A city hotel with a resort feel, the 255-room, five-star property perches on the lip of Marlin Marina, with lovely Trinity Bay beyond. Two minutes’ walk from the front lobby is the Reef Fleet Terminal, bristling with fast boats to the Great Barrier Reef, an hour away in the Coral Sea.

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The 10 Australian vacation packages start from $1,399 per person including airfare and accommodation (based on double occupancy). The sale ends September 30 and the package offers are good for travel between October 11 to November 23 and from January 30, 2011 to March 22, 2011, with the option to travel until March 31, 2011.

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