The qualia Great Barrier Reef (5*) is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. This resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Facilities at the resort are absolute world-class, from the infinity pools and state-of-the-art fitness center, to the award-winning restaurants, that serve the best of contemporary Australian cuisine in relaxed and informal atmosphere, overlooking the Coral Sea.
Tucked away in an exclusive precinct on Hamilton Island’s northern-most tip, qualia’s 60 private pavilions look onto the Coral Sea and the surrounding Whitsunday Islands. qualia’s harmonious design is the work of Australian architect Chris Beckingham. His philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in.
Relax and unwind in a sun-filled Leeward Pavilion which is 90 square meters, creatively designed to celebrate the Whitsundays’ legendary sunsets. Southwest-facing, the freestanding Leeward Pavilions provide Hamilton Island luxury accommodation in Australian tropical island style.
qualia’s north-facing Windward Pavilions which are 120 square meters each complete with its own private plunge pool, provide flawless design, soothing décor and expansive Coral Sea and Whitsunday Island views. Shaded by Eucalypts, the Windward Pavilions’ breezy louver windows, polished timber floors and floor-to-ceiling glass provide a uniquely Australian hideaway.
Hamilton Island luxury accommodation achieves perfection at qualia’s one and only Beach House. Relax with friends in the elegant dining area seating 10, swim laps in the private swimming pool and embrace the tranquility of this secluded Beach House retreat. Generously proportioned and designed in a light and airy open-plan pavilion style, the central living area opens to panoramic views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. The Beach House ambience is elegant, laidback and sophisticated. Walls disappear in the creatively designed open space, with dining seating for 10, a kitchenette and fully appointed entertainment area.
The peerless setting for dinner at the Long Pavilion is a horizon edged with encircling islands, backlit by the setting sun’s rays. The fiery reflection lights up the water as twilight turns to velvet night, and candlelight glimmers on polished timber and glass, highlighting crisp white linen napery.
Sunshine glints off the water at Pebble Beach, and lapping waves set the mood for informal lunchtime dining at its relaxed and laidback best. Stars of the casual Modern Australian menu are the vibrant ocean-fresh flavors of the South Pacific region, innovatively paired with organic local produce.
The coral cays, tranquil beaches and sheltered waters of the Whitsunday Islands are moments away from qualia, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Take the helm of a yacht charter, or sit back and relax aboard qualia’s 45 feet luxury cruiser Atomic, exclusively reserved for qualia guests. Cruise to some of the Whitsunday Islands fringing coral reefs, equipped with a gourmet lunch, snorkel gear and personal snorkel guide. Choose a secluded beach on Hamilton Island for your island escape, specially selected for superb snorkeling or perfect privacy. Paddle a kayak to neighboring islands, as dolphins play beside you in the waves. Or set sail at dusk on a private champagne cruise to experience a fabulous Whitsundays sunset at sea. Qualia’s luxury cruises can be privately chartered or customized with the addition of catering, host services or a diving instructor.
The Great Barrier Reef’s beauty and diverse marine life are essential elements of the qualia sensory experience. Glide above the fringing coral reef surrounding Hamilton Island, or go Whitsundays snorkeling off the exquisite white sands of Whitehaven Beach.
qualia is a sublime location for a Whitsundays golfing holiday. One of the world’s most spectacular settings for a round of golf is just minutes away by ferry or helicopter at Australia’s only championship island golf course, the Hamilton Island Golf Clubon Dent Island.
Spa qualia is a sanctuary where you can relax in blissful reverie. Perched high above the Whitsundays it offers the ultimate in anti-stress, anti-aging, detoxifying and cleansing treatments including "Bularri Yarrul", a hot stone massage using 300 million year old stones.
qualia’s personal training services can help keep your fitness regime on track, or work with you to design a program to meet your specific goals. The gym’s state-of-the-art equipment includes four treadmills, three cross trainers and resistance machines. Working out in the privacy of qualia’s gym is accompanied by the stunning waterfront views of the surrounding Whitsundays Islands.
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