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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 19 Specialty 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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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 Coffee
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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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
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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MrRass wrote a review Sep 2022
Kilcoy, Australia219 contributions15 helpful votes
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Beautiful resort in a perfect location. Situated right next to one of the most beautiful beaches in Qld, Horseshoe Bay. The accomodation was clean and had amazing views over Horseshoe Bay. The grounds are green and well maintained. Our only complaint is that things such as clothes airers and certain kitchen utensils are missing. Other than that I would highly recommend staying here. Bowen is a hidden gem.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TassieRetired wrote a review Sep 2022
Hobart, Australia156 contributions174 helpful votes
An amazing resort. An older style resort with gorgeous gardens and lawns. Everything is beautifully maintained and the staff are so helpful and friendly. The views are fantastic, one of the best beaches in Australia is just 50 metres away. Some people just stay overnight but we meet some who stay at the resort for months every year. Bowen is just a great country town but with all the facilities you need. Sitting at one of the resorts garden tables eating freshly caught local prawns and watching the sun go down is surely an experience not to be missed!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
A massive THANK YOU TassieRetired :-) for your amazing 5/5 rating and the amazing review. We really appreciate it, it means so much to us and the business :-) We love it when our guests leave as happy as you and re book again for next year ;-) :-) :-) Can't wait to welcome you both back again until then stay safe and well Janet :-)
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Mal2105 wrote a review Aug 2022
Ferntree Gully, Australia31 contributions10 helpful votes
What a fabulous setting, magnificent views and more than adequate facilities. An older property but very well maintained. In house dining currently closed but Asian restaurant next door or short drive into town for pub options. Very friendly welcoming at reception. Whilst Bowen was a sleepy town, this stay with with the outlook from our patio was a highlight of our Queensland journey.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 29 Aug 2022
A massive THANK YOU for your amazing 5/5 rating and an awesome review, we really appreciate it :-) we are so pleased that your Queensland journey, the highlight was staying here at the Resort and finding us :-) :-) Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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retief wrote a review Aug 2022
melbourne5 contributions
We recently spent 5 glorious nights at the Whitsunday Sands Resort. We had two rooms during our stay and the views from both were amazing. The beaches are incredible and easily accessed from the resort. The expansive grounds of the resort are beautifully maintained, and the outdoor eating and BBQ area is super handy. The hosts Janet and John were incredibly accommodating and friendly. The other guests were always up for a chat. The resident peacock was beautiful looking and was an added surprise for us. Great swimming at greys bay and horseshoe bay. Easy access to a number of walks, including the lookout, which is close. Very picturesque place, especially at sunset. The rooms were very spacious, clean and modern. Thanks Janet and John for an extremely enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 21 Aug 2022
A massive THANK YOU Richard for your amazing review and the 5/5 rating, it means so much to us and the business when our guest leave as happy as you :-) We are so pleased you had such a wonderful stay with us and that you found our hidden piece of paradise :-) We look forward to welcoming you all back again until then Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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Robyn wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
A wonderful resort in the perfect location. I’ll definitely be coming back here a lot. Conveniently close to a cafe, great walking tracks. The private beach is perfect. Apartment/ room was very clean with a comfy bed and all the necessary kitchen bits for a self catering holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 21 Aug 2022
What a lovely awesome review to read :-) we are so pleased you found our beautiful holiday spot and that you had a wonderful time with us :-) we send a massive THANK YOU for taking time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back again, until then stay safe and well Janet :-)
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hotelsreviewer wrote a review Aug 2022
Australia13 contributions21 helpful votes
I would highly recommend my stay at Whitsunday Sands Resort. The resort lived up to my expectations, the warmth and friendliness of the staff, the wonderful surrounding environment, the nature and greenery and overall a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 21 Aug 2022
You have made my day reading your review on your stay here with at the Resort :-) a massive THANK YOU :-) We are so pleased you had an excellent stay, enjoying the location and views :-) Thank you for recommending us, it means a lot to us :-) Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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Ian Fay H wrote a review Aug 2022
Byron Bay, Australia33 contributions14 helpful votes
Perfectly located next to Horseshoe Bay our unit overlooked lawns, bushland and the ocean, while a path offers a shortvwalk to the beach Units are elf catering, well equiped, spacious and comfortable The hosts are friendly and professional Thoroughly recommended. Ian & Fay
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 16 Aug 2022
A massive THANK YOU Ian and Fay for your amazing 5 star rating and comments, we are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that you would highly recommend us. It means so much to so thank you. Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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AngiePia wrote a review Aug 2022
20 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed here multiple times and you just can’t beat it for affordable accomodation in an excellent location. The staff are so wonderfully friendly and relaxed. We arrived late due to a highway closure and Rhonda was so understanding and accomodating. The grounds are kept looking fantastic and it’s in the most prime location. I like that it feels like you can just come and go as needed with ample parking and beaches, restaurants, views all in walking distance. Thank you to Janet, John and all staff for maintaining such a great resort. We always feel so welcomed and love staying here for a weekend away.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 16 Aug 2022
What a superb review Angie, it means so much to us and the Resort. We are so proud and happy when our guests return to stay with us so THANK YOU :-) I have passed onto all the wonderful staff your comments :-) Stay safe and well Angie and we look forward to welcoming you back again Janet :-)
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PamCSCoast wrote a review Aug 2022
Alexandra Headland15 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I had 2 nights at Whitsunday Resort but could have stayed a week. What a spectacular view and beautifully manicured gardens/lawn Whilst the room we had was a bit tired and dated tiles/colours it was very comfortable. We cooked in the room one night and had a lovely Chinese meal next door the following. Northern beaches of Bowen is spectacular and make sure you do the walk over to Rose Bay via Murray Bay, what a highlight Highly recommended this Resort
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 16 Aug 2022
We are so pleased Pam that you both had a pleasant surprise staying with us :-) we too agree with you that the Resort/location offers spectacular views over the Ocean and beach surrounded by the beautiful Bowen beaches. A massive THANK YOU Pam for highly recommending us and your review, it means a lot to us. Stay safe and well Janet :-)
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335Bob wrote a review Aug 2022
Tweed Heads, Australia22 contributions47 helpful votes
We have been visiting Whitsunday Sands Resort for a very long time, there have been some good managers, but the present managers of Janet and John pretty much top the bill. Nothing is too much trouble for them to make our stay as enjoyable as they could. We have the same room each year that suites our requirements. A minutes walk to the beach, if it's windy one side, no problems go to the beach on the other side. The resort has various rooms to suit your needs. Ah Bowen!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Janet John Courtney, General Manager at Whitsunday Sands Resort
Responded 16 Aug 2022
What a pleasure it was to read your amazing review Bob, John and I really do appreciate it and for the 5 star rating so THANK YOU to you both. We also want to thank you both for your loyalty choosing to stay with us all these years :-) Stay safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you both back again in 2023. Janet :-)
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$105 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandBowen
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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.