Secluded island? Check.
White sandy beaches? Check.
Rainforest out the back? Check.
Coral reef out the front? Check.
The feeling that you’re a million miles away? Check, check, check.
If you are looking for an iconic Far North Queensland getaway, Fitzroy Island, a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns, may be your next holiday destination.
While away the day relaxing on the beach with a good book or jam pack it with snorkelling, diving, swimming, boating and other water sports - this place is not short of things to do and see.
Price: From $130 for a resort studio, $210 per night in a beach cabin, $250 for an ocean suite and $1499 for the penthouse.
Rating: Four stars
Beach cabins: On the beach, two bedrooms, balcony and ocean views, plasma TV, tea and coffee facilities. These cabins sleep up to four guests.
Penthouse: There is only one, luxuriously appointed, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchenette, lounge and dining room area, ocean views, two large balconies, master bedroom has a spa bath and it can host up to eight people.
Ferry transfers: $65 return for an adult and children are $30 return. Ferries leave daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am and
Facilities: The resort is glorious and you’ll see that the moment you step off the ferry. It boasts a large pool and swim-up bar, mini supermarket, restaurant and cafe, in-house cinema, tour desk, public phone, ATM, internet and mobile coverage and guest laundry.
Activities: Not only are there adventures to be had under the water on the Great Barrier Reef, you can hire a kayak or windsurfer or take it all in dry comfort in the glass-bottom boat.
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But if you just want a day to yourself, check out the resort’s Restaurant and Foxy\'s Bar and Cafe where much of the vegetables, greens and herbs are grown on-site. Or take in a trek around the island. There are plenty of walks to go on.
Add some sparkle to your trip aboard the Eye Spy – a luxury catamaran – it’s not something you’d do every day.
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