Hayman Island Resort
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Hayman Island Resort Reviews
Jul 17, 2007
Hayman Island Resort is a located on Hayman Island (Private Island) located in the Great Barrier Reef. Traveling to Hayman Island is a bit extensive. You will need to fly into Hamilton Island airport and then you will be whisked away by private yacht (or you can travel by helicopter) directly from the airport for a 45 minute cruise to Hayman Island Resort.
The resort itself is extremely remote, however there is plenty to do, especially if you are a lover of the water. There are tours you can purchase from the resort to travel to a platform that is anchored in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef to go diving or snorkeling. You can either travel to this platform by boat or helicopter. I would recommend traveling TO the platform by boat and return by helicopter.
You can also take boats to other private beaches, snorkeling bays, glass bottom boat tours or helicopter tours.
The accommodations at the hotel are all very comfortable. They just had a recent renovation of the guest rooms so they are very nicely appointed and comfortable.
There is a beautiful beach located on property. Keep in mind that there is absolutely nothing else on the island besides the resort. You can do a limited amount of hiking or lay on the beach or by the pool. Other than that you would need to take an excursion off of the island. There is a great snorkeling/diving bay just around the corner from the resort on a small bay that can be reached by boat. You can also see the marine life by glass bottom boat. All of these excursions are available for PURCHASE.
There are several different options on property for dining. The food quality is good and definitely plentiful.
Overall, the resort is beautiful, extremely relaxing and quiet. But if you have A.D.D. like me, more than just a couple of days here might drive you crazy...but it is definitely worth the trip.
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Hayman Island Resort Overview
Hayman is Australia's most celebrated private island destination, beautifully situated in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and presenting an array of unique and memorable resort and Reef experiences.
Hayman presents resort living in 212 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa, situated in Retreat, Pool, Lagoon and Beach Wings, all featuring private terraces or balconies.
The Retreat Wing, comprising Retreat Rooms, is set back from the beach in tropical gardens. This wing is ideal for couples wishing to be nestled in tranquil surrounds amongst magnificent native tree and plant varieties.
The Pool Wing, comprising Pool Rooms, Pool Access, Pool Deluxe and Pool Suites, overlooks the famous Hayman Pool and tropical gardens. Level 3 also offers views out to the Coral Sea and neighbouring Hook Island. This wing is ideal for guests wishing to be close to and enjoy views of the icon pool.
The Lagoon Wing, comprising Lagoon Rooms, Lagoon Deluxe, Lagoon Suites and 11 Penthouses, overlooks the tranquil lagoon, tropical gardens and Lagoon Pool. Level 3 and 4 - the latter housing the resort Penthouses - also offer views out to the Coral Sea and neighbouring Hook Island. This wing offers larger rooms and suites than those in the Pool Wing.
The Beach Wing comprises Beach Front rooms and a private Beach Villa fronting the beautiful Hayman Beach and looking out to the Coral Sea and neighbouring islands.
In-Room Facilities and Services
* Individually-controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans
* Direct dial ISD/STD telephones with 2 lines
* Wireless internet access
* Private fax extension available on request
* Colour television
* Pay movies
* Selected cable channels (including news, sports and children channels)
* Selected radio channels
* CD player (in Lagoon, Pool and Beach Wings)
* DVD player available on request
* Personal in-room safe
* Mini refrigerator
* Personal bar
* 110 (shavers only)/220/240 volt outlets (transformers required for appliances)
* Converters and adaptors available on request
* In-room tea and coffee-making facilities
* Iron and ironing board
* Luggage bench
* 7-day laundry and dry-cleaning service
* 24-hour in-room dining
* Nightly turndown service
* Bathrobe and slippers
Hayman offers restaurants and bars plus a lounge, and outdoor island settings for dining, including the Reef surrounds.
Each week, Executive Chef, Glenn Bacon, or another of the resort's Chefs, hosts The Chef's Table and The Chef's Bench for guests in the Main Kitchen. Chef Bacon also invites Guest Chefs and Winemakers to join him in presenting The Chef's Table.
Hayman Island Resort Amenities