Debuting on 1 July 2019, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort welcomes guests to a new era of immersive luxury in the Great Barrier Reef.

Nestled at the northernmost point of Australia’s Whitsunday archipelago, Hayman Island is the nearest Whitsunday Island to the outer reef, including the world-famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. One of only four islands in the Whitsundays to offer resort accommodation, Hayman Island is Australia’s most iconic private island resort.

Commanding magnificent views south across the Coral Sea, Hayman Island is 294 hectares (726 acres) in area, 8 kilometres (5 miles) in circumference and is perfectly positioned on a two-kilometre crescent-shaped stretch of stunning white sand beach. It enjoys an ideal climate year-round: May–October (Winter/Spring) average temperature of 25°C/77°F, November–April (Summer/Autumn) average temperature of 31°C/88°F.

Surrounded by verdant cliffs, crescent-shaped white beaches and celestial-blue sea, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort presents a spectacular sensory experience teeming with natural beauty and mindful enrichment. From the moment you step off your seaplane, helicopter or luxury yacht, you will discover an idyllic destination of privacy and pampering; where diving the Great Barrier Reef, basking in your private pool, sailing the Coral Sea, indulging in culinary artistry and soulful spa treatments are but yet the beginning.

Hayman Island’s journey has been intrinsically linked to its exquisite surrounds and the safeguarding and protection of these are at the forefront of InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. Guests will be taken on a journey of education when it comes to the island’s neighbouring reef ecosystems and will be exclusively supplied with reef-safe sunscreen. Guests will also receive a complimentary, reusable water bottle upon check-in reinforcing the ban on single-use plastics and will be encouraged to refill this during their stay from the multiple still filtered water stations placed conveniently across the resort. A unique glass-to-sand crusher will recycle glass bottles for use in the island’s gardens, while state-of-the-art in-room technology will conserve and maximise energy.

Luxury island living is born with 168 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites villas and the halo residence: the Three-Bedroom Hayman Beach House. From sophisticated sea-facing escapes to lush garden sanctuaries, each world-class residence is a magnificent blend of intuitive design and impeccable taste.  

Beyond InterContinental’s luxury accommodation, an unforgettable collection of meeting, event and wedding venues provide the ideal setting for world-class meetings, incentives and special events. With a magnificent selection of indoor and outdoor spaces set within a unique otherworldly ambience, the Resort is home to small meetings of up to 10 to large groups of 300 delegates. While five new restaurants and bars present an eclectic array of gastronomic delights and extraordinary local flavour for guests to explore.

While on island, explore deep, uncharted worlds with adrenaline-packed adventures designed to offer meaningful connection to your island surrounds. Advanced underwater scooters, diving tours and guided snorkelling tours showcase the kaleidoscopic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, while open-door helicopter and seaplanes offer breathtaking views of the Heart Reef from above. Allow magnificent sailing regattas and jet ski tours to present the best of on-water experiences, while personalised charters explore the turquoise swirls of Hill Inlet and the world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

An all-new kids club and InterContinental Planet Trekkers ensures explorers of all ages are entertained on Hayman Island with activities such as fish feeding, sand flat tours and snorkelling lessons. Meanwhile adults are invited to relax in the all-new wellness spa with traditional and contemporary treatments on the menu, each inspired by the local surrounds.

Live the InterContinental life on Australia’s most iconic private island resort, Hayman Island.