Welcome to our motel at Bowen in the beautiful Whitsundays.
The Pearly Shell Motel is a AAA rated 3 1/2 star motel that is situated only 1.5 kilometres from the Bowen Post Office.
We are the closest motel to town on the southern entrance to Bowen. We pride ourselves on our friendly service
and aim to make your stay with us a happy one.
Our 12 units are modern, clean and tidy. Nine units have
Queen size beds and all units have air conditioning, fans, television, coffee tea facilities and an ensuite.
We have 4 family units that can each accommodate up to 4 persons. These four units also have crockery and
cutlery and two have a microwave. Breakfast can be delivered to your unit if required.
The swimming pool has a sun shade cover over most of the surface area to make
swimming in summer more enjoyable. Alternatively you may wish to just sit and enjoy the surrounding garden area
Out and around Bowen
Bowen is situated on the northern tip of the Whitsunday passage and is about 40 minutes from Shute Harbour / Airlie Beach.
It is about halfway between Mackay and Townsville. Bowen was the first town settled in Northern Queensland and is famous
for Bowen Mangoes. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are grown in the area. Bowen has a good range of facilities
and amenities that make for a pleasant stay. The murals around the town are a must see!
Bowen is also famous for its beaches and clear waters that are outstanding for snorkeling and
scuba diving. You can snorkel just off the beach at Horseshoe and Grays Bay. Swimming is very popular but it is
advisable to swim only where there are stinger nets. If you love fishing then you will love Bowen! You can wet a line
from the jetty, off the rocks, or go out on a charter boat.
If you are interested in bird watching then head for Mullers Lagoon to see if you can spot some of the
more than 170 species
that inhabit the area. Or just enjoy the park area and the plants.