I got a package which included ferry transfers, dinner and breakfast at the restaurant for two and a one bedroom ocean view room. Was good value I guess when you add up how much the food costs on the island and the transfers.
Checking in was a hassle. Had to line up with the day visitors at the check in deck, so they can get their return ferry voucher. Check in is at 2pm but one ferry gets there at 12 and one is later around 3pm. Some people got their room at 12pm. We had to wait untill 2 after being told we could get our room at 1. Got the keys to our room around just after 2 in the end.
The rooms where nice, but we had these ugly cabins in front of our room. If you where on the ground floor they would of totally blocked your view. The bed wasn't very good. Fans where noisy and a down light was hanging out in the bathroom, shower taps where loose. The laundry appliances where not in the laundry cupboard as well, which was weird. No one took bags to the rooms or anything, which i expected from a resort.
The weather wasn't that good, so I guess I didn't see the island or the resort in its glory. The pool bar was closed most of the time. The other bar was some what old, could do with a face lift.
The other outbuildings for the staff bring the resort down, few areas with rubbish piled up everywhere.
The bush walks where good, be good if you could access the other end of the island.
The food at the restaurant was great. Most of the staff where friendly and nice.
The resort is new, but its showing signs of disrepair. A large part of the resort is not used. Could move the general store here, maybe a cafe etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The walking tracks through the rainforest, up to the summit and to the lighthouse offer a fabulous view over the Great Barrier Reef. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, the island is a listed National Park and has only one resort. Just 45 minutes by boat, Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef from land and sea, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkeling, diving and exploring the reef and rainforest. Ferry transfers to and from Fitzroy Island depart daily and tickets can be pre-booked from Fitzroy Island Resort. The affordable 4 star Resort offers a range of contemporary accommodation including Suites, Beach Cabins and Studios. The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, dive store, indoor cinema, Foxy’s bar and a general store. Discover the vibrant corals and marine life, forest birds, butterflies and the startling white sulphur-crested cockatoos. Create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic…. Activities include:- Dive School- Aqua Jets- Mini submarines- Glass bottom sea kayaks- Kayaking- Snorkeling. ... more less
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