Qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) means ‘a collection of deeper sensory experiences’ and it certainly does everything in its ability to live up to this meaning. Located on the northern tip of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef, this secluded resort truly is the epitome of luxury. The architectural design has captured the purity of The Whitsundays with 60 individually-designed pavilions which flow through to private sun decks and infinity plunge pools overlooking the sea. Pebble Beach is the place for waterfront lunchtime dining, afternoon drinks on the sun terrace and pre-dinner cocktails. Alternatively, opt for a formal fine dining experience in the Long Pavillion, and come night fall, retreat to the private library for a night-cap just before bed.