Qualia, Great Barrier Reef
The word qualia actually describes a philosophical concept: the properties of sensory experience. Though this may seem a bit abstract, Qualia Resort, a Relais & Châteaux property, has actually dedicated a lot of thought to its guests’ sensory experience and it shows. Located on Hamilton Island the property showcases magnificent views of aquamarine water and reinforces the sense of blissful island isolation.
Leeward Pavilions face south and offer private sundecks to enjoy the Coral Sea; Windward Pavilions have equally stunning views and private plunge pools. Excursions to the Great Barrier Reef are easily arranged but there is plenty to occupy those who stay behind: two serene pools, a library, two bars and restaurants and a fitness center.