July 27, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

The private resort island on the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays expects to open the additional accommodation offering in the first month of spring, with the new pavilions set slightly apart from the rest of the existing 168-room property.

The suites will each have separate living areas, a covered outdoor balcony and a private heated plunge pool. The new options will also be strictly adults only.

With InterContinental Hayman Island able to facilitate buyouts of either the entire island or a wing of the existing resort for business events, the new suites could be used to accommodate top-level executives or VIP event guests.

“We are excited that work is nearing completion on this new offering at Australia’s premier island resort, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort,” said Greg Shaw, CEO of Mulpha Australia which owns the resort.

“This investment is testament to our confidence and commitment to Australia’s most iconic private island resort destination in the heart of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

“While the last two years have had their challenges, it has underlined the value of quality offerings in iconic locations, and there are none better than this.

“With international borders open, we are thrilled to be welcoming back international guests and have seen pent-up demand lead to strong forward bookings for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023.”

The resort’s general manager, Arpad Romandy, said the new additions would help the property keep up with consumer trends.

“The Pavilions are a welcome addition to the resort and cater to the increased demand we have seen for premium suites and elevated luxury experiences. We expect the Pavilions to be very popular with couples and guests seeking privacy in a more secluded area of the resort.

“With their absolute beachfront position, private plunge pool and stand-alone design, the Pavilions offer a new style of luxury accommodation for our guests and will further enhance our award-winning resort.”

InterContinental Hayman Island has a practical excess of event space, both indoors and outdoors, including a variety of show-stopping natural settings. There are also a large number of activities suitable for either conference or incentive groups on and off the island.