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Whitsunday Sands Resort

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2A Horseshoe Bay Rd, Bowen, Queensland 4805 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 18 Speciality lodging in Bowen
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Whitsunday Sands Resort is uniquely located on its own private peninsula engulfed by the crystal turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This unique position affords all residents with there own private access to two separate, magnificent beaches. On the eastern side of the resort is Horseshoe Bay, rated as one of the top beaches in Australia’s whilst on the western side is the picturesque Greys Bay. We offer Ocean view rooms, Apartments, Studio and Ocean Twin rooms for overnight, weekend, weekly or more, set amongst acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and breath taking views. It's like an Island on the Mainland! Paradise has never been so easy and affordable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Snorkelling
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
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Tina G wrote a review 17 Jan
Ayr, Australia30 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked two 2 bedrooms and two 1 bedrooms king, all self contained, for a family weekend away. All rooms were very clean and well maintained. Washing machines and dryers were available close by, as well as cloths line and even pegs! The position is perfect to Horseshoe Bay and The Cafe, both easy walking distance, and that was with 6 kids under 7 years old. A dip in the pool is fun for everyone. I highly recommend Whitsunday Sands Resort to anyone wanting to stay in Bowen. Have booked again for next year!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are great. Some rooms are studio and some are self contained, so it depends what...
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Responded 1 week ago
A big thank you Tina for your perfect review and perfect 5/5 rating and for always choosing to stay with us on your yearly family get together :-) we really appreciate it thank you :-) Stay safe and well and look forward to welcoming you all again next year, unless you get a sneaky weekend this year :-) Janet :-)
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Kristine K wrote a review 17 Jan
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Loved our weekend away. We stayed In queen ocean view Room with views of the bay. Room was very clean, beds comfortable and had everything you need for a relaxing stay. Gardens are well looked after with lush green grass surrounding all the accommodation. We ate at the restaurants within walking distance both nights and the food was great. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 1 week ago
A big thank you for your amazing comments and the 5/5 we really appreciate it so thank you :-) we are so pleased you loved the Resort and had a relaxing stay with us :-0 we look forward to welcoming you back again until then stay safe and well Janet :-)
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Bernie F wrote a review 16 Jan
Bowen, Australia5 contributions
Fantastic!!!! Access to 2 gorgeous Swimming bays, Chinese Resturant and beach Cafe within 2 minute walk. Rooms and gardens are well maintained. Non discriminatory to guests. Thanks for the great mini getaway 👍
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A big thank you for your fantastic review and the 5/5. We are so pleased you had a great mini getaway :-) thank you for choosing to stay with us we really appreciate it Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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Vanessa R wrote a review 10 Jan
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Well kept and very clean resort with some of the best views in the world. I have been all over Asia and south Pacific, and would rate this location as one of the best I have ever seen. Resort staff are super friendly. Ever though the Resort is very old, it is very well maintained, with a cool 70s feel about it.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Get a Kitchenette room on the first or second floor. Second floor has best views
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Responded 1 week ago
A massive thank you for your amazing review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay with us and loved the views :-) we too agree with you that the views are the best you could ever experience, it's our hidden piece of paradise right here in Qld Australia. No we are not a 5 star Resort but we are proud that the Resort has kept it's original features from it's era on the outside which makes it so unique including the swimming pool. All the rooms have been modernised. It is extremely well maintained and offers comfort, relaxation and cleanliness. So thank you for the comment (cool 70's feel about it) we love it too :-) Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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Exploration762680 wrote a review 3 Jan
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I had the best of times, spent Christmas in this magnificent place and Jonet & Johns warmth and attentiveness only made it better. Room was spacious, spotless and with a view to die for. I would definitely visit again, perfect spot if you’re looking for a quiet stay with plenty of activities around!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Not many restaurants/cafes around (about 2/3) and bus services are limited so plan ahead if...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
What a amazing review to start 2022 off, thank you so much for taking time to write the review, it means a lot to us so a big thank you from us all :-) We are so pleased you had a wonderful Christmas with us, it's the perfect place to be for Christmas or any special occasion :-) Stay safe and well and we hope to welcome you back again:-) Janet :-)
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PRICE RANGE
USD 100 - USD 115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandBowen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whitsunday Sands Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Nearby attractions include Horseshoe Bay (0.3 km), Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout (0.6 km), and Grays Bay (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Sorelle Coffee House, Grand View Hotel, and Jochheims Pies.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whitsunday Sands Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Whitsunday Sands Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Whitsunday Sands Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.