Imagine basking in the warm Queensland sun, gazing out over the Whitsunday islands, occasionally plunging into a temperate, wet-edge swimming pool, before retreating to indoor luxury after a hard day’s, erm, lounging.
This is The Edge – a collection of quiet holiday apartments, situated on the western tip of Hamilton Island.
Overlooking the Whitsundays Passage, the pool enjoys this absolute beachfront view, which combined with a spacious deck area and the sound of lapping waves below, is an idyllic setting for sunset drinks and an alfresco dinner.
The accommodation – completed in 2007 – has been built to maximise the same view, with large glass windows, private balconies and an open, light-filled layout in each apartment. Designer kitchens, computer-controlled windows, wifi and flatscreens aren’t bad additions, either.
And if can you tear yourself away from a poolside sunbed long enough, there’s a personal buggy at your disposal to explore the island. Perfect.