Three of Hamilton Island's most popular meals (and a treat)
ONE of the great things about Hamilton Island is you are spoilt for choice when dining out during your stay. With a range of great bars and restaurants to choose from, there's something for every taste.
Here are three of the most popular meals on the island (and a little treat for after dinner):
1. Betel leaves with lobster peanuts roasted coconut and flat leaf coriander - from coca chu
About coca chu: The food is a delicate blend of Thai, Vietnamese and South East Asian influences. Designed to be shared, each dish offers contrasting flavours of hot, sweet, sour and salty resulting in a balance of textures, flavours and aromas.
2. Gourmet pizzas - from Manta Ray
Try this one: the Hamilton Special - caramelised onion, salami, ham, chorizo, capsicum, mushrooms, olives, artichokes and mozzarella.
About Manta Ray: Gourmet pizzas are the order of the day at the laid-back Manta Ray, which overlooks the bobbing masts at the Hamilton Island Marina.
3. Seafood at Mariners
You can't go past the Seafood Paella - prawns, scallops, mussels, diamond clams, local fish, red claw cooked in saffron rice finished with smoked paprika oil.
About Mariners: Sample some of the Whitsundays' finest seafood at Mariners, in the heart of the Hamilton Island Marina.
4. Why not finish the evening with a little treat?
To help bring the island life to you, our team at Bommie Restaurant have shared their tropical-inspired 'Summer Daze' cocktail recipe. Enjoy!
For more information on Hamilton Island offers exclusively for locals, visit www.hamiltonisland.com.au/locals. Right now, you can stay on Hamilton Island from $135 per person, per night, staying at the Reef View Hotel and including return adult ferry transfers with Cruise Whitsundays. Terms and conditions apply, see website for details.