We greatly enjoyed our stay at Fitzroy Island and would love to visit once again. Nudey Beach is... See full review
Jul 19, 2014
We had a great time on this island. It wasn't crowded and it was very low key. We upgraded to an... See full review
Jan 15, 2014
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 snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef and rainforest. The island has long been enjoyed by the Cairns locals along with visitors from all over the world.
Ferry Transfers to Fitzroy Island are available at 8:30am, 10am and 2pm. Return transfers to Cairns are at 10:30am, 4:30pm and 5pm.
Ferry transfers to and from Fitzroy Island need to be pre-booked.
Tickets can be purchased directly from us. Return fares are $65 per person, adult.
Fitzroy Island Resort offers a range of exquisite accommodation (99 rooms) including Ocean Suites, Self contained apartments, Resort Studios, Beach cabins and a four Bedroom Penthouse. The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with a pool bar and swim up bar, games room, indoor movie theatre, resort general store and dive shop and activities centre offering Sunset Cruises on DJ Eye Spy.
Only 100 meter from the resort is Foxy's Bar, the island's own beer garden, the perfect place to unwind with a cool drink, play pool and overlook "Welcome Bay".
Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef Australia. The turquoise ocean waters offer a tantalizing invitation to explore their mysterious depths which are alive with vibrant corals and marine life. The emeralds of the ancient tropical rainforest are remarkable, home to a prolific endemic population of forest birds, butterflies and the startling white sulphur-crested cockatoos.
Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic.
The resort pool will be closed for refurbishment from 27th February until Saturday 31st March 2012 and work will continue most days. There will be noise during the first three to five days during daylight hours. However for the remainder of the refurbishment, noise will be minimal.
The beach is lovely at this time of year however we are in stinger season and stinger suits are available from the Dive shop for $10 hire per day.
The children's wading pool in front of reception will still be available.
FERRY AND TRANSFER TIME CHANGES
Vessel Sunkist Departure from Fitzroy island is now at 9.30am daily. (The 10.30am departure is no longer available).
From the 1st April 2012 Sunlover Reef Cruises 10am departure (to Fitzroy) will be changing to depart at 9.30am. Check in for this departure is required at Reef Terminal 1 hour prior at 8.30am.
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Luxury appointed air-conditioned rooms, plasma TV, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, small fridge. Choice of King bed or 2 single beds. Sleeps two guests.
These luxuriously appointed one-bedroom suites include: generous balcony and beautiful views across Welcome Bay and the Coral Sea, Kitchenette consisting of microwave, toaster and full sized fridge, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom. Sleeps up to four guests (extra 2 persons can sleep on a sofa bed).
One Bedroom Ocean Apartment
Luxuriously appointed one bedroom suite, generous balcony with ocean views, full kitchen, large fridge freezer, hotplates and oven, dishwasher, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, en-suite black marble tiled bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 (extra guests sleep on a sofa bed).
Ocean Suite 2 Bedroom
Ocean Suites 2-bedroom consists of Ocean Suite and Resort Studio room with interconnecting door.
These luxuriously appointed suites include generous balcony and beautiful views across Welcome Bay and the Coral Sea, Kitchenette consisting of basic cooking facilities - microwave, toaster and full sized fridge, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom.
Sleeps four-six guests.
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitzroy Island Resort offers conferencing and function facilities, situated on one of the most unique and beautiful Island locations, right on the door step of the Great Barrier Reef.
Whether celebrating a Birthday, Wedding, Christmas Party, Conference, Team Building or Company Retreat the Island boasts a number of function facilities including the Welcome Bay Room with sensational views overlooking the magnificent Welcome Bay itself.
Foxy's Bar and Cafe
A large Pacific Islands bar with a 70s structural theming, situated right on the beach front, about 100 metres from the resort buildings, south of the main creek (on the way to Nudey Beach). Foxy's has an excellent casual cafe style food menu and it also has one of the best sound systems in Cairns. Live entertainment most weekends. Foxy's also has a committee meeting room for sporting clubs or small functions.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
We had a great time on this island. It wasn't crowded and it was very low key. We upgraded to an ocean view and it was fabulous. They have a sea turtle rescue on the island, save our sea turtles, and for a small fee you can take a tour. The island
supports this endeavor so your fee goes right to the organization. The tours and beaches were great and the pool is only for the overnight guests so it doesn't get real crowded with day trippers. The big rooms have a kitchenette if you want to cook and also a washer and dryer
I would highly recommend you stay at this island instead of the more commercial islands
Beautiful location and island. Plenty to do in 2 day stay.
Fantastic reef and we had a great time snorkeling just off the shore.
Room is average. We have lots of tiny ants and one gecko in our room. It is island life.
Very bad cellular
reception and only a small area has wifi. Great place to get away from a connected life.
Food is very expensive. So pack your own food before heading out there.