Looking for that special honeymoon place? How about a luxury hotel that comes with its own view of the Great Barrier Reef? According to boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith, there’s a place on Hamilton Island that’s just perfect for lovers young and old. And, best of all, this pocket of paradise is within easy reach of the Australian mainland.
It’s called Qualia . By the way, the word is ancient Greek for a deep multi-sensory experience. The hotel was built by Australian wine and yachting dynasty, the Oatley family, and they spared no expense in creating this exclusive resort.
For nature lovers, there’s the additional attraction of snorkelling off Pebble Beach. For those who prefer to be above the water, there are regular sailing lessons, and for sun worshippers, Whitehaven Beach is rated as one of the most beautiful in the world. Afterwards, the happy couples can dine on fabulous fresh-caught fish and wash the lot down excellent local wine.