qualia, Australia‘s newest world class luxury resort on Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef, has much to celebrate since its opening 12 months ago. Most notably it was awarded Best New Tourism Development at the 2008 Whitsunday Tourism Awards; in May 2008 qualia was also featured on the cover of the UK version of the Conde Nast Traveller magazine and was the only Australian property listed in the title’s Definitive Guide To The Hottest New Hotels in the World. Located only two to three hours flight time from Australia’s major east coast cities (Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne), qualia offers guests a choice of 60 pavilions: 27 Windward pavilions, each four times the size of an average hotel room with private plunge pool on an expansive deck, and 33 west facing Leeward pavilions. For guests desiring more space the Beach House comes with its own full size swimming pool, extensive entertaining area and a separate guest pavilion.
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