Qualia, world's best resort, Hamilton Island, AUSTRALIA

For a bunnie who loves travelling so much, I am never too enthusiastic about flying, so when the plane landed on Hamilton Island, I was extremely pleased, but of course, I was more excited about seeing qualia, currently the world's best resort as rated by Conde Nast. The flight to Hamilton Island was quite rough as we had to fly through a tropical summer storm, but that was all behind me as soon as I saw three guys nicely dressed in qualia's uniform waiting for us right outside of the airport lobby with two bottles of chilled water, labeled 'qualia'.

The drive to the resort was more than pleasant despite the weather being slightly grey. As the car pulled up at the Long Pavilion, we were greeted by the GM with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot. The check-in process felt personal and efficient. Our concierge asked about our plans during the stay and ensured that we had our first night's dinner sorted and throughout our stay it felt that the resort staff integrated genuine Queensland friendship with sophisticated yet unobtrusive service.

We followed the concierge in a qualia golf buggy and arrived at Windward Pavilion no.19, a beautiful ocean facing villa equipped with a private infinity-edged pool, a spacious balcony and an outdoor shower surrounded by baby bamboo trees.

To be bluntly honest, I wasn't too impressed with the pavilion at the beginning. I thought that the rooms looked a little too simple, the foliage around pool a little overgrown and being the best in the world was suddenly a big call (even if you get a complimentary bottle of chilled Veuve in your pavilion).

We spent the afternoon at Spa qualia and I think it had really helped me unwind and get into a holiday mood. Soon after, we discovered the library, the amazing infinity pool located next to the Pebble Beach restaurant and so much more that qualia has to offer, I think that's when I fell in love with this resort.

The resort has so many nice touches everywhere; you can enjoy an open minibar for non-alcoholic beverages in your pavilion, or if you like, cold movenpick ice cream would be brought to you while you laze around the infinity pool getting some much needed sunshine. In my case, I absolutely enjoyed washing my hair with the Aesop products in the outdoor shower, listening to the bamboo tree leaves brushing against each other or soaking in the oh so deep tub that sits crowning the centre of the pavilion’s open plan bathroom.

Qualia 's natural simplicity created perfection in itself.

Bunnies' travel notes:

Bunnies' room number: 19
Number of rooms: 60
Swimming pool: yes
Check-in / check-out times: 2:00pm / 11:00am
Bunnie Dollars Spent: $1,525 per night.

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