This property effortlessly combines the serenity, natural beauty and weather of a remote island paradise, with the facilities, restaurants and bars of a thriving holiday resort, creating the perfect destination for your fun, family holiday or serene romantic getaway.
Hamilton Island is the most populated of the Whitsundays, and is the only island to have its own airport. The amenities, restaurants and activities available on Hamilton Island reflect this, and are plentiful. Rest assured that you will never become bored on a holiday to this beautiful gem in the Coral Sea.
Reef View Hotel provides a friendly, clean and comfortable place to wind-down and to ready yourself every morning for your exciting Whitsunday Islands adventures.
From its spacious rooms and gorgeous views, to the vicinity to Catseye Beach, you will not be disappointed at Reef View Hotel. The property is part of a group of hotels with shared amenities including a gym, hair and beauty salon, and spa - so guests will always look and feel their best on Hamilton Island.
Food, drink & entertainment
Traditional buffet breakfast is served each morning in the Reef View Hotel's Pool Terrace Restaurant, as well as a la carte dinners and light lunches. Guests can also take advantage of the bars and restaurants that are within easy walking distance of Reef View Hotel. For a truly special dining experience, try the fresh, local ingredients and contemporary Australian cuisine in award winning restaurant Bommie, a 15-minute stroll from Reef View Hotel. Reef View Hotel also provides room service.
Sport, games & activities
Reef View Hotel boasts a 35-metre swimming pool, as well as guest-access to nearby Spa Wumurdaylin, Island Hair and Beauty, and the nearby fitness centre. Stretch out on the nearby golden sands of Catseye beach, or take a walk through the islands bushland, finding hidden beauty spots and native wildlife.
The endless marine beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is at your toes when staying on Hamilton Island. Suit up and let yourself sink under the waves and into the magical, thriving ocean floor, covered with a patch-work blanket of coral, iridescent shoals of silvery fish, tight-lipped giant clams and slow, green Sea Turtles lazily drifting through the underwater garden.
Guests at Reef View Hotel can choose from four types of rooms and suites suitable for both couples and families. All rooms are large and airy with a private, furnished balcony with either sea or tropical garden views. Facilities in each room include: free Wi-Fi, iPod dock, coffee-maker, mini-bar and a television with cable.
Formed 100 million years ago by volcanic eruptions under the Coral Sea, the Whitsundays are a group of 74 tropical islands off the central coast of Queensland. Originally inhabited by the Ngaro people, and named by Captain James Cook as he sailed through on what he thought was Whitsunday, the archipelago presents a smooth blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
The islands begin to appear just off the coast of Airlie Beach, and are accessible both by ferry and by direct flight from many Australian cities.
A retreat to the Whitsunday Islands can be whatever you want it to be - a discreet, relaxed romantic getaway spent stretched out on the stunning beaches, or a thrilling adventure kayaking between and hiking across the islands, or diving deep under the coral sea to the Great Barrier Reef.
September is the perfect time to visit the Whitsunday Islands - the weather is at its most consistently sunny and least humid; the average daily temperature is a toasty 26°C. Humpback and Pilot whales can often be seen flipping their fins and playfully nosing around boats sailing from island to island, and guests will be able to safely participate in water sports, as well as diving and snorkelling, as this is the last month before 'stinger season' - when jellyfish are most abundant in the water.
Other than enjoying the languid delights of spending your holiday on a tropical island - building your tan on the white, silica beaches and dipping your toes in the warm Coral Sea - there are endless activities based around the Great Barrier Reef. See the wonders of this World Heritage site first hand either from the amazing underwater Reefworld pontoon, or drop below the azure waves in a wetsuit and explore the thriving, kaleidoscopic marine world of the reef.
A range of cruises leave from both Airlie Beach and some of the Whitsunday Islands, ranging from half a day long to several nights. This will give you a chance to see more than one of the islands and experience the varied delights that each has to offer - not to mention the stunning white sands and crystal-clear waters of Whitehaven Beach.
Thinking of proposing? What better way than to take your other half on a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight, and pop the question while flying over romantic natural beauty spot Heart Reef.
Main culinary influences on the Whitsunday Islands and in Airlie Beach are seafood, Italian, and modern Australian. Airlie beach is brimming with relaxed restaurants and beach-front cafes; try a delicious wrap, burrito or dessert waffle at The Orange Quote, or for modern French gourmet that will not disappoint go to Deja Vu.
Many of the Whitsunday islands also have restaurants and bars serving a delicious range of cuisines.
Airlie Beach - otherwise known as the party capital of Queensland - is bustling with pubs, bars and nightclubs. In the ever-popular Beaches, you'll find a relaxed atmosphere, pool tables, and cheap jugs of beer. For live music and a pint, go to Paddy's Shenanigans, and for an unforgettable night on the tiles you won't be disappointed with Phoenix or Mama Africa.
On the islands themselves, there is a much more relaxed atmosphere. Curl up on the beach with a cocktail and stare out across the horizon as the blazing sun sinks behind the ridged silhouettes of the other islands, throwing the rippling ocean into stark relief and colouring the endless sky with a thousand shades of deepest red and pastel orange before the inky, star-studded blanket of night takes over.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.