Qualia, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

qualia = quality, in our book. Everything, from the fantastic Whitsunday views to the hand-made chocolate praline on your pillow at night, is really as good as you could imagine anywhere.

​This is one stunning resort. Having been created by a couple of wine billionaires, it inevitably has a feel of 'rich man's playground' (which is no bad thing!); and as you'd expect, the food and wine list are particularly good.

The Great Barrier Reef experience doesn't get any better than this. This is a world of deep sensory experiences where relaxation kicks in as soon as you feast your eyes on your private pavilion and the views overlooking the stunning Whitsundays and their legendary glowing sunsets.

​No expense has been spared, whether in the gardens or the interiors – everything is simply exceptional. It is a place which relaxes the mind and spoils the senses with exquisitely appointed pavilions, private plunge pools and picture-perfect views of the Coral Sea.

A plethora of activities include cruising the Whitsundays Islands, viewing Whitehaven Beach by helicopter or snorkelling amongst colourful tropical fish at the Heart Reef. Back at the resort, pamper yourself at Spa qualia and dine on authentic Australian cuisine in the wonderful restaurants.

Star Rating
5 stars
60 Pavilions
Transfer from airport
90 minutes flight from Cairns Airport, then 10 minutes' buggy transfer from Hamilton Island Airport
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Hotel Style

Modern-Day Design

​Redefining the contemporary hotel experience, these hotels and resorts are stylishly packaged yet offer all the comforts of a more traditional hotel. A commitment to individuality and the most advanced ideas in hospitality ensures a unique experience and an impeccable, yet truly-personal service.

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Marine Adventure
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Things to experience during your stay

  • Resort Highlights

    This resort comes complete with a range of amenities, recreational activities and dining options to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Client Comment

    Our dream stay would be in the self-contained Beach House, but the Windward Pavilions come a close second (particularly 5, 6 and 7 with their uninterrupted reef views). Sheer class.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Pool