Qualia occupies a spectacular position on the northern promontory of Hamilton Island in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, approximately halfway down the Great Barrier Reef. Arrival itself is an event, with luggage magically whisked from the airport directly to your Pavilion as you are transported by private buggy and a friendly driver to the Long Pavilion, where the spectacular 180 degree view across the Coral Sea to Whitsunday Island is revealed.
Secluded Pavilions nestle inconspicuously amongst tropical vegetation, with wallabies and cockatoos making occasional appearances. Pavilions are divided between Leeward (south facing) and Windward (north facing), each designed with complete privacy in mind, with lush plants screening each from the next, as well as capturing the cooling sea breeze. Windward Pavilions look across Coral Sea to Whitsunday Island and feature a private plunge pool with sun terrace. There's also a two-bedroom Beach House with infinity pool and spacious entertaining area with dining for up to 10. Each Pavilion comes with a buggy for getting around the resort and the island.
There's no beach to speak of at Qualia other than a strip of fine pebbles on the aptly-named Pebble Beach, though it's only five minutes down to the fine sand of Catseye Beach by buggy. Pebble Beach is an excellent daytime hub, with a beautiful infinity pool and sun loungers arranged to take in the sea view. It's also where you'll find water sports and an excellent restaurant. Qualia's spa is situated to catch the cooling breezes off the sea; treatments are designed to soothe both body and mind.
Dining is exquisite - choose either the Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach; the tasting menu is a highlight and beautifully presented, with wines to match. Guests can also charge meals at any of Hamilton Island's restaurants back to their room at Qualia.
This is the finest resort in the Whitsunday Islands, with peerless service, exquisite dining and an atmosphere that instantly restores the soul.
NB: Guests are welcome over the age of 16 years.
Couples and honeymooners.
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Enjoy a ‘Talk & Taste’ class with an expert sommelier – Champagne & Oysters, Sake & Sashimi or Cheese & Wine.
Yoga classes and spa.
Sunset sailing trip.
Enjoy water sports, including catamarans,snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding from Pebble Beach.
Private charter of Atomic, a luxury motor yacht.
Keep active in the waterside gym.
Relax in the large infinity pool at Pebble Beach.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take a seaplane over the Great Barrier Reef to Whitehaven Beach with a picnic, then continue on to see the famous Heart Reef
Enjoy local beach picnics by boat
Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course on neighbouring Dent Island (5 mins by ferry)
Go scuba diving in pristine waters
Venture out on a bush walk, exploring some 15 miles of trails
Game fishing & whale watching.
Take in sunset views and drinks at One Tree Hill Lookout.
Choose from tennis, bowling, go karting and yacht club movie nights
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