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With a long and distinguished list of awards from travel publications and tourism groups around the world, the luxurious resort of Hayman Island is the secret choice of celebrities and travellers in the know. This private resort has it all, from astounding natural beauty, peace and tranquillity, to action-packed activities and the best culinary experiences on the Great Barrier Reef.
Hayman Island is an experience, which makes its unique attention to detail and warm, professional hospitality so sought after. Hayman moments are perfect moments, moments of unsurpassed luxury, total relaxation, indulgent dining, and leisurely island activities. Each experience is totally unique, just like its guests. Memories of these special moments are what guests take with them when they leave. Memories of ocean massages, indulgent picnics on Whitehaven beach, game fishing, Heli-golf, sunset sailing on the Great Barrier Reef, or mouth watering food and wine at the chef's table; these are Hayman's perfect moments.
Hayman is private and exclusive, but it's also easily accessible from the rest of Australia and cities around the world. Flights operate into the Great Barrier Reef Airport on nearby Hamilton Island, or alternatively to the airports at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast Airport) and Mackay. Onward transfers to the island are carried out by luxurious launch, helicopter or seaplane.
The island's luxury launch transfer from the Great Barrier Reef Airport offers guests a relaxing cruise, with time to admire the island views as they sail through the panoramic Whitsunday Passage. Helicopter transfers to Hayman are by the island's permanently based helicopter, and the 15 minute seaplane transfers operated by Air Whitsunday, offer en route aerial views of Whitsunday Island, Hook Island, Langford Reef and the final destination, Hayman Island.
Where to Stay:
Elegant and exclusive, Hayman Island's accommodation offers resort living at its best with beautifully appointed rooms nestled in the lush rainforests, and penthouses with sun kissed views of Langford Reef and Bali Hai. All the resort's accommodation choices are designed to take advantage of their surroundings.
The Hayman Pool Suites and Pool Rooms come in a fun, classical style, and perch over one of Australia's largest pools just minutes from the sea. These rooms are designed to be the perfect choice for active guests and families who enjoy being outdoors and on the go from the moment they wake, offering convenient access to the famous Hayman Pool, Pool Bar, and all the facilities.
The Hayman Beach Villas, Private Beach Houses and its Retreat Rooms offer a completely unique hideaway, and are the ultimate beachside Great Barrier Reef experience. These accommodations sit a short distance from the main resort, allowing guests an even greater sense of seclusion and peace with breathtaking beaches, forests and the Whitsunday islands all around.
The Hayman Lagoon accommodation, overlooking the tranquil Lily Lagoon and tropical gardens, are calm and comfortable with stylish elegance. Located in tranquil surroundings on the eastern side of the resort, all Lagoon Rooms, suites and penthouses are just moments from the Coral Sea, bars and restaurants, and present spacious living which complements the surrounding lush landscape.
Hayman's popularity also stems from its wide choice of dining options; paradise doesn't start and end with the resorts accommodation and beaches. With seven dedicated restaurants bars and lounges, as well as private dining experiences and special gourmet dining, the possibilities at the resort are endless. The resort's chefs produce everything from exquisite a la carte dishes and $150 burgers featuring wagyu, truffles and foie gras to healthy eating options, but it is the Chef's Table in the rainforest and the special Chef Events with 12 courses and a behind the scenes guided tour, which take exclusive dining just that one stage further.
At a glance, the islands restaurant and bars include:
• Hayman Gourmet - a Great Barrier Reef gourmet dining experience, available anywhere, anytime you choose.
• Azure - a lavish buffet breakfast and contemporary Australian evening dining specialising in seafood.
• Fontaine - the resort's signature resort restaurant serving contemporary Australian cuisine and premium wines.
• La Trattoria - al fresco Italian and Mediterranean dining in a rustic indoor and outdoor setting.
• Oriental - innovative dishes with a flare of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisines.
• Beach Pavilion - offering relaxed outdoor daytime dining and delicious evening cocktails.
• Hayman Pool Bar - with breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Passage, this is the place to relax poolside or dine al fresco.
• Club Lounge - the place to let the bartenders create amazing handcrafted cocktails and mocktails.
Whether island guests are looking for adventure, relaxation, health or indulgence, Hayman offers them a diverse range of activities and pursuits to discover. Over or under the ocean, Hayman provides the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience from scuba diving to seaplane flights and from picnics on Whitehaven Beach to boat charter. Guests can spend valuable time with the family, or allow the children to be entertained at their own dedicated kids club, whilst they enjoy some free time with a Couple's Aromatic Cocoon or a Reef Adventure. The Reef Adventure is the resort's 40-minute seaplane trip which takes guests out onto a suspended pontoon at Hardy's Reef, here they can slip on snorkel and flippers and swim amongst the Giant clams, Reef sharks, Giant squid, Coral cod and Sea turtles.
The resort also offers the finest fitness and sports activities, with the latest in workout equipment, five tennis courts, basketball courts, squash courts and much more. However, the biggest and the best gym on the island is its 726 acres of beaches, hiking and cardio trails, and the crystal clear reef waters which surround the island; its very own natural gym.
Other popular activities include:
• Dent Island Heli Golf - the 18-hole Dent Island Golf Course offers a relaxing setting and is Australia's only championship island golf course.
• Hiking and bush walks through the dense forest and mangroves to rocky inlets and secluded sand beaches.
• Three all weather Tennis courts set amidst lush tropical gardens.
• Water Skiing, Wakeboarding and Sea Kayaking
• Hayman Spa - the Hayman Spa experience is much more than a pampering service. It's a wellness oasis with luxurious features, customised treatments, and extensive holistic therapies which restore and rejuvenate.
Whether you're a star, or you just like to be treated like one, Hayman Island will never fail to live up to your expectations.
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