We had a lovely stay on Magnetic Island for our 25th wedding anniversary, but as first time visitors, wished we'd been less attracted by the good rate and luxury accommodations/facilities at Peppers Resort, and opted for something pricier but less opulent on the other side of the island. Peppers is beautiful though, but it's on the shady side, and no island vibe. We didn't have a car, but used the bus to spend most of our time over at Horseshoe Bay. On the plus side,it is an easy 2 minute stroll from the ferry across to Peppers and the bus service is cheap and regular. Peppers has an excellent restaurant and bar, and the rooms are beautifully appointed. Very comfy supersized bed, very spacious room, balcony leading out to the marina (we were in a ground floor room), excellent air conditioning and lots of the little luxuries that makes Peppers a great place to stay. Unfortunately we didn't sample a swim in the gorgeous pools as although the outside temp was quite warm and warranted a swim,the water was near freezing. We did enjoy lounging poolside with a drink watching the swallows dip in and out of the water. You lose the sun early on this side of the island so not great mid-winter. Also, a lot of the rooms seemed to be apartment style / timeshare or owned and were empty which gave the resort a bit of a gloomy feel. Wonderful receptionists and restaurant/bar staff, and the breakfasts (included in the room package price) were exceptional in a fabulous setting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peppers Blue on Blue Resort offers luxury accommodation overlooking the Magnetic Island marina and ferry terminal. Set in tropical landscaped surrounds with beautiful marina and mountain views the resort redefines the essence of island holidays on Queenslands magical Magnetic Island. Peppers Blue on Blue includes contemporary yet timelessly designed guest rooms including resort style suites and one, two and three bedroom apartments. Fully embracing its waterfront location, the resort's sleekly decorated suites boast sun drenched balconies with some featuring private plunge pools. All rooms feature free WIFI (up to 500MB), free movies, air conditioning, balcony, bathrobes, coffee/tea making facilities, flat screen TV, CD/DVD player, surround sound system, daily housekeeping service, laundry facilities, bath, hairdryer, direct dial telephone/voice mail, iron and ironing board, alarm clock/radio, mini bar, room service and movies on demand. All apartments excluding standard Hotel and Studio Rooms include a kitchen or kitchenette. Throughout the year Magnetic Island boasts fantastic weather making it the ideal place to get outdoors and take part in the abundant leisure activities available. For those who just want to relax, the endota spa combines the islands serene surrounds with the perfect blend of luxury to offer an extensive menu of treatments while the vast outdoor resort pool is the perfect destination to chill out and sip on a cocktail. Making its home at the resort is the Boardwalk Restaurant & Bar, a gourmets paradise which offers the freshest tropical menu and fine wine selection. The restaurant features a massive outdoor deck, ideal for embracing the classic Queensland climate. All windows and doors of this sleek and contemporary restaurant can be opened for a seamless transition between traditional and alfresco dining options. Magnetic Island offers a unique blend of national parks, untouched tropical beaches and bays all within easy reach of the resort. Bushwalking tracks provide an ideal opportunity to see the Australian wilderness and wildlife in its natural habitat while Magnetic Island as part of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef offers numerous aquatic activities and sights. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peppers Blue On Blue Hotel Magnetic Island
- Peppers Blue On Hotel
- Peppers Blue On Resort