One&Only Hayman Island [CLOSED]
Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
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One&Only Hayman IslandThis resort is currently closed for renovations through 2019 due to damage sustained from Cyclone Debbie.
The $80 million One&Only Hayman Island opened in July 2014 on the northernmost island of the Whitsunday archipelago. The Whitsundays are some of the most pristine and picturesque isles in the world, protected from the Pacific Ocean by the Great Barrier Reef. One&Only guests have exclusive access to 726-acre Hayman Island and unparalleled opportunities to experience the turquoise lagoons, sandy cays, and 33,000 species of the world’s largest reef system.
The resort itself is a tropical paradise that unfolds along a sandy beach on the island’s south shore, where a fringe reef reveals itself at low tide. More than 550 types of native plants surround the property’s villas and penthouses, from Poplar gums to Moreton Bay figs, attracting the rare Proserpine rock wallaby as well as island birds like sea eagles, kingfishers, white cockatoos, and rainbow lorikeets. The last two might greet guests in their private plunge pools. Despite the romance and indulgences offered here, One&Only Hayman Island couldn’t get more family-friendly. Custom room configurations, diverse dining options, a kids club, and excursions tailored to guests of all ages make the Great Barrier Reef accessible and magical for everyone.
over 3 years ago
Splurge Down Under
Quite possibly the best way to blow all that cash in one decadent night, the Chef’s Table at Australia’s One&Only Hayman Island spreads a four-course meal over three Barrier Reef islands, with helicopter and yacht rides in between. Highlights: tomato tarts on Whitehaven Beach’s snowy sand and roasted glacier fish on teensy Langford Island. From $2,375 per person. This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.