A stunning boutique resort on one of the prettiest islands on the Great Barrier Reef
LULU ESCAPES RATING: ★★★★☆
Style: tropical boutique resort by the beach with modern installations
Service: very kind & welcoming
Facilities: swimming pool & spa, turtle rehabilitation centre, games room, indoor cinema, conference rooms & function spaces
Wi-Fi: paid service - only works in the lobby
Website: Fitzroy Island Resort
Location: Fitzroy Island - North Queensland
Price: studios starting at AU$165/night
Suites: the resort offers studio apartments, suites with ocean views and beach cabins (99 rooms in total). The ocean suites are very spacious with their own private living areas, kitchen and balcony terrace & A/C.
The outdoor spaces
Summary of Fitzroy Island Resort
Fitzroy Island is absolutely stunning and should not be missed when you're in Australia and I highly recommend staying at least one night at the island's resort to have more time to explore this beautiful gem. The resort, located between the rainforest and the beach, is the only accommodation on the island and you can either go for a studio apartment, a beach cabin or a suite with ocean views. You get access to all the resort's facilities and I can assure you that after a full day on the beach you'll love a swim in the big pool and to relax in the jacuzzi. I particularly loved the resort's tropical setting with all the palms and lush green plants.
All the staff are really friendly and welcoming and will make sure you enjoy your stay on the island. The breakfast buffet is nice and for lunch and dinner there's Foxy's Bar which is alright. Next to the hotel there's a dive shop where you can get all the necessary snorkelling and diving equipment to use during your stay. You must also go on one of the tours of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre to find out all the phenomenal work carried out by the volunteers to help sick and injured turtles - I'm very admirative of the centre's project, especially conceding that they're still waiting for government funding so thankfully the resort pays for their lease on the island.
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