Hayman Island resort devastated by Cyclone Debbie reopens after $135M makeover

A luxury resort has been given a $135million makeover two years after it was devastated by a wild cyclone.

In 2017, Cyclone Debbie stirred up 250km/h winds and caused serious damage to resorts in the Whitsundays, including Hayman and Daydream Island.

The severe category four tropical cyclone made landfall near Airlie Beach and left destruction in its path.

The Hayman Island resort has recently reopened after undergoing extensive and expensive renovations.

Rooms at the resort do not come cheap - starting at $750 per night. 

In 2017 Cyclone Debbie brought winds of up to 250km per hour that devastated holiday destinations along the Whitsundays - including Hayman (pictured) and Daydream Island

In 2017 Cyclone Debbie brought winds of up to 250km per hour that devastated holiday destinations along the Whitsundays - including Hayman (pictured) and Daydream Island

The severe category four tropical cyclone made landfall near Airlie Beach and left destruction in its path

The severe category four tropical cyclone made landfall near Airlie Beach and left destruction in its path

The severe category four tropical cyclone made landfall near Airlie Beach and left destruction in its path

The severe category four tropical cyclone made landfall near Airlie Beach and left destruction in its path

Now the Hayman Island has reopened after an extensive makeover in the hopes to return the resort to its former glory

Now the Hayman Island has reopened after an extensive makeover in the hopes to return the resort to its former glory

Stunning photographs show the extent of the resort's makeover, contrasting with its battered state in the aftermath of the storm.

There are picturesque views from the resort's pool with a smaller refuge in the centre allowing guests to soak up the sun.

The rebuilt resort has rooms with glass walls, letting hotel guests take full advantage of the sights given by nature.

The $135million redesign has brought a number of new enjoyments to the resort - including the three-bedroom Hayman Beach House.

The accommodation is secluded, 400sq m in size and all three of the suites have their own plunge pool, master ensuite and oversized bathtub. 

Cyclone Debbie struck during the end of March in 2017. Pictured: Hayman Island resort being battered by the cyclone

Cyclone Debbie struck during the end of March in 2017. Pictured: Hayman Island resort being battered by the cyclone

Also on offer is an open plan living and dining area and private sun lounges. 

There are 166 rooms in the resort owned by InterContinental Hotels Group that are broken into three distinct wings that boast

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV ‘Those Tweets were NOT Racist’: Trump lashes out at House resolution condemning his attacks on congresswomen
NEXT Beauty makeover: Elizabeth Holmes gets a fresh blow-out while dialing back on ...