Hayman Island has had a tumultuous decade thanks to cyclones Yasi and Anthony in 2014 and Debbie in March of 2017. After Yasi and Anthony ripped through it reopened with much fanfare as the Hayman Island One & Only before Debbie caused the site to close once again. Shortly after closure, the island cut ties with the One & Only brand, announcing that InterContinental would begin managing the private island property following a $135 million renovation.
Today, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort finally opened to the public with 166 elegantly-refreshed rooms, suites and villas. The first guests arrived via luxury catamaran (with Helicopter and Seaplane also available) to lush accommodation across three wings, the Pool Wing, the Beach Wing and the Lagoon Wing, each boasting breath-taking views of the Coral Sea.
For high rollers, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort also boasts a new addition to the site in the form of an exquisite Three Bedroom Hayman Beach House, fronting Hayman Beach and offering 400sqm of privacy. Each of the three encompassing suites has their own plunge pool, master ensuite and over-sized bathtub with the social spaces offering luxury island living with open plan dining and living room, alfresco entertaining, private sun loungers and unobstructed beach access.
This idyllic destination offers privacy and serenity combined with activities such as diving the Great Barrier Reef, basking in your private pool, sailing the Coral Sea, fine dining at one of the resort's new restaurants or treating yourself at the Spa. It will also cater to corporate getaways and private weddings.
Fingers crossed we get to visit the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort before another cyclone does!
To book head to ihg.com/intercontinental