I'm flying into Hamilton Island for 3 nights in late December and was told to stay in Airlie Beach as I'm with a group of early 30's single girls. However, we are flying into Hamilton Island and now I have counter advice that says we should stay in HI. I have already booked Peppers Coral Coast but I can get a similar rate at the Reef View Hotel. Does anyone have any thoughts on which would be more enjoyable for my group? I'm sure we can't go wrong but we'd like a little nightlife mixed in with our beach filled days!