Author: Charlie Carter
Hamilton Island, Australia Vacation Capital. Whitsunday, Great Barrier Reef Environment. Welcome to a little slice of resort paradise where the paved roads are plied with golf buggies, steep, rocky hills are criss-crossed by walking trails, and the white beaches are buzzing with water-sports action. Though it's not everyone's idea of a perfect getaway, it's hard not to be impressed by the selection of high-end accommodation, restaurants, bars and activities if you've got the cash, there's something for everyone. The beating heart of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is the most popular tourist destination on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The island sprawls across almost 2,000 spectacular acres, much of which is untouched rainforest. Golf buggies take the place of cars as the primary mode of transport on the island, which means peace, tranquillity and the slow pace of quintessential island living is the order of the day. Visitors to Hamilton Island are spoilt for choice. Whether you explore the island's stunning waterways and beaches, venture further afield to popularWhitehaven Beach, or settle in for a romantic sunset sail, Hamilton Island is the quintessential island holiday you've been dreaming of.