About Hayman Island
A piece of land floating in the middle of a deep blue ocean, tall trees, sandy beaches, cool breeze of air; the mere imagination of this beautiful scenery is so mesmerizing. And if you are in Australia, you couldn’t be luckier because Australia has a host of beautiful and serene islands. Once you are on these islands you would forget the rest of the world.
Out of many serene islands in Australia, Hayman island is the most amazing. The best place to spend some tranquil moments with friends and family. The island draws a huge crowd every year.
Location of Hayman Island
The Hayman Island is a part of the Whitsunday Group of Islands. It is the northernmost island of this group which is located off Central Queensland’s coast in Australia. It is situated around 28 km north-east of Shute Harbour and around 900 km north of Brisbane.
History of Hayman Island
Captain James Cook arrived in these waters in the year 1770. The Hayman Island got its name from Thomas Hayman, a navigator of Commander George Nares.
Talking about the history of the luxury resort, a luxury resort has been on this island since the year 1950. In the year 1947, Reginald Ansett began working on the Royal Hayman Hotel, which was inaugurated in 1950. In 1987, a resort built by Sir Peter Abeles was opened. It was renovated in the year 2001. This 300 million dollar 5-star hotel is the most luxurious and one of the leading hotels in the world. It gave Hayman Island the reputation of a luxury holiday destination.
Attributes of Hayman Island
Hayman Island is considered a luxury holiday island. It is also considered the best honeymoon destination.
Hayman Island is a very small island spreading across mere 400 hectares, i.e., 4 km long and 3 km wide. But, this little island is so full of scenic beauty. The Eucalyptus, hoop pine, Hayman Lagoon, Whitsunday Passage form a spectacular view.
Things To Do in Hayman Island
Explore closely, the phenomenal natural wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel in the reef and get close to the marine life. Discover marine life by diving into the ocean. Tube rides, water skiing and sea kayaking are the other adventurous activities for adventure enthusiasts.
Enjoy fishing with your friends and family or take a helicopter ride to witness a bird- eye view of the reef and the island.
Head to the private beach and relax in the sun. There is a shopping centre within the resort, a spa where you can relax and rejuvenate.
There are many sporting fields and courts where you can enjoy a game of tennis or golf.
Dine with your beloved amidst the beauty of nature and luxury.
There are many other activities that you can enjoy at Hayman Island like swimming in the vast pools. There are 3 swimming pools and also a kids club. You can also enjoy movies and live bands, here on this island.
If you are tired of your boring life and want to relax the most luxurious way, you know where to go…….
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