We stayed one night in early January 2013 as part of a holiday to Heron Island. Wilson Island is an idyllic location. The best off-beach snorkelling we have ever experienced complete with resident Loggerhead Turtles, rays and schools of irridescent fish. Be careful though - there are no lifeguards nor even a boat to go out and pick you up, and if you go out too far the prevailing swell can drag you away from the island.
We witnessed four turtles nesting - be careful not to disturb them with light, noise or movement (esp until they are laying) or they will turn back into the water and not lay - the green and loggerhead turltles are endangered so make sure you put their needs first, as there are no rangers to supervise guests.
The boat ride across is a little adventure itself and the skipper knows the way and runs the boat up on to the beach and helps with getting your bags onto and off the island.
Our hosts, Margie and Lindesay we cannot speak highly enough of. Lindesay is an absolute culinary genius, conjuring up five star meals from whatever arrives on the boat cooked on a BBQ. He also has some good stories to tell once entree, dinner and dessert has satiated the fussiest palette. Margie makes sure you feel like you are the only people on earth, and how she managed to keep all the facilities so perfect, given the harsh environment and our trapsing in and out with our snorkelling gear etc.
Our only regret was we did not book for two nights.
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- Also Known As:
- Wilson Island Hotel Wilson Island
- Voyages Hotel Wilson Island
- Voyages Resort Wilson Island