“Sydney’s personality is bright, sexy, and raucous, yet casual, comfortable, and easy going. It is in harmony with beauty and nature, and almost every short excursion offers up something amazing to see. Sydney’s bouncy tone sets the romantic mood, and its variety – gorgeous harbor sunsets, world-class sophistication in the arts, and glorious natural getaways – make Sydney a place for unbridled discovery. Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands, an hour’s flight from Cairns, lies off the coast of Queensland, Australia, and is the gateway to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Almost all these islands have quiet bays, thriving coral reefs, and warm snorkel-friendly waters; the subtropical climate ensures moderate air and water temperatures all year, and the islands have plentiful wildlife and bird species. Impeccable weather, clear blue water with silica beaches, plus exquisite resorts combine to make this part of the world a top romantic destination. Lovers here will be pampered, well fed, relaxed and rejuvenated” (Places of Passion).