Best Hamilton Island accommodation that are pure heaven

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

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Pristine nature, 5-star service and perfect weather all year round: Hamilton Island is famous for a reason.

It's beauty isn't saved for the elite either with the piece of paradise offering accommodation for every travel style and budget. There's world-class adults-only accommodation for lovers, hotels complete with pools and kids' meals for families and budget apartment-style hotels for those slinging a small budget.

After a place to stay? Here’s a rundown of what's available on Hamilton Island.

How did we pick these Hamilton Island hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Hamilton Island hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

Best cheap Hamilton Island accommodation

Being a tropical holiday island, prices can run steep on Hamilton Island. However you do have some more affordable options on hand.

Stray from the resorts and hotels and you'll find apartment-style stays that can go as low as $262 per night. Whitsunday Apartments is the cheapest option on the island and is right on Catseye Beach rubbing shoulders with Reef View Hotel and Beach Club which have rooms from $351 and $791, respectively.

Alternate accommodation such as holiday homes start at $320 per night.

After a cheap Whitsundays stay?

Staying on Hamilton Island tends to be more expensive than the mainland. If you're looking for cheap Whitsundays accommodation and don't mind whether you stay on Hamilton Island or the mainland, we'd recommend checking out Airlie Beach accommodations too.

Best Hamilton Island luxury accommodation

Adults-only waterfront properties where only a select few can dine are a reality on Hamilton Island. Other luxuries you can expect to sink your teeth into are private pavillions, infinity pools, in-house spa, state-of-the-art gyms and 24-hour chauffer service. Not that you'd ever want to leave your haven.

The peak of perfection is quala which is hidden at the northern tip of Hamilton Island. Rooms start at $1,300 a night.

Best Hamilton Island resort accommodation

With stunning views and first-class service across the entire island there really is no poor choice in accommodation. Tripadvisor ranks Beach Club as the number one hotel on the island, as rated by guests. It's garnered over 1,000 reviews many of which compare the hotel to "heaven". This is followed by quala and Whitsundays Apartments.

Best Hamilton Island accommodation for families

When it comes to kid-friendly stays, the resorts on Hamilton Island don't miss a beat. Not only do kids stay and eat free at Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows and Hamilton Island Holiday Homes, but these resorts offer access to the island's day care and babysitting services. At Reef View family rooms can accommodate a maximum of six guests, plus babies. Hamilton Island Holiday Homes are capable of accommodating up to 10.

Alternative Hamilton Island accommodation

There are a number of Airbnb and Stayz properties on the island - however bear in mind that many of these double up with those available through Hamilton Island Holiday Homes. If you're unable to find your ideal accommodatino on one, it may be worth exploring the other for options.

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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.

Frequently asked questions:

  • How many hotels are there on Hamilton Island? There are four hotels on Hamilton Island: Reef View Hotel, qualia, Beach Club and Palm Bungalows. Holiday homes, including Yacht Club Villas are also available.
  • Which Hamilton Island hotels have villa accommodation? Numerous holiday homes feature villa accommodation. This includes Yacht Club Villas, Casuarina Cove, La Bella Waters and Cooinda Gardens.
  • Which Hamilton Island hotels have a private pool? Beach Club, qualia and select holiday homes have private pools.

Which sites let me book Hamilton Island accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Hamilton Island, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Hamilton Island hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Hamilton Island hotel is non-refundable.

See the latest coupon codes

Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Hamilton Island accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Hamilton Island stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Hamilton Island booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Hamilton Island accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Hamilton Island booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Hamilton Island hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Hamilton Island accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip Coins is's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

Hamilton Island deals


Up to $100 off 4-night Hamilton Island escape

Verified Yesterday Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on stays from 1-28 February 2022 at Palm Bungalow and include breakfast, transfers, Reefsleep tour and more. T&Cs apply.

Flights within Australia from $49 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 1 Nov 2021
Available on select flights until 22 June 2022. Destinations include Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Coffs Harbour and Ballina. T&Cs apply.

Up to $110 off 5-night Hamilton Island getaway

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available for travel from 11 January - 31 July 2022 at Palm Bungalow. Includes breakfast, transfers and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 50% off domestic flights

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on flights from October – November 2021. Destinations include Hamilton Island, Cairns, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to 50% off: Flights with Jetstar from $46 each way

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on flights until 30 November 2021. Destinations include Launceston, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Townsville, Darwin, Newcastle, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide.

Hamilton Island stays from $360/night

Available on select stay dates until December 2021. Sample accommodation is at Whitsunday Apartments.

3+ nights Hamilton Island escapes + flights from $2,427

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on select travel dates until December 2021. Sample rate is for a stay at Palm Bungalows with return airfare.

Get 7th night free on stays

Expires 23 Mar 2022
Available on stays until 31 March 2022 on Hamilton Island Holiday Homes. Minimum of 7 nights stay required. T&Cs apply.

Up to $160 off 4-night Hamilton Island golf getaway

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on select stay dates until 31 March 2022. Includes breakfast, one 18-hole round of golf, transfers and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to $181 off Hamilton Island 4-night romantic getaway

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on select stay dates until 31 March 2022. Includes bottle of wine, breakfast, 3-course dinner and more. T&Cs apply.

Up to $440 off 4-night getaway with Heart Island adventure

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on select travel dates until 31 March 2022. Includes breakfast, transfers and more. T&Cs apply.

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