Merinda Hotel has been known for years a good old country pub with a big personality.  The slogan “Meet your Mates at Merinda” has been heard often in the past and with the recent expansion encompassing a 48 room accommodation facility and 300 plus conference centre the catch cry has changed somewhat to ‘Linger Longer With Your Mates.’


Australian cuisine for a wholesome meal with sumptuous flavours. Quash hunger with a cob loaf to share filled with bacon and cream cheese before devouring a 500 g rump steak served with beer battered chips, garden salad and honey mustard dressing, or opt for crumbed lamb cutlets served with sweet potato mash. Our menu is affordable as nothing is over $30. With the Chefs Signature dish being Crispy Skinned Salmon with creamy Mushroom Risotto, Delicate greens including Bok Choy & Broccolini, with a Tropical Mango Salsa.


Whether you are just visiting the beautiful Bowen region or working up a thirst at Abbott Point Coal terminal and surrounds our brand new accommodation facility will surely please.

With 48 air-conditioned rooms fully equipped with double bed, latex mattress, en-suite, HD & DVD TV & bar fridge you can rest in comfort.  Hotspot wireless internet service is also readily available in your room and there is plenty of parking and on site laundry facilities.  You can also indulge in breakfast lunch & dinner from our superior kitchen and enjoy a beer and a bet in our country bar.

Special rates are available for short and long term stays and we can package a room and meal deal to suit your schedule.


Very few meeting & function venues in Bowen can compete with Plantations Conference Centre at Merinda Village Hotel.  With a choice of 3 internal rooms and 5 different size combinations it is an ideal venue for training seminars, meetings and conferences, as well as charity and special events.

With a capacity of up to 300 persons Plantation is one of the largest conferencing venues in the Whitsundays!  Superior catering facilities and on site accommodation makes this brand new development the perfect place to hold your next seminar or gala event.

With a variety of corporate packages on offer plus ‘State of the art’ audio visual equipment and a conference and events team that ensures ‘nothing is overlooked’ you are guaranteed to be impressed.