Heron Island is a nature paradise.
The water is crystal clear; the reef is amazing for the colours of the coral and the fish.
Also the island itself is great: internal tracks in the middle of the bush with many birds and plants.
So, the place is amazing and a MUST for adults and kids who can truly learn about and experience nature and wildlife.
Let's now talk about the resort.
We loved not having TV, mobile phone reception.
The staff are very nice an friendly.
The rooms: we used the "beachside suite": comfortable, nice and with a million dollar view.
But, you could notice that the management didn't invest much in making sure they keep being as the price would require.
This was our sixth time in the resort and it seems that rooms lacked maintenance or upgrades.
Last time we came in 2007 there were some little "extras" in the room (cd with nature/relax music on arrival, stationery and a beautiful book about Heron island, spa product in the bathroom).
This time nothing of that.
Also the shower box "now old" with trace of mould, cabinets and drawers that show their age and really modest quality.
So, the room was nice but for the price we were expecting more care.
Also the room service has been average: bin not emptied until our forth day.
I had to go few times to reception because towels were not changed and things like shampoos were not replaced.
Having said that we wouldn't like to see Heron Island Resort become something different, we love it as it is, just with a little bit of extra care.
Now I would like to talk about the music entertainment provided by Tony King and Kris Ralph: 'Beautifully Mad' band.
They are truly professional and great performers.
My wife, daughter and I every day were waiting for their performances and every time has been a blast.
Let me say that I would come back to the island just for them.
Finally, the holiday has been great because this island is really "magic" and Tony and Kris were really special to us.
We will come back next year.
I hope to find again Tony and Kris and I hope that the management will keep investing in the resort at the level of the island beauty.
...By the way...this is something we would love to see back at Heron Island Resort: the past guests program (with the 30% discount)!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Heron Island is a true coral cay right on the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Here you swim off the beach to an endless garden of coral. Activities include guided island and reef walks, semi-submersible cruises, bird watching and beach picnics, plus a Kids program. Voyages Heron Island is famous around the world for its scuba diving and snorkeling. ... more less
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