ONE&Only Hayman Island a New Level of Ultra-Luxury in the Great Barrier Reef
October 19, 2016
Set in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island is surrounded by astonishing natural beauty, and is a place of restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia’s iconic private island resort has established a new level of ultra-luxury in Australia, offering an unsurpassed level of style, choice and personalised exploration.
One&Only resorts are globally renowned for genuine hospitality, a vivid energy that is unrivalled, and creating memorable experiences through a distinctive style and personality borne of each local culture. One&Only Hayman Island has been reborn as part of the exclusive One&Only collection after an $80 million dollar investment offering new accommodations and heightened levels of luxury for guests, including innovative culinary options, a plethora of activities, including those perfect to explore the Great Barrier Reef, and the introduction of both KidsOnly and One&Only Spa.
“One&Only Hayman Island is our first resort to open in the Asia Pacific region and I can’t think of a better location than in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef,” said Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International. “We are passionate about the location and have been thrilled to introduce our signature One&Only style and experiences to the discerning traveller, both those discovering One&Only for the first time or our loyal past guests exploring Australia and the natural wonders of this region.”
Located off the coast of Queensland, at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, this iconic private island resort is surrounded by an amazing natural ecosystem of pristine coral reef formations and diverse marine life, with over 33,000 species found off the coastline. Guests have the opportunity to explore the reef and all the wonders around it through special programmes led by One&Only dive experts and marine biologists, as well as hiking and private island exploration.
One&Only Hayman Island features 160 guest accommodations with reimagined interiors, designed to embrace the natural beauty of the location. With the new ultra-luxury configuration, almost half of the accommodation is a suite, villa or penthouse, offering a wide variety of choice, whether for groups, couples, or families—including multi-generational families. Located in three distinct areas of the resort, each accommodation offers a different ambiance, and each designed to take advantage of the breath-taking views of shades of teal and indigo of the ocean and the natural surroundings.
One&Only Hayman Island Wing
Located on the tranquil eastern side of the resort, all rooms and suites in the One&Only Hayman Wing are newly refurbished with a chic sophistication. Generously spacious and set within a lush landscape, accommodation features either a view of the ocean or the verdant grounds — all within steps of Hayman Beach and the Coral Sea.
One&Only Pool Wing
Overlooking the iconic pool with breathtaking views of the Coral Sea, the One&Only Pool Wing has been transformed to an all-suite experience in one-bedroom or two-bedroom configuration. All suites provide separate living and dining areas plus spacious decks for relaxing. The pool-level one-bedroom suites also offer swim-out access to the pool directly from their terrace.
One&Only Beach Wing
A spectacular collection of Kerry Hill-designed Beach Villas are perched along the sandy bay providing direct access to One&Only Hayman Beach and Coral Sea. Beach Villas each feature a private pool and can be combined with Retreat Rooms to provide a second room for families. A private Beach House is also available for those seeking ultimate privacy.
Located on the top floor of the One&Only Hayman Wing, these chic one, two and three-bedroom Penthouses are breathtaking, including one designed by the world-renowned fashion designer, Diane von Furstenberg. All Penthouses feature sweeping views of One&Only Hayman Beach, the Coral Sea and the Whitsundays, with personalised service from a team of dedicated butlers.
Diverse dining, extraordinary local produce and the sheer enjoyment of food are at the heart of the One&Only Hayman Island experience. With seven different restaurants and bars, Australia’s finest on-island cellar and One&Only bespoke dining experiences, guests are spoilt for choice during their stay.
Set on a tranquil lagoon, Fire is One&Only Hayman Island’s signature restaurant and most elegant dining experience. The cuisine is quintessentially Australian, with a menu celebrating the very best of the country’s fresh and abundant seasonal produce, and as the name suggests – an emphasis on grills.
Amici offers a lively Italian experience, where tradition meets simplicity. A generous menu is filled with family favourites including pizza and pasta – perfect for sharing, and serves authentic Italian dishes lovingly prepared in an interactive, high-energy open kitchen.
Secluded within an oriental garden overlooking an authentic koi pond, Bamboo is an oasis of calm and an island favourite. Authentic Asian cuisine, sleek decor, gracious service and the option to dine under the stars come together to create one of the resort’s most memorable dining experiences.
Pacific celebrates the beauty of the island with panoramic views of the Whitsundays, and offers a generous breakfast buffet each morning.
The island’s chic poolside bar and restaurant, On the Rocks, is a leisurely oasis set against the spectacular backdrop of the Coral Sea and the Whitsunday Islands beyond, overlooking the iconic One&Only Hayman Pool. The atmosphere is chilled and adult, with Café Del Mar sounds by day and a live band, fire torches and cocktails by night.
With breathtaking views of the Coral Sea, a stylish open air design and a family-friendly menu, Aquazure is the perfect day to evening experience for guests of all ages. Located on the beachfront, and near the family pool, Aquazure combines a lively open bar with both indoor and alfresco dining, as well as the ability for guests to enjoy from their cabanas, day beds or sun lounges.
Celebrating a special milestone in Hayman history, Bar Fifty is named in honour of the year, 1950, that saw the opening of the original Royal Hayman Hotel on the island. Located at the heart of the resort, Bar Fifty offers stylish indoor and outdoor lounge areas, and is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the island and its magnificent surrounds.
