Anyone who has planned a wedding before will tell you that it takes a ton of hard work and planning, and it is not until you begin to plan your own perfect day that you come to appreciate just how much there is to research, coordinate and finalise in order to bring your dream day to life. Amongst all the madness and potential vendors, researching and deciding upon your honeymoon is definitely one of the most exciting aspects of the process!
Regardless of your honeymoon budget, this incredibly special time away together should be as romantic and magical as possible – and who could think of a more perfect honeymoon location than the idyllic tropical island paradise of Fitzroy Island? Located in Tropical Far North Queensland, right amongst the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy Island is certainly difficult to beat when it comes to planning your dream honeymoon. Let’s take a look now at five key reasons why this is the case!
Outstanding Tropical Location
Fitzroy Island is situated in one of the most immensely beautiful places in not only Australia, but the world. Located just 45 minutes via Fast Cat from Cairns, the heart of Tropical Far North Queensland, you shall find tropical, palm-lined Fitzroy Island, making it the perfect location for a spectacular honeymoon. Fitzroy Island is 97% national park (lush tropical rainforest and stunning coastal woodlands) and is situated right in the heart of the incredible World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.
Accessing Fitzroy Island is easy, thanks to its proximity to the mainland. Simply fly into Cairns Domestic and International Airport and take your chosen form of transport to the nearby Cairns Marina. From the Cairns Marina, you can board Fitzroy Island’s dedicated Fast Cat and within 45 minutes, you shall see you and your new spouse arriving together at blissful and exquisitely beautiful Fitzroy Island.
Thanks to its tropical positioning, a warm and balmy honeymoon on Fitzroy Island is achievable all year round. Choose to travel to the island during the Australian winter (peak season for the region) or at another time of year that suits you.
Wonderful Resort Facilities
In addition to its amazing tropical location, Fitzroy Island also has on offer a number of outstanding resort facilities for your perfect honeymoon in paradise, including:
A Wide Range of Beautiful Accommodation Options: Fitzroy Island is a unique Great Barrier Reef island resort in that a large number of fabulous accommodation options are available, with room types on offer to suit all tastes and budgets. If you are looking for something extra special, you might like to consider a Welcome Bay Suite or even our 4-Bedroom Penthouse.
In-room/Poolside Massage Service: No honeymoon in paradise is complete without a relaxing massage. On Fitzroy Island, you can choose from an indulgent oil shiatsu massage without even having to leave your room, or a soothing foot massage, while winding down and relaxing by the resort’s very own oceanside pool.
Zephyr’s Restaurant: Zephyr’s Restaurant is Fitzroy Island’s own exclusive restaurant, operated by our dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced chefs, who use only the freshest and most delectable produce, with a large focus on sourcing high quality ingredients from the local region. Choose to indulge in our extensive buffet breakfast after a sleep-in or make your preferred selection from our delicious a la carte menu in the evening, beneath the tropical night sky.
Foxy’s Bar: Situated right on the beach of stunning Welcome Bay you shall locate Fitzroy Island’s laidback and signature Pacific Islands-style Bar, Foxy’s Bar. One of the most spectacular spots in the whole region from which to witness an exquisite sunset over the Coral Sea, Foxy’s Bar also happens to be a fantastic spot for a casual beachside lunch or dinner.
Resort Pool: Grab yourself and your new spouse a sun lounge each, lay back and relax in comfort by Fitzroy Island Resort’s very own pool and spa, complete with swim-up bar. Indulge in a tropical cocktail or two and enjoy doing absolutely nothing in paradise. If you are looking for an extra special experience, consider taking a romantic dip together under the stars in the evening.
If you want to relax and honeymoon in paradise amongst some of not only Australia’s but the world’s most incredible beaches, you’ve come to the right place. Nudey Beach, located on Fitzroy Island, was ranked Australia’s number one beach in the Top 101 Beaches Awards for 2018. Pretty incredible, huh! Think stunning white coral sand, warm and inviting turquoise ocean water, framed by lush tropical rainforest and granite boulders, and you have yourself the exquisite tropical beach paradise that is Nudey Beach. Not to mention the Great Barrier Reef right at your doorstep, begging to be explored.
In addition to Nudey Beach, you can choose to kick back and relax at Welcome Bay, or if you are up for something a little more adventurous, hire glass bottom kayaks and/or stand up paddle boards and paddle your way around the island together, exploring numerous small beaches that cannot otherwise be accessed (by foot or boat).
Stunning Rainforest Walking Trails
Fitzroy Island is the perfect honeymoon location for nature lovers. In addition to exploring and enjoying the island’s numerous beautiful beaches, also waiting for you to explore are the island’s numerous walking trails. These trails meander their way through stunning rainforest and coastal woodland vegetation, with something to suit all fitness levels. While exploring these beautiful trails, you will also have the opportunity to spot spectacular Fitzroy Island wildlife.
Amazing Adventure Options
A honeymoon on Fitzroy Island means you can choose to do as little or as much as you like, or, strike a balance between the two!
Thanks to its prime positioning in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, numerous adventure options are on offer in order to explore this natural wonder of the world. Choose to hire snorkelling gear, glass bottom kayaks or SUPs and explore the magic that lays beneath the surface of the ocean. If you’re up for even more of an adventure, you may wish to participate together in a 3-hour Guided Sea Kayaking Tour, which shall see you exploring unique locations around the island under the guidance of an experienced professional.
You might like to consider having a laugh and a bounce around together on Fitzroy Island’s unique Great Ocean Trampoline, or joining a Glass Bottom Boat Tour and exploring the magic of the reef below. If you are nature lovers, your honeymoon shall not be complete without a visit to the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, located right on Fitzroy Island.