Luxury Escapes

Luxury Family Accommodation

Nestled right on the water overlooking Dent Passage, the exquisite Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas are a haven for those looking for a taste of luxury whether it be for a week or a lifetime. The brief: You are looking for a holiday experience that includes absolute luxury accommodation, but your requirements include bringing the [...]

Best Resort in Australia

Best Resort in Australia

Our luxury resort qualia, has once again been named Best Resort at the 2013 HM Awards, taking the title for an impressive sixth consecutive year. qualia has been awarded the Best Resort accolade every year since opening. A member of Relais & Châteaux, it’s not hard to see why this luxury Great Barrier Reef resort [...]

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

The Great Barrier Feast at qualia 2013

Hosted by highly respected restaurant critic and columnist Simon Thomsen, this gourmet weekend provides guests the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in a ‘behind the scenes’ experience and learn directly from world-class chefs Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter and Alastair Waddell in a world-class setting. Reserve your seat at the table for the Great Barrier Feast [...]

The Australian Ballet Enchants qualia

The Australian Ballet Enchants qualia

Watching The Australian Ballet is a treat in any location. Watching the “pas de deux in paradise” on the beach at qualia as the sun sets over the Whitsundays is quite spectacular. I was lucky enough to see The Australian Ballet in 2011 at qualia, and was blown away then. This year, the company’s 50th [...]

The Best in the World

The Best in the World

Best in the World….Perfect….That’s quite a claim! Well, qualia’s guests have spoken. Earlier this month qualia was named Best in the World and Best Resort in the Oceania region in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. If that wasn’t enough, qualia scored a perfect 100 in all categories including Rooms, Service, Food, Location, [...]

Birthday Bliss at Spa qualia

Birthday Bliss at Spa qualia

I found heaven on earth at spa qualia. As a birthday treat, my other half and I treated ourselves to a Wine Lovers spa ritual. How appropriate! The treatment rooms at the day spa at qualia are lovely, and enormous, and beautifully quiet and private (with the cold southerly blowing I ruled the line at [...]

Stunning new Hamilton Island Video

Stunning new Hamilton Island Video

We are excited to share with you our new Hamilton Island video – we hope you enjoy!

qualia Fine Dining

qualia Fine Dining

Everything at qualia is divine, and Alastair Waddell’s food is no exception. In fact, after lazing by the beautiful pool (at Pebble Beach or in your room), lazing in the spa and lazing with a glass of champagne at sunset, dinner at the restaurant in the Long Pavilion is a fabulous way to end your day. [...]

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

Bliss at Spa wumurdaylin

What a sublime way to spend an afternoon. I entrusted myself to Nicole at Spa wumurdaylin for a 90 minute facial that had me so relaxed that the condition lasted for the rest of the day. From my greeting at the door by Maja to the lovely, private ‘withdrawing room’ after my treatment, Spa wumurdaylin [...]

Above and Beyond the Call

Above and Beyond the Call

An unusual occurrence at qualia last week had staff going above and beyond to provide exception service (and treasure hunting expertise!). A guest spending her honeymoon at qualia lost her engagement ring whilst swimming at Pebble Beach. Staff spent four hours wading through the shallows and scouring the beach, shifting rocks and using metal detectors [...]

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