Qualia, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

qualia PL. (Kwah-lee-ah) ‘‘A collection of deep sensory experiences.
qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. This resort immerses guests in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

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 guests with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world.

Location and Transfers

Tucked away in an exclusive precinct on Hamilton Island’s northern-most tip, and just minutes from Hamilton Island Airport.


qualia offers you the indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions that have been perfectly nestled into the natural environment to completement the unique surroundings. All pavilions boast stunning postcard views either of the Whitsundays or the spectacular jungle.

Leeward Pavilions – oriented to the southwest with views of both the Coral Sea and Hamilton Island, the Leeward Pavilions capture the sunshine during the day and the Whitsundays’ legendary glowing sunsets at dusk. Each of the Leeward Pavilions has a king bedroom with a relaxing lounge area, and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Shaded by the surrounding eucalypts and palms, the Leeward Pavilions’ private sundeck is furnished with sun beds

Windward Pavilions – one-bedroom Windward Pavilions provide spacious suite accommodation, with a separate living room, ocean-facing bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Each Windward Pavilion has a sunny northerly aspect, bringing the tropical ambience of the Whisundays inside with expansive use of timber and glass. The Windward Pavilions’ luxury accommodation is completed by the sheer indulgence of a shimmering infinity-edge plunge pool on the private sundeck

Beach House – for the ultimate Whitsundays retreat, qualia’s two-bedroom Beach House pavilion is a private hideaway with banquet dining room, full-size infinity-edge swimming pool, sundeck and terrace. Each pavilion features local timbers and a subtle palette of soothing natural hues created by renowned interior designers Freedman Rembel. Superior handcrafted furnishings are complemented by the artworks of Dennis Nona. Accompanying the pavilions’ distinctive architecture and natural materials is qualia’s acute eye for detail, effortless sense of style and superlative level of service


The Long Pavilion – ideally suited for breezy breakfasts. In the afternoon, it transforms so guests can enjoy cocktails and then formal dining in the evening, which includes qualia’s signature degustation menu with seven courses and an accompanying wine cellar

Pebble Beach – more casual restaurant located by the water’s edge. It offers contemporary Australian informal  lunching at its best. Then guests can relax into the afternoon and enjoy the sun-drenched terrace and beachside cocktail bar

Alternatively, guests can also order in-room platters, or discover other restaurants on the Island in their personal golf buggy

Facilities and Activities

Spa – including Roman baths, an invigorating Swiss shower, a steam room along with an open air yoga and meditation pavilion
Fitness Centre
2 Swimming Pools
Squash Court
Bushwalking Trails
Sailing & boating
Diving & Snorkelling
Golf – just minutes away from qualia by ferry or helicopter at Australia’s only championship island golf course, the Hamilton Island Golf Course on Dent Island
Culinary classes and tastings
Beach drop-offs with a picnic lunch

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