InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

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About InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Placed in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s most iconic wedding destination immerses you in the breathtaking beauty of the Whitsundays, private island experiences and sacred moments of celebration with three distinct wedding packages.

Set the scene with InterContinental Hayman Island Resort’s suite of extraordinary venues; from bridal moments inside the Three Bedroom Hayman Beach House, to barefoot vows exchanged on Hayman Beach’s pristine sands, whimsical Formal Garden receptions set under the stars, to show stopping honeymoon moments and beyond.

From the very first moment you reach out to enquire about your special day, to the second you say “I do”, my team and I will immerse you in an idyllic journey of bespoke inclusions and tailored touches; where private menu tastings, unprecedented styling opportunities, luxurious ocean view stays and world class service are but the beginning.

Behind The Brand

Your best advice for honeymoon/vacation planning?

Pick a bucket-list destination that offers a range of unique experiences. Surrounded by crystal clear blue waters, pristine white sandy beaches and intricate coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life, The Whitsunday’s archipelago of 74 islands is one of the world’s most picturesque honeymoon destinations. Hayman Island is one of only four islands that offer resort accommodation and is located at the northern tip of the archipelago gifting prime access to Whitehaven Beach and the outer reef.

We recommend adventurous experiences for honeymooners wishing to immerse themselves in the Great Barrier Reef. The resort’s Blue Pearl Bay guided hike through beautiful bushland ends with snorkeling in a secret cove, while the Heart Reef scenic tour injects a touch of magic in your stay with a spectacular helicopter flight to the iconic Heart Reef. This unique landmark is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart.

Remember to balance adventure with relaxation. Indulge in Hayman Spa’s extensive menu of beauty and relaxation treatments including tailored packages for couples. Ensure you are well-rested by opting to stay in the Beachfront Pool Villa which is renowned as an iconic suite for honeymooners, featuring an open-air plunge pool, outdoor shower, a chaise lounge day-bed, and super-king bedroom.


What can couples expect to see and experience when staying at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort?

Couples can treat themselves to a collection of private dining experiences while on Hayman Island including secluded gourmet picnics in idyllic beach locations including Langford Island and Blue Pearl Bay ending the day dining inside Hayman’s picturesque pool cabanas under the stars.

They can also look forward to private snorkeling tours, luxury boat charters and day trips to Whitehaven Beach, complimentary beachfront activities, tennis camps, golf simulator sessions, meditation classes, yoga mornings, and cooking classes.


What advice do you have in terms of packing?

Make sure to pack light clothing suitable for The Whitsundays’ tropical climate, your swimsuit, and enclosed shoes if you wish to embark on Hayman Island’s two-hour walking trail. Don’t worry if you forget something – Grove Boutique & Café located on-island stocks holiday essentials including reef-safe sunscreen, resort wear, and locally designed jewelry.


What’s the best time of year to visit Hayman Island?

Hayman Island enjoys an ideal climate year-round: May–October (Winter/Spring) average temperature of 25°C/77°F, November–April (Summer/Autumn) average temperature of 31°C/88°F.


Describe a perfect day when staying at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort?

Wake to the resort’s breakfast set within Pacific’s ocean-facing dining room. Take a seat on the restaurant’s outdoor patio which is enveloped in views across Hayman Beach and out to the Coral Sea. After breakfast, adventure with Hayman Beachfront’s complimentary water sports, embarking on a kayak or windsurfing adventure while peering down to spot rays and tropical fish dart through crystal clear water.

Mid-morning, set off on the resort’s on-water partner Ocean Dynamic’s Whitehaven Beach Tour which sees you journey to the northern end of the Whitsundays archipelago via a private luxury vessel and enjoy time at leisure on Whitehaven Beach’s world-famous white silica sands. On your return trip, stop off at recommended snorkeling locations, swimming alongside green turtles and tropical fish amongst the reef.

Mark an evening on Australia’s most iconic private island resort with sunset drinks in Bam Bam beside Infinity Pool followed by a private dining experience in one of four Hayman Cabanas.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Pristine beaches, soft coral sand and glinting waters spilling with sea life surround this dreamy paradise – such a magical backdrop to host an island wedding or honeymoon getaway. Its beauty is surreal.


For the couple…

Looking for a tropical island wedding venue in Australia that is both luxurious and stylish. Couples seeking a serene honeymoon destination that offers an array of activities and delectable dining experiences will adore Hayman. Pool lovers will be in their element here, too, with several lavishly spacious pools onsite to cool off in and relax beside, cocktail in hand.


Editor’s Tips…

For an effortlessly undone affair, we recommend exchanging vows barefoot on Coconut Beach beneath an arbor of white tropical blooms like orchids or anthuriums. Move to Coconut Grove for the reception and dine in style beneath the stars and swaying palms. Choose a lightweight gown in a soft, billowing silk and pair with minimalistic pearl drop earrings to tie into the coastal surroundings.