Seriously an amazing destination for families!!! I am right now kicking back on my balcony at the Whitsunday Apartments in Hamilton Island and loving it!!! We are staying in a self contained unit so we can still cook etc.... I ordered all our groceries from Coles online which was delivered to our apartment the day we arrived. There are lots of things to do if you want to or you can just do nothing. Getting around the island is simple, you can walk to most places or hire a golf buggy or use the free shuttle bus which runs around the island every 6 minutes. Once on the island you can swim in heaps of different pools across the island, there is a little wildlife park and the Marina which is the shopping and dining precinct is so beautiful. Last night we played family bingo at the resort next door which was heaps of fun, the kids had a ball not to mention that we totally cleaned up and won a free dinner and a family mini golf pass!! As our kids are young we have decided against going out to the reef on one of the cruise boats, if they hated it, it would be a costly outing. Just had to post as we are loving it here, it's truly paradise!!!!!!