Dreamy scenery to take your breath away and lavish spoils crafted just for couples make a Hamilton Island honeymoon one you’ll cherish forever.
Whether you let the days drift by while swimming in turquoise seas or take part in activities guaranteed to get your heart racing, a Hamilton Island honeymoon is unlike any other. The Whitsundays haven has proven a hit with newlyweds as exceptional dining, elevated accommodation and exhilarating day trips offer lovebirds endless romance. We’ve rounded up some of the standout experiences so you and your beloved can sit back and focus on one another entirely.
Book a luxurious couples’ treatment
To assist the gentle transition to Hamilton Island honeymoon life, try the Double Indulgence Package at Spa wumurdaylin. It includes aromatherapy massages, foot and hand rituals, 30-minute ‘Performance’ facials, and head and neck massages.
Book a treatment at Spa wumurdaylin.
The spa, located within walking distance from Hamilton Island’s Main Pool and tucked right beside the Beach Club, features four rooms designed for couples, in addition to two extravagant Vichy shower rooms that offer a water-jet massage as guests lie horizontally.
Spa wumurdaylin’s signature Soul Temple treatment facilitates the experience to its full potential. The word ‘wumurdaylin’ means dragonfly, symbolising renewal, freedom and beauty, and the spa’s therapists will ensure you and your other half depart feeling completely re-energised.
If you’re lucky enough to be staying at the exclusive qualia resort, Spa qualia offers its own incredible menu of couples’ treatments just for guests.
Sample the couples’ treatment menu at Spa qualia. (Image: Sharyn Cairns)
Choose from three Couples’ Bath Indulgences; the two-hour Botanica, including multiple massages, a bath and a superfood fruit platter, the two-hour Cacao Indulgence, including full-body oil massages, hair and scalp treatments, private use of a Roman bubble bath, a chocolate platter and champagne, and the three-hour Vinotherapie, including full-body massages, body exfoliation and masques, facials, hair and scalp treatments, private use of rain showers and the Roman bath, a fruit platter and your pick of Champagne or pinot noir.
Prepare for the ultimate indulgence at Spa qualia. (Image: Sharyn Cairns)
Hire a stand-up paddleboard
Seeing Hamilton Island’s bewitching blend of towering emerald rainforest and azure seas from a stand-up paddleboard is a seductive proposition, particularly while you’re floating along in your Hamilton Island honeymoon love bubble.
Take advantage of the azure waters off Catseye Beach atop a stand-up paddleboard. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
Offering a slow-paced start to your day, SUP hire is complimentary for guests while staying at qualia, Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows, Beach Club and any of Hamilton Island Holiday Homes’ properties.
Hit the water on a stand-up paddleboard. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
If your honeymoon oasis lies outside of the portfolio, you can still grab gear at the Hamilton Island Beach Sports hut on Catseye Beach, which is exactly where you’ll be cruising out from. The pristine waters of the Coral Sea are teeming with marine life, which is even more beautiful when experienced side-by-side as lovestruck newlyweds.
Take a Journey to the Heart Tour
Soaring over Heart Reef, a spectacular heart-shaped composition of coral within the Great Barrier Reef, on a chopper is perhaps the most romantic highlight of any Hamilton Island honeymoon. In addition to providing an uninterrupted bird’s eye view of one of Australia’s most romantic natural wonders, the Journey to the Heart Tour allows couples 90 minutes to explore Heart Reef from the water.
Explore Heart Reef from the water on a Journey to the Heart Tour. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
You’ll feel as though you’re living out scenes from a holiday brochure from the moment you arrive at the luxuriously appointed Heart Island Pontoon, complete with a mirrored façade and a small undercover pool. From there, you can snorkel in the lagoon, take a glass-bottom boat tour around Heart Reef, or simply soak up the sun with your lover.
If there is one tour that should be on your honeymoon itinerary it is this. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
The once-in-a-lifetime tour, which is available to just six guests at a time, also takes in aerial views of magical Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.
Sip on sunset cocktails at One Tree Hill
Time your arrival to One Tree Hill on a clear afternoon when the aquamarine colours of the Coral Sea have smudged across the surrounding Whitsunday Islands – a truly unforgettable Hamilton Island honeymoon moment. The lookout, located on Hamilton Island’s northern peninsula, features a bar and café that opens from 10am daily, shaking up delicious, summery cocktails and offering dining tables as the sky slowly morphs between red and orange and pink. No filters necessary.
Create a truly unforgettable Hamilton Island honeymoon moment at One Tree Hill. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
If you’ve arrived too late to secure a table, it’s all good. Just stroll a few metres over to the grassy hill where you’ll find picnic goers sprawled out with cheese platters and beverages of their own. If you’re visiting without a picnic basket, then snacks, coffees, antipasto boards and other share plates can also be purchased from the café. Plus, the Island Shuttle can get you to the lookout so there’s no stress if you forgot to charge your golf buggy overnight amid all the cuddling you and your partner have been up to.
Sail and snorkel Whitehaven Beach
Does the loose agenda of sailing onboard a 47-foot luxury, state-of-the-art catamaran, mooring off empty beaches and exploring tropical islands appeal to you and your new husband or wife? Chartering the magnificent Ricochet vessel has your name written all over it. You don’t need any nautical experience – just a penchant for lazing about, sipping sparkling wine and grazing on gourmet spreads.
Explore tropical islands and deserted beaches on a catamaran. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
There’s a lovely intimacy onboard Ricochet, no matter which charter you opt for, as the vessel accommodates no more than 16 guests. Choose from a Part Day Cruise, operating from 9am to 3.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, a Full Day and Sunset Cruise, operating from 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, or a Sunset Cruise, operating from 4.30pm to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Opt for a stop at Whitehaven Beach to take in its beauty together. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
Part Day tours sail to Whitehaven and also Chalkie’s Beach for snorkelling excursions on the beautiful fringing reef, while the Full Day option includes a stop at Border Island for snorkelling, the opportunity to walk to Hill Inlet on Whitehaven to spy extraordinary views, and swimming at Betty’s Beach. Both day charters include all snorkelling gear, towels, a gourmet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Book a table for two at Bommie Restaurant
A popular, candlelit spot to pop the question, Bommie Restaurant is also a beautiful venue to celebrate tying the knot. Located within the extravagant Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the waterfront restaurant is moody and sensual, surrounded by sparkling water and filled with fellow loved-up pairs.
Bommie Deck & Restaurant offers the perfect romantic setting for two. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
Its kitchen is led by Executive Chef Trent Dawson, who brings culinary experience from a Michelin-starred restaurant in England, and the menu is sensational, showcasing the region’s local produce in sophisticated and innovative ways.
Start your meal with a sundowner. (Image: Tourism Events Queensland)
Elegant floor-to-ceiling sculptures created by artist Glenn Murray dot the dining room which delivers both a three-course menu and a degustation. Further, Bommie is open to guests aged 16 years and over so honeymooners will be free of little ones playing havoc with the ambience.
To discover more activities for the perfect Hamilton Island honeymoon, visit our Hamilton Island hub.