HAVMAN ISLAND RESORT
Award-winning 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.
Hayman is Australia's most celebrated private island destination, beautifully situated in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and presenting an array of unique and memorable resort and Reef experiences.
"Relax and enjoy the laid-back luxury that Hayman delivers so effortlessly. Hayman is definitely the place to go if you want to see what it feels like to be never-have-to-raise-a-finger rich without having to spend a fortune at some awesome expensive overseas resort."
Hayman presents an award-winning five-star resort complemented by a warm and sincere community of 500 employees and their families, within a breathtaking natural environment.
Surrounded by idyllic coral fringed beaches and lapping the waters of the Coral Sea, on the south-western side of the island, Hayman offers 244 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and a beach villa. The accommodation, restaurants, guest service areas, marine facilities and operational plant, have been designed to blend in with the natural beauty of the surroundings. No part of the resort is higher than four stories and throughout, shady ponds and gentle waterfalls thread their way among beautiful gardens, spacious walkways and open air lanais.
Hayman is a continental island of some 294 hectares, rising to 250 metres at its highest point. The resort is located on the southerly shore fronted by a sweeping sandy beach and surrounded by 14 hectares of lush tropical gardens. Beyond the beach lies an 800 metre wide sand flat with fringing coral reef that is exposed at low tide revealing interesting coral formations and an array of marine life.
Hayman's flora is diverse and includes the Poplar Gum, Port Jackson Fig, Moreton Bay Ash, Mackay Cedar, Whitsunday Kurrajong, Grass Trees and various Wattles.
A variety of birds inhabit the island, the most likely to be sighted including White Cockatoos, Painted Lorikeets, Kookaburras, Stone Curlews and Kingfisher. From May to November butterflies traditionally swarm in thousands within the confines of shaded gullies feasting on the nectar of the Eucalyptus and other flowering plants.
Guests may catch sight of Hayman's colony of Proserpine Rock Wallabies and, during an island walk, experience natural bushland and Australian flora and fauna. All are protected under the Nature Conservation Act.
The crystal clear waters surrounding Hayman are a kaleidoscope of coloured coral and tropical fish.
Hayman is also home to families of swans and ducks who reside in the resort's lagoons. All are integrated into a beautiful landscape, which is a blend of manicured gardens meandering throughout the resort and rugged bushland into which guests can venture on a fascinating island walk, to scenic lookouts and exquisite beaches.
Hayman presents resort living in 244 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa, situated in Pool, Palm, Lagoon and Beach Wings, all featuring private terraces or balconies.
The Pool Wing, comprising Pool Superior and Deluxe rooms and Pool Suites, overlooks the famous Hayman Pool and tropical gardens. Level 3 also offers views out to the Coral Sea and neighbouring Hook Island. This wing is ideal for guests wishing to be close to and enjoy views of the icon pool.
The Palm Wing, comprising Palm Superior rooms, is centrally located in the resort with excellent access to all facilities.
The Lagoon Wing, comprising Lagoon Superior and Deluxe rooms, Lagoon Suites and 11 Penthouses, overlooks the tranquil lagoon, tropical gardens and Lagoon Pool. Level 3 and 4 - the latter housing the resort Penthouses - also offer views out to the Coral Sea and neighbouring Hook Island. This wing offers larger rooms and suites than those in the Pool Wing.
The Beach Wing comprises Beach Front rooms and a private Beach Villa fronting Hayman Beach, and Retreat Rooms set back from the beach in tropical gardens. This wing is ideal for couples wishing to stay in boutique accommodation in tranquil surrounds.
"Thank you for the most relaxing and refreshing holiday. Our favourite days were spent by the pool, sipping fruit cocktails and reading all those books we had so eagerly wanted to get to, and at night, dining at your great restaurants before returning to our beautiful Retreat Room."
MRS B. STANTON