I took my wife and youngest son to Fitzroy this last week to get away from the rat race for a while. I was a little dubious about the weather in Cairns this time of year but I needn't have, it was excellent. The Island is only 40 minutes by ferry for Cairns. The resort is tucked away in the tree line from the jetty. What an amazing place it is! The check in was a little delayed but very smooth. The rooms were luxurious and clean. The views were delightful. The staff describe themselves as a family and that is how they work. Very happy, helpful and efficient. One comment about service. The "shop" rarely had any stock such as milk and bread which was unfortunate and the menus at both restaurants were very predictable. A little variation would be greatly be appreciated if you are staying over a week. The snorkeling is easy, close and extremely enjoyable. My wife is a very nervous swimmer but loved the snorkeling here. The pool is wonderful. I recommend this island resort to families and couples. A great gem in a great place.
- 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