Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz on Hamilton Island

Follow in Ronan Keating’s Footsteps and Enjoy a Family Holiday on Hamilton Island

Written by: Jovanka Ristich
Date: 4th September 2013

Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz on Hamilton IslandSeptember 2013: According to Ronan Keating, who has just enjoyed a family holiday on Hamilton Island in Australia’s Whitsundays “We were spoilt by the beauty and class of Hamilton Island. It was unlike anything we’d seen before. It will be one of those fond family holidays you never forget.”

This is one of many flattering things Ronan had to say about the holiday he undertook with his three children and long term girlfriend Storm Uechtritz, staying at Hamilton Island’s luxury Yacht Club Villas. “Hamilton Island is the perfect destination for couples or families. We took the kids and they had the best time! We travel the globe & have seen some amazing places in our time, but Hamilton Island was simply stunning.”

Whilst there, the family of five watched some great sailing (they holidayed during Audi Hamilton Island Race Week) but “one of our favourite activities was visiting Whitehaven Beach via seaplane…breathtaking! I have never seen anything like it in the world. Another must do is the koala cuddling! They’re adorable!”

Storm Uechtritz and koala, hamilton IslandRonan and Storm also attended the Charles Heidsieck Champagne Lunch, held at the Island’s world-class luxury resort qualia and dined on a bespoke menu by qualia’s executive chef, Scottish-born Alastair Waddell who also matched the meal with fine Charles-Heidsieck wines. Ronan added: “I’d class Hamilton Island and qualia up there with the finest in the world.


  • If you would like to follow in Ronan’s family footsteps and stay on Hamilton Island as a family, FREEDOM AUSTRALIA (Tel 0844 567 8040 ) can arrange a family holiday to Hamilton Island from £900 based on two adults and two children staying five nights on a bed and breakfast basis in the four-star Reef View Hotel. This offer includes a free night when travelling 28th January – 31st March 2014; Return airport/marina transfers; Use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment; Unlimited use of the Island Shuttle; and kids eat free at selected island restaurants.
  • To stay in the same luxury accommodation as Ronan Keating, prices start from £3,125 for a four-bedroom Yacht Club Villa for five nights. Price includes 1 x four- seater golf buggy  for the duration; Personalised Executive Concierge Services which include VIP meet and greet; Welcome fruit platter and wine on arrival; Use of catamarans, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment; Kids eat free at selected island restaurants. Valid for stays 8th October – 21st December 2013 & 21st January – 31st March 2014.
  • International economy flights to Australia start from £898 per adult and £822 per child with Malaysian AIrlines in January.

Note to Editors:

Hamilton Island is located off the Queensland coast of Australia, within the Whitsunday Islands at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here visitors can experience everything that is great about Australia – natural landscapes, calm turquoise waters, secluded beaches, beautiful weather, fascinating coral reefs, diverse flora and fauna. Hamilton Island offers a wide range of accommodation options, not to mention over 60 activities and all within a short direct connecting flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Cairns. There are also great connections from other Australian cities.

Hamilton Island offers a Kids Stay and Eat For Free package, which is available at selected restaurants and properties, and means that accommodation is free for children sharing a room with their parents and using existing bedding. In addition, children aged up to 12 eat for free when dining with their parents at participating restaurants and choosing from the kids menu.

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