HAMILTON ISLAND, AUSTRALIA
“It is very easy to never leave the qualia resort and believe you had the holiday of a lifetime. My partner and I have traveled the world over, and have rarely experienced the overall perfection we found here. It will always have a special spot in our hearts. For an idea of how perfect our stay was: We happened to be staying at the resort during the season when female humpback whales nurse their babies around the waters of the island, and we had multiple moments when we spotted whales from our room!
The room by the way, had everything we could ever need, including a private plunge pool. I’m not kidding when I say we never wanted to leave the resort. The only times we did were by boat to reef visit, or to play golf. When you go, you must play this course, which is on its own island and has the most stunning views you’ll ever see. The next day, my partner wanted to play again, but I was ready to hit the spa. I started with a sand foot scrub, followed by a chocolate infused bath and a full body massage. I finished my day of pampering with an exotic oil hair masque treatment, and an outdoor shower. Pure bliss! Everyone should be so lucky to have this experience at least once in their life, and hopefully we are lucky enough to return!”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Sharon Hines, Atlanta
(Date Experienced: September 2014)
Experiencing pure luxury, relaxation and adventure in the most picturesque setting you could possibly imagine. If you’re looking for somewhere with a party scene, this isn’t it. Come prepared to relax and take on the completely laissez-faire Australian attitude.
Someone you love! You won’t find a more romantic destination.
We had heard the North and West Henning Islands were phenomenal for snorkeling, so the concierge team arranged for us a personal drop off to the island, complete with a gourmet picnic lunch. We swam, snorkeled, and basked in the sunshine until we were ready to come back. It was a magical day neither of us will ever forget.
Best time to go
Go during Australian summer season to fully be able to enjoy every outdoor scenery and activities.
The resort books up fast, so book well in advance!
Rooms start at $700 per night.