Fitzroy Island is just a 45 minute boat ride from Cairns marina and a beautiful island which has quite a high peak and is covered predominantly with rainforest. A couple of lovely beaches dot the northern side of the island.
We also arrived at the resort when Cairns experienced a lot of rain, and so this left us room bound for most of our stay. For this reason we upgraded from the studio (which was quite dark and small) to a 1brm suite which had a living area, kitchen, and balcony overlooking the tree lined beach. Had we not done this, we would've gone stir crazy!!
The resort is very nice and adequate for a relaxing island stay. Unfortunately the cinema globe blew up while we were there, so this limited the things we could do on wet days. I would suggest more undercover lounge areas in the foyer area and also near the pool bar.
But a lovely stay... I'd come back if I visit Cairns again, but will hope for much better weather!!
- 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