One&Only Hayman, Great Barrier Reef

  • Destination: Australia, Great Barrier Reef

Located on the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands, this Great Barrier Reef resort is set in the scenic seclusion of a private island. A multitude of secluded beaches, including the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, are accessible only by seaplane or helicopter. Whitehaven beach was just voted #1beach in the world by Trip Advisor readers in the Traveler’s Choice Awards. Once there, a luxurious spa, large children’s center, and nearly limitless recreational such as swimming, catamaran sailing, windsurfing or sea kayaking are available.The island’s two picturesque Blue Pearl Bay beaches are ideal for coral viewing, snorkeling and private picnic lunches.

The Whitsundays have long been internationally recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of tropical coastline in the world. The 74 islands – 66 of which are uninhabited – dot the calm waters of the Coral Sea, sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by the Great Barrier Reef.

Innovative cuisine in a variety of restaurants present a range of culinary experiences and the Great Barrier Reef provides the perfect setting for exciting activities including diving, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing and helicopter and seaplane adventures. Relax in the tranquillity of the One&Only Hayman Island Spa, get active in the state-of-the-art fitness center, play a game of tennis or practice your golf swing on the driving range.

The experience of One&Only Hayman Island is one of a welcome attention to detail and a warm and professional approach to delivering an enjoyable and memorable stay in this special place in the world.

Water Sports
A number of varying watersports can be enjoyed by all at One&Only Hayman Island.

At Hayman Beach, complimentary catamaran sailing, windsurfing and paddleskiing is on offer with the team happy to give instruction on how it’s done.

Enjoy a short trip on Reef Dancer, our semi-submersible vessel moored in the waters near Hayman Island, bringing you up close to enjoy the spectacular corals and tropical fish.

For the more adventurous, tube rides, water skiing and wakeboarding are available. Alternatively, explore Bali Hai, Goat’s Beach, Langford Reef, Blue Pearl Bay, and other local islands while observing such diverse marine life as turtles, manta rays and reef fish on a Sea Kayak Adventure.

Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Stretching over 3000 kilometres along the Queensland coast, the reef is the world’s largest organically created feature and is visible from space. This series of coral reefs and small islands is home to a spectacular array of marine plant and animal life. Visitors watch for migrating whales, sea turtles, rare seahorses, and an endless variety of brightly coloured reef fish.

One&Only Hayman Island boasts a premier location within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and can offer many unique and irreplaceable reef experiences including:

Seaplane and Helicopter Tours

Experience the majesty of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef from high above with spectacular scenic flights.

Diving and Snorkelling Adventures

From beginners to certified divers, everyone can experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef.

Fishing Adventures

The waters surrounding Hayman Island offer some of the best fishing in the world.

Private Charters

Hayman operates sleek ocean cruisers available for private charter.

Our expert crew will navigate to a unique destination within our spectacular surroundings and of course, delicious dining and refreshments are available during your private cruise.


One&Only Hayman Island is entirely surrounded by nature and has nature at its heart. The waters around the island are pristine with the island itself being a natural tropical beauty, offering hiking and wildlife experiences.

Every month reveals new wonders of nature. View our nature calendar to find out whats happening during your stay.

Fitness & Sports
One&Only Hayman Island offers guests an extensive variety of physical challenges, complete mental relaxation and total body rejuvenation. With a state-of-the-art fitness centre, four tennis courts, a basketball court, and a squash court, there are many activities to keep you fit and healthy.
Health & Beauty
One&Only Spa is a blissful sanctuary – expertly designed to relax, re-balance and restore the mind, body and spirit. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional and up-to-the-minute treatments and treatment environments inspired by the local surroundings. Contemporary and state-of-the-art fitness options are also featured.

Hiking & Bushwalks

Whitsunday Lookout – 1.5 kilometres

The Whitsunday Lookout is the first in a series of viewpoints to be discovered on the western or marina section of the circuit walk. This lookout offers great views over the marina and ideal sunset views along Whitsunday Passage.

Blue Pearl Bay – 3 kilometres

The short hike to Blue Pearl Bay brings you to some of the best local snorkelling and sunset views available. Sturdy shoes are a must.

Dolphin Point – 4 kilometres

At the northernmost tip of Hayman, Dolphin Point offers great views of sunrise and sunset. The 90-minute walk will also give you the opportunity to sit in the ‘God’s Arm Chair’ rock formation as you take in the surrounding views. Sturdy shoes are a must.

Cook Lookout – 4 kilometres

Situated 250 metres above sea level, Cook Lookout is the tallest point on Hayman Island and well worth the walk. Enjoy amazing views to Hook Island. Sturdy shoes are a must.

Restaurants and bars have rare character, with imaginative cuisines and fantastic vintages from the region and around the world. World-class chefs create the perfect ambiance with mouth-watering flavours, from modern Asian and authentic Italian to contemporary Australian cuisine, guests can experience a variety of flavours offered at the resort’s four restaurants – and can enjoy both pool-side and beach-side dining.

Experience a range of private dining experiences. Shimmering pools set the stage for an intimate Twilight Dinner. Cabanas nestled within lush tropical gardens, or surrounded by white sands overlooking the Coral Sea, offer an idyllic ambience for a secluded gourmet picnic on the beach. Food aficionados and aspiring chefs will delight in The Chef’s Table, the resort’s signature gourmet experience.

The Main Boutique boasts a fabulous array of sophisticated ladies and menswear to satisfy the discerning shopper with the latest collections and exclusive high end labels. In addition, Depazzi offers a magnificent variety of designer jewellery.

For essentials and basic supplies, The Island Newsagency offers items such as reading material, sunscreen, snacks and branded clothing and accessories.

The One&Only Hayman Island Gallery is a great source for camera accessories and image printing. Here photos can also be turned into souvenirs or canvas prints. Our on-island photography and videography team are also able to capture your special moments in high definition, perfect for large groups or intimate portraits.

Located at the Marina, dive and snorkel accessories are offered via the Marine Centre. The Centre also provides a range of dive-appropriate clothing and footwear.

One&Only Hayman Island also has a medical centre, with qualified and professional Medical Centre staff offering appointments, access to pharmacy scripts and medical supplies. The resort also offers a qualified on-island Nurse who is available to attend to guests 24 hours a day for emergencies.

One&Only Hayman Island offers elegant resort living in beautifully appointed rooms, suites, villas and penthouses nestled amongst expansive pools, lush gardens and a two kilometres of pristine white sand.

Accommodation is located in three distinct areas of the resort, each different in style and ambiance, and each designed to take advantage of the breathtaking views of the island and its natural surroundings.