The picturesque Whitsunday islands are one of those dream vacation destinations that you pin repeatedly to your Pinterest travel board and hope one day you’ll have the luxury of going. So to say I spent a weekend sailing on a catamaran, snorkeling and diving in some of the most coveted waters in the world is truly a dream come true.
Aside from the breathtaking waters and colorful sea life, the Whitsundays are most known for the famous White Haven beach, appropriately named due to it’s incredibly pure white sand. It’s made of 98% silica that’s so pure NASA pays hefty Australian fines every decade or so to take several tonnes of it back to the states and use it in creating instruments such as the Hubble telescope. And from the beach lookout, you can see how exceptionally white and pure the sand is against the backdrop of the beautiful bright blue and green waters. Truly, the waters felt like they were from space, with rings of brilliant colors rippling out from the islands. The view was absolutely stunning.
Though there are day tours offered to see this beautiful beach, the best way to explore the Whitsundays is through overnight trips on a catamaran. There are boats to meet everyone’s needs, whether you want to make it a more intimate family experience or have a weekend long party onboard.
I chose to sail on the Adventurer, which was unique because it was one of the few boats that offered scuba diving and also came equipped with a jacuzzi on board. Plus it had the best meals to offer which was a big deciding factor (hey, a girl has got to eat!). And all things considered it ended up being a perfect fit for me! The crew was exceptional and made the trip even more enjoyable by their generous hospitality. Truthfully though, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of the boats, as the trip is just so memorable that even if you paddled out on a blow-up raft you’d have the best time of your life.
I know I did :).