If you’re looking for a Whitsundays
rendezvous that’s not only stunning, but also easy to get to, Hamilton Island is the tropical Queensland affair you’re lusting for. With its very own airport, a glamorous yacht club and a number of luxurious resorts along its spectacular sandy shores, this island paradise is a far cry from Survivor, despite its secluded location. So for VIP entry to the Great Barrier Reef, check out our range of Hamilton Island accommodation below!
The obvious things to do around Hamilton Island revolve around the water. Snorkelling and diving around the nearby corals teeming with tropical fish is an absolute must – this is the Great Barrier Reef, after all! But you can also kayak along the coastline, zip around the waters on a jet ski, or charter a yacht to a nearby island (don’t miss the gorgeous Whitehaven Beach). There are stacks of water activities to fill your days, as well as the obvious: swimming in the clear blue waters and lazing on the sandy shores.
There’s just as much fun to be had away from the water though. Cruise around the island on a quad bike tour, go go-karting, tackle a bushwalking trail or live it up with all the resort facilities. Sip cocktails in the resort pool, wine and dine in the resort’s fabulous restaurants, and browse the local shops for some new beach fashions. Then book yourself in for the ultimate indulgence: a beauty, health or relaxation treatment at the resort spa.
Getting to Hamilton Island
With its own airport, the obvious and stress-free way to get here is to book your flight to Hamilton Island
! Otherwise you’ll have to catch a flight to Proserpine
, then head to nearby Airlie Beach
(which is a destie in itself!) and catch a sea transfer from the harbour.
Whether you’re keen to kick back in the sun with a cocktail, explore the magnificent underwater world, or make the most of the high life in the resort, Hamilton Island will take you a world away. And with everything from low-key bungalows to five star hotels, you don’t need to be made of money to afford it. So check out our great deals on Hamilton Island hotels, bungalows and apartments below!
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