qualia, Hamilton Island
“Heaven on earth” is how most AT readers described qualia, and we’re not surprised.
This award-winning escape, located on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, has frontal Coral Sea views, elegant architecture and lush landscapes, making it one of Australia’s most coveted resorts.
Two infinity swimming pools, a luxurious day spa, casual and fine dining, a fully-equipped gym and a concierge team catering to your every need are all excellent excuses to stay tucked up in the resort, but if you can pull yourself away to explore the island, getting around in your complimentary golf buggy will prove rather fun.
Still, it is the exceptional service here that really grabbed your votes – gushing comments about qualia being an “idyllic”, “sensational” and “amazing” escape are all founded. qualia.com.au
Last years’ winner Cable Beach Club (cablebeachclub.com) is still a favourite among AT readers, as is the Whitsundays’ uber-romantic Hayman Island Resort (hayman.com.au). Queensland continued to dominate in the resort stakes with Kingfisher Bay Resort (kingfisherbay.com) for its environmentally-conscious features, scenery and service, and world-class luxe Lizard Island (lizardisland.com.au).