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Our Dreamy Honeymoon

I thought I would share another dreamy getaway.  Our Honeymoon some twenty plus years ago to Hayman Island Resort. My husband planned this amazing trip. We flew Business class to Australia. Those days were so wonderful when flying. Champagne, hot roasted nuts, ice cream, chocolates . A trip of a lifetime.  You were treated like royalty.  Our flight was 14 hours long.
  *This post is picture intensive.
Hayman Island Resort


Opera House and Harbour Bridge
We flew into Sydney and spent a few days there.   Of course we visited the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.  We saw climbers way up high. We were exhausted after our long trip, so jet lag was affecting us both, but we stayed awake. 

We took a boat ride around to see the sights. So much to see. We also visited the Japanese Gardens. We then proceeded to our Honeymoon destination.

After flying into the  nearby island, Hamilton, we were picked up via Hayman Island's yacht.  They served us champagne and snacks on our way to the Hayman island.  It was a 45 minute ride. Since we spent 17 glorious days at Hayman, they upgraded us to a Suite. A dreamy oasis of pure white silica sandy beaches with gorgeous palm trees and sparkling water.

Hayman Island, such a beautiful resort.  One of the top 10 in the whole world when we went on our Honeymoon.  Hayman Island is set in the fabulous Whitsunday Islands, close to the Great barrier Reef, off Australia's north Queensland coast. The Whitsunday island are know for their elegance and superior location. This resort is a unique luxury resort.




Here we are sitting in the captain's chair.  Excited about our new adventure.
Excuse the photos.


The ship had a heart shaped spa on board, so we jumped at the chance to get a photo.

A beautiful suite to enjoy our honeymoon. After exploring the island, we took a cruise to the inland where Paul and I visited a rain forest. We rented a car and drove up the mountain. You are driving on the other side of the road, so it can be challenging.
Daintree Rain Forest. It is one of the largest in Australia and the oldest.   It is over 135 million years old.


You can't visit Australia without seeing a kangaroo.

We ate lunch at this lovely treehouse restaurant. Right in the middle of the Rain Forest. Below is a video on Daintree


Such beautiful and lush trees and plants plus birds and critters.

Years ago, my hair was longer and curly.
We spent time around the pools with our favorite cocktails. The famous Hayman pool is 7 times Olympic size.

Here is Whitehaven beach, only accessible by boat.  This dream like paradise is so different than any other beach. made of 98% pure silica, so soft and fine.  It doesn't retain the heat, so walking around is a pleasure.


You have to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.  We had a speed boat ride to another nearby secluded island and spent some time snorkeling.  We saw a giant blue clam and gorgeous fish. Hayman Island has lots of activities.  They have a large Rec center. You can snorkel, kayak, jet ski, swim, boating, walking tours, hiking, windsurfing,  and catamaran sailing.

A variety of birds inhabit the island. A truly tropical paradise.  Hayman island has 5 fabulous restaurants. A variety of dining experience to please every palate.
Australian Seafood, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Mediterranean. International chefs work their magic here.

Bam Bam restaurant specializes in traditional Asian cuisine. Thai, Chinese, & Korean
Pacific is the island signature restaurant. There are stunning views   to be seen. It was the first time I had a hamburger with an egg.


Amazing nights on Hayman Island.

  If you are a looking for an amazing island getaway, Hayman Island is sure to please. I am sharing video of the island.

Another note:  My Reading List just came back.  Yea!
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28 comments:

  1. What a fabulous honeymoon -- every couple's fantasy! And look at you two lovebirds enjoying every minute of it!

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    1. Thanks so much Debra. It was a fantasy honeymoon.

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  2. Oh, Linda. What a beautiful memory for you. It looks gorgeous. I always love hearing where people went on their honeymoons. Yours was beautiful. Mine, on the other hand, was a trip in my 55 chevy to Reno. Stayed overnight, got married in a chapel, and drove back to Santa Cruz so Jerry could be at work the next morning. It was in October so I wore a grey and black dress and a black hat. (What did I know, but can you believe my mom let me?) We did have a nice party later with all our friends and family and we will celebrate 61 years next anniversary. So guess it wasn't too bad!!..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Thank you Judy. Congrats on being married 61 years. How sweet to drive off in a 55 Chevy. Reno is a fun town and I am sure you have plenty of memories.

