Qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah), means "a collection of deeper sensory experiences". Located on the secluded, northernmost tip of Hamilton Island and one of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, this luxurious retreat offers 60 elegant pavilions, nestled among 30 acres of tropical gardens, each with breathtaking sea views.

There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) that provide space to relax and unwind on the sundeck as well as a private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there’s the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. Spa Qualia offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments and other facilities include two pools, a library, two bars and a fitness centre. Two exclusive restaurants offer fresh and innovative cuisine.

Why we like it

This is a world class resort where everything has been meticulously considered in order to ensure that guests here are fully relaxed and spoilt!

The views from the guestrooms really are sublime so you may not want to go far but if you do want to explore guests are provided with their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be discovered at a leisurely pace.

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