Posted: 8th October 2015
Posted in: General Information
Hamilton Island – something for everyone
The largest and most popular island resort in the Whitsundays is no doubt the unique Hamilton Island. Located in the heart of the island chain, Hamilton Island has its own jet airport making it easily accessible with daily direct flights from most Australian east coast capital cities. It is also serviced by regular ferries, light aircraft and helicopters from the mainland and surrounding islands.
Hamilton Island is not just a resort; it is a true island community making it unique amongst the surrounding resorts. With its fully serviced, public marina and vibrant island community of over 2000 people, it is possible to mingle with the locals whilst enjoying all the island has to offer.
Accommodation is spread across the island’s hilly landscape offering a myriad of choice to suit all budgets and group sizes. Choose from romantic beachside bungalows, luxurious high rise hotel suites, stunning self-contained one, two, three and four bedroom apartments right through to twelve bedroom luxury homes located on their own private land.
When you are not lapping up the luxury of your chosen accommodation, Hamilton Island has over 60 activities to enjoy while on the island including day cruises that can whisk you to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, to the famous six kilometres long Whitehaven Beach or for a day sailing around the islands. Game fishing charters also run daily from Hamilton Island marina where the crew almost guarantee you will come back with a healthy catch.
Without leaving the island you can enjoy a comprehensive fitness centre, tennis, squash, parasailing, rifle shooting, go carting, quad biking, mini golf, water skiing, sea kayaking and bush walking and much more.
If you are up for challenge, you can partake in a round of golf at the new, world-class 18-hole golf course located a short ferry ride away on adjacent Dent Island.
Hamilton Island also has a number of stunning pools, bars and lounge areas for you to just relax and unwind. For those seeking indulgence of the pampering kind, Hamilton Island has two spa retreats offering a wide range treatments and therapies to sooth your senses.
If wining and dining is your passion, there is no shortage of delicious places to eat on Hamilton Island. Choose from Italian, Asian and modern Australian cuisine from over a dozen restaurants scattered across the island. For casual meals enjoy gourmet pizzas at the Mantaray Cafe, fish and chips or a famous Hamilton Island pie from the many marina village eateries.
If travelling with children, Hamilton Island offers tonnes to do for kids and if you are looking for a break there is a kids club for over five year olds, a crèche for babies and toddlers and a reliable baby-sitting service for after hours care.
Hamilton Island is a popular destination for special events. From private weddings, the cultural treat of the Australian Ballet through to the internationally renowned Hamilton Island Race Week with over 200 yachts competing, the island provides the perfect venue, atmosphere and service.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a fitness retreat or a fun time with family and friends, Hamilton Island located in the heart of the Whitsundays has something for everyone regardless of your age, stage, activity levels or budget.