The Experience

.Qualia on Hamilton Island’s Great Barrier Reef

Just a stone’s throw off the Queensland coast, qualia sits in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.  qualia can be reached in only a few hours by plane from international gateway cities on Australia’s east coast, truly making it a world-class destination without the journey.

Situated in the Whitsundays, qualia puts the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep. Its sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, surrounding you with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world.

Harmonious Architecture & Stylish Interiors

qualia’s harmonious design is the work of Australian architect Chris Beckingham. His philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in.

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.

Water Front Accommodation – From one-bedroom freestanding pavilions to the privacy of a secluded retreat, qualia offers three types of accommodation to suit your individual taste.

The 60 spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Leeward and Windward) provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion, private full-size pool and breathtaking views.

What’s more, accommodation includes all on-island transfers including VIP Hamilton Island Airport/Marina transfers, plus access to your own two-seater electric golf buggy allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace, use of non-motorized watercraft and beach drop-offs to selected local beaches on surrounding islands (bottled water provided).

Dining on Hamilton Island

No sensory experience would be complete without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative.

qualia’s two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage upon which the Executive Chef delivers his exceptional culinary talents to inspire your palette. You can enjoy the ultimate in fine dining at the Long Pavilion, or a more relaxed and casual experience at Pebble Beach.

Both offer their own unique tasting experience with the freshest and finest cuisine. Alternatively, you can retreat to your pavilion and order in-room platters, or discover other restaurants on the Island in your personal golf buggy.

qualia offers the flexibility of dining inclusions, with your choice of ‘Classic’ or ‘Gourmet’:

qualia Classic – Breakfast included.

qualia Gourmet – Breakfast and dinner included.

Activities on Whitsundays Islands at qualia

Inside qualia, you can feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants, and a fitness centre. And for that truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments.

For those with a more adventurous spirit, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to make some unexpected discoveries. Head off on a diving or snorkeling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous diversity of underwater life on a reef tour. There are also all manner of water sports to pursue.

Or, why not charter the services of a yacht and cruise the Whitsundays, unwind on the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach, or take a bird’s eye view on a private, scenic helicopter flight? There are many ways to complement a stay at qualia to make it unforgettable.

Terms & Conditions


Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: 15 – 22 August 2015 inclusive

***If a Leeward Pavilion is confirmed at time of booking and noted as a Virtuoso booking, guests will be automatically placed on a priority list to ensure a premium positioned Leeward Pavilion upgrade is confirmed on check-in.

***If a Windward Pavilion is confirmed at time of booking and noted as Virtuoso, guests are automatically placed on a priority list to ensure a premium positioned Windward Pavilion upgrade is confirmed on check-in.

Discover a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury at qualia, Member of Relais & Châteaux. Exquisite one-bedroom pavilions sit in perfect harmony with the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, a private dining room and two bars and restaurants. For truly memorable experiences, step inside the award-winning Spa qualia or play a round at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, a perfect challenge for all skill levels. Use of an electric golf cart, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and catamarans is included, as are VIP transfers to the airport or marina.
In the Know
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, have the concierge arrange a scenic flight over the iconic Heart Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.Distance from Hamilton Island Airport (HTI): 1 mi/2 km Guests Receive:

  • For 2014 & 2015
    • to a premium positioned Pavilion, within the same Pavilion category type. Please see Terms and Conditions for all restrictions.
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • to a premium positioned Pavilion, within the same Pavilion category type. Please see Terms and Conditions for all restrictions.
  • Colors of Sunset Cruise – includes a tour of the Whitsundays
    • for 1 & 1/2 hours on a luxury cruiser including canapés and selected alcoholic beverages for two adults, once during stay.
  • Please note:The Sunset Cruise only operates on Tue,Fri &Sun
    • A suitable alternate amenity will be arranged for Virtuoso guests staying outside these days.
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out
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