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Heron Island Resort, Heron Island

Surrounded by tropical forest, colourful coral gardens, golden beaches and dazzling marine life, Heron Island Resort is the perfect destination for those looking to get away from it all.

Heron Island is so small you could walk around it in 20 minutes. It sits right on the Great Barrier Reef, so naturally is a wonderful location for swimming in turquoise waters and diving amongst a myriad of multi-coloured fish. The resort itself is just a stroll away from the white-sanded beach, an important nesting site for green and loggerhead turtles, whilst the tropical interior hosts numerous birds including the black noddy and the island’s namesake, herons.

The resort has a variety of accommodation options ranging from comfortable Turtle Rooms nestled in tropical gardens to spacious suites with direct beach access. For those seeking total seclusion, the resort also offers a private beach house with its own boardwalk to the beach, plus a large living area, private patio and outdoor shower. All rooms have either a balcony or terrace, so all guests are able to sit back and drink in mesmerising sunsets.

Heron Island Resort, at a glance

  • Exclusive resort situated on the guests-only Heron Island
  • 72 kms off the coast of Queensland
  • Total of 109 guestrooms, all with ceiling fans and either a balcony or terrace
  • Light, airy interiors with comfortable furnishings 
  • En suite bathrooms 
  • Many rooms offer sea views whilst others have direct beach access
  • Private, standalone beach house with air conditioning
  • Beautiful sunrises and sunsets
  • Meals are served at the Shearwater restaurant overlooking the Coral Sea 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool
  • Lounge and bar where you can enjoy uninterrupted reef views
  • Tranquil Aqua Soul Spa offering facials and massages
  • Fabulous snorkelling right off the island
  • A paradise for scuba divers with PADI dive courses, night dives and world-renowned dive sites nearby
  • Exceptional bird watching especially during the nesting season 
  • Explore the reef in a semi-sub or take a complimentary guided reef walk
  • Observe turtle nesting, plus hatchlings making their way back to sea, on the beach in front of the resort
  • Spot migrating whales in June 
  • Take sunset cruises 

  • I am notoriously difficult to please as my work colleagues and family will attest but I have to say that the organisation from your team was absolutely brilliant. From guides to drivers it was faultless.

    MO, Vietnam