On our 1st trip to Hamilton Island several years ago we stayed in the Whitsunday Apartments & were pretty impressed. When we decided to go back early this year we chose the Hibiscus Apartments no 206. It was slightly dearer than Whitsunday but the inclusion of the buggy was more than worth it.
We were there the last week of April and unfortunately it started raining a few hours after we arrived & it didn't stop for the 3 days so having the buggy meant we didn't get washed away at meal times.
The apartment was spotlessly clean, well equipped and extremely spacious with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. The 2 tv's came in handy when we were stuck inside with the rain but mostly we lazed on the balcony & read & although it was probably due to the weather it was quite annoying to keep losing tv signal & not being able to get some channels altogether especially the night of the royal wedding!!!
We ate at Reef View, Sails, Manta Ray, the pub, bakery & fish n chip place & all were excellent, if you ignore the inflated island pricing. We tried to get into Bommie but the only night they had a table was the friday night which was the same night as the wedding so Bommie will have to wait till our next visit.
Think twice about ordering a pizza from Manta Ray & getting it delivered to you. We did this on our 1st night cos it was bucketing down & we figured better the pizza guy gets drenched than us but the price was exhorbitant. We had 2 pizza's at almost $30 EACH!!! ouch!! Still .....live & learn.....
Another small gripe we had was lack on internet access in the apartment. Actually to be fair it was available at an extra charge but it surely these days should be included in the rates.
We will be returning to Hamilton & Hibiscus sooner rather than later.
- Also Known As:
- Hibiscus Apartments Hotel Hamilton Island