The coolest place in the Whitsundays (which is literally the library at qualia, and of course the resort) qualia occupies its own peninsula on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, a fabulous destination for wonderful island escapes.

Sixty spacious pavilions (some with private plunge pools) are located within 30 acres of native bush and landscaped gardens. Two onsite restaurants cater for all tastes, or for something less formal, dine at one of Hamilton Island’s nine restaurants (which can be charged back to qualia rooms).

Spa qualia has the tag as “the best spa in Australia”, located in the heart of the resort it catches the cooling sea breezes, a perfect place to relax and unwind (I have been told to try the signature 3 hour Whitsunday Escape).




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.

Hamilton Island is fringed by coral in the World Heritage-listed magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the Whitsunday group of 74 islands, Hamilton Island is located a little south of neighbouring Whitsunday Island and the brilliant white sands of renowned Whitehaven Beach. Despite being surrounded by water, there’s no real beach, yet it’s only five minutes by buggy to Hamilton’s main sandy beach, marina and numerous bars and restaurants.

Rooms & Amenities

Each of qualia’s 60 exquisitely designed pavilions promise privacy and luxury, facing water and surrounded by lush tropical bushland or stunning views of the Whitsundays.

Leeward Pavilions

The south west-facing Leeward Pavilions have a serene outlook of the spectacular coral sea. They boast a private sundeck to capture the warmth of the sun during the day and amazing sunsets at dusk.

Windward Pavilions

The north-facing Windward Pavilions have expansive, postcard views of the Coral Sea. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king bed, ensuite and offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool.

Beach House

With a main bedroom and ensuite, spacious entertaining area and dining seating for 10, a private full-sized swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse, the Beach House is an indulgence like no other.

qualia caters for guests aged 16 and over

Meals & Drinks

qualia has the flexibility of two packages offering different dining inclusions to suit your needs:

qualia Classic – room and breakfast

qualia Gourmet – room, breakfast and dinner

All non-alcoholic beverages are included in both packages


Two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and Long Pavilion, offering         uniquely Australian dining experiences

In-room dining and intimate poolside dinners

Access to up to 10 other restaurants on Hamilton Island.


Spoilt with the quality selection of unique qualia experiences, spoil yourself at Spa qualia, enjoy an epicurean food experience hosted by qualia’s executive dining team, explore the Great Barrier Reef above or below the surface, a spot of golf at Hamilton Island Golf Club or take in a beautiful sunset aboard the MV Pebble Beach. So many options, let the concierge team tailor an experience for you.

When to travel

The tropical climate follows two distinct seasons. The dry season, from April to October, features mild to warm daytime temperatures and cooler nights, making it a popular time to visit. The green season is from November to March when its hotter with higher humidity.

Whale season runs from July through to October each year. The whales migrate north from July onwards and then start migrating south again from September onwards.

Getting There

By air or by sea, travelling to qualia on Hamilton Island is easy.

Hamilton Island Airport is the only Whitsundays island with its own commercial airport. Direct flights land here daily from Australia’s major international gateway airports: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.

Passenger ferries sail to Hamilton Island from Shute Harbour and Port of Airlie on the mainland.

VIP transfers meet all flights and ferry services

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