First up this is not me being a corporate shill etc. I'm not affiliated with hamilton island in anyway just figured that a good deed deserves some props.
I'm a cruiser currently at the whitsundays and living on a 35 mono. Cyclone seasons is currently here and you might have heard of a couple we had recently down here.
So as cyclone Yasi bore down on the coast I decided to take safe harbour at the marina just in case it veered south like Anthony did. Despite getting there after the marina staff had been evacuated they let me tie up anyways (after calling ahead to make sure before they left).
After that a couple of staff members came down from I guess the hotel
who then informed me and a few other boaties that they were evacuating the boats and we'd all be given a free night at the hotel
Well actually one free night turned into 3 free nights and a discount on an extended stay at less then half price
So just thought i'd post up as a kudos too hamilton island for going above and beyond the call of duty in regards to cyclones and boaties.
ps:- So many thanks to any hamilton island staff reading this as well as much recommendations for anyone thinking of staying there.