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  3. What a dream! Awesome memories thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you. Great memories are meant to be shared.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Linda!! What a honeymoon to end all honeymoons. You must’ve thought you died and went to heaven. You own home paradise must remind you of your wonderful trip. 💕

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    1. Thanks Kitty, it was heavenly to experience this magical honeymoon. We are very thankful for our very own paradise.

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  5. Oh my goodness, I was transported into a beautiful view of your honeymoon, Linda! Talk about a fairytale, those details Paul put together were simply fabulous. I would love to snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef someday; alas, I'm not sure it will ever happen with the state of our world these days. What month were you there with that weather? A late fall or winter month?

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    1. Thanks Rita, I am glad I could transport you away. I do hope you get to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. An exciting experience. We went in April. We got married in March.

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  6. What a gorgeous place to have your honeymoon. What beautiful pics. Your backyard oasis reminds me of your honeymoon. Very beautiful. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kris. How sweet to comment dour backyard looks like an oasis. We feel it is as well. The honeymoon was such a great experience in Australia. xoxo

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  7. Wow Linda, a dream vacation of a life time! I remember when flying was an elegant experience and you were treated like royalty...those days are long gone! The photos of you newlyweds are precious and you both look so happy! And now you live in beautiful California in your own private resort! What an amazing experience to enjoy such a far away part of our world...
    Jenna

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks Jenna. Yes flying was so much fun years ago. We were treated like royalty and loved every minute of it.

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  8. Linda, what a fabulous place and a dream honeymoon! How sweet of your hubby to plan everything to perfection. We had hoped to visit Australia and New Zealand, not sure that will happen with the world upside down. Great memories and thanks for sharing all of the fabulous photos!

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    1. Thank you Pam. Paul planned a perfect honeymoon. A trip we shall cherish forever. I do hope you get to visit Australia and New Zealand. It is a crazy world. I hope we get back to normal so we can travel once again.

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  9. Oh,my goodness! This looks like paradise and I know of no one that deserves time in paradise more than you. Happy week!

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  10. Wow Linda, such a special treat to see you and Paul on your honeymoon! This destination is a dream come true and you two were enjoying every minute and detail of paradise on earth. Thanks for sharing your special time. How wonderful you have captured your own tropical island in your home in CA.

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  11. What a beautiful spot for a honeymoon! I enjoyed seeing your photos. You look like Malibu Barbie in your blue bathing suit! So cute!

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  12. Linda, this was fun! I feel as if I've been on a getaway of my own. Your honeymoon was definitely an trip of a lifetime. I've always wanted to travel to Australia and New Zealand. Thanks for sharing all the photos.

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  13. WOW! I am drooling with travel envy! Looks so heavenly. I enjoyed looking at every single photo!

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  14. What a grand trip this must have been! Great memories for you and Paul!

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  15. It's fun to look back especially with love and fondness..Knockout couple..fab location.
    I was 20 and we went to the Xanadu Princess in the Bahamas owned by Howard Hughes.I had never seen anything like it lol.Im 67 so that was 47 yrs ago not sure if it's still tops.Howard lived in the penthouse.
    I've neer stayed in anything like that since;)

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  16. Looks like the trip of a life time.. Gorgeous!! Great place to honeymoon..Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Now THAT is a honeymoon destination! How romantic, from business class on! I love your honeymoon suite with that beautiful bed and oh, those glorious pools and all that blue. Indeed, it is a bit like Eden. What a wonderful trip down memory lane. I've always wanted to visit Australia and seeing this, I feel like I've seen just a bit of a beautiful continent!

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  18. Oh Linda! What a fabulous honeymoon in Australia! Outstanding. Thanks for sharing the beauty. Very special.

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  19. Wow! What a gorgeous honeymoon destination! I can't imagine any place more idyllic. The memories you two have are priceless. I'm mesmerized by the clear blue water, and the thought of a beach where one can walk barefoot without burning ones feet sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing this, Linda.

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  20. What a wonderful honeymoon in Australia Linda. Yes, traveling is not like it used to be. What a beautiful resort and you both did some fun an exciting things on your vacation!

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