Hotels in Hayman Island, Australia

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Hayman Island, QLD, Australia
Jun 24 — Jun 252
Hayman Island, QLD, Australia
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Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Hayman Island:$687/night
Cheapest price found:$179/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$196 - $951
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$114 - $750
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Hayman Island

About Hayman Island

Part of the Whitsundays Islands, Hayman Island offers an exclusive resort, pristine beaches and direct access to the Great Barrier Reef. This intimate island features native wildlife, deep-sea fishing excursions, scenic flights and snorkelling and diving cruises.

Things to do in Hayman Island

A perfect day on Hayman Island begins with lounging on the soft white sand of its main beach, before swimming in the calm water and retreating to one of the beachfront restaurants, such as Bamboo. There are secluded bays scattered around the island, including Blue Pearl Bay, renowned for its dramatic cliffs and azure water.

Feeling active? Trek up to Dolphin Point Lookout, which delivers panoramic Coral Sea vistas encompassing distant reef shelf and the occasional dolphin, sea turtle or whale sighting. From the resort, you can also organise Great Barrier Reef cruises, which give you the chance to snorkel or scuba dive the world-famous reefs.

If you prefer something more laid back, catch a boat over to the neighbouring Hook Island, where you’ll find sandy picnic spots, offshore reefs and unique birdlife. Those seeking a bird’s-eye view of the area can jump aboard a scenic flight, which takes you high above the ocean and accesses picturesque parts of the Great Barrier Reef, including the Instagram-famous Heart Reef.

Hayman Island places you close to Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s whitest and purest silica beaches. It stretches for seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island and offers an ever-changing collage of whites, blues and greens as the tide swirls around the sands. If you want to visit the mainland, stop in at Airlie Beach, a youthful beach town with lively bars, clubs and oceanfront restaurants.

Getting around Hayman Island

You can fly to Hayman Island on a seaplane from Proserpine or catch a ferry from Hamilton Island, which has a ferry terminal and domestic airport. Hayman is easily explored on foot, while boats and helicopters offer transport to nearby attractions.

Facts about staying in Hayman Island

  • What is the best place on Hayman Island for bars and restaurants?

    Hayman Island is a private island that’s open for public tourism. It’s in the Whitsunday Island group, off the Australian north-west coast of Queensland, roughly on the same latitude as Bowen. There are lots of restaurants and bars and some great accommodation on Hayman Island. Some popular places to eat are Bam Bam at the Intercontinental, Amici Trattoria and the Aqua Restaurant. Local seafood is a part of the staple diet here, which you can sample at the Whitsunday Seafood Bar. For more upmarket dining, head to Pacific Restaurant. Most of these establishments also have full bars, and you’ll also find a very nice watering hole at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, which is one of our recommended Hayman Island hotels.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday on Hayman Island?

    Water sports and aquatic activities dominate the list of things to do on Hayman Island, and most people book Hayman Island accommodation with these in mind. Exploring marine life is a children’s favourite here, and they can feed the island waters’ famous resident, a Queensland grouper fish that’s been in the area for around 25 years; its name is Jacko. You can also spot schools of Australia’s most-famed fish, barramundi. You’ll find these at a rainforest lagoon. You can also take a guided tour of the sandflats, wading through the coral reefs, and swim with green turtles or go snorkelling at Blue Pearl Bay. For nearby hotels on Hayman Island, you can book At Marina Shores.

  • What are the best things to do and see on Hayman Island?

    There are lots of more adult things to see on Hayman Island, many of which are under water. You can take a scuba-diving course and explore the deeper reefs of Blue Pearl Bay, and you can also water ski or go wakeboarding on the surrounding Coral Sea. Fishing enthusiasts can go deep-sea fishing, while back on land, there’s a recreation centre with a pool, croquet, bocce, tennis courts and squash courts. You can take lessons on any of these activities. You can also wander freely around the island, seeing the tropical vegetation, with the aroma of the area’s perfume tree, Michelia, scenting the air. You can take a speedboat across to neighbouring Langford Island for a romantic picnic on the beach, or go sailing on catamarans. Book somewhere like Airlie Beach Hotel for easy access.

  • Where are the best places to stay for the Great Barrier Reef?

    Trips to the Great Barrier Reef are the big attraction on Hayman Island. You can start your exploration with a helicopter tour, to get a true sense of its size. As the island is one of the closest of the Whitsundays to the outer reef, it’s also a suitable starting point for excursions. You can learn to scuba dive, to enhance your experience, and then you can hire an underwater scooter to explore the reefs without expending too much effort. There are also semi-submersible boat tours to book, which will take you to different parts of the Great Barrier Reef, like Heart Reef. You can also take a boat trip out to Hardy Reef pontoon and go snorkelling amongst schools of clownfish. A suitable hotel in which to stay for Great Barrier Reef excursions is Base Airlie Beach Resort.

  • What are the best hotels in Hayman Island?

    Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort, An Ihg Hotel, rated with a score of 8.9 from 271 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Hayman Island.

  • How much do hotels in Hayman Island cost?

    Hayman Island hotels have an average price of $1,020/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Hayman Island?

    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels in Hayman Island starting from $633 per night in the last 3 days. Prices for this weekend in Hayman Island start from $765 per night when checking in on Jun 24 and out on Jun 26.

  • How much is a hotel in Hayman Island tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Hayman Island tonight are about $717 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $717 for tonight in the last 3 days.