I stayed in this hotel for 4 nights, enough to relax and to explore the Fitzroy island. The main advantage of the hotel is that is really affordable and very close to Cairns, only 45 minutes by ferry. The island is big enough, so you have very good opportunities to walk in the rainforest, although it can require some physical effort and sturdy footwear, as the tracks are very steep. The ocean is gorgeous, don't miss the opportunity to go to the Nudey beach (great place for snorkling, because there is an ebb during the daytime so it can be difficult to swim in some other places). And it will take time to find some comfortable place to lay on the beach because of piles of beautiful coral pieces everywhere. The sunsets are astonishing and the stars are the brightest I've ever seen!
The breakfast is excellent, very filling with a good choice of fruit and baked goods.
As for the room, I stayed in the cheapest one - the resort studio on the ground floor. It is really very modern with black marble bathroom,tea and coffee making facilities, the fridge. But the room's window overlooked an open-air corridor, so it was really very dark and noisy inside - i could hear people talking, walking, opening and closing the doors.It is very irritating. Certainly if you are going to a honeymoon ocean suite is a better choice!
In general the hotel has a very democratic atmosfere, I felt myself very comfortable there.
- Also Known As:
- Fitzroy Island Hotel Fitzroy Island
- Fitzroy Island Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The walking tracks through the rainforest, up to the summit and to the lighthouse offer a fabulous view over the Great Barrier Reef. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, the island is a listed National Park and has only one resort. Just 45 minutes by boat, Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef from land and sea, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkeling, diving and exploring the reef and rainforest. Ferry transfers to and from Fitzroy Island depart daily and tickets can be pre-booked from Fitzroy Island Resort. The affordable 4 star Resort offers a range of contemporary accommodation including Suites, Beach Cabins and Studios. The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, dive store, indoor cinema, Foxy’s bar and a general store. Discover the vibrant corals and marine life, forest birds, butterflies and the startling white sulphur-crested cockatoos. Create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic…. Activities include:- Dive School- Aqua Jets- Mini submarines- Glass bottom sea kayaks- Kayaking- Snorkeling. ... more less
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