Need to know
160, including 58 suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $586.75 (AU$768), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include a buffet breakfast, as well as all non-motorised water sports and guided walks. Rates exclude a surcharge of 1.7 per cent a stay for all credit-card payments (rates subject to change).
At the hotel
Spa, library, tennis courts, squash courts, pitch-and-putt golf, fitness centre, free WiFi. In rooms: TV, free bottled water, minibar, coffee- and tea-making facilities, One&Only Hayman Island toiletries, air-conditioning. Beach Villas, the Beach House and Penthouses have a free minibar and snacks.
Our favourite rooms
Here for a secluded grown-up getaway? The Beach Villas are for you. Right on the beach, each has a serene bedroom and luxe bathroom, complete with enormous tub, configured around a private pool and sunny deck. Ask for one at either end for extra privacy. Or, if you’re planning on spending all your time lounging by the pool, then the Pool Access Suites (the clue’s in the name) should be your first choice: room 143 is our favourite.
Dive into one of two pools, including the huge Iconic saltwater pool within a pool, and the heated fresh-water Aquazure family infinity pool overlooking Whitsunday Passage.
The One&Only Spa has 13 treatment rooms (one for couples), and an extensive menu that takes inspiration from its island environs.
If you’ve been lusting after an underwater casing for your camera, this is the time to get it. And don’t forget your binoculars for whale watching.
All public areas and several rooms are wheelchair accessible. The rooms and restaurants are all non-smoking, but lighting up’s allowed on balconies and in designated areas throughout the resort.
All ages are welcome, though Beach Villas and One-Bedroom Pool Access Suites are 12-and-over only. Under-3s stay free in their parents’ rooms; children aged 4–11 can stay in extra beds for AU$50 a night. Over-11s incur the adult rate of AU$200 a night.
The resort recycles water and works with local suppliers to source sustainable ingredients for its restaurants. It invites guests to donate to the ZooX fund to preserve the Great Barrier Reef and fund reef research.