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The Honeymooners Down Under: Beach Front Villa Video Tour

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  Site Where: Great Barrier Reef, Hayman, QLD, Australia, 4700
March 2, 2007 at 9:10 AM | by | Comments (0)

HotelChatter's Senior Editor Juliana borrowed a page from vintage Britney Spears' 2004 playbook and got hitched after a brief engagement. However, there were some differences. One, Juliana dated this guy for four years as opposed to three months. Also, Juliana's now-husband is neither a background dancer, nor baby daddy, nor a failed white rapper. Lastly, Juliana and spouse went a little further than Brit and K-Fed's honeymoon in Fiji by spending their first few weeks of newlywed bliss in Sydney, Australia with a sidetrip to the Whitsunday Islands. For the rest of the week, she'll be telling you where she stayed and whether or not it was honeymoon appropriate. So, if you have any questions about honeymoon or Australia travel, send 'em our way.

Yesterday, we went a little gung-ho on our review of the Hayman Island Resort but we saved the best for last--the video tour of Beach Front Villa #7. Enjoy. And actually, this video displays some of our finest camera work. Except for the five seconds we tried to record the view in the dark.

Related Stories:
· The Honeymooners Down Under: Hayman Island Resort, Part Two [HotelChatter]
· The Honeymooners Down Under: Hayman Island Resort, Part Three [HotelChatter]

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The Honeymooners Down Under: Hayman Island Resort, Part Three

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  Site Where: Great Barrier Reef, Hayman, QLD, Australia, 4700
March 1, 2007 at 5:26 PM | by | Comment (1)

HotelChatter's Senior Editor Juliana borrowed a page from vintage Britney Spears' 2004 playbook and got hitched after a brief engagement. Juliana and spouse went a little further than Brit and K-Fed's honeymoon in Fiji by spending their first few weeks of newlywed bliss in Sydney, Australia with a sidetrip to the Whitsunday Islands. For the rest of the week, she'll be telling you where she stayed and whether or not it was honeymoon appropriate. So, if you have any questions about honeymoon or Australia travel, send 'em our way.

In Parts One and Two of our Hayman Island Resort review, we detailed the resort's killer view and decidely not-so-killer pool-access room. Read on through to find out what else the resort had to offer, provided there was good weather.

More on the Hayman Island Resort after the jump.

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The Honeymooners Down Under: Hayman Island Resort, Part Two

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  Site Where: Great Barrier Reef, Hayman, QLD, Australia, 4700
March 1, 2007 at 5:15 PM | by | Comment (1)

HotelChatter's Senior Editor Juliana borrowed a page from vintage Britney Spears' 2004 playbook and got hitched after a brief engagement. Juliana and spouse went a little further than Brit and K-Fed's honeymoon in Fiji by spending their first few weeks of newlywed bliss in Sydney, Australia with a sidetrip to the Whitsunday Islands. For the rest of the week, she'll be telling you where she stayed and whether or not it was honeymoon appropriate. So, if you have any questions about honeymoon or Australia travel, send 'em our way.

After six days in Sydney, we finally had enough of the urban experience and headed to the Whitsunday Islands which are about a two and a half hours away to the Great Barrier Reef.

Little did we know that this was officially the off-season for the Hayman Island, where we decided to stay for three days. While we had near perfect weather in Sydney (about 75 degrees with a slight touch of humidity), the weather did not cooperate when we were at Hayman. We were rained out for two of the three days we were there.

But it wasn't just the rain that put a damper on our moods. The Hayman Island Resort was definitely not what we expected from the #1 resort in all of Australia, and New Zealand, as awarded by Travel + Leisure. Despite a friendly and helpful staff, there were some issues with our room by the pool, the facilities are in dire need of a renovation and the cockatoos constantly hovering above drove us crazy.

More on the Hayman Island Resort after the jump.

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The Honeymooners Down Under: Killer View from Hayman Island

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  Site Where: Great Barrier Reef, Hayman, QLD, Australia, 4700
March 1, 2007 at 11:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

HotelChatter's Senior Editor Juliana borrowed a page from vintage Britney Spears' 2004 playbook and got hitched after a brief engagement. Juliana and spouse went a little further than Brit and K-Fed's honeymoon in Fiji by spending their first few weeks of newlywed bliss in Sydney, Australia with a sidetrip to the Whitsunday Islands. For the rest of the week, she'll be telling you where she stayed and whether or not it was honeymoon appropriate. So, if you have any questions about honeymoon or Australia travel, send 'em our way.

This was the killer view from Beach Front Villa #7 at the Hayman Island Resort in Australia. Located about two and a half hours outside Sydney (you take a plane to Great Barrier Reef airport, then a boat to Hayman), the island is amidst the Whitsunday Islands in the Great Barrier Reef. Nothing else exists on this island except for the resort and staff quarters. Which makes it pretty ideal.

Indeed the resort is a consistent favorite of Travel+Leisure but we're not sure it's quite up to speed. Stick around for our full review of the resort coming later today where we report on the good, the bad and those damn cockatoos.

Related Stories:
· Killer View, Hayman Island [YouTube]
· Honeymooners Down Under [HotelChatter]