Qualia Resort

| Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia
 
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qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah), the word means a collection of deeper sensory experiences. qualia the resort is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island, and the Oatley family’s world-class, boutique luxury resort. Each resort precinct has a personality all of its own, offering our guests the very best in service and amenities. The resulting design combines a unique sense of space, openness and harmony. Set amongst native Eucalypts, each pavilion has been handcrafted from the finest imported and local timber and stone. To complement the natural surrounds, Dennis Nona’s artworks adorn the walls and Freedman Rembel has furnished the interiors with fabrics and patterns inspired by nature.

qualia offers you the indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions that have been perfectly nestled into the natural environment to complement the unique surroundings. All pavilions boast stunning postcard views either of the Whitsundays or the spectacular tropical bushland. Prior to qualia, Waddell was chef de partie at the 2 hatted Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne. Preceding his move to Australia, Waddell worked in his home town in Glasgow, Scotland with renowned chef, Paul Tamburrini. He held the position of sous chef at The Bistro, at One Devonshire Gardens hotel and the Georgian room in Cameron House, Loch Lomond. Both hotels were awarded the prestigious 3 AA Rosette rating. The peerless setting for dinner at the Long Pavilion is a horizon edged with encircling islands, backlit by the setting sun’s rays. Wines by the glass or bottle are served at qualia’s exclusive guest-only Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach wine bars, along with single-malt scotch, port and dessert wines.

qualia’s personal training services can help keep your fitness regime on track, or work with you to design a program to meet your specific goals. The gym’s state-of-the-art equipment includes four treadmills, three cross trainers and resistance machines. Working out in the privacy of qualia’s gym is accompanied by the stunning waterfront views of the surrounding Whitsundays Islands. Perched high above the Whitsundays the spa offers the ultimate in anti-stress, anti-aging, detoxifying and cleansing treatments including "Bularri Yarrul", a hot stone massage using 300 million year old stones.
Hotel Address:
  • Qualia Resort
  • 20 Whitsunday Boulevard
  • Hamilton Island, Queensland 4803
  • Australia
Location Summary
Nestled in perfect isolation, amongst the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia and its resort precincts are designed to engage all of your senses whilst making the most of the natural tranquility.

Directions to Hotel
Touch down at Hamilton Island airport, 16 kilometres from the Queensland coast, and your secluded pavilion at qualia is just minutes away by VIP transport.
Fine Dining on Site
At qualia, Executive Chef Alastair Waddell's cuisine is inspired by the resorts stunning vistas, creating menus that are light, fresh and healthy.
Fitness Center
Yoga at the Spa qualia Yoga Pavilion. The gym’s state-of-the-art equipment includes four treadmills, three cross trainers and resistance machines. Working out in the privacy of qualia’s gym is accompanied by the stunning waterfront views of the surrounding Whitsundays Islands.
Pool, Outdoor
qualia’s two irresistible infinity-edge swimming pools frame the Whitsundays beauty of the Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach restaurants.
Spa Facility
Spa qualia is a sanctuary where you can relax in blissful reverie.
Beach
The resort is located on the brilliant white sands of renowned Whitehaven Beach.
Biking, Mountain
Enjoy a guided tour with an experienced qualia team member who will explain the unique tropical flora, fauna and aesthetics of qualia.
Boating
Take the helm of a yacht charter, or sit back and relax aboard qualia’s 45ft luxury cruiser Atomic, exclusively reserved for qualia guests.
Golfing
Enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole championship Hamilton Island Golf Club. Includes return helicopter/cruise transfers. With stunning views of Passage Peak and the sparkling Coral Sea, the stylishly relaxed Golf Club restaurant is perfect for a laid back long lunch. Located on neighbouring Dent Island, qualia guests are transferred by helicopter via Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach for some breath taking views. Designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island is the only championship island golf course in Australia and the perfect destination for your next Australian golfing holiday.
Hiking
Explore the bushwalking trails that wind through the pristine bushland of Hamilton Island’s interior.
Jogging & Running
Hamilton Island offers some of the most spectacular walks in the region. Detailed walking trail maps are available from qualia concierge that indicate the level of difficulty of each walking trail. Please let qualia concierge know before you depart.
Sailing
To enter the water right on Pebble Beach, ask the team about use of qualia’s catamarans, sea kayaks, paddle skis, windsurfers and snorkelling equipment.


Guest Review Highlights

Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fitness Center
  • - Pool, Outdoor
  • - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
  • - Biking, Mountain
  • - Boating
  • - Golf Driving Range
  • - Golfing
  • - Hiking
  • - Jogging & Running
  • - Sailing
  • - Scuba Diving


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