The moment the colossal gates of adults-only Whitsundays resort qualia open, you know you have found somewhere special.
The word qualia means “a collection of deeper sensory experiences” and that is exactly what the resort delivers.
In the lobby, floor-to-ceiling glass bi-fold windows cut the stunning view of the Whitsundays into picture-postcard frames. Solid wood tables are adorned with sweeping strands of orchids and comfortable lounge chairs just beg to be used.
It’s tempting just to sit and watch the view. But qualia’s activity list is hard to beat. It includes helicopter flights over the famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach, sunset walks up Hill Inlet and full-day private snorkelling and diving tours of the Great Barrier Reef.