If you are a fan of all things unique – and nautical – you will absolutely love Freedom Shores, located right by the water on the outskirts of Airlie Beach and boasting spectacular views over the Coral Sea. This sun-soaked haven is a quiet refuge that's perfectly suited for a well-deserved escape filled with equal parts relaxation and adventure.
Peacefully set in a beautiful hidden valley on the outskirts of Airlie Beach, overlooking the turquoise waters of Pioneer Bay and capturing the natural surroundings of the ocean and tropical rainforest, Freedom Shores is a resort with an interesting story – and the first of its kind in the Whitsundays.
After the acquisition and refurbishment of the old Shute Harbour Jetty, the resort's owners were inspired to build an entire resort by the water. Originally named after The Doors’ song ‘Waiting for the Sun’, Freedom Shores was born and is now a bespoke oasis where a laidback atmosphere reigns.
Its unique bungalows are designed to look like fishing boats — with every room offering wide views of the ocean — and its facilities are excellent: there’s a pool, a superb deck where you might enjoy breakfast al fresco, a private beach and an award-winning restaurant, Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill. The resort is surrounded by swaying palm trees, with some rehomed from the set of the movie 'Pirates of the Caribbean'.
With a complimentary shuttle to Airlie Beach, you will also have the chance to explore this vibrant coastal hub with ease. Take a stroll through the boutiques, cafés and shops, head to a local market, or treat yourself at one of the many award-winning alfresco restaurants.
Travel Dates: Buy now, choose dates later - for travel until 31 Mar 2022
"Where to even start... What a place! The establishment itself is stunning, the rooms are super clean and the décor is very thought out and detailed... The restaurant is so good that people from Airlie Beach travel to eat there because of its great reputation."