Founded by Aussie sailing and winemaking legend Bob Oatley, Qualia is a glimpse of heaven on earth, with its stunning island-inspired design, its spectacular setting and superlative facilities. Hamilton Island, on which the resort is located, is on the eastern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, allowing you to experience the magic of this renowned natural attraction, and wherever you look breath-taking vistas of sparkling sea and verdant bush-land unfold before you. During your time at this unique boutique hotel you can enjoy reconnecting with nature, but you can also rediscover yourself or rekindle your romance, all the while savouring the highest quality service and taking advantage of some of the finest hotel facilities in Australia.

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Room Types

There are 60 beautifully designed pavilions at Qualia, each one offering incredible views of the lush bush-land and neighbouring Whitsundays. Constructed of glass, timber and stone, these elegant accommodations blend into the stunning natural backdrop while providing a sumptuous haven of comfort and style.
  • Leeward Pavilion

    The southwest-facing Leeward Pavilion offers sweeping views of the Coral Sea and the bush, and provides the perfect vantage point from which to view the sunset every evening, courtesy of its spacious private sundeck. This 90sqm pavilion also comes complete with a plush king-size bed, a charming lounge area and stone en suite bathroom, not to mention a range of state-of-the-art technology such as broadband internet access, a flat screen TV and CD/DVD player.
    Leeward Pavilion - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
    Leeward Pavilion 2 - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
    Leeward Pavilion 3 - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
  • Windward Pavilion

    The bright and airy one-bedroom Windward Pavilion is north-facing and features a private sun deck and infinity-edge plunge pool. With its louvered windows and gleaming timber floors, this expansive pavilion is a sanctuary of serenity and relaxation and comes with a choice of king or twin beds, not to mention an array of must-have luxury amenities.
    Windward Pavilion - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
    Windward Pavilion 2 - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
    Windward Pavilion 3 - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
    Windward Pavilion 4 - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
  • Beach House

    The epitome of luxury accommodation at Qualia is the single Beach House, which looks out over the Coral Sea and nearby islands. With its elegant open-plan design, raw elegance and private situation, this getaway is the ultimate island retreat. The highlight of the property is its 12-metre infinity-edge swimming pool but the house also boasts a well-appointed entertainment area, kitchenette and dining space for 10, as well as a guesthouse with its own en suite bathroom.
    Beach House - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays


When you are not feasting on exquisitely prepared food at either of these two world-class restaurants, make your way to Spa Qualia. This exceptional wellness facility offers an impressive menu of treatments, which includes the likes of a blissful Heart Reef Ritual, a healing Bularri Yarrul treatment and an anti-ageing Coffee Berry Yoga Facial. Two special couples’ experiences are available, and there are several treatments specifically designed for men.

During your stay at Qualia it will be tempting to simply indulge in gourmet cuisine and delicious pampering every day but there is also a plethora of other activities to enjoy, ranging from the adventurous to the more sedate. From culinary classes and personal beach drop offs to a sunset cruise, sea kayaking, guided garden walks and games of tennis or squash, there is never a dull moment at Qualia.


Qualia boast delightful culinary experiences besides the sea, beach and pool. Whether you’re looking for a lively ambience or a quite spot for two, your dining can be tailor-made to great the perfect scene for any occasion.
  • Long Pavilion

    For a truly unforgettable dining experience, make your way to Long Pavilion, the perfect venue for a romantic dinner against a backdrop of shimmering sea and tropical islands. Refresh your palate with a tropical fruit cocktail before feasting on a decadent Tasting Menu of 4, 6, 8 or 10 courses, depending on your preference. Paired with international and Australian wines, and created using locally sourced produce, the food prepared at Long Pavilion is guaranteed to leave you feeling both stimulated and satisfied.
    Long Pavilion - Qualia Resort - Luxury Australia Holidays
  • Pebble Beach Dining

    Delightful lunches and dinners can also be enjoyed at Pebble Beach, a classy but relaxed poolside eatery which specializes in Modern Australian cuisine and, as well as its exquisite main meals, also offers a tempting selection of snacks, sandwiches and salads – not to mention some mouth-watering desserts.


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