Exploring a Wonder of the World
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What hotel is actually on the Great Barrier Reef?
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Sprawling almost 1,800 miles along the Queensland coast, it is the only living thing that can be seen from space. For those who love life below the sea, it is the ultimate snorkeling and diving paradise. There are many ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef with day trips by boat or seaplane from Queensland . However, the best way to experience the wonder of the reef is to stay and play there in a private paradise.
Hayman is a luxury resort destination on a private island in the Great Barrier Reef. Adventure and tranquility go hand-in-hand at the Hayman. Surrounding Coral Sea waters are a constantly changing kaleidoscope of wonder and color with more than 1,500 species of fish, six of seven species of giant sea turtles in the world and whale migrations. It's easy to experience the Great Barrier Reef from below and above with Hayman snorkeling, diving, sailing, sea kayaks, seaplanes and helicopter tours. Lush gardens and lagoons are sanctuaries for a myriad of bird species. Complimentary self-guided art and garden tours, wine tastings, kitchen tours and culinary classes are but a few of the almost endless resort activities. The Spa Chakra Hayman is certified as a Leading Spa of the World. Dine indoors or al fresco at a variety of international cuisine and Australian specialties. Hernando's Hideaway is a special retreat for children up to age 12, offering parents some child-free time for grown-up activities.
When it's time to rest, the five-star luxury resort accommodates single travelers, couples and families with a choice of spacious guest rooms, suites, penthouses and a private villa. One visit to paradise is never enough and it is easy to see why accolades from around the world continue to praise Hayman. A member of Leading Hotel of the World, the resort tops prominent award lists including the Condé Nast Gold List, Travel & Leisure Top 100 Hotels, Elite Traveler Pure Decadence List and Travel Channel features.