We have recently arrived at the One and Only Hayman Island resort and felt the need to share our experience. I will confess at this junction that I have never written a review of any establishment in the past, so let me again begin with WOW!
We have spent considerable time travelling this region and stayed in most of the 5 star accommodation options available throughout the Whitsunday's, but nothing compares to the sensory feast you will enjoy here.
After reading several other reviews there is little need to explain the process of transferring from Hamilton island to Hayman island, and as stated its unlike any resort arrival/ check-in that I have ever encountered elsewhere in the world. However upon arrival to the island guest are individually greeted by a member of staff and then escorted to their room, a nice touch that does require mentioning.
The rooms are incredible to say the least with some of the most unique, comfortable and tasteful furnishings that everyone should be exposed too.The resort employees are eager to please and the friendliest I've encountered in Australia, this is a credit to the management team.
Dining doesn't disappoint as the quality and presentation of your meals is comparable to signature establishments in Capitol cities. The atmosphere throughout the resort dining options is comfortable and relaxed. The restaurants give you a choice of Asian, Australian, seafood and Italian cuisines with well trained and attentive staff. Add a wine list that meets the standard of the fare and now you're in foodie paradise.
The vista from the rooms is unbelievable with the iconic pool as a centre piece, a sandy beach lined with swaying palm trees, crystal blue water and dramatic island landscapes in the distance. During your stay you may be lucky enough to meet some of the locals, hump back whales and inquisitive cockatoos to mention a few.
Everyone needs to visit a special place like this at least once in a lifetime and sample the finest food, lodging and staff that can be offered.
Well done to the group!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This place is temporarily closed due to a cyclone. It will reopen once repairs are complete in mid-2018. One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia's iconic private island resort is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea. Discover endless opportunities to delight the senses in a place where the beauty of nature inspires each day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hayman Great Barrier Reef Hotel Hayman Island
- Hayman Island Hotel