Hayman Island is picture-perfect paradise on the Great Barrier Reef
Escape the nippy northern hemisphere and plunge into the colourful water of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In the spectacular Coral Sea, romance lies among giant green turtles, dolphins, whales and more than 15,000 fish species.
A good base to explore the region is One & Only Hayman Island. The elegant resort is part of the Whitsunday Islands and 15 minutes from the Inner Reef by boat.
The 160-room resort has all the luxury you’d look for in accommodation, from a one-bedroom suite sitting on the edge of the resort’s pool to a cosy room with unobstructed views towards Coral Sea or a three-bedroom penthouse.
But what makes the resort outstanding is its activities programme which is as comprehensive and diverse as the local marine life. Spend some intimate moments with your loved one scuba diving around the Reef. Above water, feast on the incredible seafood either at a sophisticated candle-lit dinner by the pool or a gourmet picnic on the beaches. For outdoorsy couples, the resort organises various hiking programmes. Or take it to the skies with the resort’s seaplane or helicopter.
The most convenient way to reach Hayman is to fly into the Great Barrier Reef Airport, aka Hamilton Island Airport (ICAO: YBHM). From there, the hotel can arrange pick-ups by boat, seaplane or helicopter.
One & Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland 4801, Australia; tel: +61 7 4940 1234;