Travel Blogs from Hamilton Island
... it was like an underwater city. James had booked himself on a guided snorkel where he went outside the snorkel area with a few others and a guide who showed him different types of corals and fish and talked about them. He said he saw nemo and his friends, rainbow fish and lots of others but sadly no turtles or sharks (thank god)!! We had some lunch on the boat and then went on the semi submersible together to see all the fish. ...
... out over the sea and islands. Bob arrived as we where setting up and said our first nights free since ya spend the day setting up.( I think we got another free day at the end of the stay as well) Every little bit helps. No power just toilets and a coin 20c operated hot water for shower. There is only a servo and a general store/post office in town, a real sleepy hollow. Most of the houses look like holiday homes and most own a boat of some sort. the weather for the first few ...
... stop in the tropics. Our campsite (Island Gateways) is in a great location. A 20 minute stroll into town and opposite a great little pub :). Not too busy which means Jess gets to do the laundry while I get to fish - both very important jobs. Our setup was tested late last night when a tropical storm blew through. We woke around 2am with the rain lashing down and the wind whipping our awning and roof top tent. I hung on to ...
Over the coming days we would simply drive for a few hours and then relax for the afternoon. Our days were simple. Drive, read a book, cook some food, set the camp site up then repeat it all the next day. Its a hard life.
On May 9th we ...
... it's late night before we arrive. The sun has gone down, it's amazing they manage to see when to head. The sail is good, we set up in groups to get the sails up. We sit in deck and dig into the two massive cooler boxes of alcohol! We anchor down and drink, the light at the front of the bus illuminates the water. Looking down it is swarming with fish. Long bony fish with red eyes, smaller shoals of blue fish and then massive tuna like fish. By the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Beach Club Hamilton Island
THIS REVIEW IS SURE TO HELP! We are from Brisbane (south of Barrier Reef and have intimate knowledge of Queensland).
Fantastic stay at the Beach Club
Had a great time staying at the beach club. Had booked the hotel on a room only basis via an agent as it was the best deal could find (tradewinds). Turns out if you stay at the beach club breakfast is complimentary for all guests staying at the beach club. All the hot food (omelettes etc) is cooked to order. Also included is complimentary buggy rides to or from the hotel. The whole stay was very relaxing and indeed very romantic. The hotel and island for that matter has many honeymooners staying there. Would definately recomend going on a trip on Banjo Patersons which the hotel will gladly sort out for you. Whithaven beach is also a must do.Only problem with Hamilton islands we found was that most of the restaurants were overpiced. Would still happily return.
WOW! What a wonderful holiday. My husband and returned from our 5 night stay last week and still have huge smiles on our faces! After travelling to numerous island destinations over the world, I must say I didn't have great expectations..but from the minute we stepped off the plane and were greeted by the lovely Beach Club staff we new we were in for a wonderful stay.
The Beach Club was fantastic!!!
We stayed at the Beach Club in December 2005. The rooms and the private infinity pool were my favourite part! We used the pool quite a bit and really enjoyed it. No children are allowed and only beach club guests can use the pool. The service was great! The food at the Beach Club restaurant (where only Beach Club guests can dine) was wonderful too. The access to the snorkel gear however was shared by all guests of all resorts and was limited. This was the only negative. The club arranged boating excursions which was great - the Banjo Paterson is the boat trip we took to the Whitsunday islands we experienced the best snorkelling in the inner reef portion of the Great Barrier Reef there. Overall we had a wonderful stay!!
Beautiful hotel, but very expensive
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights for our honeymoon.
It is a beautiful hotel with lovely 'beachy' rooms but overrall i think it is very expensive for what you got.
However, the service was fantastic, the pool was gorgeous and the location excellent. The free buggy service was also a plus.
The food in the hotel was really pricey ($80 for a bbq function they had one night) so best to eat out. Although in saying that all the restaurants on the Island are on the expensive side.
Overrall a reall nice hotel just a little expensive for what you get!
We went on a around the world adventure for our honeymoon and our 5 days spent on hamilton island was meant to be the relaxing part of a gruelling schedule. We had originally booked to stop in the palm bungalows as these were described as being a "romantic " choice for us. However on the first night after chasing about 10 cockroaches out of the room and bed we were moved (at cost) to the beach club. Now had this been recommended we would have gladly paid extra for the fantastic experience we had, from your own taxi service down to the harbour for dinner to the attention for detail and service by the pool it was truly amazing. We took a seaplane out to whitsunday island which was breathtaking, just lying on the beach with no-one around a must-do. The beach club was the height of luxury but still at a reasonable cost and still with plenty to do on hamilton island.
Just Returned From The Beach Club Resort/March 2004
What's Great: Excellent staff, the view is terrific, the wild cockatoos, free transportation, activity selection, the bathrooms, the plants/flowers/palm trees, free use of the gym, fresh fruit in the rooms each day, the pool is very clean and relaxing.
What's Not So Great: The beach wasn't what I expected. Large chunks of rock and concrete that prevent you from enjoying the beach directly behind the hotel. The bed linens could have been much nicer for the price of the room. The hammocks look inviting but then you notice they're covered with mold.
We stayed at Hamilton Island Resort for a week in early Oct. 2003 and I have to say were a little disappointed. We chose the Beach Club Hotel for 5star luxury as a special treat to have a hotel on the beach. Rooms definately not 5*, more like 3*. We have stayed in MANY hotels over the years and have never seen such grey looking bed linen!! Not to mention the odd repair job & various marks/stains. We stayed in 2 rooms, one up & one ground floor. The views were very beautiful & deserved the 5*. Beautiful palm trees & blue sea. A bit expensive as well and the 2 eateries which would've provided a cheaper meal closed at 4pm. Also avoid Australian school holidays. Our hotel didn't allow children under 18 so we imagined a bit of peace & quiet. But, of course, no such ruling applies to the beach which is only a few metres away! Beach was a huge disappointment, looks beautiful at high tide because then you can't see all the stones & concrete left over by the builders. It's a man-made beach. I wonder how many people have suffered from stubbed toes. Weather perfect though and views from the highest point on Island well worth the hike. Glad we've been but wouldn't go again.
The Beach Club is a small boutique style hotel that is just gorgeous! A good thing is that all the rooms are identical, so you cannot get a 'bad' room. All face the beachfront so that when you wake up in the morning the first thing you see is the swaying palms, the sand & the beach. The rooms are beautifully furnished with generous sized beautiful bathrooms. A definite standout is the gorgeous pool & lounge area. Just fantastic! Also great is the service - including the free buggy service - they take you wherever you want on the island, at whatever time, however often - for free! (Everyone else has to hire a buggy for $35 an hour!) A little pricey but once you've experienced it you'll feel it was well worth it!