I took my mum to Fitzroy Island for a nights escape. I'll start by saying that we took advantage of a very good deal on the resorts website.
After initially checking in to a studio apartment, we found it a bit small for the two of us.. For a couple it would have been acceptable, but not for mother (64) and son (39). We went to reception who were professional and friendly and we upgraded to a one bed suite.
We had to get an extra bed, as the bedroom was a double. Plenty of space to put the fold away in the lounge.
The suite was well furnished and exceeded our expectations. It had everything you needed for self catering.
The only let down was the dining experience in the main dining room. We arrived at 6.45pm and left at 9pm.. It was a two course meal, and honestly no one came past our table to ask if we were ok, offer us more drinks or check on us. It was over an hour wait after the starters were taken and we got our main course. We also were unable to get a dessert of our choice as the freezer was broken and no I've cream.
We would also have liked to see some activities after dark. Saying that, we would return here for a relaxing holiday at some point.
- 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