Overlooking Abel Point Marina, this meticulously run B&B has everything you need: stupendous marina views, charming hosts, and terrific gourmet breakfasts, often accompanied by colorful chirping parrots. The three spacious, open-plan suites are tastefully outfitted with terra-cotta-tile floors, cedar blinds, and ceiling fans. They also include lounges with flat-screen cable TV and well-equipped kitchens. All have panoramic views from their patios. The house is surrounded
by mango and frangipani trees filled with frolicking lorikeets. Although host Peter Brooks is helpful with regard to local activities, his poolside hammock can sidetrack even energetic guests. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking Airlie's pretty harbor is a five-star affair, with white linen, heavy silverware, artfully arranged tropical fruits and flowers, and French-press coffee.