Luxe Houses is proud to present an architectural masterpiece – AQUA Whitsundays. Heavily inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, AQUA offers guests an elite, wonderfully ‘private’ luxury resort experience in Queensland’s gorgeous tropics. This unrivalled estate is located on Airlie Beach and set on a beautifully landscaped private point.
You know you’ve arrived figuratively and spiritually as you chopper en route high above the turquoise-colored waters of The Great Barrier Reef and The Whitsundays weaving across lush, green mountain ranges until…AQUA this paradisaical world is unto its own. When the chopper descends on the AQUA helipad between the marina and private beach an extraordinary wonderland awaits.
Cool sea breezes travel throughout this white-hot contemporary residence wrapped in sparkling waterways. The infinity pool runs around two sides of the exterior, creating connectivity directly to the Coral Sea and beyond.
Take in the panoramic views of this tropical estate, unrivaled and exquisitely perched on a peninsula with Pioneer Bay one side and The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on the other. A swim-up pool bar offers a tropical resort-style ambiance and is the perfect spot to enjoy the vista.
Soaring, geometric rooftops command attention with their beauty and sheer scale. Sliding glass walls and expansive terraces are designed for maximum enjoyment of the surrounding Whitsunday islands. White porcelain tiles, Miele appliances and Italian fixtures gleam throughout.
Encompassing 1,230 sqm or about 13,000 sqf. Mandalay is constructed from materials including New Zealand stone and Alpolic fascia to create an ultra modern sleek design.
On the main level, the foyer leads to formal living, lounging and dining spaces, a Moulin rouge-esque plush cinema and a caterers kitchen with a walk-in pantry.
Explore further on the main level to find a sunken, bachelor-pad style lounge complete with tiger-skin rug, colorful artworks and snooker table. This is the perfect place to turn up the tunes on the Sonos system and relax after an extravagant day. It is the perfect sunset lounge, before heading over to the pavilion located on the water’s edge of AQUA’s private beach to enjoy a line-caught degustation menu. Your private chef will prepare meals on the communal Teppanyaki plate to the delight of your guests, There is no need to leave the residence… after all this is one of Airlie Beach’s hot spots to dine.
Three bedrooms feature on the lower level, all with breathtaking water views of the infinity pool, the ocean or both. AQUA’s boardwalk and private rainforest, gym, guesthouse and kayak jetty are also in view. Two of the bedrooms have joint access to a large stone bathroom looking onto a Japanese garden courtyard with serene water features. The main bedroom on this level features a beautiful spa with built in bath and floor-to-ceiling glass looking out on to the lush, palm-fringed rainforest surrounds and ocean views.
Each bedroom is separately air-conditioned and climate controlled by CBus automation with Bose sound systems and intelligent television systems. The CBus — an intelligent-home operating system that gives AQUA’s guests total control of their environment including lighting, security and garden irrigation — all via a touch-screen panel.
Take the staircase to the master suite, enter through an etched Versace Medusa glass door and you’ve arrived at the penthouse of AQUA, which embraces open plan spa boudoir living. This room is an extraordinary spatial delight with true grandeur. Features include a spacious oak mirror paneled dressing parlour, built in stone spa bath with separate spacious, double shower and powder room.
Waking up to the view from the penthouse is an unforgettable experience. This level has an enormous balcony that overlooks vast sky and endless glittering ocean. The vista here is jaw dropping, taking in the peninsula, AQUA’s crystal blue pool, beach and tropical paradise.
AQUA’s guesthouse is a luxury space to be treasured all on its own. Enter via the rainforest on the mezzanine level where you will find floor-to-ceiling French glass doors that evokes the feeling of being on a luxury houseboat. Views here focus on the wide-open bay. And it’s all footsteps away from the kayak and boat ramp, fully equipped gym and the seemingly endless boardwalk that connects all three properties.
Inspiring tropical island experiences are abundant. Nature walks, swimming, fishing, kayaking, stargazing, sunset cruising… everyday the activities on offer are a delight.
Absolute security and privacy are assured courtesy of a grand gated entrance on the rainforest side of AQUA. If you do choose to arrive by road or take one of AQUA’s luxury black cars out exploring Airlie beach and beyond, you’ll be welcomed back through the gates and a palm-lined stone road leading you to the drive-through lobby. You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived at a six-star hotel. The difference however is that AQUA is all yours.
Welcome to your most private holiday.