08 February 2010

Arcadia Beach Guest House Magnetic Island

A friend and I had the pleasure of staying at the Arcadia Beach Guest House on Magnetic Island on the weekend. Lots of good things about this place, first one being that its directly across the road from the beach so fantastic views to enjoy, only interrupted by the mokes, catamarans and kayaks you can use or hire. Next thing is that they have accommodation to suit everyones needs, there are studio suites, ensuite doubles, budget rooms, dorm rooms, safari tents and the self contained beach house. We stayed in the self contained Alma Bay Room, which was perfect for us as we prefer our own bathroom. Although even the share bathrooms have a bath so this is a bit of a treat for the backpackers as most hostels don't have them. There are two great communal kitchen lounge areas for everyone to use, and a wood-fired pizza oven. The character of the building lends alot to the feeling of hanging out in your own Beach House especially as you sit out on the front deck enjoying a cold drink or swimming in the pool that overlooks the beach. The other great thing for us is that we timed it so that we were there for BBQ night, it starts with drinks on the deck where you get to sit around with the staff and other guests getting to know each other, then you enjoy a meal that feels like your eating at home but you haven't had to cook it yourself. I heard that one of the biggest problems is that guests don't want to leave, they are always booking extra nights, now that is a good problem for them to have, and I can definitely see how that happens! Give us a call at the Mission Beach Information Station if you would like to find out more info on the Arcadia Beach Guest House and Magnetic Island.

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