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Hayman Island offers the ultimate Whitsunday experience for all tastes and ages, while focusing on the importance of preserving the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.
There is a large choice of accommodation at Hayman Island, ranging from rooms to suites to penthouses, all with a private terrace or balcony. Some rooms provide a butler service and a concierge service is available to all, and all rooms have a private pool or direct access to the main pool at the very least. Each penthouse is unique - one has even been designed by Diane von Furstenburg and comes complete with a four-poster bed.
Dining options are equally numerous, with food from around the world served in various environments, from more formal restaurants to casual bars and a beach pavilion. Gourmet food can be served anywhere on the island, anytime, and chefs' events provide the opportunity to learn about food pairing and themes.
Activities include water sports, scenic flights, fishing, diving and hiking, and there is a 9-hole putting green and a driving range. For those wanting to relax, the spa is fantastic and has a wide range of treatments. Children are also kept well entertained and the kids club's series of 'learn to' experiences cater for those with a thirst for knowledge.
Why we love it
The Air Whitsunday Reef Adventure is one of our favourite activities, and is well worth the 40 minute sea plane trip to Hardy's Reef. The suspended coral lagoon is home to giant clams, reef sharks, coral cod and sea turtles, to name but a few.
Katie, Original Traveller