Which Side Of Hamilton Island Is Best?

Which Side Of Hamilton Island Is Best?

Each side of Hamilton Island has its own special merits, ensuring that there really is something for everyone here. However, the one thing all sides have in common is how close they are and how easy it is to get to any other part of the island – pools, beaches, restaurants, activities, and the marina hub – from wherever you stay. So let’s see which side might be the best choice for you.


At any given time of the year, the Hamilton Island marina, home to the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, is a hive of activity. Surrounded by a hub of shops, cafes and restaurants,
some of the world’s most luxurious charter yachts set sail out of here seasonally. (Ask us about Whitsundays charter yacht tours.) But, as far as Hamilton Island accommodation goes, the west side is the best side come the end of the day. Nothing quite compares to a tropical island sunset and the west side of Hamilton Island does not disappoint. Luxury homes in some of the island’s best locations and apartments overlooking the marina, all are poised to make the most of sundowner-time. Like ‘Pavillions’ apartments, a great place to catch the sunset and oversee all the action in and around the Marina. And newly listed ‘Kingfisher’, in one of the island’s most exclusive addresses – Marina Terrace – perched up high overlooking all the action. All still only a 3-minute buggy ride to the water activities on the beach side.


Home to the perfect waters and island-dotted horizon of Catseye Beach, this is where Hamilton Island’s most popular resorts are found. Resort pools that can be shared. Swim-up bars overlooking the Coral Sea. Resort facilities, adventure activities, casual dining and gourmet restaurants, the beach side is debatably the best side to take advantage of days filled with fun and laughter. Yet you are still just a short island stroll or buggy ride to the rest of the island.


If you seek peace and luxury, many levels of it, the northern end of Hamilton Island has it in spades. We can put you in touch with some of the most luxurious and expansive properties here, offering exclusivity and privacy on a world class scale, including Melaleuca Drive – the island’s millionaire’s row – where many luxury homes are located. We also manage homes and apartments that are perfect for families and groups, with beautiful pools and views overlooking the beautiful tropical landscape. Settle in and listen to the sounds of your natural surroundings. Enjoy the quietude. You’re still just a 5 minute buggy ride from the resorts and entertainment on the other side of the island.


Wherever you choose to stay, you’re never far from the rest of Hamilton Island. Stroll along the island pathways or take a leisurely ride in an electric buggy. You’re in one of the most scenic and safest places on earth, overlooking the unique Whitsunday Islands and the beauty of the Coral Sea.

Still can’t choose? Let us point you in the right direction.

Whitsunday Holidays is a boutique group of Hamilton Island travel professionals who manage the island’s most exclusive portfolio of luxury homes and self contained apartments.

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