It’s been an icon for decades, but One&Only Hayman’s recent makeover has done it again – pushing the island’s resort back up to the global stratosphere, where private cabanas, day beds, a casually cool poolside bar and equally cool clientele are all par for the five-star course.

But what we’re really impressed by, aside from the extensions that have been added to that (already enormous) aqua body of water, is the truly extraordinary setting. Hay, man, we like what we see.

Runners-up: Sexiest Hotel Pool

2. Palazzo Versace, Surfers Paradise, Qld
3. qualia, Hamilton Island, Qld
4. Park Hyatt, Sydney, NSW
5. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, NSW
6. Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim, Qld
7. Peppers Palm Cove, Qld
8. Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne, Vic
9. Lake Argyle Caravan Park, the Kimberley, WA
10. Crown Metropol, Perth, WA

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