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Located on the oceanfront, Grand Mercure Apartments Magnetic Island offer 4 outdoor pools and views of the Coral Sea. Guests can enjoy 15 mi of scenic walking tracks nearby. Location was outstanding. Staff went above and beyond to meet our needs. Unit was clean and well maintained
Just 700-yards from Nelly Bay Beach, Amaroo On Mandalay offers an outdoor pool, 2 tennis courts and a fitness center. All rooms offer a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a patio with garden views. The peaceful surroundings, friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable bed, great location, affordable price.
Peppers Blue on Blue is set in tropical surrounds on Queensland’s magical Magnetic Island. Offering beautiful marina and mountain views, it is a 25-minute ferry ride from Townsville. location excellent - right across the road from a top seafood and crepe shop. Rooms facing the road where cars unload from the ferry could be noisy for some
Base Backpackers Magnetic Island hostel is situated on the beach of Magnetic Island, only 20 minutes by ferry from Townsville. The hostel was clean and the staff had amazing energy about them and all of them were very friendly and happy to talk to you. There’s a bar on site which serves reasonable priced drinks (for Australia) and they held a trivia night with prizes. the bar is also 5-10 meters from the beach.
Located in Nelly Bay, just 164 feet from the beach, Island Leisure Resort offers self-contained bungalows with a flat-screen TV. The property also features a swimming pool and tennis court. Really lovely staff who couldn’t do enough for us. Excellent facilities and the room was incredible!!
Arcadia Beach Guest house is a unique laid back experience, offering the perfect Island getaway. Best place I've visited so far. Loved the wood being everywhere and the tents! But specifically the staff that was kind and always there to help us with any need. Clean, tidy and comfortable place 5⭐
Located in Nelly Bay in the Magnetic Island region, with Nelly Bay Beach and Magnetic Island Marina nearby, SEA-esta provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. Loved Sea-shells decor and Himali who was so helpful and friendly. This place has a real homely feel, only wish I could have stayed longer!
This waterfront property features panoramic ocean views from every apartment. The apartment was very well located and had everything need foe a 6 night stay. The place was clean and well maintained. Ian, the manager, was very helpful in answering all my questions.
Just a 7-minute walk from Nelly Bay Beach and 1.1 miles from Alma Bay Beach, One Bright Point - Stunning Water Views features accommodations in Nelly Bay, with a terrace. Everything about the process was amazing. Robyn was informative and great with messaging. The apartment was in a perfect location and was beautifully decorated. The facilities were amazing and the storage, kitchen utensils, electronics etc were all a great bonus.
This is where you connect with the passenger and car ferries, as well as the buses. Depending on length of your stay, the buses have single, daily and weekly tickets - no need to hire vehicles unless you're in a group. There is an IGA open 7 days until 8:30pm, where you can buy your supplies at reasonable prices. Although there are several restaurants, you can not rely on their opening hours and if they'll be opened, as I've often travelled to Magnetic Island and found many close during what they refer as "off season". Amazing that I even saw one will re-open for Easter next year! Therefore to be sure, it's safer to travel to either Sandi's Hotel at Horseshoe Bay, or the Picnic Bay Hotel. There are some quality apartments by the water, where I've previously stayed - be sure to buy with a discount for amazing deals that may sometimes better other accommodation on the island! Note that, Nelly Bay's beaches don't compare to many others that you'll find around Horseshoe Bay, Picnic Bay (especially Rocky Bay) and Alma Bay. Some are sheltered reducing the risks from Jellyfish and Stingers - be prepared for some long hikes, so carry lots of water!
Magnetic Islanders were very friendly and helpful. Very good IGA supermarket. A few restaurants with OK food. Well serviced by public buses (which very effectively link up the whole island). Very good forrest walk between Nellie Bay and Arcadia
Nelly Bay was good as a base; walking distance to the ferry and serviced by 2 supermarkets. A good bus service on the island but overtaxed by the number of people. other "villiages" did not have the supermarkets so you were purchasing takeaway or resturant food which was more expensive. Yes; we could have gone on more walks, or snorkled or maybe taken a cruise; but overall it was a limited holiday.
