Firstly, I've read about some negative reviews about how poor the service here is, I can definitely tell you that these aren't true. At all. From the very first time a Qualia guest services staff picked us up at the Hamilton Island airport to the time they dropped us off, the service was top-notched. Always greeted with a smile and always serving your every request down to the details, they were simply amazing. To us, even though Qualia had awesome facilities, it cannot be complete without its fantastic team of staff. Two thumbs up to them for making our experience so remarkable.
Imagine waking up every morning to a picturesque view of the islands, sea and blue skies. Isn't that like a dream? You will love everything about Hamilton Island and Qualia. I do recommend that if staying at Qualia, go for one of their packages. Its definitely more worth-while.
We went for the island interlude package that includes pretty much everything you should try at Qualia. From the Sunset Cruise (nice time to chill and enjoy the magnificent sunset with a class of champagne in your hand) to the beach picnic on a nearby beach (everything provided. Umbrella, cushions, towels, picnic basket with food that you can order and customize, even a first-aid kit. They really think of everything). You may have read about Catseye beach on Hamilton Island. That's a public beach with lots of kids and families. If you want some private time, Qualia even have their own private beach (Pebble Beach) where only Qualia guests have access to. You can snorkel, kayak or just soak in the sea with all the privacy you need.
We had a lot of fun driving the buggy around the island. you can pretty much reach everywhere in 10 mins. We also love the wide range of movies available. Close to 140 movies and they are all pretty new. Plunge pool at our villa was great if you want to soak and tan at the comfort of your home. We wished we could stay longer in this paradise but life has to get back to reality.
Trust me, Qualia is a magnificent place to indulge after a year of hard work. Pamper yourself and your loved one and you will always cherish this wonderful time you had. We haven't been to many resorts like Qualia but I can tell you, now I understand why its voted best in the world.
Forgot to mention, food at the Long Pavilion (Qualia's main restaurant) is fantastic. You have brekkie there every morning, which is included in your stay. You just wish you had more days to try everything on the menu. Really awesome food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. What’s more, with a direct flight taking only 2-3 hours from international gateway cities on Australia’s east coast, qualia truly is a world-class destination without the journey.qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) that provide an indulgentspace 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Qualia Hamilton Island
- Qualia Hotel Hamilton Island