Lifestyle Travel

Whitsundays: Eats

June 19, 2017

When I go on holidays I love a mix of eating out and eating in. Holidays are about relaxing and while most of us love eating out on holidays (and I do too!), what I also really love is having the time to cook, eat and relax. Three things that in my life can be pretty rushed!

Where I stayed:

Airlie Beach

How long for:

3 days

Where did I eat:

  • Mostly at my apartment
  • Bohemium Raw

Eating In

On a recent trip to the Whitsundays, I only ate out once.  This is pretty rare for me on holidays, but it dawned on me that we only had 3 days, we had purposely booked an apartment instead of a hotel and we’d purposely booked a bit of luxury, so I figured we might as well go and hit up the local supermarket and get some food in and make the most of our fancy schmancy apartment.

The last time I was in Airlie Beach was in 2003 with my backpack, best friend and lots of good/crazy memories and I loved it then and still love it now. It’s such a good base to go and explore the Whitsunday Islands.

Our apartment was only a 5 minute walk to the main street in Airlie and with a huge Woolworths in town, that was the food situation sorted!

Breakfast Fruit Platter

When I’m on holidays I love checking out the local restaurants, but as much as I love eating out, I generally don’t want to eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On this trip I didn’t really indulge much at all.  We pretty much lived by the BBQ cooking veggie burgers and roasted sweet potatoes and a huge salad every day to go with it (and some nice chilled wine!). Fruit platters for breakfast followed by my favourite, avo and tomatoes on toast.

Bohemium Raw

We ate out once at a really fab little place called Bohemium Raw. Serving some amazing raw vegan treats, Bohemium Raw is located at the Marina and also does an awesome smoothie bowl and have a fab range of juices, smoothies and lunch options.


Whilst I know lots of people like to eat out on their holidays, if you want to eat in a little more, here are my top tips to make the most of holiday eating:

  • Make sure your accommodation has basic kitchen facilities. We didn’t have an oven and didn’t need one, but did have basics fridge, kettle, toaster and cooking hobs.
  • Use the BBQ. Most holiday apartments have a BBQ area so make the most of it.  Just make sure you buy some tin foil and cooking spray at the supermarket!
  • Eat salads. When it’s hot out there is nothing better than a good salad to go with your BBQ.
  • Eat simple. Some of the best salads have the fewest ingredients. Have some ideas up your sleeve so that your trip to the supermarket is a quick one.
  • Enjoy it. Cooking on holidays isn’t for everyone, but for me it’s a time when I can actually relax and enjoy it.

Hamilton Island whitsundays-sunrise

Want a sneaky peak at where we stayed, you can have a nosy here. It was fab!!


Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email for further details. 


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