ONE&ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND

ABOUT


An incredible private island resort in the midst of a celestial blue sea.

LOCATION

Nestled close to the northernmost point of Australia's Whitsunday archipelago, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island is the nearest Whitsunday Island to the Outer Reef, including the world-famous Heart Reef.

Arriving at One&Only Hayman Island

By luxury launch, seaplane or helicopter.

Seaplane and Helicopter Transfers

HELICOPTER TRANSFERS

Helicopter transfers to One&Only Hayman Island are available from Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Airport – Airlie Beach, Proserpine Airport and Mackay Airport.

A 3-seater Robinson 44 helicopter is permanently based on One&Only Hayman Island; whilst additional 2, 4 and 6 seater helicopters are also available.

Luggage is restricted to soft bags only 30kg per person for heli-transfers with a total bag dimension of 140cm.

For bookings, contact us or telephone +61 7 4946 9102

SEAPLANE TRANSFERS

One&Only Hayman Island provides seaplane transfers with all domestic airline services into the region. Transfers can be booked directly with One&Only Hayman Island Reservations. The approximate transfer time via seaplane is 15 minutes and includes views of Whitsunday Island, Hook Island, Langford Reef and One&Only Hayman Island.

For bookings contact +61 2 9308 0500
Email: reservations@oneandonlyhaymanisland.com


Arriving by Air

The most convenient way to travel to and from One&Only Hayman Island is via Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island. Flights in and out of Proserpine and Mackay on the Queensland Coast offer alternatives. Several international flights connect directly to Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island through airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Please note: Guests must provide One&Only Hayman Island with flight details prior to arrival to ensure transfers are arranged. If flight details vary for different guests, please contact One&Only Hayman Island directly.

A number of Australian carriers offer service from major Australian airports:
• Jetstar
• Virgin Australia
• Qantas

Charter flights are also available from Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns:
• Brisbane – Adagold +61 7 3860 4777
• Sydney – Execujet +61 2 9693 0800
• Cairns – Hinterland Aviation +61 7 4035 9323

Our luxury yacht service is available to meet you upon your arrival into Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island.

One&Only Hayman Island reserves the right to schedule a seaplane or helicopter instead of a yacht transfer for arrival or departure based on guest numbers and vessel availability.

Seaplanes and helicopters are also available for private charter.

Private Air Transport

Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island also accepts private air transport and is suitable for aircraft as large as a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320. Please find additional details at the airport website.

Great Barrier Reef Airport

Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI), on nearby Hamilton Island receives direct flights from most major Australian cities, with onward connections to Asia, UK/Europe, North and South America and Africa. Transfer to One&Only Hayman Island is by luxury yacht, or if preferred, by helicopter or seaplane. From time to time, a seaplane may replace a yacht transfer at One&Only Hayman Island’s discretion.

Yacht Transfers

One&Only Hayman Island offers a luxury yacht transfer from Great Barrier Reef Airport to Hayman Island. Alternatively, a seaplane transfer may be allocated at the resort's discretion. Upon arrival at Great Barrier Reef Airport, a member of the One&Only Hayman Island Resort team will welcome you and arrange your luggage transfer.

Enjoy refreshments and island views as the yacht cruises through the spectacular Whitsunday Islands Passage. All check-in formalities are completed on board to make your arrival at One&Only Hayman Island as smooth and relaxing as possible. Resort activities, dining experiences, and reef adventures may also be booked whilst on board. Upon arrival at the resort, you will be escorted to your room, and your luggage delivered shortly after.

Please be sure to book your Hamilton Island to Hayman Island transfer prior to your arrival. Luxury yacht connections may either be arranged through your airline of choice or through One&Only Hayman Island Reservations directly.

Connections by helicopter or seaplane are also available and can be arranged directly with the resort.

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

One-way from Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island to One&Only Hayman Island
Adult AU$195.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$97.50
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

One-way from One&Only to Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island
Adult AU$195.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$97.50
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017

One-way from Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island to One&Only Hayman Island

Adult
AU$210.00Child (4-11 years of age) AU$105.00
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

One-way from One&Only to Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island
Adult AU$210.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$105.00
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary


CONNECTING TO ONE&ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND FROM WHITSUNDAY COAST AIRPORT (PROSERPINE)

Jetstar and Virgin Australia operate services from Brisbane to Proserpine. Air services can connect from Proserpine to One&Only Hayman Island, or a boat transfer to the island is available from the Port of Airlie at the Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal. 

