Queensland + The Barrier Reef

Hotels in Queensland + The Barrier Reef

Bordering the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island has long been a popular vacation spot. And now Qualia, a 60-bungalow retreat on the secluded northern shore, is helping redefine Aussie luxury.

Formerly the The Sebel Reef House & Spa

Breezy 69-room resort with three pools and a great spa, between the rain forest and the reef in a beachside village just north of Cairns.

Formerly Voyages Dunk Island.

You’d think that its idyllic location between the entryway to the Great Barrier Reef, the vast Australian outback, and the Daintree Rainforest would be this waterfront hotel’s trump card. But the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas has even more to offer.

With 24 beaches fringing the Great Barrier Reef, and accomodations for just 40 couples, Lizard Island is in a category all its own. Open-plan suites are done up in the blues and whites of the sea, with hammocks and decks discreetly hidden from view.