In Mission Beach -- Mission beach has about 25 restaurants and cafes, but many of them were badly affected by Cyclone Yasi and at press time for this book had not reopened. The best idea is to head to the Visitor Information Centre to see what's on offer, or to simply take a walk around the small township and see what strikes your fancy.

On Bedarra Island: The Ultimate Luxury Getaway -- Only a mile long, Bedarra is home to an exclusive 15-room resort favored by the rich, famous, and anyone who desires privacy. The staff is discreet, and day-trippers are banned. Rainforested and fringed by beaches, Bedarra is a few miles south of Dunk Island.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.