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A new boutique hotel is set to open in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.

Created with families in mind and situated at the northern end of Catseye Beach, The Sundays offers 59 rooms designed to capture the essence of Hamilton Island’s tropical surroundings and water views.

The hotel is due to open its doors in autumn 2025 and is expected to significantly contribute to the Whitsundays’ visitor economy, providing employment for more than 100 full-time equivalent hospitality workers in the region.

Estimated at more than $30M, the project adds to the $400M already invested in facilities and infrastructure improvements underpinning Hamilton Island’s status as a world class island resort as envisioned by the late Bob Oatley upon acquisition in 2003.

“We are responding to our guests request for more family focused boutique accommodation, in our ideal location,” said Sandy Oatley, Chairman of Hamilton Island Enterprises.

“We remain focused on continuing to enhance Hamilton Island’s reputation as one of Australia’s most iconic holiday destinations.”

The hotel features private cabanas around a pool exclusively for guests and a waters-edge restaurant and bar offering al fresco dining with views of Catseye Bay.

“It will be a place where you can expect an extraordinary experience for all ages amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of The Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef,” said Pete Brulisauer, CEO of Hamilton Island.

The only island in the Whitsundays with its own commercial airport, Hamilton Island is easily accessible via short flights from major Australian East Coast cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

More than visitors passed through Hamilton Island Airport in 2023.