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Qualia Resort

Hamilton Island, Australia

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  • Breakfast Daily
  • Talk and Taste Experience
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  • VIP Status
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Qualia Resort

Summary of 85 verified reviews


Excellent wellness hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location. Awesome vibe.

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.

Please Note: This hotel welcomes children 16 years of age and over.

Exclusive Perks at Qualia Resort

Gift, Talk & Taste Experience, Breakfast and More in Queensland

SAVE $225+

Qualia Resort is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. This resort immerses guests in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized and intuitive service. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • Talk and Taste Experience
  • Gift
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." A complimentary Talk and Taste Experience is included, once per person, per stay. Also included is a welcome amenity. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

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.
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.
Take the helm of a yacht charter, or sit back and relax aboard qualia’s 45ft luxury cruiser Atomic, exclusively reserved for qualia guests.
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.
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.
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

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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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