InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has brought back five-star luxury to one of the world's most breathtaking locations. The most northerly of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, this iconic private island resort has been completely transformed, with new room types, refreshed dining concepts and a reimagined state-of-the-art spa. It's sleek, contemporary and family-friendly, an island paradise offering world-class facilities and exotic natural beauty. Spend days exploring the great depths of the Great Barrier Reef, or while away an afternoon sailing the cerulean waters of the Coral Sea. If doing nothing appeals most, indulge in a series of spa treatments personalised to you or bask in the serene beachfront waters of the luxurious pool.
There's a range of five distinct dining options, with stylish restaurants and bars in tropical garden settings and sparkling oceanfront spots. Head to Pacific for an all-day venue with an ocean-facing dining room and wrap-around bar, where you can enjoy gourmet buffet breakfast and a sophisticated à la carte menu. Bam Bam is by the infinity pool and serves up creative pan-Asian dishes with an Australian twist, while Aqua sits on the edge of the Hayman pool and serves up seafood, salads and sweet tropical treats. Amici Trattoria does authentic Italian cuisine like pasta and wood-fired pizza straight from the oven. There's also entertainment including a golf simulator in the new Bar Fifty.
From sea-facing retreats to private garden sanctuaries, all of the rooms offer a tranquil sense of escapism. Housed in three separate wings across the resort, each one combines a contemporary design with subtle elements that reflect the island's natural beauty. Chic interiors have been elegantly refreshed, with new designs, larger layouts and improved quality introduced. Serene marble bathrooms feature spacious showers with separate bathtubs, and private balconies drink in gorgeous views of the pool, lagoon or ocean.