About 80 k (45 min flight) from Hervey Bay by light plane (owned by the resort). Only 10 kg "free" luggage per person, no ferry service. Overall the service was friendly but not that sophisticated like on Heron Island. We felt that the staff requires a bit more training in dealing with guests. E.g. letting guests go first when carrying food on a plate. Dive times should be better coordinated with meal times. A meal half an hour to 1 hour before a dive tends to provide involuntary fish-food. A gaggle of 30 - 40 students were also on the small island, which were understandably very hungry at the end of the day. However, this meant the line for the buffet dinner took quite a while to clear, particularly when off duty island staff joined the line as well, before regular guests could start dinner. This would be easily solved if the BBQ area is used for the students as an "overflow" as it has facilities to keep food warm. Desserts can be shared without a problem. Diving was quite good, the mantas were spectacular! We stayed 7 nights, 4-5 would have been enough in hind sight. Accommodation was basic, we had a "garden unit", which could have done done with a couple of chairs inside. It had a motel like feel to it, not 5 star. We are unlikely to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, north of Fraser Island. The island is regarded as one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations on the Great Barrier Reef and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life including turtles and manta rays. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort provides a range of low key accommodation options ranging from 2BR Island Suites to Eco Cabins for those on a budget. The overnight rate includes: Full buffet breakfast and dinner daily; One free glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour per person; Free use of snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins); Range of free guided Island activities/tours; and Environmental Management Charge. Scenic flights depart daily from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and Coolangatta. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lady Elliot Island Eco Hotel Lady Elliot Island