Romance & Relaxation On Hamilton Island

11 May 2014
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The cold weather may be setting in down south, but the sun is always shining on Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island in the beautiful Whitsundays is easily accessible for those looking at a romantic and relaxing beach holiday.

The largest of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton is the only island in the Great Barrier Reef with a commercial jet airport, serviced daily by direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.

 Postcard moments are a given on Hamilton Island

Relaxation aplenty

Surrounded by the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, relax at Hamilton Island’s beautiful beaches, or snorkel amongst vibrant coral and blue waters teeming with fish.

The long, sandy Catseye Beach is perfect for simply sitting back and relaxing with a good book or lounging by its beachside pool.

Treat yourself and visit Spa qualia at the incredible qualia resort, with its breathtaking views over the Whitsundays. Created as the ultimate holiday spa indulgence, its treatments have been designed to balance the mind and body and capture the essence of the reef.

Relaxation is an essential ingredient to the Hamilton Island experience. Swim in the many pools, go sea kayaking, bushwalking or play a leisurely round of golf.

Hamilton Island Golf Club is the only championship island golf course in Australia, with some of the best views in the world.

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Where to base your stay

Whether you’re seeking high-end luxury or a more laidback vibe, you will find plenty of accommodation to suit. From beachfront hotel rooms to deluxe hidden apartments and cute island bungalows, Hamilton Island provides the idyllic balance of beauty and comfort.

You can also use Hamilton Island as a great base for exploring the rest of the stunning Whitsundays. Visit Brampton Island, rich in natural beauty and wildlife, Daydream Island for its water sports and Hook Island for its coral reefs and abundant marine life.

Bushwalkers and explorers will love the national park on Lindeman Island and eco-friendly travellers can live it up on Long Island.

 Soak in the sunsets on Hamilton Island

Romance on the horizon

With beautiful waterfront restaurants, secluded beaches and private poolside dining, Hamilton Island is the perfect honeymoon destination or a couple’s weekend getaway.

From leisurely beachside walks, handfeeding the local fish, lazing by the pool, taking a beachfront yoga class or dining out, you’ll find there are plenty of things to do together.

For one of the most romantic island experiences, take a Whitehaven Beach trip by helicopter. Landing at beautiful Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the views of the surrounding Whitsundays and reef are breathtaking.

Soak up the sun, swim in crystal clear waters or relax with chilled wine and a picnic.

Another unforgettable way to experience the Whitsundays is to take a sunset sail. You can cruise through the sheltered waters surrounding Hamilton Island as the sun sets on the horizon, or even charter a private yacht for the ultimate romantic escape with your own hostess, chef and masseuse on board.

Rowena Ryan

As a well-travelled writer, Rowena looks for the local experience. Whether it’s a glass of rose in Paris or a shiraz in the Barossa, she embraces the fascinating and different cultures around the globe. Rowena loves Canada for its Caesar’s (a Clamato-based cocktail), the local markets in regional France, and a North American sports bar for wings and a cold beer.