Frequently Asked Questions

All of our 12 apartments have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and are fully self contained. Our apartments are in a three storey building without lifts, i.e. we do not have any apartments at ground level – stairs must be negotiated even for our lowest floor apartments (16 stairs to 1st floor). If you have a dicky knee, bad ticker, 6 month old triplets or a drinking problem, RING US NOW on 07 4778 5571 and see if we can facilitate a first floor apartment request.

We have a limited supply of cots and highchairs (free of charge), so please book in advance.

Maximum occupancy is 6 irrespective of age (i.e. includes infants/children). Bedding configuration:

  • Main bedroom has a queen bed and an ensuite
  • 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds only and it’s own ensuite.

If you require beds for a 5th or 6th person, we require advance notice.

Kitchens are well equipped with a good size refrigerator, cook-top, microwave, dishwasher and other kitchen knick-knacks – but if you want a real holiday, we have three good restaurants within walking distance and several others only a bus ride away – with a bus right at your doorstep.

All the apartments feature reverse-cycle inverter air-conditioning units in each bedroom and the living area, and have a TV with DVD/CD player in the lounge area. The kitchen has a good sized refrigerator, 4 burner hot-plate, and microwave.  Apartments also have a washing machine and clothes dryer.

Apartments are serviced weekly. We provide a complimentary initial supply of tea, coffee, sugar, detergents, paper towel and toilet tissue. Our conveniently located supermarket is open 7am-7pm daily if you require more during your stay.

Free WiFi is available but sometimes our signal is a little unstable on the island. Access codes are provided on check-in (1GB download limit or 7 day expiry – whichever occurs first).

We have no control over this one – Telstra and Optus reception is good but Vodaphone has hardly any signal at all.

Marine stinger season (poisonous jelly-fish). “Is it safe to swim?” Townsville City Council tells us marine stinger season is November to May/June, and co-ordinate netted swimming enclosures at Picnic Bay and Horseshoe Bay during the season but still recommend wearing a full lycra or stinger suit within the netted area. All other months they say our waters are safe. Stinger suit hire and purchase is available from Nelly Bay shops. Further information available view links via “Stingers” section on this website

Effective from 2014 we are now have are a restricted smoking resort and, as such, no smoking is allowed in the apartments, on apartment balconies or any common areas.  We currently provided one outdoor designated smoking area

No pets or animals are permitted (excludes animals within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 of the Commonwealth).

The resort has an attractive outdoor swimming pool (heated in the winter months), with an in-pool spa (i.e. not a separate spa) plus two BBQ areas, one half court tennis and table tennis.

Yes, you can squeeze in one more pair of swimmers or one more Hawaiian shirt if you leave out your beach towels. We hire towels for $5 each. RING US NOW on 07 4778 5571 and pre-book yours – supplies are limited.

Magnetic Island has 2,500+ permanent residents. You will find all the services such as post office, medical centre, buses, taxi’s, supermarkets, chemist, banking etc, on our local What’s On Magnetic Island event website ‘Services and Facilities’ page

There are lots of things to see and do on the island including hiking, snorkelling, sailing, jet-ski-ing and other watersports. We provide a free booking service for island tours and activities and would be happy to guide you in the right direction to get the most out of your holiday experience. Just call us or email us for more information. There is something for every age group and fitness level!

We hope you’ve found this information helpful. We look forward to welcoming you to Island Palms Resort on Magnetic Island and remember, if you have any queries at all, please call us on (07) 4778 5571 or email Dave & Linda – Resort Managers