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Unwind at Hayman Island by InterContinental’s new spa

An island landmark returns to the Great Barrier Reef, bringing with it a holistic approach to wellness in natural, tropical surrounds.

Australia’s iconic private island resort, Hayman Island by InterContinental, has ushered in a new era of luxury with its highly anticipated reopening, leaving no grain of sand unturned in its pursuit of excellence under the expert guidance of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts.

Basking in sunshine at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday Islands, Hayman’s seamless fusion of glamour, exclusivity and barefoot chic has enshrined the resort in the hearts of luxury travellers and A-list celebrities since the 1940s.

The $135-million island refurbishment has delivered a fresh feel to the worldrenowned Hayman Spa. Here, guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in the tranquil surrounds and truly unwind. This is no boot camp disguised as spa; this is a discreet haven designed for a holistic, healing experience.

Hayman Spa at Hayman Island by InterContinental
The serene Hayman Spa

Back to earth and sea

Exclusively using Australian-owned Sodashi products, all 100 per cent natural and vegan, the menu standout is the signature Couples Suite Package where guests are invited into the Bamboo Loft, a wood-panelled treatment area featuring a private steam area and soaking tub.

Treatments have been curated around the resort’s idyllic setting, using Australian marine ingredients such as green clay and kelp. The Marine Renewal Facial and The Detox Marine Wrap – a salt therapy using sea and land extracts – are both designed to enhance natural radiance and even out skin tones.

Complement your spa experience by luxuriating in the Hayman Spa Oasis before or after your treatment, rotating between the steam room, sauna and plunge pool, or indulge in a soothing spa massage in one of the cabanas overlooking the Coral Sea or from the comfort of your own room.

When the time comes to focus on calming the mind, join a guided meditation session followed by a natural energy healing practice, or partake in a yoga session overlooking the resort’s tropical vistas.

Beachfront Pool Villa Interior at Hayman Island by InterContinental
A Beachfront Pool Villa

This article originally appeared in volume 34 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style magazine. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.

All images © Will Salkeld/Hayman Island by InterContinental