Phinda Rock Lodge

qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury and an outstanding example of design. This luxury resort is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island and surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. With a relaxed aspect and mesmerizing calmness, time seems to stretch forever.

It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. 

The guest experience at qualia is designed to showcase the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding Great Barrier Reef. Simultaneously, it demonstrates how ultimate luxury and environmental sustainability can co-exist.

qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of sixty private individual pavilions, many of which have a plunge pool and natural touches such as outdoor showers.

Guests may indulge and unwind at the stunning Spa qualia, which offers an authentically Australian spa menu, incorporating treatments that have been thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind and body.

Facilities include two serene pools, a fitness centre, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants exclusive to in-house guests, offering fine, fresh and innovative food. 

qualia guests have priority access to Australia’s only island championship golf course, the Hamilton Island Golf Club, with stunning 360 degree views of the Whitsunday Islands from every hole; one of the world’s top 10 beaches, Whitehaven Beach; spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities, or scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef; and unparalleled sailing through the Whitsunday passage. Or if relaxation is the goal, qualia will take guests to a private beach for a gourmet picnic for two.

qualia offers guests the indulgent choice of one-bedroom Windward or Leeward pavilions, each with breathtaking views which blend harmoniously with the rare, natural beauty of the island and provide an indulgent space to relax and unwind. Or, there is the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the one and only two-bedroom Beach House, with its own guest quarters, private lap pool and inspiring views. Each of the 60 pavilions is situated to capture the most idyllic views of the ocean, and the colors and textures of the natural landscape are echoed in the lodge’s design.

Windward Pavilion

The north-facing Windward Pavilions offer expansive, postcard views of the Coral Sea and Whitsundays. The beautifully appointed pavilions feature a living room, separate bedroom with a king bed or twin on request, ensuite and offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool.

Leeward Pavilion

The south west-facing Leeward Pavilions offer you a serene outlook of both the Island and the Coral Sea. They boast a private sundeck, which is the perfect place to capture the warmth of the sun during the day and amazing sunsets at dusk.

Beach House

For something truly special, experience the Beach House at qualia for the ultimate secluded hideaway. With a main bedroom and ensuite, spacious entertaining area featuring a large flat-screen TV with surround sound, a 10-person dining room, a private full-sized swimming pool, as well as a separate guesthouse, the Beach House is an indulgence like no other.

At qualia, guests can find peace in their favorite pleasure whether it be a workout in the gym with a personal trainer, take a dip in one of the two serene pools, read a book in the library or enjoy a cocktail by the bar. There are many additional activities and opportunities for guests which complement a stay at qualia.

Located in the Whitsunday Islands, in the heart of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is one of Australia’s most pristine and idyllic holiday destinations. While it’s a perfect place to relax and unwind, Hamilton Island also offers more than 60 fun and exciting holiday activities - ranging from golf, snorkeling, and swimming with turtles, to sunset yacht charters, art classes, windsurfing and live ballet performances.

The island is also renowned for its food and wine - with a seemingly endless selection of fine dining restaurants, spectacular waterfront bars, and fun, relaxed cafes.