Qualia is an Australian luxury resort located in the heart of the Whitsundays on Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island is the premier resort isle in the Whitsunday Group with seventy four islands and is the perfect place for simply relaxing by the pool to being pampered at the spa. I love that you can fly direct to Hamilton Island from Melbourne in three short hours. Come and take a look at my visit to Qualia, Hamilton Island.
Qualia, pronounced kwah-lee-ah and in Latin means “a collection of deeper sensory experiences”. Qualia is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island and is surrounded by all the beautiful things of the Great Barrier Reef. We stayed in one of Qualia’s sixty private pavilions that look out onto the Coral Sea and the surrounding Whitsunday Islands.
Once we landed on Hamilton Island, we were transported directly to Qualia where we were greeted with champagne and checked into our secluded pavilion. The view when you walk into the main pavilion is stunning. The Concierge team organised all our dining and activities for the week.
Each morning before breakfast we were presented with this amazing plate of fresh fruit and yoghurt to start the day with a perfect view out over the water before setting off for the day in our golf buggy to explore the island.
Whitehaven Beach is the most photographed beach in Australia. We took a helicopter direct from Qualia to Whitehaven Beach for champagne and a picnic, the weather was perfect and we were able to enjoy this beautiful place for a few hours. I really can’t wait to get back.
Qualia, Pebble Beach is a waterfront location and is the most exclusive of the Hamilton Island restaurants for dining. Here you can also enjoy cocktails by the infinity edge swimming pool. We sat down at Pebble Beach to experience their signature tasting menu for dinner, which features six courses. Yes, that’s right. This was exquisitely paired with matching Australian and International wines.
The tasting menu is produce and flavour focused and so beautifully presented. The service at Qualia was excellent.
When we visit Hamilton Island we always head to Dent Island for lunch. Dent Island is home to one of the most luxurious golf courses in Australia. You can play a game of golf or just enjoy a two course a la carte lunch at the Clubhouse and a tour of the Hamilton Island Golf Course.
Our pavilion was full of many holiday luxuries for us to enjoy including Aesop bath and body products. I really loved the turn down service in the evening, where our slippers were laid out by the bed with chocolates, herbal tea and champagne. It really is the most beautiful place to wake up in to start your day.
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