It’s no secret that life moves at an incredible pace in our modern world, making it more important than ever to check in with ourselves as regularly as possible, as well as take a break and rest and rejuvenate when we are able to.
Despite being a fabulous destination for adventure lovers, thanks in part to its position right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy Island is also the perfect holiday destination for a relaxing break in tropical paradise. Fitzroy Island is an exquisite, lush tropical island (97% of the island is National Park), surrounded by the incredible Great Barrier Reef and located just 45 minutes from Cairns by Fast Cat, making it a superb choice for a relaxing holiday in Tropical Far North Queensland.
Whether you choose to visit Fitzroy Island for just a couple of nights or a week or more (by taking advantage of one of the island’s many accommodation options at Fitzroy Island Resort), you shall undoubtedly leave the island feeling refreshed, reenergised and rejuvenated. In this article we will share with you six incredible ways to relax and unwind during your time on Fitzroy Island.
Relax on the Island’s Exquisite Beaches
Welcome Bay, located nearby to Fitzroy Island Resort, and Nudey Beach, accessible by means of a gentle stroll from the Resort, are Fitzroy Island’s two main beaches. Did you know that Nudey Beach was awarded top place in Australia’s Top 101 Beaches Awards in 2018? With immaculate white stand, remarkable aqua ocean water, giant granite boulders and lush vegetation, you will no doubt see why!
Both beaches are perfect for kicking back on your towel and reading a good book or closing your eyes; and when you feel like taking a dip, you can grab your snorkel, mask and fins, slip into the water and immerse yourself amongst the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.
Enjoy an In-Room Massage
What is a relaxing break away in paradise without indulging in a massage? The expert team from Oiled Massage offer an in-room massage service from 9:30am to 4:30pm every day (please see reception for bookings and be sure to book in advance during peak periods so you don’t miss out). Couples massage is also available for a romantic, relaxing experience together.
Unwind by the Resort Pool and Spa
Valued guests of Fitzroy Island Resort have exclusive access to the resort’s beachside swimming pool and spa. Stretch out and relax on a banana lounge by the pool and choose to indulge in a poolside foot massage, if you like. Enjoy unwinding by sipping on a cold cocktail, beer or other drink of your choice at the pool’s swim-up bar… Otherwise known as ‘ultimate holiday mode’!
Indulge in Delightful Food and Drinks
No holiday is complete without delicious food and drinks, and here on Fitzroy Island, we have you covered! If fine dining is your preference, you are sure to enjoy a relaxing buffet breakfast or alfresco dinner under the stars at Zephyr’s Restaurant. If casual dining is more your thing, you can’t beat a tasty café-style meal at the beachfront Foxy’s Bar, located right on Welcome Bay beach.
Leisurely Explore the Great Barrier Reef
One of the finest reasons for holidaying on Fitzroy Island is the ability to snorkel straight from the shore of either Welcome Bay or Nudey Beach, right out onto the mesmerising Great Barrier Reef. Other relaxing ways to explore the magic of the Reef and the animals that call it home include sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or joining a glass bottom boat tour.
Wander the Island’s Walking Trails
A gentle stroll through the stunning rainforest and coastal woodland vegetation that cover the majority of Fitzroy Island is the perfect way to relax your mind and take in the gorgeous surroundings.
Fitzroy Island has a number of different National Park Walks, from 5-minute easy trails, right up to a 3-hour hike to the summit (for spectacular views of the island and surrounding ocean). If you would like to learn more about the National Park walks available to explore on Fitzroy Island, please click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to paradise for a relaxing holiday you shall never forget!