Head down under to the astonishing Hamilton Island Resort in the Whitsunday Islands for a coral reef retreat that you will remember forever
Hamilton Island is one of 74 tropical islands that make up the Whitsundays off the coast of central Queensland. The island is easily accessed by air with regular direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns or by water from the Australian resort town of Airlie Beach.
The island is a holiday destination of its own, with 12 restaurants, bars, swimming pools and over 65 activities available on or around the island. Whether you are looking to relax and laze around the pools or at the beach, or discover more of the Whitsundays, there’s something to keep holiday makes of all ages and interests entertained. Sail around the uninhabited Whitsunday Islands on a yacht, catamaran or luxury charter motor cruiser stopping to snorkel on the fringing reefs or for a picnic at the pristine Whitehaven Beach. Explore Hamilton Island on foot along one of its self-guided bushwalks, discovering its natural beauty along the way and taking in the magical views from hilltop lookouts. The Whitsunday Islands are the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef which can be explored by sailing yacht, fast catamaran, semi-submersible, snorkelling or scuba diving. For a bird’s eye perspective take a helicopter or seaplane flight over the reef to discover the true majesty of one of the seven wonders of the natural world.
Hamilton Island offers six different accommodation styles from the simple island-style Palm Bungalows to the adult-only Beach Club. There are the family friendly rooms and suites at Reef View Hotel to the ultra-luxe and exclusive pavilions of qualia. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and socialising, with 12 restaurants and six bars there is somewhere different to dine every meal of the week. Highlights include fine dining in the elegant surrounds of Bommie Restaurant, delicious fish and chips from Popeyes Takeaway or generous casual pub style meals at Marina Tavern.
Tee off on one of the world’s most spectacular golf courses, set on its very own Dent Island sitting right alongside Hamilton Island. This challenging 18-hole championship course, designed by five time British Open winner Peter Thomson, is surrounded by panoramic Whitsunday views and is a ten-minute ferry crossing from Hamilton Island. For an indulgent day of pampering, Spa wumurdaylin is a peaceful haven offering massage, rejuvenating body treatments and aromatherapy.
Note: Jellyfish ‘marine stingers’ may be present in the waters around the mainland and islands year-round, with a higher risk of them being prevalent during October – May.
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Onsite Golf
- Spa / Wellness
1/12 - Overview of Hamilton Island
2/12 - Lux 3 bed pavilion balcony, Hamilton Island Holiday Homes
3/12 - Garden View twin bedroom, Reef View Hamilton island
4/12 - Swimming pool, Reef View Hamilton island
5/12 - Interior, Hamilton island beach club
6/12 - Windward bath, qualia hamilton island
7/12 - Lounge, beach club hamilton island
8/12 - Terrace suite spa, Hamilton island reef view
9/12 - Bungalow bedroom, hamilton island palm bungalows
10/12 - Premium beach club room, hamilton island beach club
11/12 - Presidential Suite bedroom, hamilton island reef view
12/12 - Swimming pool, hamilton island beach club
Hamilton Island accommodation choices are:
The Beach Club 5*
A luxury adults-only oasis with just 57 fresh and contemporary rooms offering magnificent sea views, Hamilton Island’s Beach Club is the perfect retreat for couples seeking a relaxed, beach house style holiday. Set in a beachfront location, with palm-fringed ocean views, private infinity-edge swimming pool and hammocks along the private Catseye Beach, this secluded property offers an exclusive island experience. The Beach Club Restaurant provides a child-free environment where exquisite Australian cuisine is served in a spectacular beachfront setting. Guests of The Beach Club have access to all of Hamilton Islands amenities except for Pebbles Restaurant which is for the exclusive use of qualia guests.
Hamilton Island’s premium luxury adult-only resort is set on a secluded peninsula on the northern most tip of the island. qualia offers 60 ultra-luxe pavilions surrounded by lush bushland with stunning views of the Whitsundays. There are two infinity-edge pools, a private beach, two restaurants including Pebble Beach, qualia’s exclusive lunchtime venue and Spa qualia, also for the exclusive use of qualia guests.
Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel 4*
The largest of the hotels on Hamilton, this 19-storey family-friendly property offers 368 spacious and modern rooms and suites, most with incredible ocean views or overlooking the lush landscaped gardens. The two-storey Reef Suites are located on the top floor with balconies on both floors offering commanding views over the Whitsunday Islands. Reef View Hotel Has its own 35-metre swimming pool, and the Pool Terrace Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunchtime snacks and à la carte dinners. Catseye Beach is directly opposite the hotel where you can make use of the beach activities and rent watersports equipment. Guests of Reef View have access to the islands amenities and eateries except for the restaurants, spa and amenities at qualia.
Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows 3*
Palm Bungalows comprises 49 freestanding bungalows in a lush tropical garden setting, each with its own private furnished balcony. The simple island décor and polished wooden floors give a sense of relaxed island living within tranquil gardens yet the wide selection of restaurants, bars, amenities and beach are a short walk away.
Other Resort Facilities*
- Bowling alley
- Buggy rentals
- Jet ski tours
- Quad bikes
- Snorkel equipment
- Stand-up paddle boards
- Tube riding
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