The views certainly hit you from every angle, with the Coral Sea never far away – Leeward Pavilions have private sundecks overlooking the water, while Windward Pavilions add one of our all-time favorite extravagances: a private plunge pool.
While the little fellow above is maybe as close as we got to a run in with anything resembling T-Rex, wildlife is nevertheless abundant: we saw rock wallabies hop across the path, held a decade-old koala (you’re meant to stay still so that the koala thinks you’re a tree, in case you were wondering), and some very inquisitive white parrots flew in to show off how their yellow tip spreads to a pretty matchless mohawk.
We will take you inside for a detailed look around a qualia pavilion, and all around the rest of the resort, soon.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter]
Disclosure: JasonD traveled to Hamilton Island on his own dime but visited qualia as a guest of the resort and all photos and opinions are his own.