A luxury white sand island, Hamilton Island is one of the Whitsunday’s, a group of Islands located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. A great place to begin or end a journey in one of the world’s greatest treasures, this beautiful and pristine island is considered one of the most idyllic in the world. From its luxury accommodations to its stunning views and world class activities, one trip to this island and most are hooked. Coconut Club Vacations invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at this amazing island and what sets it apart from others.
For many, the thought of being able to golf in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef may seem unbelievable, but it is true and accessible to anyone. Just over 1.9 square miles in size, the island is home to around 1,000 residents and more than a few visitors at any given time. During the annual Hamilton Race Week Yachting Festival, the island’s popular swells as more than 150 yachts from around the country make their way here for this popular event. During other times of the year, thanks to the wonderful accommodations , pristine national park and its airport, while populations may be smaller, visitors can still expect to see more visitors here than on many other islands in the region.
Despite the number of guests and residents, the island maintains its small island charm thanks to the many protected areas and the fact that motor vehicles are prohibited. Those looking to tour the island have the option of trying out the only public shuttle bus or rent a golf buggy and head out on their own.
So what do you do here?
Your options are limited to your imagination. From sports to relaxing on the beach, mini-golf or bushwhacking, kids activities to a luxury spa, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for on this beautiful and one-of-a-kind island paradise.
Golf – by far, one of the island’s most popular features is the golf course. A par 71 championship golf course, Hamilton Island Golf Club is actually located on Dent Island, right next to Hamilton island and perfect for an afternoon of great golfing and incredible views. An 18 hole championship course, Hamilton Island Golf Club is paradise for golfers. Accessible by ferry throughout the day, you won’t want to miss it.
Enjoying nature – the other most popular way to enjoy the island is by getting outdoors. Hamilton Island is 70% national park and ideal for hiking, biking, bushwhacking, photography, jet skiing, off-roading and exploring nature and culture. For those looking to learn more about the animals who call this region home, WILD LIFE Hamilton is perfect for the whole family. From hands on experiences with unique Australian animals such as koalas and kangaroos to guided tours with the experts, this is a great activity for everyone.
A beautiful and inviting island in the heart of one of the world’s most iconic natural areas, find out for yourself what you have been missing.