We booked a two-night, three-day adventure with Koala Adventures. Upon arrival we were shown our room. We paid an additional $190 for an upgraded room which was dirty (cobwebs, visible, black dirt on the fan blades, loose balcony railing, no soap or shampoo, two bath towels only for three days - same towels). The bed was extremely soft and had seen better days, The concrete sidewalk was deteriorating on the path to the room and the path was dark.
And then there was the food. Buffet style dining without water or other drinks (water could be obtained from the bar without cost but there was a cost for all other options). Food quality was poor except for the spaghetti. One night we had curried chicken without the chicken. Eggs in the morning were limited to one per traveler. If you were hungry before the buffet line opened you were out of luck. When it came to taste and food quality, no expense was taken. Food on the boat during lunch included peanut butter and jelly, lunch meat, tuna out of the can, and fruit for some of the travelers who got to the counter first. Drinks were not provided.
The snorkeling equipment was one size and my mask didn't fit properly. Fins were not available. We only stopped at one location to snorkel and the water was murky. The stop at the beach en route was enjoyable however.
The staff was great but seemed to have their hands tied as far as any improvements. I would never recommend this trip to anyone especially if your goal is to dive or snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. I have traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Europe, and the USA. This is my worst trip to date. I would be cautious of reviews of "amazing or fantastic".
- 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