Serenity, style, beach-based fun – find the perfect care-washing-away blend at this luxurious Hamilton Island resort.
The chic-yet-relaxed Beach Club experience begins the moment you arrive at Hamilton Island Airport. A porter takes care of collecting your luggage while you’re whisked blissfully away in your VIP transfer. There’s barely time to take in the island’s lush, manicured landscaping before arriving just minutes later at your adults-only accommodation to a warm, friendly welcome and a glass of Piper-Heidsieck in the foyer overlooking Catseye Beach. A stay at the Beach Club ensures the ultimate cocktail of style and tranquility with a dash of adventure.
Recently refurbished rooms have a crisp, contemporary coastal feel and enjoy a view of the Coral Sea through white plantation-style shutters designed to let in the light and sea breeze. Stretch out on the daybed on your private terrace or balcony and relax to the sound of the waves lapping gently on the nearby shore. It’s the same peaceful sound you’ll hear as you’re drifting off to a heavenly night’s sleep in the comfortable king-size bed. Or tailor your soundtrack using the Bluetooth-enabled audio system in each room. Sleek bathrooms in muted neutral tones feature super-plush bathrobes, a deep, freestanding egg-shaped bath, double vanities and a generously proportioned rain shower.
Wander the few steps from your private terrace to laze on sun loungers on the private beach or enjoy complimentary use of non-motorised watersport equipment including catamarans, paddleboards, windsurfers, wakeboards and snorkelling gear. The world’s largest coral reef is on your doorstep and there are numerous options for exploring it, whether it’s a reef cruise to the Reef World pontoon, or a half-day Whitehaven Beach trip. A sunset sea-kayak paddle is a spectacular way to end the day.
Gym junkies have access to a great range of classes and equipment at the fitness centre directly across the road, or take one of many beautiful bushwalks for a picturesque way to stay active. With more than 20km of walking trails, there’s an option to suit all fitness levels, and there are downloadable audio tours to help guide you. Exercise your brain at tropical trivia at the Verandah Bar, or take in some live music at the Island Bar. But it is also the perfect setting in which to put out that “Do not disturb” sign, sleep in and spend the day lazing around the infinity pool overlooking the sea.
Take advantage of a 24-hour chauffeur service to experience the island’s favourite spot for sunset cocktails at the One Tree Hill bar – perched atop one of Hamilton Island’s highest hills. Follow this with dinner at one of many excellent restaurants nearby. Choose from simple fish and chips overlooking the marina, fresh, house-made pasta at Romano’s, or world-class fine dining. With its vibrantly flavoured, hawker-style share plates and curries, Coca Chu is casual, pan-Asian holiday fare at its best. The tasting menus at Qualia’s Long Pavilion are a study of sophistication and style to rival any big-city fine-diner. One dining experience you won’t find in the big smoke is having your catch from a day’s fishing cleaned and filleted, prepared to your liking in one of the island’s restaurants.