Hayman has always been one of the most indulgent of the Whitsunday Islands, and having undergone a recent £54 million refurb by the One&Only hotel group, it's sexier than ever.
From the air, the island looks almost ethereal, and it's just as impressive from the ground - the interiors are the epitome of pared-back luxury. Your toughest decision is which room to go for: the Hayman Wing faces the sea (arguably the best view) and has the smaller rooms, while the Pool Wing houses cool suites - bag one on the ground floor and you can glide from your deck straight into the pool. Here you'll spend most of your time revelling in your front-row view of the Great Barrier Reef, and eating at beachfront restaurants.
From 18 varieties of bread and pastries at breakfast to nine types of bed pillow, this hotel has everything covered.
WOW FACTOR: The helicopter tour of the Barrier Reef will blow your mind.
GO: The Turquoise Holiday Company (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers seven nights from £2,685 per person, B&B. Includes flights and transfers.
FLIGHT TIME: 24 hours with stopover