Fitzroy Island Resort
- Pool & Spa | Indoor Cinema
- Restaurant & Beer Garden
|Based on 113 ratings|
Fitzroy Island Resort Info
Fitzroy Island Resort is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
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 from Cairns, 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 base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef and rainforest.
This affordable 4 Star Resort offers a range of luxurious accommodation (99 rooms) including Hotel Rooms and Suites.
3 Night Reef & Island Fun Package
If you are planning on staying fro 3 nights on Fitzroy Island make sure to check our Reef & Island Fun Package including transfers and a Great Barrie Reef Day Trip.
- Large Swimming Pool
- Swim-up Pool Bar
- Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Foxy’s Bar – beachside beer garden
- Pool tables
- Live entertainment most weekends
- Guest Lounge
- Souvenir and snack shop
- Function and conference rooms with ocean views
- Guest Laundry
- Dive and Adventure Centre
- BBQ areas
- Indoor Cinema
- Kids games/play room
Food and Drink
Foxy’s Bar and Café provide a wide range of food and drink options including Kids meals and coffee. The General Store also has a range of food, drinks and general needs including pies, sandwiches, ice-creams, BBQ packs, soft drinks and sunblock.
Resort Rooms and Beachfront Cabins:
- Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
- King or twin bedding sleeps 2 guests
- Plasma TV
- Mini bar Fridge
- Tea & coffee making facilities
- Marble bathroom with walk-in shower
- Iron & ironing board
- Daily Service
- Linen and towels provided
Please note: Resort Rooms do not have a balcony or ocean views
Additionally Beachfront Cabins are stand alone cabins in pods of 2 and are just a stones throw away from the waters edge. They are slightly larger version of the Resort Rooms. They also feature a balcony. They can also be made into a 2 Bedroom configuration which can sleep a maximum of 4. Price & availability upon application.
Additionally One Bedroom Suites Feature:
- Kitchenette – microwave, full fridge and toaster
- Laundry with washer and dryer
- Lounge and dining area
- Queen bedding and sleeps up to 4 guests (with extra 2 persons sleeping on a sofa bed)
- Spacious Balcony with outdoor seating
Please note: Some rooms with ocean view (ground floor suites have garden view)
Two Bedroom Ocean Suites consist of an Ocean Suite and a Resort Room with a shared common entrance. Sleeps 4 to 6 guests
Resort Child Policy: A child is defined as being under 12 years of age. A child sharing a room with an adult is on a complimentary room only basis, when using existing bedding. Should a rollaway be required the additional person rate applies.
THINGS TO DO:
The resort itself has a fabulous pool, swim up pool bar, cinema and small supermarket that stocks the basics.
Please note that if you do intend on self catering, it may be an idea to bring some food with you from the mainland.
The island is surrounded in beautiful fringing reefs which are teeming with marine life. The best snorkelling is off the rocks between Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach. Expect to see Turtles, tropical fish and many colourful corals.
Rainforest walking trails -Fitzroy Island is covered with magnificent rainforest and features many walking tracks ranging from a short stroll to Nudey Beach through to a more challenging hike to the Summit. Secret Garden 1km, Lighthouse 3.6km, Summit 2.6km return, Nudey Beach Track 1.2km.
In-house Cinema - Operates daily -1pm, 4pm, 7.30pm., the cinema screens some of your favourite movies throughout the day and evening.
Fish Feeding - Enjoy this unique experience as we feed the fish from the jetty and shore as they swim amongst your legs. Feeding times are twice daily, at the end of the Fitzroy Island Jetty -11:30am & 4.00pm
Whale watching: July to September - recommended viewing from the Lighthouse.
Video Games Room - Just in case the kids have had enough of swimming and exploring the island, the games room has a selection of Puzzle Boards, Board Games, Books, old and new favourites for both little and big!
Fitzroy Island Adventure Centre - (charges apply)
- Scuba Diving: Fitzroy Island is a continental Island with fringing reef, it is a unique and diverse breeding ground for the Great Barrier Reef. Located approximately 29 kms around Cape Grafton from Cairns, the gateway to the Barrier Reef. At Fitzroy Island there is a fully equipped dive shop and professional team to cater for diving and training.
