+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane QLD
    Posts
    172
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    76
    Reviews
    0

    Default Anyone been to Long Island resort (whitsundays)?

    We would like to take our first family vacation there over Easter break and I'm hoping to pick the brain of someone who's stayed before. I'm particularly wondering if it's possible to take our own food over as the meal packages end up costing more then the accommodation! I believe the room will have a fridge and a little kitchenette, I'm guessing there are BBQs around too which we'd work with. Any other advice or info is greatly appreciated, we don't go away often and since it's DS3s first holiday I want It to be a big success


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane QLD
    Posts
    172
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    76
    Reviews
    0
    Bump. No one at all?


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,332
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    63
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bumping for you!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to MZmama For This Useful Post:

    Lalasmooch  (30-01-2014)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,696
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I've been to Long Island. There's no BBQ and not really any facilities to cook in the rooms. From memory there was a tiny fridge, a kettle and possibly a toaster. Best bet would be to buy your own breakfast cereals and milk. You could also possibly buy bread to make sandwiches for lunch. We just got the meal package as it was convenient and I really liked the food.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane QLD
    Posts
    172
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    76
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I've been to Long Island. There's no BBQ and not really any facilities to cook in the rooms. From memory there was a tiny fridge, a kettle and possibly a toaster. Best bet would be to buy your own breakfast cereals and milk. You could also possibly buy bread to make sandwiches for lunch. We just got the meal package as it was convenient and I really liked the food.
    Thanks for answering, I was afraid this would be the case. It just seems like such a rip off. We will be there for 3 nights, paying 480ish for the rooms but the meal package for our stay will total to almost 600 bucks! For 2 adults and a toddler that seems kinda steep especially since it's more then the room! Oh well, I guess I'll find somewhere else and maybe save for Hamilton Island later on. :/


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,696
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I thought kids eat free with paying adults? Which room were you going to stay in?

    We had a beach front then changed. If you can get a garden room, it is still so close to the beach, and the room that we ended up moving to was way bigger than the beach front rooms.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    We booked to stay there & were very disappointed.
    Room was bare basic and the buffet food left a lot to be desired. We stayed only one night out of the 7 we had booked and changed to a nicer resort first thing the next morning.

    Id not recommend it to anyone
    Last edited by RmumR; 30-01-2014 at 22:02.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,696
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    We booked to stay there for our honeymoon.
    Room was bare basic and the buffet food left a lot to be desired. We stayed only one night out of the 7 we had booked and changed to a nicer resort first thing the next morning.

    Id not recommend it to anyone
    The resort is only 3.5 stars. I wouldn't be expecting anything fancy. The room is a place to sleep, that's it!

  10. #9
    kiwimum890's Avatar
    kiwimum890 is offline It won't happen overnight, but it will happen!
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    751
    Thanks
    170
    Thanked
    273
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    You could also look at Daydream Island instead, way nicer than Long Island and not at all huge so easy to walk around and plenty for the kids to do. There is a kids club, day spa, water activities, outdoor cinema, there is also a huge marine lagoon where you can feed tropical fish and stingrays. It is a lot cheaper than Hamilton Island too. I would save a bit longer like you said and go for the nicer resort 😃
    I wouldn't recommend Long Island it is more of a backpacker/budget resort and was fairly run down the last time I visited. (I used to live on Hamilton Island). I think Hamilton is very expensive for what you get, but that is just my opinion.
    Good luck deciding 😃

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane QLD
    Posts
    172
    Thanks
    39
    Thanked
    76
    Reviews
    0
    BigredV I thought kids ate free too but when I go to the booking page they charged for them :/. It may be because we were going to get a 'stay 3 nights save 30%' offer which was why accom was so cheap.

    I did read around and saw some stuff on tripadvisor re the basic standard of the rooms, but I wasn't concerned. It is only 3.5 star and the 'affordable' whitsundays option after all. Honestly just going to the islands would be such an amazing experience in itself, as long as there's no bed bugs I'm not complaining about where we stay! :P but I can't justify spending more on food for the 3 days then the accommodation. The food costs as much as our return flights for crying out loud! I see now why people go overseas before they go to whitsundays lol $$$$$


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards


 

Similar Threads

  1. Poseidon underwater resort.
    By loislane2010 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-11-2013, 09:38
  2. If you couldn't bf, what would you resort to?
    By Missy RJ in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 334
    Last Post: 09-08-2013, 14:26
  3. Turtle Beach Resort QLD also Sea World etc...
    By Shanaynay in forum Destination Suggestions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-05-2013, 16:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Mother and Baby Shop
Save $$$ during our Christmas Sale Mother and Baby Shop
Great prices on Schoenhut kids pianos, toys, baby clothing as well as big brands like Pigeon, NUK, Cherub Baby and many more. Sale starts on 1 November 2016 and ends on the 27 December 2016. Hurry! Place your order today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Cryosite Family Cord Blood & Tissue Bank
Cryosite has been providing Cord Blood Banking services for over 12 years, and is the trusted choice of Australian families. To discuss the benefits of banking your baby's cord blood & tissue stem cells call us on 1800 220 410.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!