Hayman Island Resort – Queensland, Australia
Isle of Luxury in the Great Barrier Reef
Sitting on its own private 900-acre island – one of the seventy-four Whitsunday Islands in the sapphire waters of the Great Barrier Reef – Hayman is one of the world’s most opulent resorts. Of the many island resorts off Queensland’s Golden Coast, it has no rival in natural attractions and manmade amenities.
Travelers with the wherewithal come here for the isolation, lush tropical landscaping, choice of five restaurants, smiling service, otherworldly network of saltwater and freshwater swimming pools, and a priceless location just 27 nautical miles from the Great Barrier Reef. With the relaxed elegance of a very posh private club, Hayman offers a maximum of 400 guests a roster of water sports, one-day-or-more rental of a 40-foot Beneteau yacht, a 5-mile wilderness trail – even a nightclub. At the rarefied height of the resort’s accommodations are the Lagoon Wing’s eleven penthouse suites, each individually decorated with priceless antiques and artwork in Art Deco, Moroccan, or Japanese themes.
The North Queensland Penthouse, an Australiana fantasy of a colonial homestead on the range (complete with butler service), will help remind you where you are.