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8 Private Island Retreats to Daydream About

Fodor's Logo By Fodor's Editors of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 9: <p><strong>Where:</strong> Australia</p><p>Just off Australia's Queensland coast in the Great Barrier Reef-fringed Whitsundays chain,<a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/australia-and-the-pacific/australia/queensland/great-barrier-reef/review-45687.html">Hayman Island's resort</a> combines the best of luxury digs and pristine nature. Of the 210 guestrooms, try one of the eight light-flooded Beach Villas (designed by the same architect behind Aman resorts) for the ultimate in couples' indulgence, with private pools and beach butler service, or the secluded Retreat Rooms, nestled under a tropical garden canopy. Opt for sunset cheese-and-wine picnics on secluded beaches; twilight dining next to waterfalls or by the beach; or activities like snorkeling or diving on the Reef, tennis or golf putting, catamaran sailing or seaplane flights, or simply lounging by the lagoon or iconic pool.</p><p><strong>Plan Your Trip:</strong> <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/australia-and-the-pacific/australia/queensland/great-barrier-reef/places/the-whitsunday-islands/hayman-island">Fodor’s Great Barrier Reef Guide</a></p>

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