Founder and director of Whitsunday Holidays, Kristie Kaighin, personifies the work life ideal of growing a successful business from a passion. When she and her husband holidayed on Hamilton Island in 2002 to escape Melbourne’s winter, it was the start of a love affair that would launch their specialist Whitsunday and Hamilton Island accommodation and sailing charter business.
Captivated by the climate, lifestyle and natural beauty of the region, Kristie and her husband made the bold decision to relocate to Hamilton Island. What began as a hobby for Kristie, taking bookings for Whitsunday and Hamilton Island accommodation for holiday makers, soon snowballed into a viable business as word of her professional service rapidly spread among private holiday home owners.
Today, Whitsunday Holidays are established as the definitive Whitsunday and Hamilton Island accommodation and holiday specialists. Whitsunday Holidays has established a reputation for first class service, exclusive, luxury properties, and unrivalled knowledge of Hamilton Island and The Whitsundays resulting in high volume repeat guests, and strong word of mouth referrals.
Says Kristie, “Not only are we one of the longest established Whitsunday and Hamilton Island holiday operators, we are also one of the most experienced. Our reservations team has grown with our portfolio and our staff are as passionate as I am about what we do. We’ve all lived on Hamilton Island and have intimate knowledge of everything there is to do, and all The Whitsundays have to offer.”
It is this in depth knowledge that allows Whitsunday Holidays to really personalise our service. When potential guests make an enquiry, the team really hones in on their requirements and are able to make recommendations based on group size, budget, timeframe and expectations. Explains Kristie, “We’re not like a call centre; we genuinely care about our guests, and know they expect quality. Our staff has individually inspected every one of our properties. We have a real advantage in that we can recommend accommodation based on unique guest requirements.”
Further demonstrating why we are the number one choice for Hamilton Island accommodation, our premium service continues on arrival. Says Kristie, “Our valet service will meet you at the airport and chauffer you to your accommodation. Each of our sixty luxury properties comes with its own buggy and boasts stunning water views. We offer many linked services including pre-ordering groceries, access to local knowledge and advice, and tour recommendations based on your preferences.”
Every Whitsunday Holidays property has been exclusively selected by Kristie. Guests can choose from one or two bedroom self-contained apartments, resort style homes, or luxury properties with opulent features and fittings. Whether you’re looking for an intimate romantic getaway or a fun family gathering, the reservations team will find the perfect fit for your Hamilton Island accommodation to ensure the perfect holiday.
Keen to showcase the beauty of the surrounding islands, Whitsunday Holidays also offer Whitsunday sailing charters and Whitsunday bareboat charters, giving guests the freedom to explore the region by boat. Whatever your ability, budget or preference, Whitsunday Holidays can arrange self skippered charters, fully crewed sailing yachts or luxury motor yacht charters for the ultimate Whitsunday holiday experience. We are the only company in the region that exclusively list larger yachts in their portfolio.
Whitsunday Holidays have reinvented the holiday booking process with their unique, personalised reservations, experienced team and unparalleled knowledge of the area. It’s no surprise we hold the reputation for being the best at what we do. Kristie is confident of maintaining this reputation, explaining, “We’re passionate, we’re a family business, and we care about the families that stay in our properties.”