Hamilton Island, Whitsundays Hamilton Island – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Hamilton Island Honeymoon Guide

Perfectly positioned in the centre of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island offers great accommodation options as well as numerous activities for adventurous newlyweds making it an ideal honeymoon destination.

The island’s huge range of activities extends further than sightseeing trips, dive cruises and scenic flights to include sea kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, twilight sailing, game fishing, water skiing, scuba diving and bushwalking along the island’s 20km of trails – just perfect for active honeymoon couples.

In addition, Hamilton Island’s village also provides a good range of shopping and dining experiences.

Where to stay in Hamilton Island

As the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island offers a wide range of honeymoon accommodation options, from 3- and 5-star hotels to apartments and villas.

At the 5-star level, choose from the sophisticated, beachfront-located Beach Club or the exclusive and uncompromising luxury of qualia resort, which is nestled on the secluded northern tip of the island.

Location: Hamilton Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD950 per person
Description: qualia offers guests a distinctively understated style and luxury, with a choice of elegant private pavilions that promise privacy and luxury on Hamilton Island’s secluded northern tip. Each of qualia’s 60 light-filled pavilions faces the water, surrounded by tropical bushland with uninterrupted views over the sea. Natural tones of timber, stone and glass reflect the serenity of qualia’s Whitsundays locale, subtly framing the seafront setting and providing sweeping views from every room. Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 pools, exclusive use of a two-seater golf buggy, 24/7 chauffeur service, spa, 24-hr. room service, laundry service, dry cleaning and watersports.

Beach ClubBeach Club
Location: Hamilton Island
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD513 per person
Description: Surrounded by landscaped gardens on Catseye Beach, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is a boutique retreat exclusively for adults. Romantic, intimate and perfect for couples, the well appointed boutique rooms have a stylish and relaxed beach house vibe, tailor-made for relaxing. All rooms at the Beach Club Hotel have a private courtyard or balcony looking onto palm-fringed Catseye Beach and the Coral Sea. Facilities incl.: restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, spa ,fitness facilitiy, nighclub, room service, laundry service and watersports.

Reef View HotelReef View Hotel
Location: Hamilton Island
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD275 per person
Description: Located directly opposite Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island, this luxury resort offers modern and spacious rooms, all with private balconies. All rooms are well appointed, with internet access and bathroom with separate bath and shower. Garden View rooms have leafy views and ocean glimpses, while each Coral Sea View room has spectacular views over Catseye Bay and nearby Whitsunday Island. Facilities incl.: restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, 24-hour reception and concierge, nearby spa, fitness facility, nearby tennis and squash courts and watersports equipment.

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Best time to visit Hamilton Island

Anytime. Hamilton Island enjoys a tropical climate with hot summers, warm winters and a pleasant spring and autumn. Summer, from December to February, averages between 25°C and 31°C and winter from 18°C to 26°C.

For more climate info: Whitsundays Weather Guide

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Hayman Island is located in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands around 1100km north of Brisbane and around 600km south of Cairns. The closest airport is Hamilton Island. Cruising time from Hamilton Island is 45 minutes.

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Latest update: about Hamilton Island: 18 November, 2018

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