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Overnight ReefSuite Sleep  

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST UNDERWATER ACCOMMODATION ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF 

 

https://cruisewhitsundays.com/experiences/reefsuites/ 

 

Moored offshore at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach, Reefworld is the setting for your spectacular overnight Reefsuite experience. Relaunched in 2019, the revamped pontoon hosts day-trippers, on-deck Reefsleep guests, and a lucky few who’ll head below deck for a private, all-inclusive Reefsuite experience. 

Begin your journey with a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef onboard our high-speed vessel, arriving at the reef around 11am.  

After lunch, guests can snorkel, dive, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight to see famous Heart Reef (additional cost). Day visitors depart mid-afternoon and then overnight guests have Hardy Reef and Reefworld all to themselves. 

Watch a stunning sunset with a drink in hand before enjoying a starlit long-table dinner on the pontoon’s upper deck.  

After dinner, Reefsuite guests can retreat to the privacy of their undersea accommodation. Sit back, relax and watch as the reef comes to life through the floor to ceiling windows. 

Reefsuites give a whole new meaning to ‘a room with a view’ and you’ll awake to see the marine life going about another day on the world-heritage listed reef they call home. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an exclusive morning on the reef before heading home in the afternoon with memories that will stay with you forever. 

HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS 

  • Arrive at your unique accommodation via a scenic cruise through the Whitsundays 
  • Two underwater rooms available (king double or twin single options) 
  • Each room features premium bedding, glass-walled en suite and floor-to-ceiling views of the spectacular underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef 
  • All meals including breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunch and dinner 
  • All beverages including beer and wine (cocktails and spirits at an additional cost) 
  • Spectacular dining experience under the stars 
  • Activities at the reef including a private guided snorkelling tour and semi-submarine tour 
  • Access to the underwater observatory 
  • Optional activities (own expense): scuba diving and heli-scenic flights 
  • From $899.00 per person (based on twin share) 

 

Overnight Reef Sleep  

Reefsleep is a two-day/one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars. Exclusive Reefworld at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel, dive and explore this amazing natural ecosystem. 

 

Your journey begins with a cruise to the outer reef through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands – keep an eye out for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September. Out on the reef, go swimming and snorkelling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory – followed by a generous buffet lunch. Optional upgrades include guided snorkel safaris, scuba-diving and heli-scenic flights. 

After the day-trippers head back to shore, the pontoon and the reef are exclusively yours. Enjoy a sunset drink before your evening meal is served on deck, featuring fresh and delicious local produce. Afterwards, head for the pontoon’s top level and slip into your cosy Reefbed– it’s just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars. 

Dawn on the reef is peaceful and unhurried. There’s time for some more snorkelling after breakfast – the reef is all yours to enjoy – or return to the underwater observatory and watch the reef come to life. After lunch, your Cruise Whitsundays vessel returns you to the mainland. Your night on the reef may be over, but your Reefsleep memories will stay with you forever. 

 

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef 
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits 
  • Access to underwater observatory 
  • Semi-submarine guided tour 
  • Two morning and two afternoon teas, two lunches, dinner and breakfast 
  • All beverages including beer and wine (cocktails and spirits at an additional cost) 
  • Overnight accommodation in Reefbeds under the stars 
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris, scuba diving and heli-scenic flights

Starting from $595.00 per person based on twin share 

Children aged 6 and over are welcome when accompanied by a guardian, please note there are no child prices for Reefsleep. Pricing is per person.  

Great Barrier Reef Environmental Management Charge (EMC): Included in your cruise fare is a per head fee which goes to the Government. The money collected is used by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) for the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.