Our plans had fallen through - we wanted somewhere sunny and warm - in Australia to cut travel time but where neither of us had been before...that narrowed it down! Hadn't even heard of Fitzroy Island until it popped up in a google search.Dont go if you want to be pampered but if you are independent travellers then this place has a few ( apparently they are making more) bushwalks- great views form the top of the island. The snorkelling is straight off the beach - whilst not Ningaloo it is still pretty - lots of fish and greenback turtles and a beautiful golden ray. Kayaking, paddle boarding and you can take trip out to the reef from here too. Very relaxing. The food in the main restaurant was very good and the bar/restaurant had a great location for sunset cocktails and a couple of good salads. A family feel to the place gave it a comfortable atmosphere. I'd go 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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- Fitzroy Island Hotel Fitzroy Island