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There are various pathways around the island, which, apart from the hotel and facilities, is uninhabited. The hotel provides maps of the pathways, and there are routes of varying distance, the longest being about 8 kilometres, circumnavigating the island.
I took the 8k route and it was a good workout as most of the island is a fairly steep. There are some fantastic views of the ocean from up there and as the hotel only occupies a small part of the island, it feels pretty untouched and wild. On a hot sunny day, like the day I did my walk, it can be tough, so you must take a good supply of water with you, and advise the hotel that you are going.
This is the only activity that is free at this pricey hotel, and it is a great way of burning off some of the calories after some of the fantastic food that you can eat there!!
Written Feb 14, 2007
Elegant La Fontaine offers a formal, yet relaxed atmosphere - a sense of grand occasion - created by a combination of soft and rich tonings and romantic lighting amid Louis XVI furnishings, Waterford crystal chandeliers and a magnificent central limestone fountain.
Guests are treated to an exquisite selection of authentically prepared modern French cuisine utilising the best in local and international produce. The cuisine is matched by La Fontaine wine cellar's impressive range of over 750 vintages from the world's premier vineyards and musical accompaniment from Hayman's resident pianist.
Written Nov 8, 2004
Address: Hayman Island
The Beach Pavillion offers a very relaxed atmosphere. It is an open, but covered, large beach hut that sits directly opposite the beach - so it has some extraordinary views.
The staff are friendly and the "Pav" (as it is known to the staff) offers light bar style cuisine and every cocktail known to man!
Favorite Dish: You absolutely must try what is known as The Worlds Largest Cocktail. If you are like me, and struggle to decide what it is you want, ask for a half-and-half daquiri in two different flavours.
Word of advice, stay away from the creamier cocktails, they are very expensive and will leave you feeling full if not ill afterwards!
Written Nov 7, 2004
Address: Hayman Island
You can get to Hayman Island via a ferry/seaplane from Shute Harbour on the mainland or via luxury boat from Hamilton Island Airport. I chose the latter.
The boat trip is indulgence in every regard. You are welcomed aboard the beautiful white liner by the crew and immediately offered champagne/beer/wine and delicious hor deurves. The service aboard is absolutely spectacular and your hostess will do everything to accomodate your every need.
The boat is also stocked with all current issue magazines and newspapers so the one hour ride goes by much too quickly!
Once on the island you are greeted by more staff and a small buggy train will take you and the other passengers into the resort area. You are then met by various staff of the resort who will take you to your room and explain the room and resorts features to every detail.
Updated Nov 8, 2004