Hayman Island Honeymoon Guide

Lying in the stunning Whitsunday Passage, Hayman is a magnificent private island resort – one island, one resort – offering couples a magical experience for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Renowned as one of the world’s top resorts, the 5-star Hayman® Island by InterContinental offers honeymoon couples a luxurious and pampered experience surrounded by genuine natural beauty.

Relax in the private island resort’s large, well-appointed suites that edge the huge lagoon pool and overlook a scene of tropical perfection – neatly manicured gardens and beyond to white sandy beaches and the azure Pacific Ocean.

What to do and see on Hayman Island

The island's exclusive InterContinental Hayman Island Resort offers a range of activities includes: tennis, squash, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing, making it just perfect for active honeymoon couples.

Practice your golf swing, bushwalk around the island, take a beach-drop to a secluded location for a picnic and reef cruise or flightsee the islands from a helicopter or sea plane.

Browse the island’s boutiques, indulge in Hayman’s award-winning spa and later enjoy gourmet cuisine prepared by acclaimed chefs accompanied by fine wine on your balcony or in the elegant restaurant.

Where to stay

Surrounded by idyllic coral-fringed beaches and lapping the waters of the Coral Sea, this world-class resort hotel, set in lush tropical landscaped gardens, offers 168 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and a beach villa.

Award-winning Hayman is probably Australia’s most celebrated private island destination, long acclaimed for its luxurious surroundings and outstanding cuisine. The resort’s stylish suites and guest rooms front the distinctive lagoon swimming pool and overlook manicured gardens, swaying palm trees and a long stretch of pristine white-sand beach.

No part of the resort is higher than four storeys, and shady ponds and gentle waterfalls thread their way among beautiful gardens, spacious walkways and open-air lanais throughout the resort.

Spa Chakra Hayman offers guests an exclusive selection of personally-tailored beauty and well-being programs with 11 individual treatment rooms including a dedicated wet treatment room, a relaxing hydrotherapy area, saunas, steam rooms and a state-of-the-art hair salon incorporating special occasion make-up.

The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort opened in July 2019, welcoming guests following significant refurbishment after Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Location: Hayman Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD845 per room
Description: Experience world-class service at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort – a tropical oasis of white sandy beaches, lush palm trees and sparkling waters. Located on a pristine 400-hectare private island on the northernmost point of the Whitsundays, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort features 168 rooms, suites and villas across three distinct wings. Guests can experience elegant resort living in luxurious and modern accommodation, with all rooms featuring a private balcony and sea or garden views. Free WiFi and complimentary breakfast are included. The spa is a blissful sanctuary, dedicated to personal pampering including facials, body wraps and massages. Also on offer are a state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis court and swimming pool. The resort features 5 restaurants with Italian, Asian and modern Australian cuisines. Facilities incl.: Beach, 5 restaurants and bars, 2 swimming pools, a brand-new luxury spa with 11 treatment rooms, all-new resort boutique, extensive health club, watersports activity centre, game room, concierge, tour desk, 24-hr room service, laundry service and dry cleaning.

Best time to visit Hayman Island

Anytime. Hayman Island enjoys a tropical climate with hot summers, warm winters and a pleasant spring and autumn.

Summer, from December to February, sees an average high of 30°C (86°F) and an average low of 24°C (75°F), while winter, from June through August, averages a high of 23°C (73°F) and a low of 18°C (64°F).

For more climate info: Hayman Island Weather Guide

Getting to Hayman

Hayman Island is located in the Whitsunday Islands around 1100km north of Brisbane and around 600km south of Cairns.

The closest airport is located on nearby Hamilton Island. Cruising time from Hamilton Island to Hayman is 45 minutes. The resort can organise transport options by prior arrangement.

The most convenient route to Hayman Island is by air to Hamilton Island Airport (HTI), also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport.

There are no direct international flights to Hamilton Island Airport or nearby Proserpine Airport.

Within Australia, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia Airlines offer direct flights to Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne; Qantas Airways flies direct from Cairns.

From international destinations this requires first flying into Brisbane Airport (BNE) – or Cairns, Melbourne or Sydney – followed by a connecting flight to Hamilton Island Airport.

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Latest update: Hayman Island: 13 May, 2022