This is definately a luxurious place and the price agress with that. Having said that, it is worth every penny! We stayed in a 2 bed villa as the hotel rooms were all booked out for when we wanted to stay. This turned out to be a good thing! The Villa was situated on a hill and hugged the hillside meaning it was built on stilts and the villa followed the shape of the hill. You may think peculier but it allowed for great views over the bay and with your private balcony you can watch the sun set from your very own villa! Amazing! The villas were well equiped for a weeks or longer stay, although we were only there for four days. It is self catering and bringing your own groceries from the main land is a must as the store - although has basics - isn't too extensive. We managed to buy cereal milk and bread oh and beer but ate out each night.
The restaurants in the main complex are very expensive to match the resort and all looked very nice however we did not eat in these. We ate in the bar which is located near the jetty a short walk from the villas, this was cheaper and sold burgers, pizzas etc
The resort is surrounded by trees and it is easy to forget that you are in a resort when walking around the grounds and boardwalks that take you from the villas to the main centre. The pools are great to lounge around, staff very friendly and is very relaxing.
To see the Island you either can do a tour or have your own 4WD otherwise hiring the 4WD and tour is very expensive but is a must! we had a great day on the tour swimming in lake mckenzie.
The beach next to the resort is swimmable and the water was always calm and warm when we were there, the wild life is amazing there and the whole experience was fantastic. We had a lovely three nights there! Truely amazing and almost Paradise! just wish I could have stayed longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the bush overlooking the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, this award-winning ecotourism resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the perfect base to explore the world's largest sand island. The resort incorporates the 152-room Mercure Kingfisher Bay Hotel, self-contained two and three bedroom villas and houses, and a 174-bed Wilderness Lodge for groups. Resort Rangers also guide a variety of four-wheel-drive coach tours or personalised tours of the island. Access to Fraser Island is by ferry only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island
- Kingfisher Bay Hotel Fraser Island
- Kingfisher Bay Fraser Island