One&Only Hayman Island also offers a variety of bespoke dining experiences, tailored to guests needs and offering unique ways to enjoy the incredible beauty of the iconic private island setting. From intimate dining in cabanas set in lush tropical gardens, to a gourmet beach picnic on white sands overlooking the Coral Sea, or the island’s signature gourmet experiences, the chefs of One&Only Hayman Island ensure that dining on the island is a truly unforgettable experience.
One&Only Hayman Island is the perfect location for guests to rejuvenate and unwind. One&Only Spa offers a range of services to rest, rebalance and renew the body, with signature treatments that capture the island’s restorative surrounds. Treatments are not only relaxing, but also memorable, such as Ocean Dreaming, the ultimate tranquil experience amid gentle tides and warm tropical breezes, or a Rainforest Massage, immersed in the beauty of nature.
An oasis of serenity and privacy, One&Only Spa features 13 treatment suites, including a romantic couple’s room. The spa introduced Amala products to Australia – a crafted collection comprising of rejuvenating, hydrating, purifying and detoxifying elements. Each formula is powered by highly concentrated, intelligent blends of the world’s most precious, nutrient-rich, organic botanical actives.
Founded by Ute Leube, Amala combines advanced plant chemistry and artisanal craft to create results oriented formulas and transformative therapies.
In addition, the spa is home to Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by world-renowned Bastien Gonzalez, providing restorative care for both hands and feet, as well as a new beauty and hair salon, Luc.Espace Salon.
For the active guest, there is a new state‐of‐the‐art fitness centre with separate areas for cardio, weight training and stretching. Those seeking to take care of themselves whilst on holiday can benefit from One&Only Hayman Island’s partnership with international health and wellness expert James Duigan, who created the ‘Bodyism’ programme. James Duigan has worked with the likes of Elle Macpherson, Rosie Huntington‐Whiteley and Hugh Grant. One&Only Hayman Island’s in-house personal training team are qualified in the art and execution of Bodyism concepts, and guests can choose a personalised workout programme tailored to their needs or from a range of exciting, challenging group fitness classes including Bodyism, Dynamic Pilates, Yoga and Beach Bootcamp. For the truly committed, James Duigan’s Clean&Lean wellbeing cuisine is available throughout the resort’s menus.
One&Only Hayman Island is the ultimate dream location for celebrations—from tranquil private island weddings and renewals of vows, to surprise proposals and honeymoons. The resort offers a wide range of idyllic indoor and outdoor locations for an unforgettable experience. The incredible locations throughout the resort provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable proposal. One&Only Hayman Island is the perfect location to begin a life together or celebrate a milestone and discover the Great Barrier Reef.
As with all One&Only resorts, One&Only Hayman Island caters to couples and families alike – preserving privacy and serenity for those who seek it whilst also providing engaging activities for all ages. There is a specially-designed KidsOnly Club for guests aged 11 and under, which offers daily complimentary supervised activities including full and half-day programmes. Created by professionals who understand that happy kids mean happy parents, KidsOnly provides children with the opportunity to explore their own private island paradise. Activities include fun reef ranger outings, fish feedings, beach games, tennis and evening nature walks. A programme of activities for guests aged between 12 and 17 years is also available and run by the dedicated sports and entertainment team.
With direct access to the Great Barrier Reef and world‐famous Whitehaven Beach, One&Only Hayman Island offers a range of exhilarating activities specially tailored for the adventurous guest. Thrilling helicopter and seaplane tours, diving, snorkelling and fishing adventures are the gateway to the natural riches of the reef. Water sports include water-skiing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and paddle skiing. A must do activity for all guests is the Island Escapade, which combines a speedboat ride to Blue Pearl Bay or Langford Island to experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with an afternoon of snorkelling, beachside relaxation and a gourmet picnic prepared by the One&Only Hayman Island Chefs. The Activities Centre is the perfect spot to enjoy a casual game of tennis, basketball or squash, nestled under the island’s lush canopy. The resort also has a golf putting and driving range for those wishing to practise their swing.
One&Only Hayman Island covers 726 acres and is named in honour of Thomas Hayman, the sea navigator who charted the island’s waters and has been an oasis for guests since the 1950s. The resort is located on the southerly shore fronted by a sweeping sandy beach and surrounded by 16 hectares of lush tropical gardens. Beyond the beach lies an 800 metre wide sand flat with fringing coral reef, which at low tide, reveals interesting coral formations and marine life. There are beautiful botanical gardens, featuring approximately 550 species of plants, with diverse flora including Poplar Gum, Bloodwood, Port Jackson Fig, Moreton Bay Fig and various Wattles. A variety of birds inhabit the island, and guests can expect to see White Cockatoos, Painted Lorikeets, Stone Curlews, Sea Eagles and Kingfisher. The natural Australian bushland is also home to the rare Proserpine Rock Wallaby and One&Only Hayman Island is a protected breeding ground for this endangered species.
One&Only Hayman Island displays the hallmarks of excellence found in all One&Only resorts around the world. It offers an unparalleled commitment to the finest experiences, luxurious accommodation, lively entertainment, a wealth of activities, warm service, a state-of-the art Spa and unforgettable cuisine, and is set in an environment of breathtaking natural beauty.
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia. One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate three new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe and in Bahrain.
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