Hi - we went to Airlie Beach for our honeymoon and stayed in Airlie Beach and not on an island. It was quite good to stay there and not be 'stuck' on an island if we didn't want to if you know what I mean We did day trips to Hayman Island which was fantastic! We also did a 3 island day trip and there is heaps of other choices as well. The place we stayed in Airlie Beach had a view over the water and we could sit in the spa and look at the beautiful blue water and we just had a great time. Just another option
Trewy - where did you stay in airlie beach?