qualia is nestled on the pristine northernmost corner of Hamilton Island, Australia. The resort offers unparalleled vistas of the Great Barrier Reef and the picturesque Whitsunday Islands. The property has been designed to provide an exclusive and intimate experience, with 60 private pavilions offering spectacular views of the Coral Sea. You can indulge in world-class dining experiences and enjoy holistic spa treatments in a breathtaking natural setting. Whether you participate in exciting excursions during your stay, such as snorkeling, scenic flights, or boating trips, or decide to dive deep into premium relaxation, qualia is an unforgettable experience for discerning travelers. 


What can I expect from the setting around qualia?

Whether you arrive at Hamilton Island by plane, ferry, or helicopter, your pampered experience begins the moment you set foot on the island. A private transfer will whisk you to qualia in a few minutes. During your stay, you will be surrounded by stunning natural beauty with crystal-clear water and colorful coral reefs. The resort’s luxurious private pavilions are strategically positioned to provide breathtaking panoramic views. Hamiltion Island is an oasis of undeveloped bushland waiting to be explored, while the surrounding islands and swirling beaches of the Whitsundays are just a stone throw away. 

Key Facts

  •  the resort is located on the northernmost point of Hamilton Island in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders
  • arrive by plane at Hamilton Island airport or by ferry from Queensland’s mainland marinas to Hamilton marina
  • it is only five minutes by buggy to Hamilton Island’s main sandy beach

What is special?

  • you will be met at the airport or marina for your quick VIP transfer to the resort
  • qualia is situated on 30 acres of lush, immaculately landscaped grounds full of exotic birds and wildlife
  • the hotel is designed so you can enjoy tranquility, privacy, and spectacular views of the sea from all angles

What do the guests say?

  • the resort is all about the stunning location
  • we loved seeing beautiful birds around the hotel
  • Amazing place with tranquil and beautiful surroundings


What types of rooms are available at qualia?

Qualia’s 60 private pavilions are split into two categories. The Leeward Pavilions are nestled amidst tropical bushland and offer stunning views of the Coral Sea. Relax on your private sundeck and soak up the surroundings in complete privacy. The Windward Pavilions offer the added luxury of a private plunge pool, perfect for a refreshing dip from the comfort of your own space. Every pavilion is designed with meticulous attention to detail, combining understated elegance with modern amenities to provide the ultimate comfort and relaxation. Additionally, the exclusive one-bedroom Beach House has its own 12-meter infinity pool and private guest house.

Key Facts

  • guests have access to an electric golf buggy for private use around the resort or Hamilton Island
  • the Leeward Pavilions have private terraces with south-west facing sea views
  • the Windward Pavilions have a beautiful private plunge pool and terrace with expansive Whitsunday views

What is special?

  • everything at qualia is designed to blend with the environment, including earth-tone decor, original art, natural wood furniture, and cool hardwood floors 
  • the bathrooms of each pavilion have walk-in showers and stand-alone tubs and luxurious bath products
  • the private Beach House features a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, living area, 10-person dining room, 12-meter infinity pool, and a separate guesthouse 

What do the guests say?

  • all the rooms are amazing, and the service is great
  • pavilions provided privacy and were beautifully decorated and very spacious.
  • the room decor was very luxurious

Pools & Spa

Does qualia have a spa where I can relax after a long day?

The Spa at qualia is perfectly situated to capture the tranquil ambiance and soft breezes coming off the Great Barrier Reef. Offering indulgent treatments like facials, massages, yoga, and rejuvenating therapies, expert therapists use pure Australian skincare products to create bespoke treatments. The idyllic location overlooking the Coral Sea provides the perfect backdrop for a truly immersive and holistic spa experience. Nearby, on the island’s northern waterfront, Pebble Beach provides a tranquil escape with an inviting infinity pool, comfortable sun loungers, and stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef. This is an ideal spot for relaxation after exploring the island’s natural wonders or enjoying a sunset cocktail.

Key Facts

  • the Spa uses contemporary, natural Australian products such as Sodashi, LaGaia UNEDITED, People4Ocean, and Hunter Lab
  • spa packages such as the Driftaway Sensory Journey, Essence, or Whitsunday Escape provide several hours of relaxation and revitalizing therapies for head-to-toe pampering
  • the Pebble Beach infinity pool has private cabanas set back in the lush gardens with relaxing sunbeds and poolside service available

What is special?

  • holistic spa treatments are thoughtfully designed to balance the mind and body and capture the essence of the tropical surroundings
  • Pebble Beach is also home to the resort’s private gym
  • free morning yoga classes in a peaceful setting are available to all guests

What do the guests say?

  • The spa is an excellent facility, and the treatments we had were very good
  • the spa was by far the best I have experienced
  • The pool area is awesome, with lovely beds around the pool and excellent pool service from the willing and helpful staff


What culinary options are available at qualia? What type of cuisine do they serve?

Two restaurants offer unique and unforgettable dining experiences. Pebble Beach is qualia’s signature fine dining experience featuring Australian seasonal, sustainable, and ethical ingredients sourced from farmers, producers, and artisans. Its beachfront location provides a unique setting of exotic tranquility. Nestled high among the trees, The Long Pavilion is a laid-back restaurant offering stunning panoramic views and exceptional sunsets. This is where breakfast is served, and an all-day menu features Australian selections with an excellent wine list and drinks menu. 

Key Facts

  • begin the day overlooking beautiful Whitsunday Island and the Coral Sea with breakfast at the Long Pavilion
  • Pebble Beach presents a six-course tasting menu complemented by premium Australian and imported wines
  • join a Talk and Taste experience to embark on a delicious and educational culinary journey

What is special?

  • Examples of the Talk and Taste experiences include Sake and Sashimi, Oysters and Champagne and Oysters, and Wine and Cheese
  • Swim, relax, and dine with a Poolside menu and quenching refreshments until sunset at Pebble Beach
  • In-pavilion room service is available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, so you can dine in the privacy of your villa

What do the guests say?

  • both on-site restaurants are amazing, you don’t need to leave the resort to go anywhere else
  • the food was exceptional, with fresh and delicious options, and nothing was too much trouble in terms of dietary requirements
  • we had an amazing meal at Pebbles, with food and wine of incredible quality 


What attractions can I experience while staying at qualia?

While staying at qualia resort, you can experience an exciting range of activities within the natural beauty of Hamilton Island and beyond. Discover the colorful marine life of the Great Barrier Reef with snorkeling or diving expeditions from a chartered boat; embarking on a scenic flight or helicopter tour over the Whitsunday Islands; hike through the lush tropical rainforests; or kayak and paddleboarding in the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea. Alternatively, you can enjoy a game of golf on the nearby championship course or choose not to leave the resort as you prepare to unwind at qualia Spa and lounge by the infinity pool at Pebble Beach.

Key Facts

  • Whitehaven Beach is a must-visit in the area and is an easy day trip by helicopter or boat
  • activities such as snorkeling and kayaking are operated by the Pebble Beach activities team near the pool
  • Consider a Qualia package that suits your interests, such as a Golf Getaway, Couples Indulgence, or Reef Diving experience

What is special?

  • take a helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach to a private Heart-shaped Island helipad
  • cruise the surrounding Whitsundays in style aboard a 55-foot luxury motor yacht, skippered and hosted by an expert crew
  • explore the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system and a World Heritage-listed marine park

What do the guests say?

  • the water activities staff at Pebble Beach were very helpful
  • We had a guided catamaran trip which was very good
  •  We enjoyed a seaplane tour organized by the hotel that we highly recommend

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