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Great Barrier Reef – qualia


  • Flat screen TV
  • Minibar
  • Movies on Demand
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor infinity pool
  • Day spa
  • Restaurant
  • Island airport transfers
  • Minibar

Overview – qualia

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on Hamilton Island.

It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. The resort immerses you in a tranquil atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service.

qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion.

Inside qualia, feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness centre. And for a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the island to be explored at a leisurely pace.

No sensory experience would be complete without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative. qualia’s two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and the Long Pavilion, provide the ideal stage upon which the Executive Chef delivers exceptional culinary talents.

With a direct flight taking only 2-3 hours from international gateway cities on Australia’s east coast, qualia truly is a world- class destination without the journey.

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Rooms – qualia

qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, including spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Leeward and Windward) that provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion.

Leeward Pavilion 90m²
The south west-facing Leeward Pavilions offer you a serene outlook of both Hamilton Island and the Coral Sea. They boast a private sundeck, which is the perfect place to capture the warmth of the sun during the day and amazing sunsets at dusk. Capacity: 2 persons

Windward Pavilion 120m²
The north-facing Windward Pavilions offer expansive, postcard views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king bed or split twins, ensuite and offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool. Capacity: 2 persons

Beach House 240m²
For something truly special, experience the Beach House at qualia for the ultimate secluded hideaway. With a main bedroom and ensuite, spacious entertaining area featuring a large flat-screen TV with surround sound, a 10-person dining room, a private full-sized swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse, the Beach House is an indulgence like no other. Capacity: 4 persons

qualia resort
qualia resort

Facilities – qualia

  • 60 pavilions
  • Private golf buggies
  • Two infinity-edge pools
  • Spa qualia
  • Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach restaurants
  • Gym
  • Yoga
  • Water sports centre
  • Library
  • Concierge
  • Airport to resort transfers
qualia resort

Activities – qualia

  • Guided and self-guided walks
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Sea kayaking
  • Local snorkelling
  • Free naturopathy information sessions

Activities at extra cost:

  • Great Barrier Reef diving or snorkelling trips
  • Beach drop offs with picnic hamper
  • Boat charter
  • Sunset cruise
  • Golf
  • ‘Talk and taste’ food events
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Getting There

Qantas and Virgin Australia both operate direct flights to Hamilton Island Airport, with once-daily scheduled services from Melbourne and Cairns, and two landing each day from Sydney and Brisbane. Upon arrival, your qualia host will be waiting with an air-conditioned Mercedes. The airport is a mere 3km from the resort. Guests arriving by private jet or on the Shute Harbour ferry will also be received and transferred by road to qualia.

Combine With

There are only a handful of properties in Australia of qualia’s calibre. Examples include the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort in New South Wales’ Blue Mountains, Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula and Southern Ocean Lodge on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Why not plan to visit them all?

  • The only Australian property to feature on the 2015 Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List
  • 60 exquisite pavilions overlooking sea and sand
  • Convenient Hamilton Island location
  • A multitude of water sports including sailing and kayaking
  • Memorable haute cuisine at Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach restaurants
  • The Great Barrier Reef, the only living thing on Earth visible from space
  • Sea turtles, giant clams, Maori wrasse and potato cod
  • More than 1,500 fish and 400 coral species
  • World-famous dive sites such as Cod Hole
  • Unbeatable snorkelling

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