Whitsunday Vista Resort

Whitsunday Vista Resort – family owned and operated – by resident managers, Karen and Henry McDermott. The McDermott’s purchased the management rights to the property on the 11th of September 2008. As their first management rights property, the first few months over Christmas were not only extremely busy for Karen and Henry but it were also a steep learning curve.

When asked what attracted them to the management rights industry and more particularly, Whitsunday Vista Resort, Henry said, “We nearly bought into management rights five years ago and then we changed our minds. But then we decided to give it a go.”

Karen said, “Well, we certainly didn’t enter the industry for the lifestyle!

And we picked Whitsunday Vista Resort because of its location to the new marina and we could see it’s huge potential.”

In the short six months they have been there, the McDermott’s have already implemented numerous changes and have put even more plans in the pipeline for the future.


“Already we have had all new logos and signage made and have big plans for the future. We want to totally revamp the pool and barbeque area, put in a new inground spa and totally renovate all of the rooms from curtains to carpet.”

Originally from Cairns, Henry spent 37 years as a hydrographer (one who measures surface water) for the government’s water department whilst Karen was a stay-at-home mum.

Situated directly opposite the new five-star Port of Airlie development and just minutes from shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, Whitsunday Vista Resort is centrally located to everything guests require for an absolute Whitsunday holiday.

With four different types of accommodation, all with stunning views of the Coral Sea and a pool, barbeque facilities and a sunbathing area, guests needn’t leave the property.

At a glance, all of the apartments feature air-conditioning and ceiling fans, Internet access, cable/satellite television, DVD player, in-house movies, laundry facilities, private balconies and undercover parking and the whole complex is wheel chair friendly with access and a lift to all floors.

The one-bedroom apartment is a separate bedroom with bathroom, complete with a full-size bath and a fully equipped kitchen, including an oven and everything required for a meal.

The two-bedroom self-contained bedrooms means there is plenty of room for the kids and plenty of privacy for mum and dad. The two-bedroom apartments are also perfect for friends sharing a holiday or a weekend together. Each two-bedder comes with a fully equipped kitchen and full-sized bath.

The Bay View Spa Suites are perfect for those couples looking for a romantic getaway. With a private balcony, kitchenette with fridge and all the essential kitchen items and glass walled bathroom.

The Whitsunday Vista Resort Executive Suites have everything, including a kitchenette stocked with all the essential kitchen items, a spa and a separate bedroom.

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