Well whilst not for the average visitor, I got to have a look around the new 5 star resort on HI ... Qualia !!!!!!!!!
The resort is located at the end of the road on the northern tip and is entered via large Timber security gates and when they open you feel you are entering Aladdin's Cave .. not sure what is on the other side
The villas facing north are finished but the villas facing West are still being built
When we entered the main lobby area we were greeted with the most amazing view of the Whitsundays laid out before you .. the whole front was opened to the breeze with a fabulous pool a step down from the main lounge area .. definitely not a place to venture if you have had a few too many drinks
We then drove down to the beach area where a sandy beach has been "created" with all types of water sports and gym facing the islands all laid out before you ... a huge pool is also there with not a soul in site ..
From there we had a look at one of the villas ... all are separate with your own 2 person golf buggy parked alongside
Inside is a lovely outdoor area with own plunge pool and day bed and inside a large lounge area, kitchenette for coffee, huge big bed set to face the sea and then the bathroom with the bath tub set right in front of the window .. we could only look and imagine
All villas are set so that no one can see in .. we just sighed and tried to imagine ourselves spending time here .. champagne was all laid out .. there is also a small balcony here with a glass door which shortly will be replaced with a glass door that goes down into the floor so you can step out and smell the flowers if you so wish
The spa was being used but we were assured that it also is out of this world
The resort is currently full and at $1600.00 pp per night (that's the price I had read previously, the brochure didn't have any prices and I didn't want to blow my cover by discussing money) .. well what can I say .. not for the faint hearted
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included as well as all water sports and activities .. you can eat in the restaurant or have room service or if you prefer to eat at a restaurant on the island, these meals are also included
I guess only time will tell if HI can support such a luxurious 5 star Resort ... unfortuneately not in my price bracket but lovely to dream