Have you ever dreamed of escaping to a tropical island paradise for Christmas? Somewhere you can celebrate the festive season in your own luxury, self-contained accommodation with all the comforts of home.Where first class restaurants are just a buggy ride away? Somewhere you can wake Christmas morning to warm weather, sunshine, and breathtaking ocean views? Hamilton Island will fulfill your Christmas wish list like no other destination – but hurry, bookings are filling fast.
Christmas Hamilton Island Style
Kristie Kaighin, owner and operator of Whitsunday Holidays says there’s a special kind of Christmas magic unique to Hamilton Island, “Everyone really gets into the spirit of Christmas. It looks amazing with decorations, lights, and Christmas trees everywhere. Hamilton Island puts on a great festive program – there’s so much to do for children and adults.”
Highlights of the seasonal program include:
- Christmas Eve – Carols by Candlelight held outdoors under the star-filled Whitsunday sky, with a special guest appearance by Santa Claus.
- Hamilton Island Summer Festival – Featuring live entertainment at various venues across the island.
- Daily Kids Activities – From sand castle competitions to mini golf, and indoor and outdoor movies, kids will love participating in the schedule of organised events.
Christmas Lunch – What’s on the Menu?
Staying in a Whitsunday Holidays holiday home gives the flexibility to either prepare your own meals in a fully-equipped kitchen, enjoy a BBQ on your entertaining deck, or dine at one of Hamilton Island’s quality restaurants.
“Guests are spoiled for choice when it comes to a Christmas feast,” says Kristie. “Suppliers like Whitsunday Provisioning and Fishi provide amazing seafood platters delivered direct to the island. Enjoying a seafood lunch overlooking the Whitsunday passage, followed by a dip in your own private pool is the quintessential Hamilton Island Christmas.”
For those who prefer to let someone else do the preparations, several of the Hamilton Island’s restaurants offer Christmas-themed luncheons or dinners with all the seasonal favourites on offer, as well as local seafood.
“We encourage people to book well in advance for both the seafood platters and restaurant reservations, as they are very popular. We can email guests directly with any information they need, and contact details.”
Hamilton Island Christmas Holiday Accommodation
Whitsunday Holidays’ portfolio comprises over sixty properties, hand-selected for their superior quality, decks and views, bedroom configurations, and luxury facilities and fittings. You can hang your stocking in an exclusive luxury holiday house, spacious villa or apartment, with floor plans to accommodate families of every size.
“Christmas is an ideal time to visit Hamilton Island and The Whitsundays,” explains Kristie. “and guests can choose from many different tours, experiences and cruises to sample the best of what the region has to offer. At Whitsunday Holidays we take guest service to a different level, with full valet pick up service from the airport, champagne on arrival, and a passionate local team on hand to answer any queries, or link guests up with any services they need such as pre-ordering groceries, and tour bookings.”
If you’re considering spending Christmas on Hamilton Island, Kristie recommends acting fast. “Bookings are filling quickly, but we still have some vacancies left. Similarly, if you’re thinking about an Easter break on Hamilton Island – another fantastic time to visit – book well ahead to avoid disappointment.”