Nestled in the heart of Airlie Beach is the Airlie Beach Hotel, with its unrivalled location at the hub of the esplanade. The hotel boasts several restaurants, one of which is the relaxed, Mexican-themed Cactus Jack’s, located right on the beach.

Collaboration between proprietors Mark and Linda Bell and the Whitsunday Regional Council has seen  Enduroplank™ decking laid on the esplanade to create a sustainable alfresco dining area.