Two hours on a boat from Airlie Beach plus two hours to enjoy the best beach one day equals one incredible day. Why is Whitehaven Beach considered the best beach on Earth? Well, the photos speak for themselves. The sand is find and white (it's almost like flour), the waters are amazingly clean and blue, and the simple lack of tourists all come together to make Whitehaven the top beach in the world.
You can also get there on a small plane (though it's expensive). The only downside is that you can't spend more than a few hours there since it's a protected place. So, the "I'm going to spend the morning on the beach" plan won't exactly work at Whitehaven Beach.