Situated at the most northerly point in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands, the luxury resort of Hayman Island is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Its close proximity to the Queensland coastline and the Great Barrier Reef makes this island a remote, yet accessible, destination for visitors looking for an indulgent island holiday. At only 400 hectares, the island is small enough to retain an idyllic beauty that can be difficult to find in many busy tourist resorts. Popular as a wedding and honeymoon location, the resort offers luxurious accommodation in the form of beach villas, tropical gardens and other luxury facilities. Visitors to Hayman Island have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities during their stay, including various watersports, such as sea kayaking and waterskiing. The Great Barrier Reef is, of course, why many choose to stay here and there are many excursions available at the resort to explore the marine life amongst the coral reef by diving, snorkelling or fishing. There are also several lookouts around the island that offer spectacular views, which can be reached by taking various bush walks around the island. The resort is also child-friendly, with plenty of activities available to keep the kids entertained, including swimming pools, kids clubs and diving programmes. The natural island environment is the perfect place for kids to experience a wildlife encounter, such as the Butterfly Trail, where many different species can be spotted during the winter months. If you prefer a more relaxed approach to your holiday, then you can simply spend your days on the beautiful sandy beaches or take time out at the luxury spa.
The island’s tropical climate makes it a pleasant place to stay all through the year. January tends to be the warmest month, making this an excellent time to enjoy the island’s beaches.
As temperatures tend to be cooler in the middle of the year, you may find that accommodation and flights to the island are cheaper at this time. The coolest month is July, so look for deals during this month.
Due to the island’s location and size, there are no cars on the island, however it is easy to get around. The best way to explore the island is on foot, as there are plenty of rewarding walks that can be tackled with a robust pair of shoes. If you prefer to find transportation, there is a shuttle bus service that regularly runs along three routes around the island. Alternatively, you can hire your own golf buggy to explore the area.