Coral Sea Marina Resort, located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, has emerged as a premier superyacht destination on Australia’s east coast. Having recently received a multi-million dollar facelift, new owner Paul Darrouzet has realized his vision of creating a superyacht hub in one of the world’s untapped cruising grounds, on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.
In 2019, the former Abell Point Marina acquired adjacent 77 room boutique hotel Coral Sea Resort. The result was a merger and rebranding of the marina resort, which from 1 July 2019 is known as Coral Sea Marina Resort.
In 2016, Coral Sea Marina became the first marina in the world to be accredited with the 5 Gold Anchor global marina accreditation, which provides a quality benchmark in terms of facilities and services, which is recognized internationally. This accolade is recognition of the dedication of the marina team to ensure captains, crew and owners are provided with first-class customer service and access to premium marina facilities, on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.
Location of Coral Sea Marina Resort
Coral Sea Marina is located in the township of Airlie Beach and only a short journey from the Whitsunday Coast Airport (by car or helicopter),or Hamilton Island Airport (by ferry or helicopter). Coral Sea Marina boasts 520 wet berths in an idyllic, prime location. A range of comprehensive marine services are available within the marina safe-haven created by our iconic breakwater, all of which can be accessed through our comprehensive supplier directory.
Our resort village is a short 1km walk along a waterfront boardwalk, to the heart of Airlie Beach. A 5 minute drive in our courtesy car provides access to a range of local provisioning, leisure activities and other key services available throughout the Whitsunday community. We are proud to be home to a large variety of on-water tour operators and tourism activities providing access to a range of destinations within the Whitsunday’s. Our superyacht concierge will happily book any of these activities on your behalf.
Access to Coral Sea Marina Resort
Coral Sea Marina Resort is accessible via car or private helicopter transfer from Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Airport, connecting daily with commercial flights from Brisbane/ Sydney/ Melbourne. Flights into Hamilton Island Airport can also be connected to the resort via ferry or private helicopter transfer directly to the marina’s private helipad.
For owners and guests arriving via large private plane, both Whitsunday Coast and Hamilton Island Airport can accommodate these landings. For smaller aircraft Whitsunday Airport (Shute Harbour) accommodates private landings and we can arrange a concierge pick up from the airport to the marina. For those arriving on private helicopter, landing at the resorts private helipad is permitted.