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Qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Qualia, Great Barrier Reef

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Qualia, The 'Hideaway' Resort In The Great Barrier Reef

By Julie Sturzy

Product Manager - Indian Ocean, Africa & Asia

Posted: 31 December 2014

Even though it was just a short visit, the girls were very impressed by Qualia. It’s a well established resort with a wonderful location right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Situated on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, overlooking the Whitsunday Passage, you're perfectly placed for enjoying boat trips, water sports, snorkelling and diving, as well as big-game fishing. Qualia even has its own heli-pad
− perfect for taking off with a delicious picnic lunch for a private, scenic helicopter tour to Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Exclusively for guests over 16 years old, it’s an excellent resort for romantics − especially honeymooners. In fact, it’s known for its privacy, as well as its superb service and fantastic cuisine, which Julie says is exactly why it’s a very popular place to stay in this stunning part of the world. Guest accommodation comes in the form of delightful pavilions and a beach house, each with private outdoor space (including pools in some) and most have an incredible, uninterrupted ocean view. For an extra special sense of luxury, all rooms come with a bottle of Champagne on arrival and include breakfast at either the Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach restaurant, soft drinks in the mini-bar, a two-seat golf buggy to help you get around and use of non-motorised watercraft. Around this superb ‘hideaway’ resort you’ll find a lovely main swimming pool and a superb bar, whiel guests also benefit from being able to dine and shop at most outlets on the island, then simply charge the bills back to their room. With this level of seamless service throughout, it’s no wonder that this little gem in the Pacific Ocean is so sought after.

About Julie

Having worked at Elegant Resorts for over ten years, Julie is no stranger to long-haul travel. An explorer at heart, she’s at her happiest when discovering ancient cultural sites or getting up-close-and personal with the natural wonders of the world. She counts everywhere in the southern hemisphere, from South Africa to New Zealand, and Asia (Burma and Indo-China in particular) amongst her favourite places in the world. She is our Product Manager for Indian Ocean, Africa, Asia and Australasia. 

Why Choose Elegant Resorts


As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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