Hamilton Island prepares to reopen from August 1

Hamilton Island has announced the reopening of its hotels and resort operations on August 1.

Since closing in March, the Hamilton Island team has been busy rejuvenating the island including extensive cleaning, painting and maintenance across all resort areas, vegetation enhancements and upgrading and refurbishing the resorts main pool areas.

As part of Hamilton Island’s reopening, the island will be implementing a new ‘Stay Well’ program to protect guests. Some of the key features of this program include thermal scanning for all who arrive on the Island, enhanced cleaning measures Island wide, COVID Safe staff training programs and transitioning the Island to become a cash free environment.

All of Hamilton Island’s events will have new venue capabilities, which allow for social distancing requirements and adhere to government guidelines. Hamilton Island will continue to host both small and larger business events, with venues being able to accommodate up to 250 delegates.

Sailing regatta Hamilton Island Race Week will proceed in August however there will be a limited on-shore schedule this year. Given the necessary precautions to protect sailors and guests, the focus of the event will be on the on-water racing. The Hamilton Island Triathlon and Ocean Swim weekend will also continue in November.

Both direct flight and ferry services will resume to Hamilton Island from August 1.

“Despite Hamilton Island undoubtedly enduring the most difficult months the business has ever experienced, we have seen overwhelming support from Australians wanting to visit our destination,” Hamilton Island CEO Glenn Bourke said.

“Hamilton Island and our world-class resort qualia are looking better than ever and we look forward to guests being able to return and enjoy all that this spectacular destination has to offer.”