A Portrait Photo to Treasure

A Portrait Photo to Treasure

You see the Hamilton Island Photography team around the place quite a lot – during events, at activities, at weddings and with various groups of people getting their ultimate Hamilton Island souvenir – a portrait set in a tropical paradise. Hamilton Island Photography has a team of professional photographers available for portrait sessions at many [...]

Kids Fun Zone Revamp

Kids Fun Zone Revamp

The Fun Zone is a highlight of the weekend for us and many others on holiday with children. Usually held beside the Bougainvillaea Pool, close to a lot of Hamilton Island Accommodation, the Fun Zone sees Hamilton Island Activities staff entertaining children with games, face painting and crafts. The Fun Zone had a noticeable recharge [...]

The Perfect Time of Year

The Perfect Time of Year

The Race Week hangover has eased, school holidays are over and life on Hamilton Island is settling back into its regular pace. The Whitsundays weather is glorious – September to November is my favourite time on the island. The sun is getting stronger, but it isn’t uncomfortably hot. It is just…balmy. The night is cool enough for [...]

The Best in the World

The Best in the World

Best in the World….Perfect….That’s quite a claim! Well, qualia’s guests have spoken. Earlier this month qualia was named Best in the World and Best Resort in the Oceania region in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. If that wasn’t enough, qualia scored a perfect 100 in all categories including Rooms, Service, Food, Location, [...]

The Steakhouse moves to Sails

The Steakhouse moves to Sails

It was the end of an era when the Steakhouse restaurant closed a few weeks back. There were a few familiar faces there on the final night, where we had the usual: 3x kids steak with an ice cream and choc sauce chaser, two rib eyes, medium, one with béarnaise sauce and the other with [...]

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