To connect via helicopter from Proserpine, please contact One&Only Hayman Island on +61 2 9308 0500. The approximate transfer time via helicopter is 25 minutes and includes views of Whitsunday Island, Hook Island, Langford Reef and One&Only Hayman Island.

Travel from Proserpine to Port of Airlie, Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal for boat transfers is available by taxi or by coach service. For coach service bookings and information, contact Whitsunday Transit on T +61 7 4946 1800. Advance bookings are essential. Contact us to book a boat connection from the Port of Airlie to One&Only Hayman Island. 


1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016

One-way from Abell Point Marina to One&Only Hayman Island
Adult AU$155.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$77.50
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

One-way from One&Only Hayman Island to Abell Point Marina
Adult AU$155.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$77.50
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017

One-way from Port of Airlie, Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal to One&Only Hayman IslandAdult AU$165.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$82.50
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

One-way from One&Only Hayman Island to Port of Airlie, Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal
Adult AU$165.00
Child (4-11 years of age) AU$82.50
Infant (under 3 years of age) Complimentary

The Port of Airlie transfer times are indicative only and are subject to change but are approximately:
- Port of Airlie to One&Only Hayman Island – departs 6.30am / arrives 7.30am
- One&Only Hayman Island to Port of Airlie – departs 7.30am / arrives 8:30am
- Port of Airlie to One&Only Hayman Island – departs 4.00pm / arrives 5.00pm
- One&Only Hayman Island to Port of Airlie– departs 5.00pm / arrives 6.00pm

CONNECTING TO ONE&ONLY HAYMAN ISLAND FROM MACKAY AIRPORT

Jetstar and Virgin Australia operate flights to Mackay from Brisbane. From Mackay, air transfers are available to One&Only Hayman Island or Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island. Alternately, it is possible to travel by coach from Mackay to Airlie Beach and take a boat connection to One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef.

For air connections from Mackay contact One&Only Hayman Island in advance of your stay. Coach connections from Mackay to Port of Airlie, Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal may be arranged through Greyhound.

Travel Arrangement Enquiries

For any enquires relating to travel arrangements, please contact One&Only Hayman Island Reservations on + 61 7 4940 1234 or by email at reservations@oneandonlyhaymanisland.com

Hayman Beach Fire Pit- One & Only Hayman Island, Australia

History and Culture


Dreams of escape and adventure.

Capturing the imaginations of adventurers.

The dream of finding a great southern land inspired a young Captain James Cook to first chart these waters in 1770. Since then, the dream of escape and adventure has been an alluring draw for people the world over.

Commander George Nares gave Hayman its name in honour of Thomas Hayman, his navigator. The two carried out many exploits together, becoming the first to pass through the Suez Canal and complete a dangerous navigation around Antarctica.

Edwin Embury, a school teacher, dreamer, and amateur scientist established a biological research laboratory on the island in 1933. The abundant wildlife and proximity to Australia's Great Barrier Reef made Hayman Island an ideal base for scientific discovery.

Edwin Embury, a school teacher, dreamer, and amateur scientist established a biological research laboratory on the island in 1933. The abundant wildlife and proximity to Australia's Great Barrier Reef made Hayman Island an ideal base for scientific discovery.

In 1810, the British conquered the island. The country acceded to Independence in 1968 and became a Republic in 1992, remaining a member of the Commonwealth.

In 1947, Australian aviation pioneer Reginald Ansett fell in love with Hayman and acquired the island. Work began on the Royal Hayman Hotel, which was opened in 1950 by Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Arthur Fadden, in anticipation of a Royal visit to Australia, for which Hayman Island was granted a Royal Charter.

Hayman Island Resort soon earned the reputation as Australia’s foremost leisure and honeymoon destination and attracted widespread international recognition. Arrival was by ‘flying boat’ as the majestic Catalina and Sandringham seaplanes were known. The Island contributed to Australian popular culture when the classic television series Barrier Reef began filming in 1969. The show introduced a generation of Australians to the excitement of exploration and underwater adventure.

By July 1985, a two year, AU$300 million project commenced to transform the island into a true luxury island resort and lifestyle destination. In 1987 Hayman Island, Australia was invited to join The Leading Hotels of the World. The resort undertook another significant renovation in 2001.

In June 2004, a new vision took shape as Mulpha Australia Limited acquired Hayman, and, in January 2010, after almost six years of careful planning, design and environmental consultations, the final approvals were granted. The initial phase of this strategic plan included revitalisation of the iconic pool and the creation of luxurious Beach Villas designed by internationally acclaimed architect, Kerry Hill and offering unsurpassed interior appointments and uninterrupted beachfront views of the Coral Sea.

