Australia’s best hotel pools – Signature Luxury Travel & Style

InterContinental, Hayman Island QLD

Tropical Cyclone Debbie forced Hayman Island to close its doors on guests for two years. Re-opened and re-branded in 2019, Hayman Island by InterContinenal is now home to one of the largest swimming pools in the southern hemisphere.

The resort is in prime position on the Whitsunday’s north tip and one of the closest Whitsunday resorts to the Great Barrier Reef.

Tropical forest hugs the resort and branches out to line the pool. The resort’s colossal pool is seven times the size of an Olympic pool to allow ample space for the hotel’s privileged guests.

Sip on your Mojito served from the swim-up bar before swimming to the pool’s edge to soak in the uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea.

For direct access to the water and postcard views, guests can opt to stay in the one bedroom pool suite on the hotel’s lower level.