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Hamilton Island Accommodation

Updated Thu 14 Mar 2024

Wondering what sort of Hamilton Island accommodation is available during your visit to the Whitsundays? We've got you covered! Hamilton Island is one of the most visited and developed islands in the Whitsundays. From top-notch accommodations, to boat or plane tours, to restaurants, bars, shops, and more, Hamilton Island has everything you could possibly need for an incredible holiday. In this article, we'll be diving into the different accommodation options on the island. There is no shortage of places to stay on this fabulous island in the Coral Sea!

couple walking on the beach

Getting To Hamilton Island

When planning a trip to the Whitsundays, it's a fun idea to spend some time on island resorts such as the beautiful Hamilton Island. Many travelers begin their adventure in Airlie Beach, mainly because this tourist town on the mainland is easily accessible and has lots of amenities available. But Hamilton Island unites the convenience of a modern town with the magical atmosphere of island life!

Hamilton Island has its own airport, so you can fly directly there from Sydney, Brisbane, or Melbourne. You can also catch a boat from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island daily. Many people visit the island as a day trip from Airlie Beach, but spending a few days on Hamilton Island is an enchanting experience that you should definitely try to make time for!

Hamilton Island Marina

About Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is one of Australia's most sought-after and premier resort islands. Unlike Airlie Beach, the Whitsundays' most popular destination, it has the charm and appeal of tropical island life, yet it still has lots of modern amenities. Hamilton Island is surrounded by the turquoise Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef, and there are endless opportunities to snorkel, explore, and try water sports around the island. It's also home to one of the Whitsundays' best beaches: Catseye Beach. 

Hamilton Island also offers 60+ fun activities including 4X4 driving, mini-golf, paddleboarding, jet-skiing, and more. There are 9 epic bushwalking trails, many of which lead to spectacular lookouts. There is also a local wildlife center where you can mingle with some Aussie wildlife! 

Hamilton Island Wildlife Center

Prices On Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is not Australia's cheapest destination, but if you're willing to spend a bit of money for a luxury experience, it's so worth it! Some tours and activities can be pricey, as it is a quality private resort and the island needs all its goods and materials delivered by ferry. The same can be said of the restaurants and bars, with a variety in pricing depending on where you eat, however, the island boasts options for every budget and need. You can read more about what's on offer at Hamilton Island here

Hamilton Island from the air

Hamilton Island Accommodation

Now that you know what to expect on Hamilton Island, you can start thinking about accommodation! When you come to the Whitsundays, an incredible itinerary would include a few days on Hamilton Island and lots of epic tours to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Also, consider spending a few nights in Airlie Beach and including an overnight boat trip! Below are some Hamilton Island accommodation options to choose from during your holiday. 

Hamilton Island Resort Accommodation Options:

  • Qualia - 6-star luxury resort accommodation complete fabulous pavilions and exclusive golf course access
  • The Beach Club - Boutique, adults-only escape located right on the beach with water sports, gym, spa, and many more facilities
  • Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows - Affordable, stand-alone garden cabins surrounded by lush tropical gardens
  • Reef View Hotel - 4 star family-friendly hotel with a variety of rooms available and stunning views of Catseye Beach
  • Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas - Luxury self-contained 4 bedroom villas with lagoon pool access

Hamilton Island Pool

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