Hamilton Island


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Hamilton Island
There is effectively only one beach, which is right in front of the accommodation area "Resortside". This is long and partly artificial with fine, light golden sand. Area is tidal, so weed and pebbles are left at the water's edge at low ebb. There is more shopping facilities than on any other of the Queensland islands. There is also a post office, supermarket, general store, newsagents and book shop, various clothes boutiques, art gallery, florist, chemist, delicatessen, butcher, bakery, photographic shop, video hire, hairdresser, beauty parlour. Mainly round the harbour but also "Resortside". During the daytime there is lots to do. There are six pools, mostly of large freeform lagoon type with boulders, waterfalls and occasional Jacuzzi; there is a vast main pool has suspension bridge and swim-up bar, another is also sizeable, being a former dolphinarium. There is also tennis, squash, gymnasium, minigolf, golf driving range, go-karting, pool tables, bush walks, target shooting, wire-flyer, paintball war games, fauna park and cockatoo shows. On water, there is snorkelling, scuba lessons, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, motor dinghy hire and barramundi fishing.
The nightlife here offers a disco at the marina and a pub. There are around ten options for eating out, from Chinese takeaway to fine dining, fast food to seafood. All can be charged to your room account.