Diving activities include: Introductory Diving, Certified Diving, Learn to Dive, Advanced Courses, Rescue Courses, Divemaster Courses, Instructor Courses, Outer Reef Diving
- Snorkelling gear
- Glass Bottom Boat tours
- Paddle boarding
- Water Trampoline
- Great Barrier Reef Cruise
GETTING THERE & AWAY:
A ferry ride from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal Marina takes approximately 45 minutes. Check-in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
**Please be mindful of ferry times when booking flights
Sunlover Ferry departs Cairns Marina daily at 9:30am (check-in Reef Fleet Terminal) and departs Fitzroy at 4:30pm.
Fitzroy Fast Cat Ferry departs Cairns Marina (check-in onboard at Marlin Jetty near Reef Fleet Terminal) daily at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm and departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm.
Raging Thunder Ferry departs Cairns (check-in Reef Fleet Terminal) daily at 9am and departs Fitzroy at 4:30pm.
- Check In: 02:00pm. Pool towels and changing facilities are made available for early ferry arrivals.
- Check Out: 10:00am. Bag storage and change facilities are available for guests departing on the last ferry.
Fitzroy Island Resort Gallery
Fitzroy Island Resort Packages
3 Night Reef & Island Fun
RETURN FERRY TRANSFERS
SWIM UP POOL BAR
SUNLOVER OUTER BARRIER REEF TRIP
FREE SEMI SUBMARINE & GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
5 night Cairns & Island Pack
3 NIGHTS FITZROY ISLAND RESORT B&B
RETURN FITZROY ISLAND FERRY TRANSFERS
SUNLOVER OUTER BARRIER REEF PONTOON DAY
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT & SEMI-SUBMARINE TOUR
Fitzroy Island Resort Guest Reviews (32)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The unit was unbelievable, traveling mid-week was fantastic as well. Had no trouble making reservations at the restaurants, and the inclusion of transfers and the reef cruise were awesome. It was my first time in Northern QLD and I will certainly be back.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
We were very hapy with the Suite Travstar booked for us. Thank you Travstar. We will certainly continue to use your services in the future.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fitzroy island is a beautiful paradise with local snorkelling and outer reef trips. Staff very friendly and accommodating and the rooms finished with high quality furnishings. Meals (although fairly pricey) were presented beautifully. We had a 40th Anniversary to remember. Thankyou.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Take some friends with you so you can pass the time away - otherwise you might get bored especially if the weather is not so good. Nice place to relax if you are into that.
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Very limited choice for meals, resort store has very little in it.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
We live in Cairns, but had never been to fitzroy, had the best time ever.
thank you so much:)
Thursday, October 18, 2012
We enjoyed our stay on Fitzroy Island, the beaches were lovely, excellent snorkelling and the hotel facilities were outstanding.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
We had a fantastic holiday, our day on the reef was amazing we did the extra snorkelling tour guide which was really worth doing. Our stay on the island was really relaxing. A big thank to you to Travstar for arranging everything very professional friendly service.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
beautiful setting especially good for snorkelling/swimming. Self contained ocean view units spacious airy, clean and well equipped with fantastic views. A small resort but friendly and peaceful
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Hi everyone at Travstar, My daughter and I have recently returned from our package trip to Fitzroy Island. I was extremely happy with the whole package and nothing was too much trouble for anyone on Fitzroy for us. The resort staff also let us into our room early as it was ready and this was greatly appreciated as we had arrived from WA at 4am that morning and were in much need of a shower and a lie down. It is a beautiful place and well worth the visit. I wish we had stayed longer!!
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Great island and enjoyed the stay. Very friendly staff.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
The room had a very powerful smell that we had to open up all doors to get fresh air in. Front reception service was great, restaurant service was ok, disappointed with breakfast meal. Besides this small issues was a good stay
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Service at Foxies bar was good but the resort food outlet was a bit poor.The resort itself was very nice.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Overall we did have a nice time and for the most part the staff were good (all of the bar/restaurant staff and the rooms division manager were all exemplary in their service).
Sadly there was a few items/incidents that let down the experience a bit.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
All staff were very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our time. Will definitely go back and thanks to Travstar for its excellent organisation
Monday, December 19, 2011
The staff at the Island are awesome,the room was great everything was perfect. Will be returning for sure...!
Monday, December 19, 2011
What a place we stayed here for 3 nights 4 days in a Studio would recommend this Island to every one. Restaurant a bit pricy service on our first night was very slow and the food not that good, but on the third night service was good meal was better. Snorkling and the coral was breath taking.
