Bungalow Bay is a great place to chill out for a couple of days.
It is set out well with nice cabins, a lovely pool with a nice bar area along side.
The staff were warm, friendly and very helpful. As well as looking after us on the premises they were able to give great information about the island and were happy to book things for me for the rest of my trip.
It has all the usual facilities like ATM, Bar with games and deals. The only downside is that the bar shuts at 10pm!
Food in the form of pizzas were available from the bar. These were ok and served the purpose but would have been nice if they had a bigger selection of food. Saying that they had a good kitchen area where you could prepare your own food.
There is an air conditioned internet room, laundry room, pool which is lovely and has sun loungers and hammocks for you to relax and watch all the parrots in the trees.
They had a parakeet feed every day at 4.30 which was free with Lots of beautiful coloured birds that will perch on you while you feed them and take photos.
The animal park - which is more like a petting zoo that a zoo was nice. You get to go around and meet and hold the lizards, snakes, birds and koalas.
They also do a bush tucker breakfast 3 mornings a week where you can have a big buffet breakfast with the usual selection plus fresh honey straight from the hive, barbequed lamb chops, fresh local fruit, champagne and you get to cook your own toast on an open fire!.
At the end of your meal they bring the animals round to meet you so you can learn about them and take some photos.
There are plenty of things to do near to the resort. The beach with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, supermarket, ATM and water sports centre are all 5 mins walk down the road. Be advised if you are wanting to party in to the night you you will be disappointed as the restaurants and bars all seemed to close by 10pm.
There is also a horse riding ranch 5 mins the other way where you can do a horseback ride through the jungle and take the horses down to the beach and in the sea! (Horseshoe Ranch I think – i would recommend this!).
The bus stop is right out the front of the resort with busses running every half hour to the rest of the island.
The bungalows themselves are clean and comfortable with their own bathrooms. The newer ones have air conditioning and luggage lockers in the hut / dorm!!
I would definitely recommend spending a couple of days here if you are passing through Magnetic Island!!!
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