Have just spent three days at the resort (two nights) and have enjoyed it immensely. There are a few small complaints of things that could be improved but overall it has been lovely. We had a one bedroom ocean suite. These are ocean facing, with balconies and views. I would not recommend the studios which appear to have only one window and this faces the back wall if you are lucky! So pay the money and get the suite. The rooms are musty smelling, a fact commented on by many others in the reviews here and I am not sure if there really is anything that can be done on this. It is thetropics after all and the rainforest is at the back door. But I had read about it so wasn't surprised by it. The furnishings are attractive and in good condition. We had two towels, one hand towel and a bathmat but no face washers. Was very surprised by that and thought the supply was a bit mingy. Would have been nice to be able to wash my face.... This would be easy to fix.
While we were there we did the lighthouse and summit walks. They are steep but worthwhile and water is essential. We also snorkelled, one of us went for a dive and we made good use of the pool. The reef was lovely with a good range of coral, turtles and many many fish.
The eating options are limited with just the restaurant at the resort for dinner and the cafe/bar for lunch and dinner. We ate at the restaurant one night and really enjoyed the food. Foxy's was the choice for the other dinner. The 300gm TBone steak was a big disappointment. This and small and no where near the 300gm as advertised on the menu. Why say that then serve something much smaller. Other meals were ok. I would be bored with the eating options though if we had stayed more than two nights as eating in the restaurant very night would be too expensive.
The swimming pool has a bar but this is only open from 12 to 4. It advertises drinks with descriptions that say 'perfect to watch the sunset'. Sure, if the sunset is at 3pm, that would work! The pool bar is one area where the resort needs to work much harder. Often only one staff member making the drinks and given they are cocktails they take a fair amount of time to make. I had a 30 minute wait for my drink. Lucky I only wanted one. The bar area is also left dirty when the staff leave until they come back to open it the next day. Yuk. Half full glasses sitting on the bar in the pool at 9.00am are not appealing.
The staff were friendly and helpful. They just need to employ a few more of them.
Overall we had a very enjoyable and relaxing few days and would love to come back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fitzroy Island Hotel Fitzroy Island