Given that qualia has just won three fantastic awards, what better time to spotlight this Australian gem? The property has been awarded the Best Australian Lodge, Best Resort, and Best Day Spa Awards at the 2011 HM Awards held in Sydney last week.

Qualia, now nearly four years old, is situated on the northern tip of Hamilton Island, nestled within the Great Barrier Reef – one of the world’s must-see sights. In this desirable location, qualia exists to provide comfort, stunning views, and exceptional service. The resort is composed of sixty free standing pavilions with floor-to-ceiling windows – ensuring excellent views of the Whitsundays, a breath-taking chain of islands, many of which are unspoiled National Parks. Some pavilions also have private plunge pools, with the Beach House accommodating up to four people and including a private lap pool.

While at qualia, you can take out catamarans, sea kayaks, and go snorkelling. Scuba diving is available at additional costs. There are also many gorgeous beaches nearby, simply perfect for lounging and relaxing your days away. Boat transfers to different beaches and gourmet picnics can also be arranged through the resort. You can while your days away walking in the Australian bush, swimming in one of the resort’s two pools, reading a book in the library, or enjoying a cocktail at the bar.

Qualia also boasts includes all meals in the room’s tariff, meaning you can dine in either the fine dining restaurant or the more relaxed casual restaurant without an increase in the price. Both restaurants focus on fine and fresh produce, creating delicious meals for all to enjoy. All non-alcoholic beverages are also included.

As the award above indicates, qualia also has an exceptional spa. Spa qualia boasts anti-stress, anti-ageing, detoxifying, and cleansing treatments, along with a Swiss shower, sunken Roman-style baths, and a steam room. You’re also welcome to take classes on the yoga and meditation pavilion.

For more information or to book a stay at qualia, give us a call on 01494 678 400. Or visit our comprehensive accommodation page for Qualia on the Turquoise Holidays website

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