Concierge.com's insider take:
The grand dame of Whitsunday island resorts, Hayman has a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio, and super-attentive service that sets it apart. That dessert you can't squeeze in at dinner? Have it delivered later to your suite. Want to work out at midnight, go for a private sail, or schedule an intimate surprise supper? No problem. Hayman has been a destination ever since the 1950s and '60s, and today the sprawling resort complex has every imaginable amenity: enormous, lagoonlike swimming pools; a golf driving range; tennis courts; a day spa; four excellent restaurants; and a fleet of gleaming boats ready to whisk guests off to remote beaches, dive sites, and snorkeling spots. The 212 guest rooms and suites are opulent, but though the top-priced penthouse villas all have ocean views, private plunge pools, and round-the-clock butler service, they're relatively small at 300 square feet.