- Capacity: guests: 124
- Spaces: Beach House, Beach Venue, Best Venue On The Beach, Leeward Pavilion, Long Pavilion, Pebble Beach, Spa Qualia, Windward Pavilion
- Facilities: Golf, Gym & Fitness Centre, Outdoor Pool, Qualia Boutique, Spa Qualia
- Food and Beverage: Long Pavilion, Pebble Beach Restaurant
- Events: Board Meetings, Conferences, Corporate Functions, Honeymoons, Private Dining, Receptions, Weddings
- Decor: Exceptional, Sleek Interiors, Stunningly Integrated
- Availability: Available All Year
- Extras: Helipad, Private Plunge Pool, Sun Deck Villa
- Recognition: A Member Of Prestigious Venues, Highly Commended in Prestigious Star Awards 2015, UK Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2011
qualia, pronounced Kwah · lee · ah, is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. This resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. It's what they refer to as the 'qualia effect.'
Situated in the stunning Whitsunday Islands, qualia puts the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep. Its sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, surrounding guests with some of the most stunning and spectacular waters to be found anywhere in the world.
From one-bedroom freestanding pavilions to the privacy of a secluded retreat, qualia offers three types of accommodation. The 60 spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (Leeward and Windward) provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind. Or, there's the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion, private full-size pool and breathtaking views.
Accommodation includes access to your own two-seater electric golf buggy allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace. For something truly special, the Beach House features a 10-person dining room, a private full-sized swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse. You can enjoy the ultimate in fine dining at the Long Pavilion, or a more relaxed and casual experience at Pebble Beach. The Long Pavilion is ideally suited for breezy breakfasts. In the afternoon, it transforms so guests can enjoy cocktails and then formal dining in the evening.
qualia has two stunning, climate-controlled infinity edge pools – one at the Long Pavilion and the other at Pebble Beach. Both pools are complemented with full bar service. For a truly sensory experience, Spa qualia is a must. Ideally situated at the centre of the resort to catch the soft sea breeze and take in the tranquil views of the Whitsundays, the spa is the perfect place in which to indulge and unwind. The Hamilton Island Golf Club has some of the most spectacular views and settings of any golf course in the world, adjacent to Hamilton Island on its own patch of paradise, Dent Island.
qualia's harmonious design is the work of Australian architect Chris Beckingham. His philosophy was to create a luxurious Australian retreat that stimulates the senses and draws the outside in. The resulting design combines a unique sense of space, openness and harmony. Set amongst native Eucalypts, each pavilion has been handcrafted from the finest imported and local timber and stone. To complement the natural surrounds, Dennis Nona's artworks adorn the walls and Freedman Rembel has furnished the interiors with fabrics and patterns inspired by nature.Read More