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News & Awards

May 25, 2016

One&Only Resorts Appoints Scott Williams As General Manager One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Resorts has announced the appointment of established industry leader Scott Williams as General Manager, One&Only Hayman Island in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Mar 28, 2016

Biography of Karim Hassene - Executive Chef, One&Only Hayman Island

Chef Karim Hassene is the Executive Chef of One&Only Hayman Island, an ultra-luxury iconic private island resort at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Mar 01, 2016

One&Only Hayman Island and Paspaley Create Australia's Ultimate Luxury Escape

Two of the world’s most iconic brands, Paspaley and One&Only Resorts, have come together to create the ultimate Australian luxury getaway. 

Aug 18, 2015

One&Only Hayman Island Raises a Glass to Craggy Range

One&Only Hayman Island will collaborate with New Zealand’s award-winning Craggy Range Winery for an unforgettable month of epicurean indulgence in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

May 01, 2015

Escape with the Bentley Boys to One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Hayman Island collaborates with Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt of the Bentley Boys to create a weekend of epicurean indulgence in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Mar 08, 2015

One&Only Hayman Island Welcomes Paspaley Pearls Pop-Up Boutique

Paspaley, the world’s leading producer of Australian South Sea pearls, will ‘pop up’ at Australia’s newest ultra-luxury resort, One&Only Hayman Island, showcasing their current fine pearl jewellery collections.

Feb 10, 2015

One&Only Hayman Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef named to the 2015 Travel+Leisure "It List"

One&Only Hayman Island is the only resort in Australia to be featured on this year's much-anticipated list of one of the most respected travel publications in the US.



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  • Brides Best Honeymoon Awards – One&Only Hayman Island ranked #2 amongst the ‘Top Resorts in Asia, Australia & New Zealand’
  • Conde Nast Traveller China: Readers’ Choice Awards – One&Only Hayman Island recognized amongst the ‘Best Hotels in Australia’
  • Luxury Travel Gold List Awards, Australia – One&Only Hayman Island: Best Australian Family Property


  • ULTRA Awards (USA): Best Hotel in Australia/New Zealand
  • Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards: listed #16 in the Top 25 Resorts in Australia & South Pacific
  • World Spa Awards 2015: named ‘Best Hotel Spa in Australia’
  • HM Awards (Aus): named ‘Best Resort in Australia’
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) Readers’ Travel Awards 2015: ranked #5 Best Hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific
  • TripAdvisor 2015: Certificate of Excellence
  • Gourmet Traveller Awards: Named one of Australia’s Leading Lodges and Resorts
  • Gourmet Traveller Awards: Named one of the Most Luxurious Spas
  • Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards (Germany): won the 2015 award in the 'best hospitality newcomer' category
  • Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2015 (Australia): named 'Best New or Relaunched Property
  • Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2015 (Australia): named 'Best Australian Family Property'
  • Condé Nast Traveller (Russia): named in the Hot List 2015 '40 Best New Resorts' in the 'Best Beach Resorts' category
  • Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Award: won the Best Australian Family Property and Best New or Relaunched Property
  • Extraordinary Travel Awards: won the 2014 Extraordinary Family Hotel
  • Travel + Leisure It List 2015: named in the 10th annual editors’ choice awards for the best new hotels


  • Australian Traveller Magazine Awards: won ‘Sexiest Pool’ voted by their readers
  • World Travel Awards (WTA): Australia's Leading Resort for 2014!
  • Elite Traveler 2014: Top 101 Suites in the World – included the Owners Penthouse
  • Travel + Leisure Top 500/World’s Best 2014: Hayman Island was included in the top five hotels in Australia and was rated 91.11
  • World Spa & Travel Magazine: One&Only Hayman Island has been selected in the 100 List 2014 - Editorial Choice of Best Hotels Worldwide, Beach Hotel category
  • Condé Nast Traveller (UK) – September 2014 Readers’ Travel Awards: World’s Best - ranked #10 in the category Australasia and South Pacific.


  • World Travel Awards (WTA): Australasia's Leading Family Resort
  • World Travel Awards (WTA): Australia's Leading Resort for 2013!