Situated just off the coast of Queensland, Haggerstone Island looks like an absolutely idyllic place to escape to. In fact I have a desperate urge to book my flights now and enjoy this amazing place.
The island is situated just 600km north of Cairns in Australia`s tropical north Queensland and is surrounded by crystal clear blue waters. It`s also got tons of sand and rainforest making this possibly one of the finest private islands to hire.
The island is owned by Roy and Anna Turner who arrived on the uninhabited island back in 1985 and spent 6 years completely alone on the island, living in a tent for their first 12 months and carrying fresh water to and fro in a bucket for two years following that.
Twenty years on, Roy and Anna have created an absolutely breathtaking resort where visitors can enjoy fishing, relaxing, exploring, swimming – whatever you jolly well like!
To get to the island, you`ll fly to Cairns where a twin engine, six seat private charter will take you to neighboring Hicks Island. Transfers to Haggerstone is then by boat which takes approximately twenty minutes. The island holds up to 12 visitors and can be hired as a whole for private bookings.
Guests get a choice of 4 rustic timber lodges to stay in including The Lagoon Hut – a roundhouse lodge situated on the islands` lagoon boasting an expansive deck from which guests can soak up the water views; The Kwila Hut – an open-plan lodge set under a forest canopy with timber shutters to let in the cool sea breeze and The Beach Hut – as the name suggests this lodge is situated right down on the beach away from the main resort and boasts an open shower and wash room to allow guests to really get back to nature.
For added luxury, the newly built Mawu house offers the ultimate in seclusion; located away from the other accommodation on the island, guests have complete privacy with spectacular views out across the ocean. With three bedrooms, a magnificent outside dining area and luxurious furnishings & fittings, Mawu house is the ultimate island hideaway.
Meals are enjoyed in The Main Pavillion or beside an open fire out on the jetty with food caught by Roy or by guests themselves. While the sand cay is the ultimate private romantic dining area with candle-lit tables and the sun setting in the background.
Fresh fish and lobster are in abundance at Haggerstone Island, as is fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. Keeping busy isn`t a problem, with plenty of activities available for guests to enjoy including fishing to snorkeling, bird watching to beach combing.
Hire of whole island – starting from A$3,900 for up to 6 guests. Additional guests A$300 per day.
2 guests for a 7 night stay – starting from A$750 per person per night
4 guests for a 7 night stay – starting from A$700 per person per night
6 guests for a 7 night stay – starting from A$650 per person per night
Mawu house – POA
(Prices are all inclusive of meals, fishing, snorkeling and excursions)
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