we arrived on the Island and natually thought it was fantastic it looked so beautiful and it was going to be a perfect holiday for us, but as soon as we got to our beach bungalow we had to return to reception requesting hot water.We were offered another bungalow but that upgarde had now power let alone hot water and was much worst, so we waited for the hot water to be connected. The beach bungalo was very plain and the wardrobe was nailed shut so we lived out of our siutcase, the only great thing in the room was the spa bath (once we had hot water) The receptionist said we were lucky becase we had the nicest rooms. I would hate to see the others
South Molle is advertised for having NO children on the island,however the manager had his 6 Grand children running riot on the beach and in the pool area all day every day, one of the children asked me to give him my paddle as he was one of the grandchildren of the manager and didnt have a paddle, I had to pay $10.00 to use the paddle and canoe and he expected me to hand it over to him because of who he was (they should not of even been on the island).(I dont care who he was, he wasnt getting it)
While on a bush walk I found 2 families with 5 small children camping as they were unable to book a room because they had children and this is what they were told but its ok for the manager to have his family there.
We were promised fire works on New Years Eve when I booked 2 months prior when we arrived, I asked what time the fire works were being set off and where was the best place to view them,It was at that stage I told fire works have been cancelled BUT we do have spaklers and poppers (wow how exciting for New years).
Food, thats another whole dissapointment, the resturant has been closed indefinatley, they had a cafe open each day from 8.30 til10.30am then from12 til 2pm then from 5.30 til 8pm there was 1 coke machine on the island which was broken so if you wanted a drink between the hours of the cafe being closed well that was just to bad, you just have to wait until the cafe opens but they incourage you to do all the so called activities available on the island in the heat of the Whit Sundays but do not supply drinks or food when required.
There is no shop to buy bread or milk we had to ask the cafe for a cup of milk each night so that we could make a coffee in our room (make sure you take milk and extra bread to feed the fish yourself as that is the most exciting thing to do on the island apart from snokeling when the water is clear from the cyclones.
activities avaliable was fish feeding, this is were the receptionist throws a container of pellets over the jetti, bird feeding ( you throw bread on the ground and the birds eat it) coconut throwing (we couldnt find that ) there was a volley ball net but no volley ball games happening, golf is avaliable but the grass on the course is not maintained. bush walks are great but tracks are not maintained in anyway so take a stick with you incase a snake slivers out at you
There is a bar that opens at 2 pm each day which is also classed as the games room as the original games room is closed permanatley here you will be able to veiw completly naked backpackers standing on tables singing and dancing with STAFF while my partner and I were having a quite after dinner drink.
We were happy to leave this Island and have no intentions of going back
the only reason we stayed for the time we booked was because the ladies in the cafe and at reception were really nice
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adventure Island Resort on South Molle embodies real island spirit. This eco friendly tropical paradise boasts 30% of the Whitsundays Great Walks, has a rich Indigenous History, is abundant in native flora and fauna, and is encircled by reef. Catering to all ages 18 and over, guests can engage in snorkelling and paddle boarding, bushwalking, relaxing by the resort pool, exploring the 17 secluded island beaches, help feed the wild birds & fish or play a round on the 9 hole golf course.Set in a protected North Facing Bay on South Molle Island the Accommodation is situated right along the white sandy beach and rimmed by Coconut Palms. Adventure Island Resort has 200 rooms, a restaurant, bar and café and conference facilities. Explore, relax, reconnect with nature and meet like minded people at Adventure Island Resort on South Molle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adventure Island Hotel South Molle Island
- South Molle Island Hotel