In Greek Qualia translates as collections of deeply sensory experiences which this stylish resort delivers in spades. Positioned on Hamilton Island but well away from the madding crowd, Qualia is the vision of legendary Australian Bob Oatley. Passionate about Australia, his dream was to highlight the superb natural beauty and style of the country: the result transcends belief.
On arrival your private golf buggy will transport you from the ordinary to the extraordinary in the space of 10 minutes. As arrival entrances go Qualia is up there with the best and the views from the Long Pavilion are nothing short of spectacular, but then they should be since the resort is slap bang in the middle of the world’s largest marine park! Check-in is more of an informal poolside chat, the service warm and respectful and the staff exceptionally slick.
Qualia is a collection of freestanding pavilions perched in the rainforest on a hillside, displaying über-cool neutral tones with polished stone and timbers flowing throughout. Leeward Pavilions purposefully face southwest and the expansive private decks are perfectly positioned for the flaming, tropical sunsets. Windward Pavilions face north and come complete with private infinity plunge pools, framed by a back drop of Whitsunday Islands and the Coral Sea. For a romantic retreat pick the Beach House, a super-private pavilion with a 12 metre infinity edge pool and Coral Sea vistas. This is a uniquely Australian hideaway at its very best.
When it comes to dining Qualia offers the best of both – the classic option includes an indulgent breakfast, then leaves you free for the enviable choices of in-house dining or heading down to the harbour for a fun, buzzy dining scene. Choosing to go gourmetincludes exclusive dining at the Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach.
The Whitsunday Islands are quite simply stunning and whilst there are some secrets that you must uncover for yourself, we’re happy to share some of our Qualia favourites with you. Top of our list is the private beach drop off where, armed with a gourmet picnic, you’ll be dropped off for a few hours of sheer heaven. We also love the luxury sunset champagne cruises and infinite options for exploring the Great Barrier Reef.
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