5 Things You May Not Know About Hamilton Island

5 Things You May Not Know About Hamilton Island

How well do you know Hamilton Island?

What makes Hamilton Island unique besides its extraordinary island beauty? Can you guess? Here are the top 5 things visitors to the island often find surprising, including the one special touch that our guests love most.

1. The favoured mode of transport

It’s not unusual for the islands of the Whitsundays to have no cars or public transport. That’s one of the main attractions of tropical island living. But as Hamilton Island is the hub of the Whitsundays and its main source of shopping, dining and cafe society, it can require a mode of transport – not that you can’t enjoy walking the island as well.

There are a few trade vehicles and courtesy buses allowed, but it’s golf buggies that are synonymous with Hamilton Island. We love them because it keeps the island free from petrol fumes and engine noise. Kids adore them because they are golf buggies! They’re also a great way to climb to the top of the island at a leisurely pace.

2. It’s like a small, contemporary village

Village life. Island life. The two go hand in hand. The fact that Hamilton Island has all the facilities that you would find on the main land sets it apart and is one of the most appealing features for long stays.

You’ll still have the convenience of a bank, bakery, post office and medical services, with a variety of restaurants, bars and dining options lining the wooden decks of the boat harbour and overlooking the Azure sea. It gives the island a relaxed, contemporary feel.

3. The special touch our guests love

It’s the first impression so many of our guests comment on, the fact that when you step out of the airport there’s a valet waiting for you. Skip lightly past the line-up for the courtesy bus and step inside your private transfer to be whisked away without fuss to your accommodation.

Everyone loves this special touch, especially families. It’s an exclusive service when you book through Whitsunday Holidays. We’ll have you sipping cocktails in no time!

4. One of the world’s most beautiful beaches

There’s a raft of things to see and do on Hamilton Island but one of the must-do items at the top of your list should be to walk on Whitehaven Beach. Not only will you push off from Hamilton Island into the Coral Sea and its amazing islands, you’ll arrive at the breathtaking shores of world famous Whitehaven. Nothing compares to the sight or the feel of its snowy sands under your feet.

5. It doesn’t cost a fortune

Many tropical island idylls in the world can be small and exclusive, with a hefty price tag to match. But not Hamilton Island. The beauty of the island being a central hub affords us the luxury of being able to offer a complete range of accommodation styles and locations. We can help you explore the options.

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