With its array of delectable bars and restaurants, the Hamilton Island Marina is abuzz with activity on any given evening.

The marina is conveniently a short walk or shuttle bus ride from WAHI. Whatever your heart or appetite desires, you’ll find it here. To celebrate a special occasion you can’t look past Romanos for a romantic fare. The restaurant offers a coastal twist on traditional Italian with interesting seafood dishes and gourmet options including the delicious duck pasta. You’ll enjoy impeccable service, unforgettable food and a romantic ambiance overlooking the luxury boats moored at the Marina. The four cheese gnocchi is a must for cheese lovers, but be sure to save room for dessert because the Italian donuts and tiramisu are to die for. It’s a popular restaurant so we recommend you make a reservation in advance.

If you’re in the mood for a hearty pub meal, head to the Marina Tavern. The reasonably priced selection includes pub favourites such as the chicken parmigiana, steak sandwich and nachos. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Overlooking the Marina and the main street, it’s a great spot for people watching.

For a casual lunch, consider grabbing a pie or pastry from the bakery and enjoying the view from the tables at the marina. Watch the boats and jet skis come in and out, soak up the sun and befriend the local cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets that might join you in the hope of a bite of your lunch.