For a trip to a location as glorious as Queensland, you want accommodation that’s as beautiful as your surroundings. No expense has been spared at these luxury resorts in Queensland, with all the amenities to make your holiday blissful.
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is perfect for couples. The Beachfront Pavilions are 12 one-bedroom cabins right next to Hayman Bay, and they’re adults only. The beds are king-sized and the baths are free-standing. You even get your very own heated plunge pool! With restaurants, swimming pools and a spa down the beach, you’re close to your amenities while enjoying total privacy.
Another location that’s perfect for privacy is the Qualia resort on Hamilton Island. The Leeward Pavilions are best if you favour sunshine and yearn for a sublime sunset, the Windward Pavilions if you prefer stunning ocean views. The Qualia resort looks out on the Coral Sea, from the northern tip of the island. Gorgeous and blissfully secluded, Qualia is also suited to couples.
If you need rainforests as well as ocean views, Bedarra is a luxury island accommodation in QLD that’s excellent for your Queensland getaway. The resort is a selection of just 10 private villas surrounded by 45 hectares of rainforest. Bask in tropical freshness with an outdoor bathroom, then dry yourself in the sun on your own sundeck. You can swim in your private plunge pool or walk down to the Great Barrier Reef. Have a candlelit dinner with your special someone on your private beach deck or stroll to the open terrace restaurant.
If what you need is to rest, take yourself to Daydream Island Resort. With $140 million spent on refurbishment, it could not be more luxurious. The day spa’s heavenly treatments will pamper you until you’re rejuvenated.
Luxury doesn’t have to be manmade. The Heron Island resort is perfect if you want activities as well as relaxation. Once you’ve dined at the Shearwater Restaurant and recharged your batteries at the Aqua Soul Spa, it’s time to explore! The Great Barrier Reef is quite literally on your doorstep: the island is on top of a natural coral cay! There’s no better place to go diving or snorkelling. If you choose to go in June, you can see whales. After you’ve explored the coral gardens, you can visit a hatching site for turtles and a nesting site for birds.
If your heart is set on a beach, Lizard Island Resort offers a choice of 24 private villas, each with a private beach. You can bring children along if they are over 10 years old. You can explore the Great Barrier Reef with your own personal dinghy or glass-bottomed kayak. Once it’s time for lunch, enjoy a deluxe picnic hamper and look forward to a beachside dinner with a tropical sunset as the backdrop.
If you want to get even closer to nature, North Stradbroke Island has 8 beachfront campgrounds. The island is perfect for natural history, with shell middens, a museum, and graveyards. Enjoy the safari experience on 4-wheel drive or let off some steam with watersports. It’s one of the largest sand islands in the world. The island is also home to Pandanus Palms, at Point Lookout Stradbroke. It earned its name for its views of the Coral Sea, and it’s the best place to spot humpback whales, whether they’re heading north to breed or back south. Pandanus Palms offers self-catered private villas with up to three bedrooms. Splash in the pool and dry off with a game of tennis. Relax in a private courtyard after a delicious meal at the restaurant.
If golf is your preferred sport, choose Hamilton Island. Its luxury resorts offer self-catered bungalows and private villas. Need to escape traffic and endless cars? The resorts are car free: hire golf buggies for the day or take the shuttle bus. It’s another island that’s close to the Great Barrier Reef, and it’s home to Whitehaven Beach.
The Long Island Elysian Eco Retreat is entirely powered by solar energy! Choose a relaxed and secluded getaway that hosts a maximum of 20 guests. The island can be reached only by helicopter, so you can rest assured you won’t be disturbed. All guests must be over the age of 14. The retreat has everything you need: quiet yoga sessions, a spa, the Great Barrier Reef, and rocky beaches to explore.