4.5 out of 5

"My wife and i stayed at the palm bungalows for our 30 year anniversary, it was probably our best Isaland experience we've ever had Friendly helpful ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Hamilton Island awaits you at Palm Bungalows. You'll be within steps of WILD LIFE Hamilton Island and within a short 5-minute stroll of Catseye Beach. Highlights at this resort include 6 outdoor swimming pools, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers, featured in all 50 rooms. Kitchenettes come equipped with fridges and microwaves, and minibars provide refreshments. Ceiling fans, safes and hairdryers are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, body scrubs and aromatherapy. The family restaurant, Sails Restaurant, is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The resort's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Enjoy access to 6 outdoor tennis courts along with a health club and a sauna. 1884 square feet (175 square metres) of event facilities include conference centres, and other business amenities include a business centre. Other amenities include a kids' swimming pool, a coffee shop/café and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 3-star Hamilton Island resort, you'll be 0.7 km (0.5 mi) from Hamilton Island Marina and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Hamilton Island Golf Club.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$391 per night

Palm Bungalows ratings based on 81 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Palm Bungalows

Everyone (40) Couples (31) Family (10)
5 out of 5
The Bungalows are in the most beautiful setting - its lovely to just sit in your porch and enjoy watching the world go by. The room was lovely and spacious, and well appointed

Posted by on 1 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Palm Bungalows was ideal for me, for one person. It was conveniently close to the Resort Centre, the Green and Blue Shuttle Buses and the Reef View Hotel.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Queensland. on 18 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Liked nearly everything however there is no adequate space with a desk top for working with a computer.

Posted by on 15 May 2019

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5 out of 5
The room was nice and spacious, we were very central to everything. Lots of activities to keep you busy. The staff were always very helpful. The buffet breakfast was fantastic. We absolutely loved everything.

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Yip the bungalow was well appointed the bed was comfy. A good break for us both.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
A great experience. The island is a well oiled machine.

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Awesome location, excellent staff. All round fantastic stay

Posted by , from New South Wales on 2 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
Awesome stay, relaxing location in a pristine natural environment. Definitely coming back!

Posted by , from VIC, Australia on 27 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5


Pros: cleaned daily (we stayed 5 nights), private, surrounded by beautiful gardens
Cons: ice machine in room (it took about 20mins to get an ice bucket)
Location: very central 5 mins to beach, pool, restaurants,marina Buggy hire is useful but at $87/day are overpriced
My wife and i stayed at the palm bungalows for our 30 year anniversary, it was probably our best Isaland experience we've ever had Friendly helpful staff, very modern clean accomodation, beautiful island and weather will ceratinly be aiming to return asap

Posted by , from melbourne on 27 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, close to everything

Close to everything and very comfy and clean. The hammock on the balcony was the best! Would stay again!

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2018

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All-inclusive Details

  • Access to off-site clubs included
  • Taxes not included
  • All non-motorised water sports included
  • Gratuities not included

Property Features

Palm Bungalows offers its guests 6 the outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, a health club, and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A swim-up bar and A bar/lounge. A business centre and a meeting room are available. Event space at this resort measures 1884 square feet (175 square metres) and includes conference centres. A kid's pool, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Palm Bungalows. An area shuttle within 2 kilometers and A roundtrip airport shuttle (available at scheduled times) are free. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Hamilton Island resort.

  • 1 floor
  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 1884 sq ft of conference space
  • 175 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 6
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Kitchenette
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle, area shuttle within 2 kilometers, cruise terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and shopping centre shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Palm Bungalows offers 50 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodation at this 3-star resort has kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with pay-per-view films. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sails Restaurant – This poolside family restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 6:30 AM to 8 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled times from 6:30 AM to 8 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 60.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Minimum guest age is 18


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 1.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 60.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Palm Bungalows Hotel Hamilton Island
  • Palm Bungalows Hotel
  • Palm Bungalows Hamilton Island
  • Palm Bungalows
  • Palm Bungalows Resort Hamilton Island
  • Palm Bungalows Resort
  • Palm Hotel Hamilton Island

You should know

  • Palm Bungalows offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.