Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia

Beach House

In the Whitsundays, an archipelago of 74 islands off the north-east coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef teems with marine life, the sand is powder white and rainforest cloaks the land. Qualia (which means ‘a collection of deeper sensory experiences’ in Latin) sits on the northern shores of Hamilton Island. On the northern tip, the two-bedroom Beach House provides exceptional privacy, with ocean views that can be savored from the sun deck and 12-meter infinity-edge pool that runs the length of the entertainment and 10-person dining space. The pavilion-style house opens out to the pool, with an elegant feel created by the clever use of natural tones, timber, stone and glass.

From $3,330 per night, contact, +61 749 489 222,