Hamilton Island is the only island with a variety of hotels and apartments to suit all tastes and budgets as well as an endless array of activities. qualia is Australia's newest premium resort on the Great Barrier Reef. Pronounced "kwahleea", it is a gated resort community, embedded in 30 acres of tropical garden landscape on the northern most tip of Hamilton Island.
qualia offers an indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) 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.
The 90 sqm. 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.
The north facing 120 sq m. 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 infinity edged plunge pool.
For something truly special, experience the Beach House at qualia for the ultimate secluded hideaway. With a main bedroom and ensuite, a spacious, light & airy living area, an 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.
Dining and Leisure Facilities
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.
Charter a yacht or relax aboard Atomic, qualia's exclusive 45ft luxury cruiser. Snorkel, dive or kayak to neighbouring islands and fringing reefs.
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 Doug Innes-Will delivers exceptional culinary talents. Outside the resort, Hamilton Island has almost as many dining options as you'd expect to find on the mainland, from gourmet pizza's by the marina to a long lunch at Sails Restaurant. For something more casual choose between a range of takeaway outlets and bars.
Yet another dimension has been added to the island experience with the Hamilton Island Golf Club on adjacent Dent Island and the Hamilton Island Yacht Club.
Designed by five-times British Open winner Peter Thomson, the 18-hole championship golf course is on par with Australia's top golfing destinations for its design, location and facilities and features unparalleled views of the Whitsundays and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.