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Hayman Resort *****

Great Barrier Reef, QLD, 4801, Australia


Hayman ResortAerial View

Hayman in Australia's magnificent Great Barrier Reef, is one of the world's most acclaimed resort destinations and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Hayman presents a unique private island experience of natural beauty, tranquility and adventure.

Frequently acknowledged as an Australian tourism icon and a world leader in hotel, resort and destinational excellence, Hayman has consistently been honoured with prestigious local and international awards.

It has won its second major consumer award in a month, having been named Best Australian Island in the inaugural Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List for 2005.

This latest award to Hayman was voted on by tens of thousands of American Express Gold Card members and Luxury Travel Magazine's readers and subscribers, who were each asked to nominate their favourite luxury travel experiences in 22 major categories.

Luxury Travel Magazine describes the Great Barrier Reef resort’s win as “beautiful Hayman taking out top honours as our very own Australian idyll”.

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Additional Information

Hayman, the most northerly island of the Whitsundays in the Great Barrier Reef, commands magnificent views south across the Coral Sea. Hayman is 400 hectares (960 acres) in area and 8 kilometres (5 miles) in circumference. The resort is situated on a crescent shaped beach and is the only facility on the island.


Restaurants Swimming Pool Fitness Room Sports Meeting Rooms Laundry & Dry Cleaning Shopping Health / Beauty Care Spa / Thalasso Entertainment / Animation Child Care Sports Nearby Bar Cafeteria / Snack Bar Internet Access 24 H Room Service Archery Diving Centre Mini Golf Gourmet Restaurants Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool Massage Yacht for Rent Sailing Boat Limousine Services Tennis Court Business Centre / Services VIP Services Golf Water Sports Children Activities


Bathroom with Shower or Bathtub Hairdryer Facsimile TV Coffeemaker Mini Bar Safe Box Air-conditioning Fan Fridge Telephone


Microphones Flip Chart Slide Projector

Hayman provides unique culinary indulgences. The resort boasts fabulous restaurants and bars plus a lounge, and hosts evenings with the Chef in the main kitchen. Guests can also dine in special outdoor island settings or in the Reef surrounds.


Dining is presented by acclaimed chefs in superb restaurants, which are non-smoking and open selected evenings.  Meals can also be enjoyed within guest rooms, at a Chef’s banquet, or in other resort locations. Sunset cocktails and supper are served nightly.


Breakfast is served overlooking the Hayman Beach, while light meals and a bar service are available daily by the beach and pools, in a lounge and within guest rooms. Gourmet hampers can be prepared for resort and Reef adventures.

Elegant La Fontaine

Elegant La Fontaine offers a formal, yet relaxed atmosphere - a sense of grand occasion - created by a combination of soft and rich tonings and romantic lighting amid Louis XVI furnishings, Waterford crystal chandeliers and a magnificent central limestone fountain. Guests are treated to an exquisite selection of authentically prepared modern French cuisine utilizing the best in local and international produce. The cuisine is matched by La Fontaine wine cellar's impressive range of over 750 vintages from the world's premier vineyards and musical accompaniment from Hayman's resident pianist.

Dress: Jacket preferred for gentlemen.

Open: Selected evenings

Private Dining Room

A Private Dining Room, seating 14 and adjoining La Fontaine, is available for exclusive use. Guests can design a special meal in consultation with the Executive Chef or select from a superb a la carte menu. The dinner setting is of Regency Mahogany with appointments including a dome ceiling painted in 23-carat gold, Waterford crystal chandelier, 17th Century French marble fireplace, 19th Century bronze firedogs and paintings from the Heidelberg School.

Dress: Jacket preferred for gentlemen. Available: Upon request (minimum 6 guests)

La Trattoria

Al fresco home-style Italian and Mediterranean dining in La Trattoria is enjoyed in a rustic indoor and outdoor setting of local timbers, hand beaten chandeliers, hanging vines and terracotta tiles. Famous for its spectacular antipasto displays and piping hot pizzas,  La Trattoria's lively village atmosphere is enhanced by dance music from the resident band.

Dress: Resort casual. Open: Selected evenings


Specialties of traditional Asian cultures are prepared with innovative flare at Oriental, overlooking a ceremonial tea house, which can seat 10 guests for a private dinner, and tranquil garden filled with rock pools and waterfalls. Dining platforms, each seating 4 guests, are scattered among exquisite gardens and provide a unique setting for dinner. Inside, Oriental is adorned with antiques and artefacts including 18th Century screens, copper lamps and a happy Buddha.

Dress: Resort casual. Open: Selected evenings


The day starts in Azure with a bountiful buffet breakfast overflowing with tropical fruits, juices, all things healthy and some of life's indulgences. Azure is also open selected days for lunch and refreshments indoors or on the fabulous outdoor deck

Overlooking the Hayman Beach and beyond to the Whitsunday waters and neighbouring islands, in the evening Azure presents Australian contemporary cuisine from an open show kitchen, specializing in fresh seafood, in an indoor and outdoor setting.

Dress: Resort casual.

The Chef's Table

This weekly event, hosted by one of Hayman's premier chefs, takes guests behind the scenes into the Main Kitchen for a 6-course banquet with matching wines and includes a visit to the famous La Fontaine wine cellar and Chocolate Room

Dress: Resort casual. Hosted: Selected evenings

The Beach Pavilion

Lunch is a relaxing affair in The Beach Pavilion, by the Hayman Beach and Lagoon Pool. This outdoor setting enjoys warm tropical breezes and features a selection of seafood, meat dishes and salads. A poolside service offers light refreshments throughout the day.

Sunset cocktails are served each evening in this beautiful location.

Dress: Casual.

The Club Lounge

The Club Lounge offers relaxed, quiet surrounds for light meals and soothing refreshments throughout the day and relaxing drink or late night supper during the evening.

Hayman Pool Bar

After a refreshing swim in the famous Hayman Pool, guests can order an appetising snack and refreshing beverage during the day in this very special setting.

Gourmet Hampers

Hayman can create a wholesome hamper of guest favourites for a day's outing… perhaps a boat cruise, picnic on the beach or island walk.

Romantic Location

As the sun sets on another sparkling day on Hayman, guests can dine in the intimacy of their balcony, veiled by lush gardens, tranquil pools, ponds or breathtaking Whitsunday vistas, or in another setting by waterfalls or gardens in the resort.

Hotel Policies

From 12:00 hours


Until 10:00 hours



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