Heaven on Hayman

It’s one thing to be surrounded by the bright blue waters of the Coral Sea. But add to that a world-class luxury resort, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and views that will leave you speechless and you my friend, have hit the island holiday jackpot!

Welcome to The Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort. Otherwise known as heaven on earth. This slice of paradise sits at the northern tip of The Whitsundays in Queensland. The archipelago is home to 74 beautiful islands bobbing in the deep blue, but we suggest you cement Hayman at the top of your bucket-list. Here’s why.

The adventure begins well before your toes sink into the soft, warm sand, starting with your journey to the island. Perhaps you fancy boarding Hayman’s luxury vessel, complete with bubbles and light refreshments. Or maybe taking to the skies is more your thing? If that’s a firm yes, you can hop on a private helicopter flight that departs from Hamilton Island. You’ll spend 15-minutes soaring above The Whitsundays before you gently float back down to earth. Regardless of how you arrive, you’ll want to make sure you leave your worries and cares on the mainland because you’re in holiday mode now baby!

As soon as you step foot on the island, there are a few tell-tale signs that this is not your average resort. Firstly, you’re personally greeted by one of the friendly staff on your arrival, then whisked away on a short island tour, so you can get your bearings. Secondly, you’ll notice special touches like a signature Intercontinental scent diffused through the lobby that smells like every refreshing aroma, rolled into one. And last but certainly not least, the accommodation. Oh, the accommodation!

The resort has been thoughtfully designed into three main wings; Pool, Lagoon and Beach. Every guest room, suite and villa opens up to the epic surroundings. If you love the sound of waves lapping the shore then you’ll want to book into a Beachfront Pool Villa. These villas are stylish and spacious, plus they wrap around your very own private plunge pool. The Pool Access Suites are equally as luxurious, with soft, modern furnishings. And another bonus? Mere steps from your room and you’re splashing about the largest salt water pool in the Southern Hemisphere.

There’s a good chance the majority of your holiday will be spent poolside with a cocktail in hand and we’re certainly not judging. In fact, we’re a little jealous. But, if you’re the type of traveller that likes to include a dose of outdoor adventure to your getaway, you’re in for a treat!

From snorkelling and diving adventures, to island escapades and guided tours, there is something to suit every explorer. And the best part is, everything is taken care of for you. Planning a snorkel trip? The team will pack all your gear including towel, goggles and snorkel, plus a cold drink of your choice. The beachfront is also a hive of activity, with plenty of complimentary water sports gear available including paddleboards, kayaks and sailing.

There is so much to sink your teeth into on Hayman, especially when it comes to the food. The resort’s signature restaurant, Pacific shines a light on local produce, whilst adding a dash of Modern-Australian flare. Bam Bam’s Pan-Asian cuisine packs plenty of punch when it comes to flavour, while Amici is all about hearty Mediterranean fare that feels just like a warm hug from your favourite nonna. Aqua is Hayman’s trendy poolside bar and restaurant, known for shaking up some of the best-looking cocktails around. And if you’re after something extra special, there are four Hayman Pool Cabanas available for private dining experiences.

After a few days on the island, you’re bound to feel like a more youthful, rejuvenated version of yourself. This is the type of holiday that will go down in your history books as one of the best and if we played only a small part in your decision to visit, then our work here is done.

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