Set against the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia at Hamilton Island is a true taste of paradise. Whether spending the day at the neighboring Whitsunday Islands or relaxing by one of the infinity pools on the property, Qualia caters to luxury-seekers and adventurers alike. The activities are endless—from sailing to scuba diving on the world’s largest reef, to daytime picnics on secluded beaches, golf, wine courses, and rejuvenating spa treatments—the choice is yours. Enjoy some downtime in one of the resort’s three elegant precincts, or enjoy some in-pavilion dining right from the comfort of your room.
With open, harmonious spaces designed by architect Chris Beckingham, Qualia’s light-filled pavilions reflect Australia’s natural elements. Choose from various one-bedroom pavilions or the extravagant two-bedroom Beach House with private pool, all with breathtaking views of the sea and islands. In-pavilion dining is available at all hours of the day, as well as laundry, valet, and concierge services.
The lovely, wood-paneled Leeward Pavilion (295ft2) is perfectly positioned for enjoying Australian sunsets each evening. The one-bedroom features a king bed, a comfortable lounge area with a flat-screen TV (and complimentary movies on demand), and an ensuite stone bathroom with bath and separate shower. The brightly-lit pavilion opens onto a private sundeck with lounge chairs and breathtaking views of Hamilton Island. Pavilion rates also include in-room mini bar, exclusive use of a golf cart to explore the property, breakfast and dinner options, use of the gym and tennis courts, and VIP airport return/marina transfers. Sleeps 2 Guests with 1 King.
The one-of-a-kind Beach House(790ft2) is the most luxurious and spacious accommodation at Qualia. A full-sized lap pool borders the main living area, overlooking the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands. Inside is a full lounge area with flat-screen TV and minibar and a 10-person dining table with kitchenette for in-room dining. The separate king bedroom has access to a deck, and leads into a walk-in closet and full master bathroom. An adjoining guest pavilion features room for two guests and has its own private deck. Pavilion rates also include exclusive use of a golf cart to explore the property, 24-hour concierge service, breakfast and dinner options, use of the gym and tennis courts, and VIP airport return/marina transfers. Sleeps 4 Guests with 2 Kings or 1 King and 2 Singles.
The larger of the one-bedroom options, the Windward Pavilion(393ft2) boasts stunning views of the Coral Sea from every angle. A king bedroom with floor-length windows leads into a bright, white-tiled bathroom with stand-alone tub and separate shower. The living room with comfortable seating, minibar, and and flat-screen TV opens onto the expansive sundeck where a private infinity plunge pool awaits. Pavilion rates also include exclusive use of a golf cart to explore the property, breakfast and dinner options, use of the gym and tennis courts, and VIP airport return/marina transfers. Sleeps 2 Guests with 1 King or 2 Singles.
There are several delectable options for dining at Qualia, from the elegant Long Pavilion to the relaxed Pebble Beach. Under the direction of Executive Chef Doug Innes-Will, carefully designed seasonal menus reflect local availability and produce from the Whitsunday islands. Daily lunch service is available at Pebble Beach, as well as poolside dining until 4pm. For a premium wine, visit Qualia’s cellar; if you’re in the mood for a night out, visit Hamilton Island’s varied nightlife.
The central hub of the Qualia resort, Long Pavilion is the most premiere location for dining on Hamilton Island. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on the terrace, overlooking the islands at sunset, or relish in the early morning serenity at breakfast. There is a full day bar menu available, but dinner is the highlight at Long Pavilion. Chef Innes-Will has curated menus that showcase the best of the Whitsunday Islands, with fresh seafood and local produce available year-round. Choose from the a la carte menu, or let the Chef decide with a Tasting Menu—four, six, or eight courses. The in-house sommelier will help you select a premium Australian wine from the cellar to complement your fabulous meal.
For a more casual, yet equally delicious experience, visit the Pebble Beach pavilion for lunch and dinner. Relax on the breezy, shaded pavilion with views of the turquoise water, o r recline poolside and have your lunch brought to you. The menu features laidback recipes with gourmet flare, such as wagyu beef sliders, prawn and mango salad, and various shareable platters both small and large.
Indulge in a glass or bottle of wine at Qualia’s guest-only wine bars, both at Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach (where poolside bar service is available all day). Go beyond Qualia and visit the Hamilton Yacht Club, or enjoy a sunset cocktail at Marina Tavern. Later on, listen to some live music at Reef Lounge and Sails. Consult with the concierge for 24-hour chauffeur service for getting around Hamilton Island.
Hamilton Island is a launching pad for innumerable experiences to be had on the Whitsunday Islands. As if snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef is not enticing enough, Qualia offers Signature Experiences such as private beach drop-offs with a picnic hamper, day charters and sunset cruises around the islands, and helicopter tours for a birds-eye view of the land. Enjoy a round of golf on Australia’s only golf course on its own island, or test your palate in a food experience course—Sake & Sashimi, Champagne & Oysters, and Wine & Cheese. For a more low-key day, pamper yourself at Spa Qualia, take a yoga class at the fitness center, or curl up with a book in the Tranquil Library.
Spa Qualia blends indigenous and contemporary methods to promote utter relaxation and rejuvenation. With high-quality, natural Australian products such as Sodashi and Li’tya, guests are sure to receive the utmost care for their mind, body, and soul. A Naturopathy consultation considers all three of these aspects to design a wellness plan tailored to your needs, including reiki, cupping therapy, and reflexology treatments. Schedule a session with a personal yoga instructor, or receive a digestive massage to help jumpstart your metabolism. Then, indulge in one of Spa Qualia’s signature treatments, including a Coral Blush facial or a Tribal dance foot therapy session. Many packages are available, including several Signature Ceremonies and Indigenous Offerings that touch on the indigenous origins of the land.
*Available for an additional fee.