Voyages Dunk Island Hotel
, , Dunk Island, 2001, Australia
the only hotel
Voyages Resort is the ONLY hotel on Dunk Island so you have to just go with the flow regarding your budget if you want to stay on this island.
The resort offers different accommodation to suit all travelers from beachfront suites to garen rooms.
Situated beachside the rooms offer virtually uninterrupted views over Brammo Bay with direct access to the beach.
Beachfront Rooms. Have easy access to the beach through a tropical gardens, some have beach views.
Garden Rooms. Have not beach views but have a delightful garden view.
This review is primary about visiting Voyages Dunk Island Resort as a day visitor. We were staying at Mission Beach and decided to have a full day discovering the beauty of the island.
Dunk Island is located approximately two hours drive south from Cairns and 3hrs north of Townsville. It lies 4km off shore from beautiful Mission Beach.
Unique Quality: The resort has many facilities and attractions; we found the swimming pools to be excellent especially the main pool overlooking the beach. This resort would be fabulous for families as there is a good size kids club, tennis courts, golf course, and heaps of water activities to keep everyone happy.
We had a stroll around the resort; basically it’s not your 5 star hotels but offers a relaxed tropical beach atmosphere set amongst gorgeous tropical gardens and beaches.
There are plenty of things to see and do for the day visitor, the resort rests beside the Dunk Island National Park so there are many walk tracks to explore through the rainforests and secluded beaches. Sailing boats, paddle skies, horse riding and fishing equipment can all be hired from the water sports store.
Directions: located two hours drive from Cairns Queensland.
It is a luxury resort. And that's what our stay was: just luxurious. But the best thing about the Resort has nothing to do with the Resort itself: it's the landscape. Dunk Island is a tropical Island surrounded by beautiful beaches. All the buildings of the resort are in the middle of a rainforest. Even if there is an entire resort just at the beach, when you arrive by boat, at first you don't see the buildings. It's really well hidden in the nature - but still, from your balcony you have a view that is just breathtaking.
Despite all the luxury and the above average prices, the staff is still typically australian: very down to earth, friendly and uncomplicated. So we did never feel like in a world we didn't belong to.
Unique Quality: The view from seafront rooms is just unforgettable. The island is small enough to get almost everywhere on foot. And that's how you can also enjoy the unforgettable nature of Queensland.
In the Resort there are several pools, some of them just for hotelguests, others also for day-travellers. There is a wide range of Sports activities (not only watersports, but also tennis, golf or horse riding). Since on the island there is pretty much nothing else than the resort, as a day traveller for Dunk Island you eather need to take everything with you or otherwise you just have to pay the luxury-prices. Plus: not everything is as expensive. We even got a huge milkshake for just 5$.
Sleep under stars...
During my Dunk Island stay I slept in a Banfield Room located in a tropical garden. These block of rooms are a short stroll away from the central complex, resort facilities and beach.
Rooms are comfortable and spacious and contain a separate ensuite with shower. Room contains a fully stocked mini-bar.
More luxurious rooms are also offer as:
Bayview Suites situated beachside the rooms offer virtually uninterrupted views over Brammo Bay with direct access to the beach.
Beachfront Rooms situated beachside with easy access to the beach through a tropical garden, you can enjoy filtered views over Brammo Bay from most rooms.
Garden Cabanas set amongst tropical gardens and arranged in groups of four, they are a short stroll away from the central complex, resort facilities and beach.
In fact as I was working as conservation volunteer in cooperation with the local Marine Park Rangers to eliminate none native plants on the Island. I was staying almost for free on this resort as I paid around AU$ 20 per day for full board ;-)
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Dunk Island Golf Course
I stayed on Dunk Island resort and decided to give their 9 hole golf course a go. I am far from being a pro and I was amazed by the stunning views and I have to say I was impressed by design of the course, some holes were real challenges. I paid $20 which included club hire, green fees, 3 golf balls and also a bottle of water. If you stay on Dunk Island resort I can highly recommend the golf course.