I am the owner of a Travel Agency in NY and just returned from LE Aug 18 2009. I visited the resort in 1985 when it first opened for tourism.
This is not an island for those seeking a large resort with all the frills but rather for those looking for a quite place and a back to nature expierence without really ruffing it.
I found the Island just as pristine as before only better. The rooms are all clean and
and modern. The furnishings had been upgraded. Staff on island were very friendly and helpful. Dive staff was very good and equipment upto date.
Food quality was very good. Nice selection and the buffet style left no one hungry.
This Island is for nature lovers and people that want to snorkle and dive and gaze at the stars at nite. Weather in August was great. Warm sunny days and sweatshirts at nite.
My kids (ages from 15 to 21) loved the place. They enjoyed the snorkeling ,reef walks and the diving. My daughters who had been to luxury Caribbean Resorts & were skeptical before arriving (I told them it was no frills) throughly got into the Island and had a great expierence.
The management team has proved that you can upgrade a resort without ruining it's charm!!,
Again, this Island is NOT for those who can't turn off their cell phones for a few days!!
I rated this resort 5 stars because it is 5 stars for the type of resort that it is. I am not
comparing it to a Hyatt.
Enjoy if you go!!!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Lady Elliot Island Eco Hotel Lady Elliot Island