Endless Summer: 4 Best Stays on Hamilton Island

28 May 2015

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The beauty of Hamilton Island is revealed in a million ways. With its top notch resorts, lush tropical settings and stimulating assortment of outdoor activities, Hamilton Island never goes out of fashion. Whether you're a first time visitor to this tropical paradise or looking for a reason to return, Hamilton Island offers some of the best holiday options around.

What better place to settle in for a romance infused Whitsunday reverie then at one of these lovely hotels or resorts.

1. qualia
Pronounced kwah-lee-ah, this iconic 5-star boutique resort is situated on the secluded northern edge of the island. Providing uninterrupted Whitsunday Island and Coral Sea views, the tranquil setting is both private and moving. With unsurpassed levels of comfort and service, qualia offers the best in dining, spa and pool facilities and a long list of outdoor recreational options.

Packages includes airport transfers, breakfast, non-alcoholic drinks, free wifi and even complimentary chauffeur service around the island. For an added adventure, ask us about adding a helicopter tour of beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Complete with sparkling champagne, this romantic excursion to the white sand paradise is bound to rank among your most unforgettable holidays highlight.

2. Beach Club
With direct access to the beach and spectacular views overlooking the vibrant blue waters of the Coral Sea, Beach Club guests will quickly fall in love with the resort's stylish infinity pool and lounge area. Enjoy a poolside drink or take advantage of the gym, spa, sauna or tennis court for a relaxing diversion. If the warm ocean waters are calling your name, guests may also use the resort's snorkeling, catamaran and paddle ski equipment.

From its airport transfers and check-in, to dining and activities, the Beach Club is known for its exceptional customer service. Food and dining is equally memorable and for those romantic occasions, guests may organize a private meal on the beach. All guests receive a complimentary breakfast. Ask us about the resort's romance package which includes a bottle of sparkling wine and intimate twilight sail.

3. Yacht Club Villas
Located directly on the waterfront, Yacht Club Villas boasts a marina and luxury four bedroom, four bathroom accommodation. The modern, multi-level villas also feature full gourmet kitchens, top brand appliances, and landscaped lawns and gardens which lead to the inviting Yacht Club Villas pool area.

The property is located on a private road and within close proximity to both the marina and the world class Hamilton Island Golf Club. Travel Associates can tailor packages which includes return airport transfers, complimentary fruit basket and wine upon arrival, the use of a four-seater golf buggy for the duration of your stay and privileged access to premium island facilities and amenities.

4. Reef View Hotel
With a kids 'stay and eat free' program, range of inclusive activities and and unlimited use of the island shuttle service, make a splash together with the at the Reef View Hotel. Adults can find a little 'his and hers' time with some packages include a round of 18 hole golf for one adult and one luxury spa treatment.

This high rise luxury resort is situated on Catseye Beach and offers a full range of activities such as snorkeling and kayaking. Reef View Hotel's large rooms are stylishly appointed with modern  features for a bright, sophisticated look. The pool area offers a welcoming respite with gorgeous Whitsunday views, comfortable lounge chairs and a bar just steps away for refreshments.

Todd Sturm

I currently live in Brisbane, Australia. No matter where my travels take me, I enjoy experiencing each destination from the perspective of the locals. Some of my favourite attractions include historic sites, national parks and architectural landmarks.