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Hayman Island One & Only Australia

Hotel address: One&Only Hayman Island Great Barrier Reef Queensland 4801 Australia
Hotel Type: Beach & Seaside, Family, Honeymoon, Island, Private Pool, Spa
Open / Renovated: Renovated April 2014
Rooms: 243

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At the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, One & Only occupies the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands. The island’s location ensures privileged access to the reefs and the utmost privacy, whilst remaining well connected to the mainland and the opportunities on offer there.


The accommodation options are divided into wings, each with its own style and décor. The Hayman Wing rooms start at 54sqm, complete with en suite bathrooms and private balconies, while the largest rooms offer 90sqm of space. The Pool Wing consists of 75sqm rooms, with the option of having a room that opens directly onto the swimming pool and a private double balcony as standard. The Beach Wing offers villas between 90 and 120sqm (with extra rooms connectable upon request), each with a private pool and private terrace, as well as the option of a Beach Butler service.


There are a wide range of dining options available at the resort, including: Amici, a lively Italian restaurant, focused around a central hearth bake oven; Pacific, a beachfront restaurant serving seasonal dishes; Aquazure, with views of the Coral Sea and a family-friendly menu; Bamboo, serving the finest Pan Asian cuisine sourced from local produce and providing an al fresco dining option; and Fire, offering the most elegant dining experience with a distinctly Australian flavour. There are two bars, including Bar 50 and On the Rocks, providing an ideal setting for guests to relax and unwind.


The world-famous Whitehaven Beach and direct access to the Great Barrier Reef ensures that guests will have plenty to do during their stay. The resort provides facilities for a number of sports and many water based activities are available, including snorkelling, fishing excursions and guided dives. Speedboat rides to places of interest are available and there are a number of activities focused on entertaining children in the form the of the KidsOnly Club. The One & Only Spa offers Ocean Dreaming and Rainforest Massage treatments, hosted in 13 individual treatments rooms, including a romantic couples room, and is home to the world’s premier plant-powered luxury skin care collection Amala from Ute Leube.

Getting There

15 minutes by seaplane or helicopter from Proserpine with connecting flights then available to major Australian airports. 55 minutes by luxury launch service

Weather / When To Go

April - November

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