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ESCAPE IN LUXURY
ESCAPE IN LUXURY
BEACH CLUB POOL
BEACH CLUB POOL
PALM BUNGALOWS
PALM BUNGALOWS
STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE REEF VIEW HOTEL
STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE REEF VIEW HOTEL
NON STOP ACTIVITIES!
NON STOP ACTIVITIES!
5-STAR QUALIA
5-STAR QUALIA

Hamilton Island

Updated: 30-Apr-2009

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef...

Serviced by its own airport, Hamilton Island has assumed the scale of a small township offering the widest range of restaurants, shopping and accommodation.

The island is serviced by daily direct flights via Qantaslink, Virgin Blue and Jetstar, including direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns with convenient connections to other domestic and international ports. It is approximately a two-hour flight from Sydney and just one hour from Brisbane or Cairns.

Hamilton Island offers a choice of five hotels from the 3-star Palm Garden Bungalows, 4-star Reef View Hotel and 5-star qualia as well as a range of self-contained holiday properties. The recent addition of qualia, secluded at the northern end of the island, has become one of the most exclusive properties in the country. Blending into the hillside, the 60 pavilions, some with their own private plunge pool, have floor to ceiling windows framing the postcard view of the Whitsundays.

The island stretches 5 kilometres from north to south, and 3.5 kilometres from east to west. The central facilities are conveniently laid out so that everything can easily be reached by foot. Alternatively, guests have the option of getting around the island in golf buggies with are available for hire on an hourly, half-day or daily basis. There is also a free shuttle bus which operates daily.

Dining options range from fish and chips by the marina, to the indulgent long lunch at the Beach House. Guests can elect to try something different every night with choices including modern Australian, Italian, Chinese, wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood. Hamilton Island also offers a choice of 20 retail outlets including boutiques, art galleries and speciality stores.

Beach Club:
Sophisticated yet casual elegance, the Beach Club offers an intimate holiday experience for couples. The emphasis is on service with a 5-star restaurant and lounge, infinity-edge pool and VIP buggy service.

Reef View Hotel:
The Reef View Hotel offers spacious four-star resort accommodation. All of the Reef View Hotel Rooms overlook Catseye Beach or tropical gardens and are superbly furnished with one or two queen size beds, lounge area and a large balcony.

Hamilton Island Holiday Properties:
These spacious self-contained holiday apartments are ideal for families. Each apartment has a seperate bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bathroom. The spacious living room features a dining area and fully equipped kitchen.

Palm Terrace:
A great value option offering beautiful tropical garden views in a peaceful setting

Palm Bungalows:
Delightful freestanding accommodation situated in a tropical garden setting, this is a perfect option for guests who want a romantic, affordable island holiday.

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