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Qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

Qualia, Great Barrier Reef: Windward Pavilion

Qualia, Great Barrier Reef: Windward Pavilion

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Located on the northernmost tip of beautiful Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, this elegant and peaceful adults-only retreat offers guests a unique sense of harmony. Each guest pavilion boasts a private sun deck or plunge pool and all come with luxuries. The resort's two-bedroom Beach House, meanwhile, offers a full-size swimming pool, ten-person dining area, a barbecue and a separate guesthouse. Whichever accommodation you choose, you can relax in the shade of native trees and take in the spectacular views of neighbouring islands and wildlife, which can include Sea Eagles, turtles and, in the winter season, even migrating Humpback Whales.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:This adults-only resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Feature:A perfect location to spot a wide range of wildlife
  • Rooms:60 Pavilions & 1 two-bedroom Beach House
  • Location:Hamilton Island , Queensland , Australia
  • Nearest airport:Hamilton Airport
Qualia, Great Barrier Reef
Location and transfer

10 minutes from Hamilton Island Airport by car transfer. Connecting flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Brisbane are available. NB: Visas are required for Australia.

Holiday Enquiry

qualia offers a choice of sixty individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward), which provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity-edge plunge pool. Or, there is the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion.

All of the pavilions have air-conditioning, a mini-bar, flat-screen television, king-size bed, CD/DVD player (DVDs available on request), telephone, internet wi-fi access, iPod docking station, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, safe, ceiling fans, an iron and ironing board, and a twice-daily maid service. Windward Pavilions additionally boast a private, infinity-edge plunge pool and a furnished private sun deck.

Leeward Pavilion:+
  • Rooms: 33
  • Size: 90m²
  • Room View: Whitsunday Island and Coral Sea views
  • Facilities: The southwest-facing, freestanding Leeward Pavilions give you a serene outlook of Hamilton Island and the Coral Sea. Each one boasts a private sundeck, which is the perfect place to capture the warmth of the sun during the day and amazing sunsets at dusk.
Windward Pavilion:+
  • Rooms: 26
  • Size: 120m²
  • Room View: Coral Sea and Whitsunday Island views
  • Facilities: The north-facing Windward Pavilions give expansive, picture-postcard views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king-size bed or twin beds and an en suite. Additionally, they offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool.
Beach House:+
  • Room View: Whitsunday Island and Coral Sea views
  • Facilities: For something truly special, reserve the Beach House at qualia, for the ultimate secluded hideaway. With a main bedroom and en suite, spacious entertaining area featuring a large flat-screen television with surround sound, a ten-person dining room, private full-size swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse, the Beach House is an indulgence like no other.

There are two restaurants and bars, plus a private dining room.

Long Pavilion:+
  • Cuisine: Fine dining modern Australian cuisine
  • Setting: With its expansive views of the Coral Sea and serene atmosphere, Long Pavilion is ideally suited for fabulous sophisticated dinners.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Pebble Beach:+
  • Cuisine: Casual Australian and seafood cuisine
  • Setting: An exclusive venue for lunchtime dining, the informal Pebble Beach restaurant is located by the water’s edge. Chilled cocktails are served by the infinity-edge pool.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No

Allow qualia's Concierge to book you a seaplane or helicopter transfer to snorkel or scuba-dive amongst the staggering Great Barrier Reef - guided snorkelling safaris and diving courses are available. Alternatively, enjoy an exclusive beach drop-off at neighbouring islands or a secluded beach, supplied with a sumptuous gourmet picnic to sustain you throughout the day. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling above the coral reefs, or simply bask on the swathes of powder-soft white sand, enjoying the latest blockbuster before being picked up at a pre-arranged time to return to qualia in time to get ready for dinner.


Enjoy the spectacular eighteen-hole championship golf course and surrounding scenery at Hamilton Island Golf Club, on neighbouring Dent Island. Priority tee-off times are available for qualia guests and the use of an electric two-seater buggy (with Rangefinder technology) is included in the tariff. Arrive in style by helicopter (charges apply), enjoy a round of golf at Australia's only island championship course, followed by a delicious laid-back lunch at the Club House, and return by boat on a cruise launched from Hamilton Marina.

Health & Fitness

Spa qualia, a blissful sanctuary located high above the Whitsundays, offers a range of local and international facials, signature ceremonies and treatments, including Hot Stone Massages using three-hundred-million-year-old stones, treatments for couples and a series of treatments tailored specifically for men.

In Addition

Enjoy a cruise on board qualia's luxury cruiser, The Atomic Pebble Beach. The resort's specialised Activities Team will arrange private half or full-day charters to explore the Whitsundays or to enjoy a sunset cruise off Hamiton Island. Sailing lessons can be arranged and guests also enjoy complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, sea kayaks, windsurfers, paddle skis and catamarans, which are located at Pebble Beach.  

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