qualia - Voted No1 resort in the world! 2012

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At qualia, you can put your feet up and let the world pass you by

From the second that you’re whisked away from Hamilton Island’s airport, until the moment that you leave again, you will understand why the welcome and service at the world class luxury resort of qualia, is the Whitsunday’s answer to total relaxation.

qualia is the dream of winemaker and sailing enthusiast Bob Oatley, an Australian who is passionate about the natural beauty of his homeland. Located at the northern most tip of the island he has created his luxury resort of qualia, a Latin word meaning a collection of deeper sensory experiences, where tranquillity and peace cleanse the soul and clear the mind.

This six star resort is absolute perfection, with just the right balance of professional service and a touch of personality. The resorts 60 individually designed pavilions are understated and elegant, they all feature their own private sun deck and views out over the ocean.

The sunny south west facing Leeward Pavilions offer views over the Dent Passage, perfect for sun lovers and those who enjoy the legendary Whitsunday sunsets. Each of the resorts 33 pavilions features:

  • King bed
  • Lounge area
  • Ensuite stone bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Gourmet mini bar
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • Broadband internet access
  • iPod connectivity, CD and DVD player Flat-screen TV with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Central heating, air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Use of two-seater buggy
  • On-island transfers

The Windward Pavilions are the resorts large one-bedroom suites overlooking the Coral Sea and Hamilton Island. They feature a separate living room, ocean-facing bedroom, ensuite bathroom, and infinity pool on the deck. Each of the resorts 26 pavilions features: 

  • Private infinity edge plunge pool
  • Private furnished sundeck
  • Luxurious king bed or twin beds
  • Separate lounge area leading onto sundeck
  • Ensuite stone bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Gourmet mini bar
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • Broadband internet access
  • iPod connectivity, CD and DVD player Flat-screen TV with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Use of two-seater buggy
  • On-island transfers
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Finally, Qualia’s Beach House, tucked away in a secluded location, this is the ultimate in privacy and luxury, and it is one of a kind. The Beach House features:

  • A private 12 metre infinity-edge swimming pool
  • A private furnished sundeck and terrace
  • A dining room seating 10
  • A separate lounge room
  • A separate king bedroom
  • Ensuite stone bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Guesthouse with private deck and king or twin bed and private ensuite bathroom kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities
  • Gourmet mini bar
  • STD/ISD telephone
  • Broadband internet access
  • iPod connectivity, CD and DVD player flat-screen TV with complimentary movies on demand
  • Hairdryer, iron and ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Use of two-seater buggy
  • On-island transfers

 The resort’s discrete luxury continues in its places to dine - the Long Pavilion, and Pebble Beach.

Long Pavilion is where executive Chef Alastair Waddell creates light, fresh and healthy dishes behind a backdrop of the setting sun and the surrounding islands. Candles flicker, crystal shines, and the atmosphere is perfect. For informal lunchtime dining and sundowner cocktails, Pebble Beach features a fusion of modern Australian and South Pacific cuisine made from only the freshest local ingredients.

But the resorts fine dining and accommodation are only part of the story at this unique Australian retreat. Workout in the gym, cool off in one of two pools, read a book in the library, explore the Whitsunday’s, or take advantage of a selection of unique Qualia Signature Experiences. There are culinary classes and tastings, private beach drop offs where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water followed by a lunchtime picnic on the beach, you can relax with an authentic Australian treatment in the spa, or take advantage of privileged access to Hamilton Island Golf Club with its dramatic views from every hole. There are opportunities for boat or air trips to Whitehaven Beach, one of the best beaches in the World, there are spectacular heli-diving opportunities on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef; and of course unparalleled sailing opportunities through the Whitsunday passage.

Qualia's unique style, incredible location and its personal service, makes it the perfect place to relax the mind and pamper the body.

 

 

 

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