Best Resort in Australia Posted by Reef Magazine - 10 September 2013 Our luxury resort qualia, has once again been named Best Resort at the 2013 HM Awards, taking the title for an impressive sixth consecutive year. qualia has been awarded the Best Resort accolade every year since opening. A member of Relais & Châteaux, it’s not hard to see why this luxury Great Barrier Reef resort consistently wins this hotly contested category. Its tranquil setting amongst native Eucalypts, breathtaking views of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and Coral Sea, and unrivalled accommodation, facilities, activities and cuisine help to make it Australia’s best resort. qualia’s Long Pavilion was also named Best Hotel Restaurant out of a competitive list of the country’s top establishments, including Dan Hunter’s The Royal Mail Hotel in Victoria’s Dunkeld. The ultimate in fine-dining on Hamilton Island, qualia’s breathtaking Long Pavilion restaurant provides the ideal stage upon which Executive Chef Alastair Waddell and his team can deliver his culinary excellence. qualia also holds the Best Resort in the World and Best Resort in Oceania titles thanks to the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. About the Author 'REEF Magazine – Hamilton Island & the Great Barrier Reef' is a magazine that showcases all that Hamilton Island has to offer, from events, to an exciting array of activities, attractions and more. You can pick up your complimentary copy of 'REEF Magazine' at any Hamilton Island hotel, and you can also access some of our feature articles right here on The Island Blog.