Summer is a crowd favourite time of year to visit the island. From sun-soaked days spent at the beach to downtime with the rest of the family, you’ll get to experience the island at its sparkling best. 

While we all love making the most of the sunshine, it’s nice to have a break from the heat every now and then too. The WAHI team has put together our top tips to help you stay cool while you’re on the island.

Our top 5 tips for staying cool at WAHI 


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1. Spend a day at the beach

Which one? Pick one! There’s no better way to cool off during the summer than to feel the ocean against your skin. Grab your swimmers and take the short walk down to Catseye Beach to cool down and enjoy a variety of fun water sports. On Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island Beach Sports rents out catamarans, paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfers, and snorkelling equipment for holidayers. Rent out a kayak or paddleboard for the day to explore the island’s magnificent scenery or spend an afternoon snorkelling to discover the spectacular underwater landscape.


2. Jump in the pool

When the summer heat is starting to get to you but the beach isn’t calling your name, WAHI’s Lagoon Pool is the ultimate spot for you. You’ll forget the heat the moment you dive into it’s refreshing cool water. The WAHI pool is a great place to enjoy quality time with your loved ones or read a book in the shade of an umbrella.

3. We all scream for ice cream

Ice cream is always the answer on a hot day on the island. Just a short walk/buggy ride/bus trip from WAHI, the Ice Cream Parlour at the marina is our to-go spot whenever we feel like a refresher. 

If a trip to the marina sounds a little too adventurous, the snack bar located at reception will be sure to satisfy your ice cream cravings. With a huge selection of ice blocks and ice creams to tempt you, you’ll be cooling down in no time!


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4. Holiday cocktails

Why limit ‘happy’ to an hour? Get into the holiday vibes by kicking up your feet and sipping on your favourite cocktail by the pool. With a swim-up bar, the Main Pool is the perfect place to cool down while you relax and unwind.
If staying dry is more your thing, why not whip up a refreshing drink from the comfort of your WAHI kitchen. Need some inspo? We have a couple of our favourite tropical cocktail recipes here.


5. Chill out in the room

There’s no need to spend every waking minute of your holidays outdoors - chilling indoors is just as important too! Whether it’s cranking up the air-conditioning to doze off or taking in the splendour of Whitsundays scenery from your balcony, you deserve to chill out in the comfort of your home away from home, WAHI.


At WAHI, you can spend the morning soaking up sunshine and the afternoon cooling down in tropical paradise. Contact our team today to start planning the summer holiday you’ve been dreaming about! You can also book with us directly on our website, or call our reservations team today on +61 7 4969 9905.