02 Jun 2014

One&Only Hayman Island reimagines Great Barrier Reef

On the far side of the planet, on the Great Barrier Reef where nature rules supreme, a new property is soon to open and welcome guests to share in new moments.

Kerzner International has revealed that One&Only Hayman Island, Australia’s iconic private island resort in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is set to begin welcoming guests on July 1, 2014 and it is expected that the property will redefine luxury for the Australian market. The resort has been reimagined, introducing new accommodation, redesigned spaces and the unrivalled One&Only experience. The resort is currently completing a multi-million dollar refurbishment before opening its doors to guests.

One&Only Hayman Island will offer reimagined resortliving in beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites, villas and penthouses, set amongst expansive pools, lush gardens and two kilometres of pristine white sand beaches.  With the new ultra-luxury configuration, almost half of the accommodation will be a suite, villa or penthouse, offering a wide variety of choice, whether for couples, groups or families—including multi-generational families.

Located in three distinct areas of the resort, each accommodation offers a different ambiance, and each designed to take advantage of the breath-taking views of shades of teal and indigo of the ocean and the natural surroundings. The iconic One&Only Hayman Pool has been given a renewed energy with private cabanas and daybeds and is the perfect location to enjoy day to evening with the effortlessly chic On the Rocks, the resort’s food and beverage destination.  The resort is also introducing the brand new Aquazure Pool, offering a comprehensive experience for families including cabanas and an infinity edge pool with a zero entry for children.

Unveiled for the first time, the newly designed pool wing will be transformed to an all-suite experience, each overlooking the iconic One&Only Hayman Pool and offer breathtaking ocean views. Each suite will provide separate living and dining areas and spacious decks for relaxing. Pool level suites also offer direct swim-out access, allowing guests to enjoy the water straight from their own pool terrace.

The One&Only Hayman Wing will offer chic, relaxed guest rooms through to the grand one-, two- and three-bedroom penthouse residences, including one created by fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg.  Newly refurbished with One&Only signature style and sophistication, guest rooms are generously proportioned set within a lush landscape.  Most guest rooms feature ocean views, whilst some rooms will enjoy overlooking the serene lily lagoon.

“One&Only Hayman Island is our first resort in the Asia Pacific region, and we are excited to introduce our One&Only style to this part of the world,” said Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International.