What do a glass of champagne, a cheese platter and a beautiful view have in common? They are all key ingredients in our perfect afternoon spent at WAHI of course!

While we love heading out and exploring the Whitsundays, one of our favourite things to do during a stay at WAHI is simply relaxing out on the balcony. It’s the perfect place to spend some downtime during your holiday and recharge for your next adventure. Plus the incredible view won’t stare at itself! Time to put your fully equipped kitchen to good use, whip up some snacks, grab a drink and spend the afternoon basking out on your balcony.

Sounds pretty gouda? Follow along below for our steps for the perfect afternoon spent at WAHI.



1. Stock up at the local IGA

All the staring at the view will be sure to make you hungry. Luckily, there is an IGA just a short walk, buggy or bus trip from your WAHI apartment. Located at the southern end of Front Street in the Marina Village, the IGA is jam-packed full of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and deli produce, kitchen supplies, pantry items and any other goodies you can think of.

Pick up all of your favourite nibbles ready for your charcuterie/cheese board. There are no real rules to what you can or can’t put on there. We recommend choosing your favourite selection of cheese, crackers, dips, cold meats, nuts and fresh fruit—you really can’t go wrong!

On your way out, head next door to the Hamilton Island Bottle Shop and choose your favourite bottle of something. If you are feeling extra fancy you could also whip up one of our WAHI approved tropical cocktails.



Your WAHI kitchen, fully equipped with everything you need

2. Get creative in the kitchen

This is where the fun really starts. We recommend starting by placing your dips on the board, then begin filling in the gaps with a mixture of your goodies. Chop up some fresh fruit to add in and make sure to provide plenty of crackers. The hardest part will be waiting until the board is finished to start snacking!



3. Say cheers, big ears

Now that the hard work is over, it's time to crack open a bottle, pop your champagne or grab a bevvy. Forgot to pick a drink up? You can purchase drinks down at reception. Make sure to say cheers out on the balcony and don’t forget to also drink up the beautiful view while you are at it.



4. Sit back and relax

Whether you have spent the day lounging by the pool or out exploring the Whitsundays, there is no better spot to sit back and watch the sky fade away.

Drinks and nibbles in hand, this is the perfect moment to stop, pause and reflect on your holiday so far or chat about all your exciting plans for the following day. Don’t forget to take some snaps out on your balcony while you’re at it. If you post any to the ‘gram, make sure to tag @wahiwhitsundays and #StayWAHI, we would love to see them!


If you are in need of an island retreat, you can book your stay at WAHI here. We look forward to giving you a WAHI welcome on arrival!