The dramatic pool of Hayman island hotel, touted as among the world's best. The pools and sea blend so seamlessly one is hard pressed to discern which is which! The tropical setting can hardly be bettered, even in famous island getaways like Bali, Phuket and Langkawi. This is a world away from the grind of city life.
The beach villas face the Great Barrier Reef and water activities are literally at your doorstep and scuba and snorkelling are beyond compare.
The luxurious indoors and great outdoors blend seamlessly and tropical living has never been so fabulous! A weekend here and your batteries are recharged fullscale!
Viewing the sunset is best done from one of these beach villas with your own dip pool
To be massaged in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef is a feeling beyond words
AUSTRALIA’S ICONIC HAYMAN ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF REOPENING IN AUGUST 2011 Hayman, Australasia's premier luxury nature-resort destination on the Great Barrier Reef, begins a new era of even greater resort excellence when it reopens on 1 August 2011.
The landmark resort, already long considered one of the finest in the world and spectacularly set in breathtaking natural scenery, will feature stunning new Beach Villas and Hayman Residences by famous architect Kerry Hill, acclaimed for his development of the magnificent Amanresorts, and newly landscaped grounds by Australia’s celebrity landscape designer, horticulturalist and personality, Jamie Durie.
The eight new Beach Villas offer breathtaking panoramic views in 120 square metres of sheer luxury and special features including large private open-air pools, beachfront terraces, outdoor showers and stunning bathrooms with ‘island’ baths.
Hayman is offering a selection of exclusive properties for purchase. These ultra-luxury Hayman Private Residences and Hayman Marina Residences represent the first private ownership opportunity on Hayman. Each residence is being tailored to the owner’s requirements taking in the stunning sea and landscape surrounds. Owners and their guests will have full access to the resort facilities and services.
Jamie Durie has been engaged to rejuvenate and refresh the beautiful garden surrounds which for so long have provided an incredible backdrop to Hayman and which were severely impacted by two cyclones which passed over the island earlier this year and have forced the temporary closure of the resort.
Jamie, who has written numerous books and hosts makeover shows in Australia and overseas, and was a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, will be drawing on his passion for the outdoors and a deep connection to nature, to recreate this garden landscape setting.
“The next stage in Hayman’s evolution as one of the world’s premier resorts is now well and truly underway.” said Mr Donaldson.
Hayman is one of the world’s greatest resort paradises for the active outdoor lifestyle. As well as Great Barrier Reef cruises, snorkelling and PADI diving, recreation options include catamaran sailing, paddle skiing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, waterskiing, fishing, yacht charters and helicopter and seaplane adventures.
Within the resort is Spa Hayman for pampering and health treatments, a gym, tennis and squash courts, a golf putting green and driving range, and tracks for fascinating island walks.
Hayman is the only luxury Australian island featuring world-class dining in four acclaimed restaurants and in an array of outdoor settings presented by multi-award winning chefs. The restaurants offer magnificent Australian, Oriental and Italian cuisine in stunning themed settings. Guests can also dine in special outdoor island settings in beach, garden and lagoon surrounds or in reef locations.
The unique resort ambience and inspiring tropical surrounds provide the perfect backdrop for conferences, small or large meetings, incentives, special events and individual reward programs for up to 450 delegates – and Hayman can also be privately booked for large events.
Guest accommodation with peaceful garden, lagoon, pool, beach and sea vistas ranges from superbly appointed rooms and suites to penthouses, a Beach House and the new Beach Villas.
Set in one of the most environmentally sensitive regions of the world, environmental sustainability, energy conservation, recycling and sensitivity to the plant and animal kingdom of the Great Barrier Reef, are always key priorities of Hayman.
Hayman owning company, Mulpha Australia Limited, was a founding member of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s ZooX Fund, dedicated to reef research and preservation for the many years to come, and Hayman guests are encouraged to donate a nominal contribution to this vital cause.
Hayman has continued over many years to feature prominently in prestigious award lists including US Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List of the World’s Best Places to Stay, UK Conde Nast Traveller’s Best Overseas Leisure Hotels, Travel + Leisure’s Top 500, Elite Traveler’s Pure Decadence List and Departures’ Survey. Hayman is also a long-standing Hall of Fame Member in the Australian Tourism Awards, Queensland Tourism Awards, National Travel Industry Awards and Luxury Travel Gold List.
Hayman is owned and operated by Mulpha Australia Limited and is a member of the prestigious organisation, The Leading Hotels of the World.