Monday, November 21, 2011
We chose this resort based on price as we were on a tight budget for our second honeymoon. We loved it so much we paid to stay an extra 2 nights. The dive school was brilliant, I scuba dived for the first time ever and loved it. My husband, a regular diver, found the price service and experience great. The island was tropical paridise, staff were fantastic, the food brilliant and the facilities were amazing for the price. We are already planning our next trip, with the children this time, they will love it too.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The resort was well organised. The food was of excellent quality, friendliness of staff was consistently very good, the facilities of the resort very comfortable. The only let down was there is only one small beach that is really suitable for sunbathing & swimming as it is the only beach with sand. The rest of the island is very rocky or has coral which is hard to walk on. To access Nudey Beach it is over a 500 metre walk through bushland and steep rocky paths. A number of people were unable to make the walk - wheelchair bound, elderly or unfit and so they were unable to enjoy this experience and were bound to the pool and resort. The degree of difficulty listed on the paths was a bit of a joke amongst the guests. Easy paths would have been deemed as moderate and moderate as difficult etc in the real world. We would go back for the relaxing experience but would have to get fitter to tackle the walks on the island. Even on the coral beach, there were no lounges so swimmers could lie comfortably. Not an environment for disabled or unfit visitors.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
My children and I had a wonderful time on Fitzroy Island. We stayed 4 nights in lovely accommodation, very comfortable with beautiful views. The island is one of the most scenic places I have ever been and we took lots and lots of photos. (particularly sunset photos from the balcony of the restaurant). All of the staff from the lovely cleaning staff to the restaurant and reception staff were all very friendly and helpful. The weather was great and there was lots to do if so desired.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Had a great time at Fitzroy Island ..On arrival we had a few problems with our room that needed fixing ....eg light in bathroom was missing and had paper stuck over it ..Didnt get fixed but moved on last nite and the room was great ...Island itself was beautiful .....The restaurant could do with more choices and staff could be a little more friendly ...
Thursday, October 06, 2011
We were given an Ocean Suite and it was the most beautiful accomodation we have ever stayed in. Boats bobbing on a blue bay, sunset and gorgious views all the time.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
We had a great weekend. The accomodation was great and the snorkelling off the island was brilliant. The coral is hard on the feet....bring the flipflops
Thursday, June 02, 2011
We loved Fitzroy Island. The diving and snorkeling is excellent and the dive shop on Fitzroy Island were extremely friendly and offered excellent service.
We came home from a week long stay very relaxed!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
a very relaxing resort! More activities like diving and reef fishing are needed
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Wow after reading other reviews chose to split our holiday and only spend 5 nights on the island...will definately stay longer on our next trip. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. Feel totally relaxed after our stay here. The food in the restaurant was excellent and offered plenty of options for my fussy husband. The walk to the light house and summit although an effort (especially in the middle of the day) is well worth the effort and the snorkelling is excellent. Can not wait for our next holiday as we will definately be paying another visit to Fitzroy Island.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Yet to be fully discovered Fitzroy Island is a stunningly beautiful and easy escape from commercial Cairns. The location of the resort offers unique evening views across to the mainland that allow your to listen to the gentle lapping of water while watching the sun go down. The wind never got overly , as it can do on other islands, due to the sheltered position of Welcome Bay. We had a quick parents escape and could not have asked for a better place to spend our precious quality time together.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Beautiful setting, beautiful swimming pool, lovely friendly staff. Accommodation was lovely.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Our night on Fitzroy Island was the highlight of our holiday. Great value for money, restaurant meal fabulous. I am recommending it to my friends and family. Booking via the website was easy.
Friday, August 06, 2010
The friendly & helpful staff made our stay very enjoyable. The facilities and location were excellent.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Had a great time thanks to all the staff for making it a great holiday only down side was the choice of menue in the resturant wasnt varried enough sure this will change as the resort gets more estabilished will be back next year thanks to everyone
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We loved our stay at Fitzroy Island with the kids. Absolutley great and we will definately be back soon. Thank you
Fitzroy Island Resort Specials
stay 4 pay 3!
-Large Resort Pool -Restaurant -Beachside beer garden -Guest Lounge -Adventure Centre -Indoor CinemaStay between now and 31/August/2013