Hamilton Island is just one of the 74 Whitsunday Islands and is renowned for its luxury getaways which are perfect for couples looking for a romantic break close to home.
Here are just some of the romantic activities you can both enjoy on your trip to Hamilton Island.
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Hamilton Island’s pristine Whitehaven Beach is a 7-kilometer stretch of paradise perfect for couples. Named the world’s top eco-friendly beach and Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach, Whitehaven is protected by the Whitsunday National Park and offers white sand made up of 98 per cent silica, crystal clear waters and breathtaking views.
Take a romantic stroll to the northern end of Whitehaven Beach, where you’ll discover pretty Hill Inlet. Walk to the top of the hill to the lookout and on to the secluded Betty’s Beach. Book a day cruise or charter a luxury yacht.
If you’re after some time alone together, opt for a sailing expedition off Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Islands. Escape the demands of everyday life and let yourselves relax aboard a chartered yacht or luxury motor-boat, which will take you cruising in and around the spectacular Whitsunday Islands.
Enjoy island hopping and a serve of fresh local seafood for lunch, and champagne and supper on the deck beneath the setting sun. For a real adventure, self-skipper a catamaran and learn the ropes together, or allow a friendly and professional crew to take you out cruising, lazing and boom-netting.
Hamilton Island is the perfect couples’ destination, offering unequaled pampering in an idyllic natural environment. Hamilton Island’s own day spa, Spa wumurdaylin, located between the Wildlife Park and Buggy Hire on the resort side of the island, features Waterlily and LI’TYA products.
Treatments include hydrating, purifying and balancing facials, deep release and aromatherapy massages and body exfoliation, body wraps and cocoons, and unique indigenous rituals that take advantage of ancient Aboriginal techniques. Especially for Him and Her is the perfect package for couples looking to relax and unwind together.
See Hamilton Island on foot to fully appreciate its natural beauty, as over 70 per cent of the island is National Park. Discover the island’s hidden features, including secluded coves and picnic spots ideal for a romantic getaway.
Begin at the Scenic Trail entrance at the eastern end of Whitsunday Apartments, and follow the walking trail to Resort Lookout, which boasts panoramic views of the island and surrounding islands.
To reach the highest peak Hamilton Island, walk hand-in-hand up to Passage Peak, accessible via Saddle Trail. For a low-key stroll, head for the Palm Valley entrance and on to the quiet Coral Cove.
On Hamilton Island, couples can take a romantic dinner cruise on board the Denison Star or book a table at one of the restaurants on the island. The Beach Club offers an intimate setting and an excellent menu, which features locally produced seasonal produce.
Bommie Restaurant, located at Hamilton Island Yacht Club, boasts contemporary Australian fine dining and coca chu Restaurant features South East Asian cuisine, which combines casual style with bold flavors. Long Pavilion at qualia, with its exclusive views over the Coral Sea is for qualia guests or by invitation.
Contact your local travel consultants who can help with flights, accommodation and can advise on tours or activities to enjoy on your stay.