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One&Only Hayman Island

| Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards


One&Only Hayman Island was severely impacted by category four Tropical Cyclone Debbie which crossed the Whitsundays on the night of Monday 27 March 2017, resulting in the closure of the resort until approximately mid-2019. The hotel will re-open under a new name at that time.
One&Only Hayman Island, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure.

Located in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island is the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea.

Accommodations are located in four distinct areas of the resort, each different in style and ambiance, and each designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views of the island and its natural surroundings. One&Only has reduced the room inventory from 210 to 160, arranged into Beach, Pool and Hayman wings, with almost half now configured as suites, villas or penthouses.

One&Only Spa is a blissful sanctuary – expertly designed to relax, re-balance and restore the mind, body and spirit. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional and up-to-the-minute treatments and treatment environments inspired by the local surroundings. Contemporary and state-of-the-art fitness options are also featured.

Restaurants and bars have rare character, with imaginative cuisines and fantastic vintages from the region and around the world. World-class chefs create the perfect ambiance with mouth-watering flavors, from modern Asian and authentic Italian to contemporary Australian cuisine, guests can experience a variety of flavors offered at the resort’s restaurants – and can enjoy both pool-side and beach-side dining.

Experience a range of private dining experiences. Shimmering pools set the stage for an intimate "Under the Stars Dining". Cabanas nestled within lush tropical gardens, or surrounded by white sands overlooking the Coral Sea, offer an idyllic ambiance for a secluded gourmet picnic on the beach. Food aficionados and aspiring chefs will delight in The Chef’s Table, the resort’s signature gourmet experience.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • One&Only Hayman Island
  • Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef 4801
  • Australia

Location Summary
Forming part of the Whitsundays, so named by Captain James Cook in 1770, One&Only Hayman Island offers a front-row seat to the Great Barrier Reef and a world of leisure and adventure.

The Whitsundays have long been internationally recognized as one of the world's most beautiful stretches of tropical coastline in the world. The 74 islands – 66 of which are uninhabited – dot the calm waters of the Coral Sea, sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by the Great Barrier Reef.

Despite offering total privacy and a pristine environment, One&Only Hayman Island is just a few hours from the lively and cosmopolitan dining, arts, culture and entertainment centers of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. One&Only Hayman Island is also easily accessible from major cities around the world.

Directions to Hotel
Great Barrier Reef Airport receives direct flights from all of Australia’s major cities, with onward connections to Asia, UK/Europe, North and South America and Africa. Transfer to One&Only Hayman Island is by luxury launch, or if preferred, by helicopter or seaplane. From time to time, a seaplane may replace a launch transfer at One&Only Hayman Island's discretion.

The most convenient way to travel to and from One&Only Hayman Island is via Great Barrier Reef Airport located on nearby Hamilton Island, although flights into Proserpine and Mackay offer alternatives. Several international flights connect directly to Great Barrier Reef Airport through Australia's international airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Our luxury launch service is available to meet you upon your arrival into Great Barrier Reef Airport.

Seaplanes and helicopters are also available for private charter.

One&Only Hayman Island offers a luxury launch transfer from Great Barrier Reef Airport to One&Only Hayman Island. Alternatively, a seaplane transfer may be allocated at One&Only Hayman Island discretion. Upon arrival at Great Barrier Reef Airport, a member of the One&Only Hayman Island team will welcome you and arrange your luggage transfer for your connecting launch.

Enjoy refreshments and island views as the launch cruises through the spectacular Whitsunday Passage. All check-in formalities are completed on board to make your arrival at One&Only Hayman Island as smooth and relaxing as possible. Resort activities, dining experiences, and reef adventures may also be booked while on board. Upon arrival at the resort, you will be escorted to your room, and your luggage delivered shortly after.

Highlights & Reviews

Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Note Bene
A private island resort on Coral Sea Beach. Tailored trips to the Great Barrier Reef are available.
Disabled Access
Fifty percent of the hotel is disabled access
Fine Dining On Site
Four restaurants and three bars, including very popular French & Italian restaurants
Executive Retreat
Conference center holds about 70 to 80 people
Child Programs
Hayman children understand that it is good to do things with your parents when all together, but it is also great to meet other little friends and do something really fun with them as well.
Pool Outdoor
The salt water Hayman Pool, one of the largest pools in the Southern Hemisphere.
Coral Sea Beach, with Whitehaven Beach nearby
Ecological Tourism
Tailored trips to the Great Barrier Reef
Fine shopping loctaed inside the hotel
Recommended Rooms
The Retreat Room has a secluded shower located in the garden. The beachfront rooms are steps from the ocean and the lagoon rooms on levels 3 and 4 have views of Hook Island.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Jogging Running
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Water Skiing
    - Winery Tours

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One&Only Hayman Island
Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia