Qualia is perfect for visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Hailed as one of the best resorts in the world, the refined service, outstanding location and luxury amenities make it easy to see why.

Stay at qualia

Sat within 30 acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens, Qualia spreads luxuriously across its own peninsula. You will have the heart of the Whitsunday Islands on your doorstep, while the coral and creatures of the Great Barrier Reef float fluidly below.Wake to uninterrupted views across turquoise ocean, before indulging in a breakfast feast from your pad. Tropical adventures commence with a helicopter day trip, reaching the shores of pristine Whitehaven Beach. Next comes treks through vibrant jungle, or private dive encounters with the sealife. Revive with the three-hour Whitsunday Escape spa therapy later, before sitting down to a romantic dinner by the waves.


Perched on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, Qualia overlooks Whitsunday Islands National Park. It’s only a five-minute buggy ride to the town’s main beach, marina, bars and restaurants. Organised Great Barrier Reef ventures are also in easy reach.


A total of 60 spacious pavilions comprise the property, some of which offer private plunge pools. Inside, earthy materials and natural tones dominate, alongside original art, high-end tech and freestanding tubs. There’s also a Beach House with its own infinity pool.

Who is it for

The casually classy vibe here is best suited to couples, with the hotel unable to cater to families with children under the age of 16.

Facilities & activities

There are two in-house restaurants, one of which is waterfront, however guests can dine at any of Hamilton’s eateries and conveniently room-charge. Beyond this, two infinity pools, a library, gym and spa feature. Off-site, one has tennis, golf and hiking, as well as water sports, scuba diving and day trips to gloriously pass the time.

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