thank you again, Coral Sea Marina
Written 23 October 2022
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Suzanne K
5 contributions
Oct. 2022
A gorgeous entry to the Whitsundays. Clean and busy, but very quiet at night. Close walk to anything you might need before setting sail.
Written 6 October 2022
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Hi there, Thank you so much for your review and comments - we are just delighted you enjoyed your visit to Coral Sea Marina and to the Whitsundays. We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you again, Coral Sea Marina
Written 9 October 2022
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Shane S
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
Please be aware of the carparking area, there are 2 carparks run by two separate company's one being Whitsunday Council, the other is Coral Sea Marina, there is no warning to say that they are different they have the same payment portals I paid in the closest one to my car but this is the wrong one there is no way of knowing this!
This is a major scam, entrapment call it what you like but be aware.
I was fined 3 times over 3 days although I had paid for 5 days to the Whitsunday Council. I contested and provided the proof but they refuse to accept my position.
I believe the Courier Mail took this up back in February for another unhappy punter.

Very very annoyed!
Written 31 August 2022
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Hi Shane Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent parking fine. Just to clarify, the Coral Sea Marina car park is clearly signposted on the way in and throughout the site. We also have signage on the two footpaths leading from the marina car park into the Whitsunday Regional Council car park advising that you are leaving the Coral Sea Marina car park and entering a car park managed by Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC). Our marina parking machines are labelled with maps which indicate where you can park in the marina owned car park when paying at that machine. There is also a map next to the WRC parking machine (in EasyPark branding) which shows the area of their car park and on the EasyPark app it clearly identifies the two different car parks as different payment zones. The marina car park and parking machines are clearly signposted, however if you park in the marina car park and pay in the Whitsunday Regional Council car park, then your ticket is not valid.
Written 6 September 2022
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Leonie Fielder
8 contributions
Aug. 2022
This marina is beautifully viewed from the start of the Whitsundays Walk up Kara Ave. Wonderful! The suburbs of Airlie Beach are beautiful, a photograpers Dream
Written 23 August 2022
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Hi there Ezyren, Thank you so much for your review and comments - we are just delighted you enjoyed your visit to Coral Sea Marina and to the Whitsundays. We hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you again, Coral Sea Marina
Written 28 August 2022
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Kerri P
Valla Beach, Australia183 contributions
Jun. 2022
Being 2 passengers out of 40 on a coach tour, we booked in. They double booked us into a room that was already occupied. Another hotel that only accepts credit card for drinks at the restaurant. The staff were very polite and helpful. The passengers were all disgruntled about not being able to pay cash for their drinks. (legal tender). Its not fair that these places will not accept hard earned cash. A lot of the passengers did not buy drinks because of the not cash pig headed rule. We would not stay here again because we can not use cash.
Written 5 July 2022
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Hi Kerri, Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback regarding your recent stay. We will ensure that your feedback is passed on directly to the hotel team at Coral Sea Resort so that they are aware. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit here in the Whitsundays. Coral Sea Marina
Written 10 July 2022
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