Love reading your comments and advice about Hamilton Island. Our family went there in April, 2003 and loved it. Have been concerned about some negative reviews. Have you noticed any significant decline in the last couple of years? Is the island now overrun with golf buggies?? Was wondering whether you have any advice or recommendations in regard to the apartments/villas available either through the resort or privately through other internet sites? The Poinciana apartments seem to be the most central but don't know if this really matters if you have a buggy. Do the villas on the other side of the island get aircraft noise? Also, if you don't book accommodation through the resort, I assume you don't get the free watersports (catamarans, surf skis)- do you know how much these cost? Can you still be involved in activities such as buggy rally, fish feeding and snorkel etc? Sorry if I've asked too many questions but would appreciate any advice.