The qualia effect Posted 23 September 2016 When our guests arrive on our shores, we witness them fall into a serene silence as pure as the breeze and as deep as the ocean. We call this moment: the qualia effect. It’s a calmness inspired by a collection of deeper sensory experiences that endures for an entire stay and often lasts a lifetime. HEAVEN ON EARTH Welcome to qualia. Situated in the spectacular Whitsundays and in close proximity to Australia’s stunning Great Barrier Reef, qualia is tucked away on the northern most tip of Hamilton Island. Here you will find elegance, style, pure tranquillity and magical guest experiences. From your arrival, every detail is meticulously considered to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. A selection of handpicked Australian luxury products, each the leader in their field, ensures a memorable stay with us. LUXURIOUS SECLUSION EVERY LITTLE DETAIL Your qualia experience is made complete not by one, but several little moments. Be sure to take a moment to indulge in some of Australia’s finest produce and products. These stunning delights are waiting to be discovered around every corner. Zokoko For this artisan chocolate, the journey begins by working directly with the growers and sourcing the most exceptional cacao available. With velvety texture and rich layers of flavour unwrapping the elegant packaging and indulging your tastebuds is a must. ESPRESSO DI MANFREDI Espresso di Manfredi has been inspired by the generous, casual authenticity of our modern café culture. Utilising beans sourced from the world’s best coffee terrain they have formed a coffee that is Italian in concept, modern in structure and effortless in attitude. PENELOPE SACH ORGANIC TEA The creation of leading Naturopath and Herbalist, Penelope Sach, this tea brings together the finest organically grown Australian ingredients for a journey of the senses. Blended to enhance the individual’s health it also stimulates with its beauty, aroma and supreme flavour. FOUR PILLARS GIN Based in the Yarra Valley, The Four Pillars Distillery, conveys a modern Australian sensibility to the process of gin creation. Following four pillars; stills, water, botanicals and love, the drinker is greeted with a classic gin to fascinate and delight them. MAISON BALZAC Made in partnership with qualia, this signature, hand poured, premium soy wax candle is designed to transport guests back to the resort’s setting by instilling a sense of calm and wellbeing. The candle encapsulates qualia’s beauty with notes of Bergamont, Watery Green, Frangipani, Ylang Ylang and Hibiscus accompanied by Amber, Musk and Vanilla. AESOP SKINCARE The exclusive skin, hair and body range was founded in Melbourne and is now stocked in New York, London, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Always bringing together the finest ingredients, the brand has become synonymous with meticulously formulated products. SODACHI A Sanskrit word translating to ‘wholeness, purity and radiance’ this Australian skin care company uses nature’s intelligence to nurture your skin. Made with ingredients that are sourced for their purity, potency and therapeutic qualities, the end result leaves you feeling regenerated and restored. EPICUREAN FOOD EXPERIENCE Light up your appetite and transcend your tastebuds with an enriching ‘talk and taste’ master class as designed by our executive chef. With three tailored experiences to select from, guests are treated to a signature dining experience which pairs the finest Australian and international produce with a distinct alcohol parings. Each dish is a work of art ELUSIVE FOODIES Experience Hamilton Island in all its natural beauty as you search for the ever elusive mud crab with our very own marine biologist and get first hand experience at the art and adventure of capturing them. On return the chefs at qualia will be delighted to cook you a special dish with your catch of the day, so you can savour the experience and remember it always. Your browser does not support the video tag. Click to play and be transported to qualia. in screen version pop out Your browser does not support the video tag. We want it to look untouched, as if the hand of man hasn’t been there CELEBRATE YOU Whether it’s a weekend getaway, birthday voyage or romantic escape, we appreciate that our guests deserve the best. Celebrate You by creating memories and living once in a lifetime experiences at qualia. Because the only true way to understand the qualia effect for yourself is to visit us.