For many, tropical holidays are the epitome of relaxation; lounging by a body of water and soaking up some sun with cocktail in hand. At Hamilton Island, you are spoilt for choice of places to sip said cocktails whilst taking in the picturesque scenery. We’re sure you’ll try them all out, but here are a few of our favourites to get you started.

Manta Ray Café

The Manta Ray Café is famous for its gourmet pizzas but it’s also a great place to enjoy a cocktail and tapas. Both the white and red varieties of sangria make the perfect afternoon refreshment and the extensive cocktail list is sure to have something for everyone.

Sunsets at One Tree Hill

Sunsets and cocktails go hand in hand and this activity is a must at Hamilton Island. Sunsets at One Tree Hill is a pop-up bar serving a range of delightfully refreshing and affordable cocktails to enjoy as you watch the spectacular sun set.

The free island shuttle to One Tree Hill departs from WAHI around every half an hour, so check the timetable when you arrive.


Don’t be limited by a cocktail menu. You can create your own concoction in your WAHI apartment, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy the view over Catseye Beach from the privacy of your balcony.

For a super easy but incredibly tasty cocktail, try our French 75 recipe.

French 75


30ml gin

15ml Cointreau

100ml chilled sparkling wine

15ml lemon juice


Simply add all ingredients into a champagne flute and enjoy!