Guests visiting in December-January can often see turtle hatchlings making their way to the sea. Those coming June-October may be able to see humpback whales just offshore.
With direct access to the Great Barrier Reef, the resort is a haven for divers, who can engage in day dives, night dives, beginner sessions, and PADI referral courses. Less adventurous guests will enjoy the rotating schedule of guided reef walks, island ecology tours, and birdwatching excursions. After the sun goes down, stargazing, marine documentaries, and movies under the stars keep guests entertained until it's time to retire.The resort's stunning surroundings are also on display from a restaurant, lounge, and outdoor pool. An air-conditioned presentation room provides a fun gathering spot for evening movies and televised sporting events, while an on-site spa offers signature treatments that use marine elements and natural botanicals to soothe sore muscles and uplift the spirit.
What to expect:
Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, this resort sits atop a coral cay just off the Queensland Coast, near the town of Gladstone. Palm trees, white-sand beaches, and extensive coral gardens underscore its pristine setting and serve as the focus for a variety of nature-oriented activities.
- Alarm clock
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Welcome amenities
The following list of amenities are available on-site. Fees may apply.
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Arcade/game room
- Audio-visual equipment
- Banquet facilities
PoliciesExtra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit is required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
DiningRates include buffet-style breakfasts and lunches and three-course set dinners, including a weekly seafood smorgasbord.
RecreationWith no other development around, the resort is blessed with a wealth of wildlife, both on land and in the surrounding waters. Guests join complimentary reef walks, ecology hikes, birdwatching excursions, and visits to a nearby research station. Stargazing, wildlife presentations, and snorkeling lessons in the outdoor pool are also included. For divers, the resort offers a full menu of adventures, including day dives, night dives, PADI dive courses, and day-long adventure dives (surcharges apply). Fishing trips, helicopter flights, seasonal turtle-viewing excursions, and coral-viewing cruises in a semi-submersible craft can also be arranged for additional fees. A children's program provides supervised activities for kids aged 7-12 during Australian school holidays (surcharge applies).The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Motor boating
- Scuba diving