Oprah was already a fan and now it seems Conde Naste Traveler has taken note, ranking the qualia Resort in the Whitsundays as their number one resort as voted for by their readers, and is the first Australian property to top the survey in its 25-year history.
The luxurious resort is burrowed between the hills of Hamilton Island at its northern most tip and overlooks the spectacular beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Reclining in a comfortable deck chair, guests can take in the breathtaking ocean view and sultry hued sunsets from the sundeck of their own individual pavilion. With only 60 pavilions available, the resort is a secluded slice of paradise where top-notch service, elegant décor and infinity pools make the resort a sun seeker’s nirvana, scoring the full 100 marks in every category.
The islands of the Great Barrier Reef have too gained an accolade, being ranked 5th in the World’s Best Islands list complied by Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best survey, voted for by their readers. The archipelago of over 100 islets, including the recommended Whitehaven Beach, ticks the boxes with an assortment of sun, sea, sand and surf, not to mention its world famous snorkeling and diving opportunities. The azure blue waters lick the stretches of pristine white beaches making the islands a picture perfect getaway.
Not only are Australia’s islands and resorts the bee-knees, but its cities are pretty top notch too, with Tourism Australia ranking Sydney as its number one on its Top Ten cities. The capital houses a hub of activity of bucket-list proportions. Atop the towering Harbour Bridge you can locate Sydney’s hotpots like the pointed Opera House, the northern shores and Fort Denison. On the outskirts of the city, the national parks, Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley frame the metropolis with flora and fauna with the sandy beaches of Bondi and Manly lining its shores.
So for a city-break, island getaway or underwater world, there’s nothing like Australia!
Whitehaven Beach - Qualia PR
qualia Hotel - qualia PR
Sydney - Flickr bdearth
Great Barrier Reef - My Destination Whitsundays
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