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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4216 Australia
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, 80kms north-east of Bundaberg (north of Fraser Island). The island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations on the Great Barrier Reef and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life including turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and the entire cast of Finding Nemo. Lonely Planet voted Lady Elliot Island # 2 of “The 7 best beaches for snorkelling around the world” in February 2020. Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort provides a range of low key accommodation options ranging from 2BR Beachfront Units to our new Eco Cabins for those on a budget as well as two Glamping Tents for couples. The overnight rate includes: Buffet dinner and breakfast daily; One free glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour per person; Free use of snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins); Snorkel lesson if required; Range of guided Island activities/tours; and Environmental management charge. Scenic flight transfers depart daily from Bundaberg, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast, Brisbane (Redcliffe) and Coolangatta on the Gold Coast.
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Paid internet
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Gift shop
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids club
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lady Elliot Island, Queensland 4216 Australia
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Tine wrote a review 18 Jan
Aarhus, Denmark49 contributions42 helpful votes
I had a wonderful stay at LEI. The snorkelling and nature experiences were amazing! I saw a turtle lay eggs at the beach, at the reef there was plenty of turtles, sharks, and beautiful fish. The reef is healthy. The night sky is absolutely stunning! It is a true paradise! Master Reef Guides Josh, Madi, and Mary were excellent and you can tell they love their job! I was in an Eco Cabin which wasn't much, but it suited my needs and had plenty of space for a solo traveller! This island is not for everybody though. The amenities are very basic. There is a lot of loud birds and the island smells of bird poop. Not that it bothered me. I think the food could improve as well and I was a bit disappointed that the free coffee was instant coffee considering the price paid to stay there, but that is just details. I went diving twice. I was there outside manta ray high season, but I still saw my first manta ray! Very exciting! However, I felt like the guy in the dive shop was trying to pressure me to buy an extra dive the day I arrived even though I told him several times I wasn't ready to go diving that day. The buddy check was skipped before diving and I felt like they were trying to rush us in the water. I was a bit nervous about going into the water as it had been a while since my last dive, so rushing didn't help. In the water, I felt like the dive guide got a bit annoyed, I am not sure why perhaps because I was using my air quicker than the rest of the group. It wasn't a terrible experience for me...I have dived in several continents, but I have never experience anything like that before. It is the reason why I am only giving 4 starts (I would made it 3.5 if I could)....
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Date of stay: November 2021
makingmymark wrote a review June 2020
Eatons Hill, Australia80 contributions51 helpful votes
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We've just returned from 4 nights on Lady Elliot Island and we saw everything we came for! From turtles to Manta Rays, coral to cucumbers, it was all here. The team on the island are terrific. Don't miss a behind the scenes tour with Laurie, you can't help but be impressed with their efforts in sustainability. We were also looked after by Jacinta, Jess, Jessica, Amy, Toby and Trudi. They know their stuff and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. The wind was a challenge at times but try and brave the cold and get in the water, there's so much to see!
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Date of stay: June 2020
6 Helpful votes
Response from Amy G, Marketing at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
Responded 4 Nov 2020
Hi, thank you for your kind review. We have passed on your comments to the team who will be very grateful. We hope to see you again, thank you.
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TheSuburbanStiletto wrote a review Dec 2021
47 contributions15 helpful votes
We have just returned from a wonderful 7-night stay on Lady Elliot Island. We would of happily stayed longer. The island is absolute heaven for nature lovers, a rare gem in todays world, respecting both nature and guests needs equally. Above and below the water is a delight. We loved watching the funny Bridled Tern birds with their cute little chicks and didn’t find the bird noise unpleasant at all, intact I find the ghostly shearwater bird call rather soothing. We saw all kinds of birds, strawberry crabs, turtles nesting, manta rays, reef sharks, moray eels, a sea snake, rays and every kind of reef fish you can think of, along with hawksbill, green and loggerhead turtles while diving and snorkelling. The accommodation (we have stayed in both reef and garden units) is clean and comfortable, all you need, when you spend all day outside enjoying the water. The opportunity to switch off from the internet, tv and phones and focus on being present and observing the natural world is a treat. The food is plentiful and tasty but It would be nice to see more varied vegetarian options. All the staff are so genuinely friendly and enthusiastic and I would like to say a special thanks to Millie, Skye, Dave, Naz, Liv, Sandy, Jack and Josh, who made us feel so welcome. We will absolutely be back.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Prithvi (Vertical Pixel) wrote a review Dec 2021
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
There are very few places in this world where every inch of this island is beautiful. It’s an absolute blessing to visit this place. Starting from the staff, who are a bunch of happy people ready to help you in every possible way. Food was excellent and the highlight of my trip was Mantas. My only regret I wished I stayed there for few nights instead of going there for a day trip. If you want to experience how heaven looks like go to lady Elliott island. Prithvi Bhattacharya @theverticalpixel
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
EMWB wrote a review Nov 2021
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
First, a warning! This idyllic island is NOT for everyone. It is an Eco resort so some amenities are minimal. People who prefer the Ritz should stay away. But my recent 5 night stay renewed my soul & spirit. After living 36 years in Australia at 73 I finally made it to this tiny island. The underwater paradise that is The Great Barrier Reef did not disappoint. Snorkelling was well supervised and accessible even at my age. The coral fish are too numerous to remember the names. Turtles (both in the water and laying their eggs on land) were a highlight. As was the single manta ray (not peak season), the reef shark and other smaller rays etc The buffet meals were good both in quality and options. It was breeding season for the numerous tropical birds so they were noisy. Especially at night. Ear plugs were provided but mine were a better quality. Cheap it is not although we availed ourselves of a special offer. Pay for 4 get 5 nights. Snorkelling gear (not wet suits) included. Young, friendly enthusiastic staff. I hope to return in a different season.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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USD 363 - USD 448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Lady Elliot Island.
Does Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.