We were both looking for a bit of relaxation and while we haven't been to Fitzroy Island for many years, we decided to stay in an ocean suite for 3 nights. Travelled on one of the fast ferries (Being just an hour from Cairns), it was a great way to start our break. On arrival at 11am at Fitzroy our room was ready so we just moved our gear straight in. The rooms have all been renovated, and we were extremely pleased with our choice. The room was clean with loads of room. We were on the first floor and we had a nice view of the trees and ocean.
With the beach literally 50metres away and coral at the waters edge, we spent a lot of time just snorkelling and relaxing on the beach (we hired our snorkelling equip from the resort).
There is a restauarnt in the resort where we had our buffet breakfast (included in our package) each day, and we went there for dinner on one night. The food was quite good, and the staff friendly. Just a 50m stroll from the resort there is a nice very casual bar/cafe on the beachfront. We had lunch and a few afternoon drinks there every day, and ate there on two nights. The menu was simple, but the food was quick and tasty. We literally walked out of the water and to the bar, a great spot.
The weather was perfect, service was great, room was great, and everything is at your doorstep. Overall, we had probably the most relaxing holiday we've ever had, and can't wait to get back there.
- 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