Ray of Light Posted by Reef Magazine - 3 August 2014 Book yourself a table at one of the island’s favourite dining hotspots, the freshly-refurbished Manta Ray Café. It’s waterfront and right in the Marina Village – casual Mediterranean style with first-class views. Reflecting the light yet deeply-satisfying menu, the new fit-out puts a tropical spin on nautical styling – the glossy mint tiles, white stone walls and light, breezy colour palette have a warm and inviting vibe. “It makes you feel like standing at the edge of the sea and wanting to dive in,” describes interior designer Belinda Cendron. The 57cm wide real giant clamshell water basin is the standout feature right by the bar and the over-sized sea green fish wallpaper will follow you all the way to the bathroom. There’s not a bad seat in the house. “Put it this way – you’ll find me on the quiet street-side for a sunny breakfast, at the bar for pre-dinner drinks, then out on the deck with friends to watch sundown across the marina.” Families with children will appreciate the spacious undercover area. The only tough call: what to order? “I’d start with the grilled squid with chilli, then the chermoula-rubbed chicken, cooked on the bone and over coals and served with red quinoa, roasted cauliflower and green olives,” says Cendron. Sold. About the Author 'REEF Magazine – Hamilton Island & the Great Barrier Reef' is a magazine that showcases all that Hamilton Island has to offer, from events, to an exciting array of activities, attractions and more. You can pick up your complimentary copy of 'REEF Magazine' at any Hamilton Island hotel, and you can also access some of our feature articles right here on The Island Blog.