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For a relaxing time before of after seeing the reef, try Palm Cove. They have world class spas and restaurants and, yes, nice beaches. Full review →
Diners at this classy beachside eatery enjoy Coral Sea views framed by palms and melaleucas to go along with tropical cocktails and Mod-Oz-meets-Mediterranean dishes. Full review →
White-painted colonial style, complete with wooden shutters and a wide veranda, this is an inviting choice, looking through the palm trees to the water Full review →Choose from some tempting risottos (duck breast or king prawn), or a range of dishes such as crispy skin barramundi with spiced broccolini, wasabi mash, and a mango/midori dressing, or lamb fillet marinated with pistachio and rosemary, served with rocket and lemon cous cous and grilled vegetables.
The most beautiful-looking restaurant on the Esplanade is also one of the finest.