InterContinental Hayman Island Resort Opens Adults-Only Beachfront Pavilions
— 2 September 2022

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort Opens Adults-Only Beachfront Pavilions

— 2 September 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort admittedly hasn’t had the best of luck since opening in 2019, following an extensive $135 million refurbishment and transformation of the former One&Only property. The private island resort was an immediate hit for luxury holidaymakers looking to pop over to the heart of Whitsundays, but the pandemic that hit under a year later must have reduced capacity. Now it seems InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is ready to pick back up where they left off, this week opening a new extension – 12 new, free-standing Beachfront Pavilions that look appropriately lush.

The InterContinental Hayman Island Beachfront Pavilions sit apart from the main wings of the resort, edging closer to the rim of Hayman Bay with design purposed to double down on “immersive barefoot luxury” and make full use of views scanning the bay. Importantly, while the actual resort is famously family-friendly and at most times teeming with kids, these pavilions are strictly adults-only with a bigger focus on privacy and quiet while guests make use of all the sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other non-motorised activities the resort offers.

Each Beachfront Pavilion has its own spacious bedroom, separate from the generously sized living room and a covered outdoor balcony extended to a private heated plunge pool. Natural light is a big part of the design, so the uninterrupted views of the bay help bring plenty of sun into each of the pavilions during the day, illuminating the soft palette built from warm greys, blues and whites.

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It’s only a short walk back (or a quick golf buggy drive) to the main resort but it sounds like the InterContinental Hayman Island Beachfront Pavilions will be treated as a singular entity as much as possible. There’s even a personal concierge for the 12 pavilions, helping guests organise excursions around the island and planning anything they wish – dinner un the stars, restaurant booking, private poolside cabana, day trips outside of the resort, etc.

Rates for the InterContinental Hayman Island Beachfront Pavilions start from $2,750 per night. That’s much more than the $950 per night you’d expect to pay, on average, for accommodation at the main resort. Privacy counts for a lot, I guess.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Address: Hayman Island Whitsunday Islands Hayman Island, QLD 4801
Contact: (07) 4940 1234

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort pool
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort beach
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort bathroom
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort exterior

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.