Escape to Hayman Island
Of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday archipelago, only seven are inhabited, and sparsely at that. The others still look like what they once were: scrubby mountain peaks that sank below the Coral Sea after the Ice Age.
One of the inhabited, Hayman Island, at just four kilometres long and three kilometres wide, might be small, but Australia’s iconic private island resort is a unique destination set in one of the seven wonders of the natural world - Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Nestled at the northern most point of the Whitsundays, One&Only Hayman island has astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure.
On Hayman you can take chopper rides or go on a sea-kayak adventure; you can enjoy spa treatments or be massaged while floating on a bed in the sea. It’s rightly famous for its stylish elegance and beautifully appointed accommodation, but also its spectacular beachfront dining experiences with local seasonally driven menus and panoramic views. Savour the freshest, seasonal seafood and sip some of the resort’s finest vintages, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Coral Sea. It’s barefoot chic poolside by day, classic island elegance by night. The atmosphere is chilled and adult with crushed juices served poolside or take a leisurely swim up to the alfresco bar and order a Sunset Spritz.
And here’s the recipe so you can enjoy a taste of the Whitsundays at home.
3 parts Bandini prosecco
2 parts Aperol
1 part soda water
Build over ice in your favourite Plumm glass and garnish with a slice of orange.