In 2013, One&Only Resorts took over management of Hayman on behalf of Mulpha Australia Limited. The property launched on July 1, 2014 as One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, after extensive development plans were completed.


Amenities


An enchanted natural world in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Complimentary water sports

DISCOVER

Explore the Great Barrier Reef from above and below. Seaplane, helicopter, diving and fishing adventures await. Roam the island to discover incredible vistas, including Whitsunday Lookout and Dolphin Point at sunrise. Private tours available upon request.

DIVING AND SNORKELLING

With direct access to the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach, One&Only Hayman Island offers a range of exhilarating diving and snorkelling adventures for both expert and novice enthusiasts. The resort's PADI School offers a variety of courses and experiences for guests including PADI Discover Scuba Diving; PADI Scuba Dive Course; Inner Reef Dive, PADI Bubble Maker Diving (for children); Outer Reef Dive and Snorkel and Snorkel Lessons.

ONE&ONLY SPA

Unwind at One&Only Hayman Spa. Select from an extensive menu of treatments to engage the senses, from our signature Ocean Dreaming Massage or a purifying facial to a decadent Yin-Yang couples ritual. Deep Tonic and Fit Skin facials are especially designed for men. Children and teens are pampered too, with specially tailored treatments.

SAVOUR

The island’s striking natural surroundings make an ideal setting for outdoor dining. Indulge in an intimate candlelit dinner amidst breathtaking gardens, gently flowing waterfalls and shimmering pools. Or let the sounds of the sea allure you with a fabulous variety of culinary options: vibrant pool-side grill and bar with unparalleled ocean views; Pan-Asian fusion served in a lush Oriental garden; authentic Italian favourites served in a relaxed family-style setting with a wood-burning oven.

KIDSONLY

One&Only Hayman Island warmly welcomes families to experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. A fully-supervised, complimentary KidsOnly programme is offered to all guests year round. KidsOnly is centrally located within the resort and features purpose built facilities to entertain and educate children. Available for children four to 11 years of age.

FITNESS AND ACTIVITIES

Keep fit at the state-of-the-art One&Only Fitness Centre, or take advantage of two tennis courts, a basketball court and squash court, plus a selection of classes like yoga and Pilates. Try Heli-Golf on Australia’s only championship island golf course, Dent Island. Designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, this spectacular destination is a scenic 15 minute helicopter flight from One&Only Hayman Island.

CELEBRATE

The resort provides an idyllic setting for a wide range of celebrations and events – from weddings and renewals of vows to surprises and reunions. Meetings, conferences, and incentives can be tailored to exacting specifications.

RESORT NATURE

The One&Only on Hayman Island covers 726 acres rising to 250 metres at its highest point. Located on the southerly shore fronted by a sweeping 1.6km sandy beach, it is surrounded by 16 hectares of lush tropical gardens. Beyond the beach lies an 800 metre wide sand flat with fringing coral reef, which at low tide, reveals interesting coral formations and marine life. There are beautiful botanical gardens, featuring approximately 550 species of plants, with diverse flora including Poplar Gum, Bloodwood, Port Jackson Fig, Moreton Bay Fig and various Wattles. A variety of birds inhabit the island, and guests can expect to see White Cockatoos, Painted Lorikeets, Stone Curlews, Sea Eagles and Kingfisher. The natural Australian bushland is also home to the rare Proserpine Rock Wallaby.

Useful Details

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Weather

One&Only Hayman Island enjoys a tropical climate year round. The Summer/Autumn months from November - April are warm with average temperatures of 27°C / 80°F, whilst Winter/Spring months from May - October find temperatures averaging 23°C / 73°F.

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Visa

Please refer to this website for information: http://www.australia.com/en/planning/visa-information.html

One And Only Resorts Currency

Currency

The official currency of Australia is Australian Dollars (AUD).

One And Only Resorts Timezones

Time Zone

Based off the Aueensland Coast, Hayman Island follows Australian Eastern Standard time (AEST) which is ten (10) hours ahead of Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT +10).

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Language

English is the official language of Australia and One&Only Hayman Island. The multi-lingual staff are also able to speak a number of different languages.

One And Only Resorts Electricity

Electricity

Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz.
The plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins shaped live a "V" and some may contain a third flat pin in the centre.

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Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is 2.00pm and check-out is 12.00 noon.

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Internet

WiFi Internet access is complimentary throughout the resort.

One And Only Resorts Gds

GDS Codes

  • Amadeus OOHIS047
  • Sabre OO15053
  • Galileo OO08506
  • Worldspan OO4007
  • Pegasus TBC

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