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Everything you need to know about Whitsundays and Hamilton Island accommodation

Here’s our guide to the best Hamilton Island and Whitsundays accommodation options.

Pristine nature, five-star service and perfect weather all year round: the Whitsundays are famous for a reason.

The area comprises of a handful of idyllic islands which you can explore by sea or land and even stay at. Popular destinations you shouldn't pass up visiting in the Whitsundays are Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and Airlie Beach. Each boasts its own select charm and luxury in the form of exclusive bars and restaurants, recreation facilities, and 24-hour personalised service.

Not sure where to stay? Here’s a rundown of the accommodation options available.


Hamilton Island accommodation

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Palm Bungalows

The newly renovated Palm Bungalows is one of the Hamilton Islands’ self-contained accommodation options. Fully equipped with kitchen facilities and stylishly designed with modern, minimalist interiors, all bungalows feature a private balcony and are nestled amongst quiet tropical gardens. Kids stay and eat free at select venues.

Best suited for: Independent holidayers or families who enjoy the freedom of a self contained apartment and a secluded private space to ‘switch off’.

Nearby attractions and activities: A short walk to the beach and resort facilities, including dining options, spas and fitness centres.

Cost: From $370 per night

Address: Resort Dr, Hamilton Island

Velocity points earned: 3 points per dollar

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Reef View Hotel

The Reef View offers flexible accommodation with a range of spacious rooms and suites to suit your needs and budget. Choose from one or two bedrooms, or a suite. Select the two-storey Presidential Suite for up to six guests and panoramic ocean views. Most rooms have sea views. It’s located directly opposite Catseye Beach and close to all attractions and activities. Room service, iPod docks and home movies (on demand) are included. Kids stay and eat free at select restaurants.

Best suited for: Couples, families and small groups.

Nearby attractions and activities: The fitness centre, spas and restaurants are close by. The onsite restaurant is perfect for casual dining and light meals.

Cost: Garden View room from $370 per night, Sea View room from $440 per night

Address: 12 Resort Dr, Hamilton Island

Velocity points earned: 3 points per dollar spent

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Beach Club

Beach Club is one of Hamilton Island’s high-end accommodation options, designed to be a peaceful and sophisticated getaway for child-free holiday makers. Guests will enjoy the complimentary a la carte breakfast and luxuriously furnished rooms with either a king-sized double or two single beds. The secluded Beach Club restaurant, private pool (heated in winter) and VIP chauffeur service are just some of the perks. All rooms have sea views.

Best suited for: Couples, singles and small groups. For guests aged 18 and over only.

Nearby attractions/activities: Fitness center, spas and the sports club are short walks away.

Cost: From $650 per night

Address:Resort Dr, Hamilton Island

Velocity points earned: 3 points per dollar

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qualia

The most exclusive and luxurious option, award-winning qualia is tucked away on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island and is only accessible by paying guests, affording maximum privacy during your stay. There are three separate accommodation styles: The Leeward Pavilion, The Windward Pavilion and The Beachouse. All have private pools, personalised 24-hour service, VIP chauffeur service, complimentary breakfast and access to the qualia private spa and fitness centres. There is a two-night minimum stay policy at qualia.

Best suited for: Couples and groups of friends. Ages 16+ only.

Nearby attractions and activities:

Cost: From $1050 per night

Address: Resort Dr, Hamilton Island

Velocity points earned: 1 point per dollar

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Hamilton Island Holiday Homes

Perfect for a laid-back trip with the whole family or a large group these self-contained apartments each comes with the use of a four-seater buggy to get around the island. Fully equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, TV and DVD player, the homes range from one bedroom units and apartments to five bedroom villas. All have private balconies and outdoor seating areas and are spread out in different locations across the island.

Best suited for:  Families, couples, singles, or groups.

Nearby attractions and activities: Depends on the location of your villa. Some are a short walk from the centre, others are a short buggy drive.

Cost: From $295 per night

Address: 45 Front St, Hamilton Island

Velocity points earned: N/A

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Yacht Club Villas

Set on the waterfront with sea views, the Yacht Club Villas complex overlooks Dent Passage and is a short walk from the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Luxuriously designed with four bedrooms to each villa (choose between three and four levels) and fully equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, this stay offers guests the independence of a self-contained apartment with the service and concierge you would expect from a high-end hotel. All villas come with a four-seater buggy to get around the island.

Best suited for: Families and groups of friends

Nearby attractions and activities: Hamilton Island Yacht Club, daycare and childcare facilities, spas and fitness centres.

Cost: $980

Address: Front St

Velocity points earned: N/A

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Hamilton Island Map | Where are these hotels located?

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Earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points

Hamilton Island teams up with Virgin to offer members the chance to earn points on select accommodation, which can be spent as part of the Velocity program.

Guests of Palm Bungalows, Reef Hotel and Beach Club will earn three points for every dollar spent. Guests of qualia earn one point for every dollar spent.

Interested? Here's what you need to know:

  • You need to be a Velocity member to benefit so make sure you sign-up if you are not already a member.
  • The booking needs to be made under the same name as the Velocity membership and only applies to one room per membership number per night.
  • Bookings need to be made directly with Hamilton Island to be eligible. Click on one of the links above to be safely directed to the reservation site.
  • Points can only be earned on room bookings and room inclusive packages. Packages can include activity bundles, as long as the package is advertised on the Hamilton Island website. Flight prices are not included.

Hamilton Island Deals

4-night Hamilton Island stays with breakfast from $1480

Valid on stays within 72 hours of booking. Sample stays include Garden View Rooms for $135 per person, per night including return transfers from Airlie Beach, use of equipment at the hotel, Wi-Fi access and island shuttle service.

Last-minute stays from $135

Valid on stays within 72 hours of booking by people living in Port Douglas and Gladstone. Sample stays include Garden View Rooms for $135 per person, per night including return transfers from Airlie Beach, use of equipment at the hotel, Wi-Fi access and island shuttle service.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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