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Offering front-row seats to the Great Barrier Reef, this stunning private island has long been a favourite amongst the who’s who, attracting everyone from Rupert Murdoch to Elton John and Mariah Carey. And it’s sure to only get better, if that’s possible, when its multi-million dollar refurbishment is complete and it re-opens in July as One & Only Hayman Island. Brent Wallace certainly thinks so – “the re-brand will firmly place it once again on top of the world’s ‘It Lists’”, he says. Can’t wait. From $550 per room, per night. More info:


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