Airlie Beach Australia is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Airlie Beach, just north of Mackay and south of Townsville, is a coastal town of palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks, and alfresco restaurants. Spend a few days exploring before you head off on your island holiday and you’ll find plenty of action, from sailing to scuba diving to skydiving. Take a seaplane for a picnic on the powder white sands of Whitehaven Beach or learn to sail in clear waters.

Komodo Island, Indonesia