Along with hundreds of types of corals and more than a thousand fish species, the world-famous Great Barrier Reef includes some 1,000 islands. Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island, and the next stop on the Water Views itinerary. The crown jewel of Hamilton Island is qualia, among Australia’s most celebrated luxury lodges. Located at the northern tip of the island on 30 acres of landscaped grounds, qualia includes 60 individual pavilions as well as the Beach House, which includes its own 12-meter infinity pool and guest house. It’s the sort of resort where you may be tempted not to leave the grounds, or even your room, though you shouldn’t miss the sailing trips, sea kayaking, and snorkeling excursions that the resort will arrange.
If you are ready to experience the best of Australian luxury, visit AFAR Journeys for more details of Betty Jo’s itinerary and other trips to the country.
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