qualia

Hamilton Island, Queensland

qualia occupies its own peninsula on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, a fabulous destination for wonderful island escapes. With just 60 spacious pavilions located within 30 acres of native bush and landscaped gardens you’ll be able to disappear into the serene surrounds.

Two onsite restaurants; Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach, offer menus that ‘show the synergy between the natural beauty of the landscape and an inherent respect for produce and producer’. Alternatively you are welcome to 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. The signature 3 hour Whitsunday Escape comes highly recommended.

When you stay at qualia for 4 nights or more you have the opportunity to add on one of the specially crafted packages, detailed below, to make your Hamilton Island experience complete.

All 4 night packages feature the following inclusions:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability to a premium positioned Pavilion, within the same Pavilion category type
Colours of Sunset Cruise or a Talk & Taste Experience, once during stay
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
A la carte breakfast daily at the Long Pavilion restaurant
Non-alcoholic beverages at qualia (bottled beverages, water, tea & coffee)
Gourmet dinner at the Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach restaurant on one evening
VIP return Hamilton Island Airport/Marina to qualia transfers
Use of a golf buggy around Hamilton Island for duration of stay
VIP chauffeur service around Hamilton Island
Use of non-motorised watercraft
Complimentary WiFi

Add-on options

Island Interlude

Toast your getaway together with Champagne, share an intimate luxury cruise to witness a spectacular Whitsunday sunset and indulge in the ultimate gourmet picnic experience for two on a secluded beach.

Add-on inclusions:
Sunset Cruise on board qualia’s luxurious cruiser, Pebble Beach
Gourmet picnic including a bottle of French champagne

Whitehaven Beach

No trip to the Whitsundays would be complete without a visit to Whitehaven Beach to witness the whitest sand in the world, and what better way to experience it than by private helicopter and bubbles on the beach.

Add-on inclusions:
A Whitehaven Beach Getaway by Helicopter tour including sparkling wine, juice and water for two adults, operated by Hamilton Island Air

Heart Reef Luxury

Fly by helicopter to the Heart Island, a stunning display of coral formed naturally into the shape of a heart, and take in the breathtaking views along the way. Enjoy a glass bottom boat tour and snorkel around the surrounding lagoons. 

Add-on inclusions:
A full day Journey to the Heart tour by Helicopter for two adults, operated by Hamilton Island Air

Spa qualia

For a truly sensory experience, Spa qualia is a must. Ideally situated at the centre of the resort to catch the soft sea breeze and take in the tranquil views of the Whitsundays, the spa is the perfect place in which to indulge and unwind

Add-on inclusions:
90-minute Driftaway Ritual massage per person that features a full body aromatic massage, petite Sodashi facial and hair and scalp treatment.

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Destination

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.

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

Dining

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.

Experiences

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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