Most married couples will tell you just how much planning, organising and decision-making is involved when it comes to planning your dream wedding day. Amongst all the hard work of planning a wedding, one of the most exciting and pleasurable things to organise is your honeymoon with your new husband or wife!
Regardless of how much you wish to spend on your honeymoon, no honeymoon is complete without lots of romantic moments and experiences and a taste of adventure. This sort of honeymoon is just what Fitzroy Island is all about! Let us tell you now exactly why a romantic tropical honeymoon on Fitzroy Island is the ultimate way to start your journey of married life together.
Spectacular Tropical Location
Fitzroy Island’s truly amazing location is just one of the things that makes it such an incredible location for a romantic honeymoon in paradise. Located just 45 minutes via Fast Cat off the coast of Cairns in Tropical Far North Queensland, Fitzroy Island is easy to access yet shall also have you feeling like you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Fly into Cairns Domestic and International Airport and after just a 10-minute drive, you shall arrive at the Cairns Marina, ready to board Fitzroy Island’s Fast Cat (which departs numerous times per day).
Not only is Fitzroy Island 97% National Park (a stunning mix of rainforest vegetation and coastal woodlands), it is also located right in the heart of the infamous and magnificent Great Barrier Reef, meaning snorkelling and scuba diving the reef that surrounds Fitzroy Island is as simple as swimming straight from the shore!
No matter what time of year you wish to honeymoon, Fitzroy Island experiences delightful, balmy weather year-round, thanks to its far northern and tropical location (the Australian winter is in fact peak season in Tropical Far North Queensland, thanks to its outstanding weather conditions).
Wonderful Resort Facilities
Not only is Fitzroy Island exquisitely beautiful, between its lush rainforest vegetation, stunning beaches and incredible turquoise water, Fitzroy Island Resort is also home to a number of amazing facilities for a truly memorable honeymoon. These facilities include the following:
Luxurious Accommodation Options: Fitzroy Island Resort uniquely offers a wide range of accommodation options to its guests, unlike many other island resorts located on the Great Barrier Reef, and therefore welcomes honeymooners of different tastes and budgets. If something extra special is what you have in mind, perhaps consider staying in one of our modern Island Suites, Welcome Bay Suites or even our finest room, the 4-Bedroom Penthouse.
Resort Pool and Spa: Relaxing with your new husband or wife by the resort pool and spa is a must-do honeymoon activity. Cool off and unwind in the resort’s pool, and if you’d also like to enjoy a fresh cocktail or beer (or other drink of your choice), be sure to pay a relaxing visit to our swim-up bar. After a day adventuring and/or relaxing on the island, a night-time swim under the stars is the perfect, romantic honeymoon experience.
Alfresco Zephyr’s Restaurant: Delicious food… no honeymoon is complete without it! Delight in the amazing menu at Fitzroy Island’s Zephyr’s outdoor terrace restaurant, whereby our passionate team of qualified chefs work their culinary magic, using an abundance of fresh and delicious Tropical Far North Queensland produce. Enjoy a relaxing buffet breakfast before starting your day on the island or choose to dine a la carte under the stars for your evening meal.
Beachfront Foxy’s Bar: Located right on the beachfront at gorgeous Welcome Bay sits Foxy’s Bar, Fitzroy Island’s relaxed, welcoming Pacific Islands-style bar. With casual dining and fabulous cocktail options on offer, take advantage of the island’s very best spot for watching the sun go down (Foxy’s Bar is also open for lunch).
Blissful In-room/Poolside Massage Service: What is a honeymoon without the indulgence of a relaxing massage? Choose to indulge in an oil shiatsu massage in the comfort of your room or suite (couple massage is available- bookings in advance are recommended), and/or a heavenly foot massage while relaxing with your husband or wife by the resort pool.
Magnificent Array of Adventure Activities
A honeymoon on Fitzroy Island means you can be as active or as inactive as you like! Or, like many honeymooners on Fitzroy Island, you might like to enjoy a nice mix of adventure and relaxation.
Fitzroy Island has on offer an amazing array of adventure activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding and sea kayaking. For something extra special and romantic, opt to hire a double glass-bottom sea kayak and explore together the magic of the Great Barrier Reef below you.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, you may wish to join our 3-hour Guided Sea Kayaking Tour, which shall see you exploring together a number of Fitzroy Island’s gorgeous little coves, beaches and reef areas that cannot be reached by boat or foot. Kayaking and snorkelling gear is included in the cost of your tour, as well as a delicious picnic lunch.
Why not have some fun jumping about and laughing together on Fitzroy Island’s Giant Ocean Trampoline? And for something a little more cruisy, join a Glass Bottom Boat Tour, where you can explore the incredible sea life of the reef from the comfort of the covered boat.
Stunning Beaches and Sublime Rainforest Walking Trails
It is no secret that Fitzroy Island is perfectly suited to nature lovers, between the surrounding Great Barrier Reef and the island’s beautiful National Park vegetation. With a mix of lush rainforest, coastal woodland vegetation, unique wildlife and gorgeous ocean views, Fitzroy Island is the perfect place to explore stunning beaches and enjoy rainforest walking trails. Fitzroy Island has a variety of walking and hiking trails for a romantic wander with your partner, with something to suit all fitness levels.
Fitzroy Island is home to some of the most incredible tropical beaches in Queensland, Australia and the world. Fitzroy Island is home to two main beaches, Welcome Bay (where the island’s jetty is located) and the award-winning and breathtaking oasis that is Nudey Beach. Additionally, there are a number of stunning little private coves and beaches dotted around the island, that are accessible only via stand-up paddle board or kayak. At the end of the day, you just can’t beat Fitzroy Island for its beach access to the stunning Great Barrier Reef.