One&Only Hayman Island

Hayman Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island, Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4801, Australia | 5 star resort
Prices starting from $498.00

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Mission Beach/Cairns

A travel blog entry by rio0x on Mar 29, 2014

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29/3 (Sat) Airlie Beach to Mission Beach An early start this morning as we continue our journey north with a coastal drive to Mission Beach, making lots of stop offs on the way. One of them was a place called Frosty Mango (an ice cream place) which is in the absolute wilderness! We said that we're sure our tour guide Dave gets commission for each …

The adventure continues....

A travel blog entry by tripswithnorman

... fellow Prosail boats (we didn't have enough wind to power up such a heavy boat but it was still fun!)Outside of the boats, I learnt a few things about Australia too: Don't poke any snakes; it can pour with rain and still be 30 degrees; the English way of cooking BBQ will lose you friends; don't assume people can swim just because they say they can and category 1 cyclones are just your average British wet weekend.So for now we are saying goodbye to Airlie and hello to new adventures ...

Another quiet day - we must be on holidays!

A travel blog entry by vickiandpaul


... did some repairs on the reversing camera. He is also trying to find someone capable of hoisting the van up for a wheel alignment as the types are wearing unevenly and he wants to fix it before we're up for new tyres. Mackey seems to be the place to get this done, but unfortunately today is Show Day, so no-one's answering their phone. Hopefully tomorrow. When David returned from town, we had a ...

Airlie Beach

A travel blog entry by wazzaanddis


... Cloucester if you ever want to getaway from it all and have a relaxing holiday this looks like the place. There are cabins on the beach and a great little restaurant. Crystal clear water and small islands at your doorstep.
Last Sunday drove to Proserpine to the farmers market and the onto Peter Faust dam Lake Proserpine absolutely huge amount of water. Bugger left the fishing rods at home.

Hope every ones well and not suffering too much in the cooler weather.


Queensland perfect one day …… t

A travel blog entry by a2travel


... up a mooring. Unfortunately we can only motor across which

is 4 long hours but the winds are crazy27 knots and swell is 2-3 metres. We can

do some walks and there is a resort on the island.

Well our weather luck has definitely run out. It’s getting worse!

We decide to try and sail up to South Molle Island and pick up a Mooring there. It

is one of our favorites as it has a 9-hole golf ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsOne&Only Hayman Island

    Reviewed by joannanelson

    Under the Sea

    Reviewed Aug 24, 2013
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef was an unforgettable experience. After swimming with amazing, colourful fish and viewing the incredible life under the sea, I was in total awe.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by tizwoz

    A tropical paradise

    Reviewed Feb 9, 2013
    by (17 reviews) Sutton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Hayman is a beautiful place with extensive gardens. If you like watersports it is a good place to go. We went in February which is low season and were not told that at any one time only 2 of the 4 restaurants would be open. There is nothing else on the island so their restaurants are the only place to go so we felt this was unacceptable. Also the lagoon swimming pool was unswimmable as it was full of leaves and there was no attempt to clean it. This is an expensive resort and they could have done better.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews One&Only Hayman Island

    You'd be mad not to enjoy this decadent resort...


    Having travelled the world extensively... I have to say Hayman Island is up there with the best.



    The yacht (which costs a mere$820 aud) and resort is in great need of refurbishment. Though it is considered an American Express Platinum Property it definitely is not up to the standard. While walking to our room one can't help notice the filthy windows along the walkway that look out to a beautiful ocean view. The room is furnished very nicely, but tattered i.e, scuff marks on walls, bathroom sink is cracked, stain on the bedspread, shutters are peeling, windows once again are dirty. Charged for everything incl. $5aud for small bottled water, internet access Spoke with manager about our complaints and while he offered us nothing, he took notes of our complaints and suggestions. In summary I would pass. Go to Bora Bora, or Moorea for better divingand snorkeling.

    Avoid The Herd


    We stayed at Hayman early Apr04. The luxury boat transfer from Hamilton airport to Hayman Isle was fantastic with champagne, silver service style and with a smile. "Check in" is completed on the boat as you nibble on the complimentary light snacks while gazing at the fantastic scenery going by.

    Hayman is good


    I have been to Hayman twice (once in the last year) and do not recognise some of the criticisms. Yes, the place does have some dark woods and finishings. Yes, the Club Bar is rather "formal" in appearance, but that's the style (which incidentally is a newly refurbished style). If there is a criticism then it's the original concrete-style 1960's buildings - but you only really see these at the back - ie not very often!

    Not worth it


    We sailed around the Whitsundays for two weeks and stopped into several resorts. We stayed briefly at Hayman in a mid-tier suite. I think Hamilton Island was a lot more fun. Actually, I think a lot of places were more interesting. I can't understand the hype around Hayman. Kind of stuffy. Way overpriced. There are many other resorts (beach club at hamilton) that are nicer and cheaper. Wouldn't waste my time there. If you are looking for an exclusive, high-end resort with great food and want to pay the money, go to Lizard Island further north (check this site for those reviews).

    Hayman is no longer first class


    We wanted a first class experience and were we in for a surprise. The yacht to Hayman was wonderful the uniformed servents at the dock was what we expected. But then when we arrived in to the resort. OH DARN.

    Open up your wallet


    When you first arrive at Hayman Island, it is hard not to be impressed.

    Hayman Has-Been


    We spent 4 nights on Hayman Island on our honeymoon during November 2003 and we found the resort to be nothing special. In fact, we felt that the resort was a bit of a rip off and that it had been hyped up to be something greater than it really is. The prices for everything on the island were so inflated it was ridiculous.

    Luxurious but nothing more.


    Read that Hayman was one of top ten resorts in world, etc and i suppose it was moderately luxurious but it really lacked anything special. at this end of the market i think a resort should give you more. There is little to do here (fine for honeymoons i suppose). Hamilton Island Resort was far better - private yet plenty of things on hand to do and a nice village.

    Hayman Island March 2002


    We attended a wedding on Hayman Island last March. It was a beautiful experience, the staff was attentive, the food excellent, and the weather exceptional. We ate at the Chef's Table, a wonderful 6 course meal. The diving and hiking was great. The pool was a soothing experience. Even my 4 year old son had a great time.The only negative was the cost. But for a once in a lifetime trip, you can't go wrong. The wedding was perfect, they even had a Rolls-Royce on this tiny island to whisk the bride & groom to the chapel.I put a few pictures of out trip on a web page, see

    TripAdvisor Reviews One&Only Hayman Island

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