Hamilton Island

Key accommodation on Hamilton Island will reopen this weekend while qualia won’t reopen until June following the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie.

Hamilton Island Enterprises CEO, Glenn Bourke, said yesterday the impact of the cyclone has resulted in damage to vegetation and the façade of the island with no significant structural damage.

“The properties on the island will be operating at reduced capacity with the Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows and some holiday homes partially re-opening this weekend followed by the Beach Club which will welcome guests from April 13,” he said.

“Renovations for qualia which were scheduled to commence in July have been brought forward to commence immediately and qualia will re-open June 1. We will continue to increase capacity in the coming months with a view to being fully operational again by August.”

“I would like to thank everyone who has sent Hamilton Island messages of encouragement and support and would like to make special mention of our Airline partners, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar, who worked tirelessly last week to provide additional services to ensure guests were returned home safely and as quickly as possible.

“Most importantly, I would like to thank our indomitable staff, for their dedication to our guests last week during the most difficult of times, their unwavering positive attitude throughout and the enormous personal and collective effort that is going into swiftly restoring Hamilton Island to the idyllic destination that it is.”