Activities Office

The Activities Office is located next to the entry of the Reef Education Centre providing a range of items for guest use eg. Board and card games, reference books, entertainment DVD’s, documentaries, binoculars, torches, a small range of children’s toys and arts and crafts.

Beach Volleyball Court

A beach volleyball court is available for use by all guests and is located next to the Salt Water Pool and opposite the Guest Laundry. Balls are available from the Manta Lounge at no cost.

Beachfront Café and Lagoon Bar

The Beachfront Café offers a selection of snacks and beverages including a range of salads, burgers, coffee and alcoholic beverages. Situated within the Beachfront Dining Room, this provides the perfect place to have lunch or an afternoon snack. The Lagoon Bar overlooks the Great Barrier Reef and is the perfect place to wind down after a day’s adventure on the reef. It offers a variety of Cocktails, Australian & imported Beers, Wine and Spirits. Enjoy the magical ocean views from the deck!

Sunset Platter – Available for purchase from the bar: includes cheeses, biscuits and antipasto. Along with a nice bottle of wine, it is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful sunset.

Beachfront Dining Room*

There is only one Restaurant on Lady Elliot Island, the Beachfront Dining Room offers full buffet dining including a variety of tasty and wholesome dishes. Breakfast and Dinner are included in the overnight tariff.  Enjoy the magical views from the Lagoon deck or some quiet dining time on the western deck. Buffet lunch is also available.

*If you have any dietary requirements and/or medical conditions including food allergies, please inform Reservations at the time of booking.

Children’s Playground

A covered children’s playground with slides and climbing equipment is situated adjacent to the Reef Education Centre.

Day Guest Shower and Toilet Facilities

Hot and cold showers, toilets and change room facilities are available for Day Guests and Groups. There is also a disabled shower and toilet, these are situated adjacent to Reception.

Departure Lounge

The Departure Lounge is located opposite Reception and is a WiFi hotspot, WiFi data can be purchased from Reception or the Lagoon Bar. A computer is also available so that guests can access the Internet. This is where luggage is stored until guest rooms are ready and/or after guests have checked out of their rooms. Storage lockers are available for a small fee, please see Reception.

Drinking Water

Lady Elliot Island stopped selling bottled drinking water in November 2012 as part of our commitment to reduce waste and carbon emissions. The water produced on the Island is pure desalinated seawater with no additives. We recommend that guests use refillable bottles to keep hydrated prior to undertaking water sports activities, pure water is available from drinking fountains located around the resort or from taps in the guest rooms. Dehydration is one of the major causes of cramps and panic attacks when diving or snorkelling. A variety of refillable bottles are available for purchase at the Lagoon Bar or the Gift Shop.

First Aid Room

We have a designated First Aid Officer and a comprehensive First Aid Room to treat injuries. If you require any medical treatment please see our Reception Team, or if Reception is closed, follow the after hours contact instructions for assistance. We have direct access to 24 hour medical support in case of a medical emergency.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is located in Reception and offers a selection of clothing, souvenirs, toys, sterling silver and fashion jewellery as well as convenience items such as batteries, sunscreen and limited pharmaceutical lines.

Guest Laundry

A laundry equipped with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities is available for guest use, free of charge. Washing powder is available to purchase from Reception.

Manta Lounge

The air-conditioned Manta Lounge is located at the resort end of the Reef Education Centre and is equipped with a football table, books, novels and movies available for guests to enjoy during their stay. It serves as a guest relaxation area or meeting room which can be configured to suit conferences, weddings, seminars, education groups and other special events.

Seating capacity:

Theatre style = 50 | Classroom = 35 | U-shape = 30 | Boardroom = 30 | Banquet = 25

PADI Dive Shop

Visit the Dive Shop for all your snorkelling and diving requirements and to check daily conditions and tides. Snorkelling equipment is available free of charge (mask, snorkel & fins) and all dive gear is available for hire. A small range of snacks and products are available for purchase from the Dive Shop. A range of PADI certified dive courses are available, please visit the Dive Courses page for more information.

Pool Table

A pool table is located on the resort side of the Reef Education Centre and Manta Lounge, free of charge.


Following your Orientation upon arrival to Lady Elliot Island, Reception is your first port of call when checking in to your room and your last port of call on your day of departure. Our friendly Reception Team will provide you with the information that you need to make sure that enjoy your stay on our precious little Island and they are happy to answer any questions that you may have. You will also find the Gift Shop located in Reception.

Reef Education Centre

Our recently refurbished Reef Education Centre provides an area for guests and education groups to learn about the flora, fauna, marine life and history of Lady Elliot Island. Featuring informative wall graphics, fact sheets and educational videos this is a great place to learn more about one of the richest, most complex and bio diverse ecosystems in the world… the Great Barrier Reef.


The runway at Lady Elliot Island runs in 17/35 direction, 10 degrees off magnetic north and is made from hard based coral with a layer of natural grass irrigated nightly by the WWTP system. The runway is only used during daylight hours with a portable lighting system used on rare occasions for night operations. The turf provides a great place for a game of cricket and is a haven for the birdlife which is accustomed to the air traffic. As in integral part of the island landscape, the runway blends in and a red flashing light, or an occasionally audible horn, is used to caution crossing guests that a plane is approaching or about to depart. Our guests often join the Island Team to welcome or farewell other guests. A low rope rail is in place on the southern end and south-eastern end to warn guest walking of the proximity of the runway.

Safe Deposit Facility

Should you wish to secure any valuable items, a safe is available in Reception for your convenience. Please speak to our Reception staff for this service.

Salt Water Pool

A small salt water pool is situated in the centre of the Resort opposite the Turtle Room and next to the Beach Volleyball Court. The pool is available for use by all guests between the hours – 7am to 9pm.


There is no mobile phone reception on Lady Elliot Island, this is one of our draw cards and one of the reasons many of our guests return. Satellite telephone facilities are available to guests in the Departure Lounge of the Resort. Phone cards are available for purchase at Reception and Lagoon Bar.

Table Tennis

There is a table tennis table located outside the Reef Education Centre, paddles and balls can be borrowed from the Manta Lounge.

Turtle Room

A small air-conditioned meeting room which can be configured to suit conferences, seminars, education groups and other special events.

Features include – Tables, chairs, sofa, fridge, sink

Located adjacent to the Salt Water Pool. Seating capacity:
Theatre style = 18 | Boardroom = 25