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We have had such a wet summer here in Sydney, I have been dreaming of endless days of sun by a pool where I am waited on hand and foot.

Qualia may just fit the bill…

Image of the Long Pavillion at Qualia
Located in the Whitsundays, off the coast of Queensland, Qualia puts the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep.

You have a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious one-bedroom freestanding pavilions (both Windward and Leeward) that provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or your own private infinity edge plunge pool (I know which one I want!).

Image of private pool at QualiaImage of view from bed at Qualia

Included in your Qualia accommodation are on-island transfers, your choice of breakfast-only or breakfast and dinner, use of non-motorised watercraft, beach drop-offs to selected local beaches (Whitehaven Beach is the most photographed beach in Australia), plus guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored.

Image of Waiter on Pebble BeachImage of Whitehaven BeachImage of snorkelling off Great Barrier ReefImage of golf buggy on Hamilton Island

Then, there is Spa Qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments.  Count me in!

Image of Spa Room at Qualia

If you live in Australia, a direct flight takes only 2-3 hours from gateway cities on Australia’s east coast.

Mango daiquiris by the pool, anyone?

(all images from the Qualia site)