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The Best Hotels in Remote Destinations

The Best Hotels in Remote Destinations

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Hamilton Island, Australia

No island is as synonymous with sailing in Australia as Hamilton, so it seems fitting that the late Bob Oatley first spotted its potential while cruising nearby as a young man. He took over the island in 2003 and set about transforming it into one of the country’s most sought-after holiday destinations. The jewel in its crown is Qualia, sat on its own peninsula on the northern tip. Celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth and Miranda Kerr have posted envy-inducing pictures from its private infinity pools, which offer stunning views across the Whitsundays.

Saltier sailors can tender straight in to the beach, while those wanting to keep their stilettos clean can dock in the island’s marina and be escorted by golf cart behind the resort’s imposing wooden gates. Once inside, a cold glass of Charles Heidsieck champagne awaits in the Pavilion Lounge, which offers epic vistas of the turquoise sea. The resort took a beating from Cyclone Debbie in 2017 but a monumental effort by staff, who stayed on the island while the resort closed for three months, has returned it to Oatley’s original and spectacular vision.

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