What could be more romantic than a secluded tropical island that you can melt into total relaxation and bliss?
Well, if you’re in the midst of planning a romantic holiday for you and your partner, but you can’t find the right destination, then look no further than Fitzroy Island in Tropical North Queensland.
Fitzroy Island feels like a secluded tropical island, and while it has the tropical island part down, it is actually only around 45 minutes by ferry from Cairns in Queensland – you’ll feel a million miles away from the real world, but you won’t have to travel to the ends of the Earth to get there.
So, if you’re looking to plan the ultimate romantic holiday, keep reading to learn more about Fitzroy Island.
What makes a destination romantic?
Romance can be alive anywhere but it’s fair to say that some places are inherently romantic. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Fitzroy Island before, then you’ll know that it is one of these inherently romantic destinations.
Besides being a tropical island that feels a million miles from home, one of the reasons that makes Fitzroy Island romantic is that it’s a place like no other. Romance comes alive in the exploration of a new place, a place where you can create and share new memories and experiences.
It also helps that Fitzroy Island is one of the most naturally stunning and visually pleasing places in the world. Picture this – a small tropical island, 339 hectares in size, with nothing around it except for the calm, turquoise waters of the Coral Sea. The weather is idyllic with temperatures averaging between 24 to 31 degrees Celsius all year long. And the island just so happens to have a beach that was named the most beautiful beach in 2018.
Fitzroy Island Resort also happens to have some spectacular accommodation options that can play up the romance even more – think glorious suites, including a penthouse suite – with plenty of other accommodation options available to suit you.
What kinds of trips is it good for?
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to spoil your special someone, Fitzroy Island is a popular holiday destination for those who want to make their trip that much more special. Here are some of the types of trips that people enjoy at Fitzroy Island:
If you’re looking for a destination that has the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation, then Fitzroy Island is it. Ideal for honeymoons, there is something for everyone no matter their taste, and you happen to be in a naturally stunning location that ups the newly wed vibes. You can take on adventures in the Great Barrier Reef, relax with cocktails at the island’s bar, and just enjoy your new union.
One of the best parts is that Fitzroy Island is an extremely affordable honeymoon destination – where you just need to get to Cairns to get on the ferry.
Instead of just the honeymoon, why not do the whole thing on the Island? Fitzroy Island was made for destination weddings – it’s affordable, it’s picturesque at every turn, and it’s an ideal honeymoon destination, so you don’t need to travel anywhere else. The Fitzroy Island Resort also offers wedding packages with options for all styles and sizes of weddings. You can learn more here.
Before the madness begins, why not take a trip to one of the most relaxing places you will ever set foot in? When you want to enjoy the last moments of it being just you and your partner, Fitzroy Island is a great place to soak in the calm and enjoy the tranquillity.
The best romantic activities on Fitzroy Island
While you know the natural beauty of the island plays a very big role in the romantic appeal of Fitzroy Island, so too does the abundance of activities and experiences you and your partner could take part in.
Some of the most romantic experiences you can have on the island include:
A hike to the summit for sunset
For the ultimate vista you and your special someone could hike to the summit of the island, where you will be greeted with a 360-degree view of beauty. See the waters of the Coral Sea stretch as far as the eye can sea and watch as the sun sinks into the horizon to signal night fall.
While you might think a hike is anything but romantic, it’s not too strenuous on Fitzroy Island.
We mentioned that one of the beaches of the island was crowned the most beautiful beach in 2018, so why wouldn’t you make the most of it with an afternoon picnic where you can watch the world pass you by?
Take the Nudey Beach walking trail – a short stroll through varying tropical island landscapes, until you reach the divine beach. Watch boats pass you by, swim in the waters, and bask in the warmth of the tropical sun. There are not that many better ways to spend your afternoon.
Exploring the Great Barrier Reef
With coral gardens of the Reef literally only metres from shore, you and your spouse could explore the Reef, known as being one of the most spectacular sights on Earth, in so many different ways.
Get up close to the Reef with snorkelling and scuba diving, skim the surface on a stand-up paddle board, a sea kayak or a glass bottomed boat, or even meet some of its inhabitants at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on the island.
When you’re this close to the Great Barrier Reef, you’ve got to take advantage of it.
Cocktails and Sunsets
If you’re more for relaxation and pampering, why not enjoy the sunset from the comfort of Foxy’s, the island’s bar. You can watch the sun call it a day while sipping on a tropical cocktail – it’s the perfect way to say goodbye to the day and hello to the night.
Book Your Romantic Holiday Today
You don’t need to waste time looking for the perfect romantic holiday destination in Australia because it’s right here on Fitzroy Island. Check out our accommodation options and packages available and light the fire in your relationship!