Qualia is a 5-star world-class resort on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island in Queensland’s breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. Set amid lush bushland with spectacular views across the Great Barrier Reef, this is a truly special place to stay boasting fine dining, superior amenities and a philosophy that focuses on stimulating the senses, promoting relaxation and blending with its natural surroundings. To get here, you can either fly direct to Hamilton Island Airport from any of Australia’s main airport, or take a 30-minute ferry ride from Schute Harbour on the mainland.
It doesn’t get more luxurious than at the Qualia’s spa perched high above the Whitsundays, offering the ultimate in anti-stress, anti-aging, detoxifying and cleansing treatments.
Qualia offers guests the choice of 60 individual pavilions nestled into the bush with sweeping postcard views of the Whitsundays or tropical bushland and an emphasis on relaxation and privacy. They all feature a stylish and sleek décor that blends natural materials, such as timber, stone and glass, and boast a range of luxurious amenities such as a fabulous spacious sundeck, king bed, stone en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, iPod connectivity, CD and DVD player, flat-screen TV and hairdryer.
Improve your knowledge of wine at one of the hotel’s regular afternoon masterclasses during which you’ll learn to pair fine wine with cheese or Japan’s finest sake with freshly made sushi. If you’re feeling more energetic, there’s a mind-boggling array of activities to try such as diving and snorkeling. Or if you enjoy sailing, the hotel can arrange for you to take to the open waters on a yacht charter.
There are various options to choose from. For fine dining, head to the Long Pavilion which serves elegant modern cuisine and premium Australian wines in an unforgettable setting overlooking the water – perfect for a celebration. Pebble Beach is a little more relaxed, great for an informal lunch or laid-back evening meal.
Hamilton IslandC/O Shute HarbourAirlie Beach Qld 4802