FAMILY FUN ON HAMILTON ISLAND
By Chontell Giannini
Welcome to Hamilton Island where relaxtion, beaches and family fun combine into one amazing holiday. Not only is Hamilton known for being part of the Whitsundays and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, it is also known for its major celebrities who have holidayed including Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Miranda Kerr, Naomi Watts, PINK and Chris Hemsworth.
I was fortunate enough to holiday to Hamilton with my husband and two children. We stayed at ‘Holiday homes on Hamilton Island’ where checking in was so easy! On arrival we were given our keys to our holiday homes and our golf buggy and we drove ourselves directly to our house. Shortly after, our luggage was delivered to our door.
Being car-free gives Hamilton Island a very unique, relaxed and tranquil ambience. And despite the lack of cars, it’s also still incredibly easy and fast to get around. There are 3 main ways to get around the island - Island Shuttle service (Complimentary), on foot or as we travelled around, on a buggy. Not only was is fun to drive around it, made life so much easier with kids to drive down the street to grab an ice cream or some food or some groceries from the local IGA store.
We spent most of our time near the main pool, which was very large with it’s own swim up bar, live music and eating area. During the day there would be games of pool volleyball and water polo for the kids to join in on. The kids enjoyed the great facilities at Hamilton Island inlcuding many games of pingpong table tennis, arcade games, ten pin bowling, and mini golf along with the use of all non-motorised water sports which was included in our package. They also enjoyed burning up on some quad bikes, and watching movies in their outdoor grass cinema, where they supplied deck chairs and blankets, grabbed an ice cream and relax away.
We spent a beautiful day travelling out to White Haven Beach, were we were amazed at the crystal clear blue water, this was definitely a must when on Hamilton Island, only a short 40 minute catamaran ride away. The kids also did a snorkelling safari off Catseye Beach where they saw turtles as big as them.
The restaurants on Hamilton Island are definitely worth a mention, the food was pricy but very nice. We enjoyed great seafood inspired by Japanese, delicoius Italian and fabulous Thai. We also enjoyed casual dining, where we could get fish and chips and pizza. We enjoyed a special breakfast with the Koala’s at Hamilton Island own wildlife park. You won’t be disappointed with the choice of food options, kids also eat free at majority of the dining spots and their choice of food was extensive.
I highly recommend Hamilton Island for not only Familys but also anyone who wants a relaxing luxury holiday!