Destination Spotlight: Hamilton Island

Romance & Beaches

Hamilton Island, Australia

Hamilton Island is situated in the middle of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here, guests experience everything that is great about Australia – beautiful natural surrounds, calm waters, warm weather, fascinating coral reefs and diverse flora and fauna. As the ultimate Great Barrier Reef holiday destination, Hamilton Island is the perfect getaway to explore the unique tropical environment of the Whitsundays.

All visitors are spoiled for choice with enough activities on Hamilton Island to keep them entertained for weeks on end, including snorkeling the reef, sea kayaking and scenic helicopter flights. For those who prefer to do nothing at all, they can simply lay around one of six pools or on stunning Catseye Beach. There is a wide range of accommodation on Hamilton Island, from free-standing bungalows to the amazing views of the Reef View Hotel or the absolute luxury of Qualia. For guests who like to self-cater, choose a privately owned Holiday Home.

When it comes to food and wine, Hamilton Island has almost as many dining options as you’d expect to find on the mainland, from gourmet pizza’s by the marina to a long lunch at Sails Restaurant. Or for something more casual select from a range of takeaway outlets and bars.

Yet another dimension has been added to the island experience with the Hamilton Island Golf Club on adjacent Dent Island. Designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, the 18-hole championship golf course is on par with Australia’s top golfing destinations for its design, location and facilities and features unparalleled views of the Whitsundays and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.

For all visitors, whether looking for plenty to do or nothing at all, Hamilton Island is the ultimate Great Barrier Reef getaway