Hamilton Island’s popularity as the ideal holiday destination shows no sign of waning. The resort hub of the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island remains the top accommodation choice for families, couples, adventure seekers and sailing enthusiasts, with many returning year after year to experience all the island has to offer.
A number of unique factors make a Hamilton Island holiday so appealing to the 600,000 domestic and international guests that visit the region annually, and while the sub-tropical climate is a major draw card, there’s an abundance of reasons why Hamilton Island continues to hold the crown as a vacationer’s paradise.
Not many understand Hamilton Island’s charms better than Kristie Kaighin, owner and operator of Whitsunday Holidays, and long term resident of Hamilton Island and its surrounds. Kristie’s love of the island community combined with her successful Hamilton Island accommodation business make her an ideal ambassador to showcase the Whitsunday’s many attractions.
Says Kristie, “Hamilton Island is such a special holiday destination. For starters it has its own airport, making it very accessible. You can fly direct from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.” A convenient ferry service also runs daily from nearby Airlie Beach, however, it’s the pristine, natural environment and laid back, relaxed lifestyle that Kristie believes make a lasting impression on holiday makers.
“Hamilton Island is so unique, such a beautiful part of the world. There’s no traffic; people use buggies to get around, walk or cycle, or ride the free shuttle buses.”
With 70% of the island remaining untouched, visitors can take advantage of bush walking trails offering sweeping views of the surrounding UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the world’s largest marine protected area. “There are beautiful beaches like Whitehaven, and many different islands to explore. Our Whitsunday sailing and bareboat charters are very popular for island hopping,” says Kristie. “Hamilton Island also has a wonderful variety of first class restaurants and cafes. There’re fabulous boutiques and retail outlets, a golf course, yacht club, and thriving marina precinct.”
While Hamilton Island has a number of hotel options, Kristie believes booking a self-contained apartment is an attractive alternative, explaining, “When you stay in an apartment, you’re not forced to eat out every night. You can have your groceries delivered and enjoy a BBQ on your deck. All apartments come with their own buggy, so there’s no need to go to the expense of hiring one. Apartments offer a totally different holiday experience; you can personalise every detail of your holiday, rather than be confined to the limitations of a hotel.”
Whitsunday Holidays have established a reputation as the leading Hamilton Island and Whitsunday holiday specialists, with a portfolio of sixty luxury properties to accommodate groups of all sizes and budget. Kristie and her enthusiastic team have in depth knowledge of Hamilton Island and The Whitsundays, and pride themselves on their exclusive service, matching individual guest requirements to the perfect property.
Says Kristie, “Our staff are as passionate as I am about what we do. We’ve all lived on Hamilton Island and have intimate knowledge of everything there is to do, and all The Whitsundays have to offer.” This extends to sailing charters and bareboat charters, giving guests the freedom to explore the Whitsunday region by boat. “Some guests like to split their holiday between Hamilton Island accommodation, followed by a charter boat experience. This is something we arrange for them,” says Kristie. “We cater for all abilities and preferences, from skippered charters, bare boating, fully crewed yachts or luxury motor yacht charters. We’re the only company in the region that exclusively list larger yachts in our portfolio.”
Every Whitsunday Holidays property comes with its own buggy and boasts stunning water views, and guests can take advantage of their range of linked services including pre-ordering groceries, access to local knowledge, and tour recommendations.
With such a convenient accommodation service, there’s never been a better time to book a Hamilton Island holiday and experience for yourself why it continually delivers as the perfect holiday destination.
Whitsunday Holidays are the number one choice for Hamilton Island accommodation and Whitsunday sailing charters and bareboat charters, delivering premium, personalised service seven days per week.