5. Qualia, Hamilton Island
Qualia is an exclusive five star resort nestled on the secluded, northern-most tip of Hamilton Island surrounded by all the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef. It truly is a special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. From one bedroom free-standing pavilions to the privacy of a secluded retreat, the resort offers three types of accommodations to suit your individual taste. Set among the native Eucalypts, each pavilion has been handcrafted from the finest, import and local, timber and stone. Leeward Pavilions give you a serene outlook of both the Island and the Coral Sea. They boast a private sundeck which is the perfect place to capture the warmth of the sun during the day and amazing sunsets at dusk. Windward Pavilions give expansive views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king bed, an en suite bathroom, and a private plunge pool. The Beach House is the ultimate secluded hideaway offering a main bedroom with en suite, spacious entertaining area, a 10-person dining room, a private, full-size swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse.