ETE Swimwear was lucky enough to be in partnership with @somewear_elsewear’s on their recent Whitsundays trip, with influencers Fredrika @fakander; Lisa @lisahomsy; Mel @Melvandersluis; Kirsty @Kirstycane and Kendall @kendallbaggerly. On this trip we got to experience many of the beautiful beaches and resorts of the Whitsundays Islands, and engage in fun activities that Australia provides!


 Places to stay in Whitsundays

We stayed at Daydream Island, which was exactly as the name suggests. A surreal getaway with amazing deep blue seas hidden beaches and a great resort. Here we were treated to stretch classes in an underwater observatory which is an experience we will never forget! Daydream Island is located a 20 minute boat ride away from the mainland and is the only resort on the Island. We were extremely fortunate to be able to visit Daydream Island as it was hit by a cyclone a couple years ago which caused the resort to shut but was re-opened earlier this year.

Kendall wearing the Oia off-shoulder bikini top with Sophia bikini bottoms in white 

Next, we stayed at the Mirage Whitsundays, located on the mainland Airlie Beach where majority of tours depart from. Here, the rooms were huge! With each of us being treated to the Penthouse; a 4-bedroom luxury villa with views that spanned across the ocean. There is no better way to wake up in the morning when you have such a view. 

 Fredirika showing the Oia off-shoulder bikini top in white

Last but not least, we stayed at Peppers Hotel, also located at Airlie Beach. Peppers had the most luxurious bathrooms ever seen, with large tubs and jets, warmed to the perfect temperature - the best way to relax after a long day!


Lisa wearing the Santorini off-shoulder swimsuit in white  

Restaurants to go to

Northerlies, graced by beautiful grounds and even more beautiful beaches. Here we saw a stunning sunset followed by a classic Australian BBQ dinner. Which was a great reminder of home for some of the Australian influencers on the trip and a great experience for the international influencers! 

Boathouse Fishbar had the best service and food while on our Whitsundays trip. We recommend it to anyone staying at Airlie beach who wants a great night out to eat!


Inkstone restaurant, a part of Daydream Islands' own restaurants, where we were able to enjoy modern Australian dishes.

 Also apart of Daydream Island's restaurants was Infinity, a fine dinning restaurant, with amazing meals which looked extremely appetising. 



While at Daydream Island we were able to go on a jet ski tour around the island. We saw the beauty of the island from the water, and had so much fun while doing so!


We also went on the Ocean Rafting tour where we visited two snorkelling spots, and we got to swim at the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. After we went to Whitehaven beach, we spent two hours exploring. We then had a delicious lunch aboard the boat.

Kendall showcasing the Olympia one-peice swimsuit in lilac 

Next, we drove up to the beautiful beach town of Bowen. This iconic little town is home to the big Mango, one of Australia’s most iconic and peculiar tourist sights. After we saw the eccentric spectacle, we had an amazing picnic lunch at Horseshoe bay provided by Merkai Whitsundays and Birds Fish Bar.

What to pack

When going to a beachy paradise; must haves are

  • Boracay skin
  • Bianko Jewlery
  • and of course your Ete swimwear!

Our cute bathers were perfect for the summer weather, and our new Santorini collection was a flawless match with the blue and white hues of Whitsundays beaches! 

 Lisa wearing the Elena Cheeky bottoms and Mia bikini top in navy stripes 

Fredrika wearing the Santorini off-shoulder swimsuit in white 

Fredirika featuring the Olympia one piece swimsuit in black

All Ete Swimwear pieces shot in Whitsundays  

So if you are ever planning to travel to the beautiful coast of Queensland and visit the Whitsunday Islands, make sure to refer back to this blog to know where to go, what to do and where to eat!  

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June 30, 2019 — Lara Smith