With its adult-only policy, Qualia is an ideal location for couples and honeymooners. There are varied romantic experiences available, including a spa escape, Champagne and oyster-tasting or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Couples can bask in the kaleidoscope of colours that make up the Whitsunday's famed sunsets by taking a cruise around the sheltered waters of Hamilton Island. The luxury charter cruiser, Atomic, is boarded at the Hamilton Island marina, with romantic sundowners and mouthwatering canapés to be partaken once on board.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef, making diving or snorkelling in the Whitsunday Islands an unforgettable experience. Dive spots can be reached by helicopter or seaplane, taking in the spectacular Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Passage. Snorkelling safaris are available for novices or more casual aquatic explorers, while aspiring divers can take a full open-water course. The more experienced diver can embark on a range of adventures on the reef, at varying depths and difficulty levels.
Golf enthusiasts can, quite literally, jet off for a round at the Hamilton Island Golf Club, just minutes away via ferry or helicopter. Situated on neighbouring Dent Island and designed by five-time British Open winner, Peter Thomson, the only championship island golf course in Australia affords spectacular views and a distinctive golfing challenge. The resort's concierge can book priority tee times and non-playing guests can enjoy a Lunch Special, comprising island transfers, a two-course lunch at the Clubhouse and a tour of the course.
Enjoy a cruise on board qualia's luxury cruiser, The Atomic Pebble Beach. The resort's specialised Activities Team will arrange private half or full-day charters to explore the Whitsundays or to enjoy a sunset cruise off Hamiton Island. Sailing lessons can be arranged and guests also enjoy complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, sea kayaks, windsurfers, paddle skis and catamarans, which are located at Pebble Beach.
Aiming to offer an authentic Australian experience, Spa Qualia offers a sanctuary surrounded by soothing sea breezes. There are a range of unique spa experiences available, including the Whitsunday Escape Great Barrier Reef Essence, which utilises sea minerals designed to rebalance mind and body and to and capture the essence of the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to the diverse selection of relaxing, romantic treatments, invigorating experiences such as yoga, personal training and naturopathy are also on offer.
The Whitsundays are a haven for wildlife, including Sea Eagles, turtles and migrating Humpback Whales. Divers and snorkellers can tick off marine species from an extensive list, with Reef Sharks, Manta Rays, Clown Fish and groupers among the highlights. On dry land, at Hamilton Island's Wildlife Park there is the opportunity to meet the full gamut of Australian marsupials, from snakes and lizards to koalas and kangaroos. The luckiest Qualia guests might spot dolphins or the elusive dugong while out on the waters.
Meaning 'a collection of deeper sensory experiences' in Latin, Qualia is situated in perfect isolation on Hamilton Island, surrounded by the spectacular islands of the Great Barrier Reef. This secluded spot of natural beauty exudes tranquility and calmness, with an emphasis on relaxation, wellbeing and the spectacular indigenous nature of the region. With such an unrivalled romantic location, the adults-only policy ensures that guests enjoy the ultimate in restful retreats, from private candlelit dinners to couple's spa treatments.