Consultant Kristie Albrecht Shares Her Whitsundays Experience

28 May 2015

I was so excited to finally visit Queensland's Whitsundays, where I was ready for a little luxury. I flew from Brisbane to beautiful Hamilton Island with Virgin Australia.

On arrival, our private transfer whisked us to the stunning qualia resort, where I was greeted at reception with a chilled glass of Veuve Champagne. Is there a better way to be greeted by reception?

The next morning we transferred by ferry to the championship Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island where after a ride around the green we dined on exquisite local produce at the Clubhouse.

Back on Hamilton Island, we took a self-drive tour around the island in our own private buggy – the only mode of transport available.

 Whitehaven, one of the best beaches in the world, is so close to home! Sipping Champagne lying on that white sand – perfection! Picture: Getty Images

After an amazing dinner at the marina the night before, we flew by helicopter to Whitehaven Beach on nearby Whitsunday Island. The view of azure water carving through pure white sand was spectacular as we landed on the beach.

And the best part - there was another glass of Champagne to greet us!

The final evening provided some time to enjoy the private plunge pool attached to my room: the Windward Pavilion.


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Q & A with Kristie Albrecht

 Kristie Albrecht, Aspley Hypermarket, P: 07 3263 3099, E: Kristie.albrecht@flightcentre.com.au

Who should do this trip?

Qualia doesn’t allow under-16s, so I would recommend couples. No interruptions apart from the beauty of Queensland's islands.

What would you do again?

I want to go back to Whitehaven Beach to spend more time, but honestly I would do the whole trip again!

Where do you recommend staying?

The Windward Pavilion at qualia had its own private plunge pool plus a golf buggy. The bedroom had a lounge deck, an amazing indoor and outdoor shower plus dressing room.

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