The accomodation was good and the host outstanding. Lisa picked us up from the ferry. Recommended things to do, visit and places to eat. Saw a koala on the way to the fort. Take a drinking bottle of water. Eat at SOS and the pirate cafe. The pizza placewas good for a cold beer too. The local bus was easy to get around but next time we will probably hire a motor scooter. Enjoy!
This is the stopping off point for Magnetic Island for both vehicles by barge and a first class Sealink passenger service. The Best of Magnetic rental agency provides properties and rental vehicles and are extremely helpful. Scallywags and Stuffed on Seafood are typical laid back island restaurants and Peppers boardwalk restaurant and bar has views over the marina. IGA have a store with fresh food from Townsville. There are a number of walks, one through the bushland to Arcadia and another along the coast to Arcadia. The bus service goes one way to Picnic Bay and the other direction to Horseshoe Bay stopping at Arcadia and a starting point to the WW2 forts walk high up on the island.
If you want a place to recharge and get your mojo back this is the place for you, close to everything from hire cars to IGA. Across the road is a Sea Food restaurant called SOS and it is really very good, with fresh fair and well priced. The friendly staff are an added bonus
Ian was amazing and very helpful explaining everything we could do on the island. My partner and I stayed in one of the safari tent (West Point) for two night which was very confy and relaxing. Fabulous location just in front of the beach in a little tropical forest with a new pool table and very clean bathrooms. We also rented a typical Meggie car to drive around and it was so much fun. A big thank you again to Ian and his staff for making our holiday so enjoyable.
Great little place in Nelly bay, super easy to get to and a minute or two walk to the bus stop. We were able to drop bags off early and it was super clean and air-conditioned when we checked in. Himali and Nate checked in on us via messages/email/booking.com to make sure we had everything we needed and if they could help with anything ot recommendations. Great experience staying at their rental.
This is a large holiday resort where the rooms seemed to be time-shared with some people looking like they were there for the longer term. There are some great animals here to see and the kitchen was feeding the Kingfishers which was a great spectacle. They have a carpet python in a cage and also a macaw which can be petted. The pool area is nice and large with a verandah bar and restaurant adjacent.
Fantastic place to stay on Magnetic Island as a solo traveller. Liz was an amazing host! She went above and beyond to make me feel welcome including picking me up/dropping me off to the ferry terminal and making my stay so easy. She provided lots of lovely groceries and extra treats! The location was perfect, nice and quiet with an amazing pool and sunbeds and a gorgeous view of the mountains!
The location is excellent ... a 50-mètre walk from the ferry terminal, with a good supermarket less than 100 metres away, and a couple of restaurants within easy distance. The room was spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious. It overlooks a marina and bay, with a beach not far away. There is a swimming pool. Magnetic Island itself is beautiful and comparatively unspoiled. What’s not to like?
Modern, simple and well-equipped cottage. full kitchen, 2 queen bedrooms, the shower is satisfying. just next door to the grocery and the main Nelly beach is walking distace. Plenty of plants in the garden as well. sitting on the big balcony is wonderful. compare to the hotel, this place is a more homey feeling.
The accommodation for perfect for our needs as a young family. It was very clean and had all the facilities we needed to have a relaxing and enjoyable beach holiday stay. The host was available to answer our questions promptly. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage to others.
Everything about the place was amazing clean and tidy love the place 10/10 I loved how it was close to we’re you can catch the Bus to Ferry and if you don’t mind walking it was a lovely walk to Ferry I Love Magnetic Island
Wonderful Location and Views of Magnetic Island Marina. Very Special Place to Chill and Relax in a Beautiful Apartment.
The resort blended into the romance of Magnetic Island
Friendly staff, magnefiicent Magnetic Island