<b>Heron Island</b> is the only Great Barrier Reef Resort located on a true coral cay . Meaning, you are quite literally surrounded by the reef, you can swim right from the beach to an endless garden of coral teeming with marine life . Little wonder its one of the worlds best dive sites . In fact, there are more than 20 Great Barrier Reef dive sites accessible from Heron Island, half of which are within 15 minutes of the resort . <br><br>Heron Island offers a range of<b> Great Barrier Reef accommodation:</b><br><br> <b>Heron Beachside Suites:</b> Beachside Suites offer spectacular filtered views over Heron Reef and are set in a prime beachside location with direct access to the beach and reef . Double glass sliding doors fill the room with natural light and connect both the spacious bedroom and separate living area with a large outdoor balcony . The living area features a day bed, comfortable armchairs, coffee table and desk . The Suites offer a large bathroom, mini-bar and CD player . <br><br><b>Reef Room:</b> Reef Rooms are positioned close to the beach and offer filtered reef and water views through a canopy of beachside trees and shrubs . Reef Room interiors are light and comfortable with a living area extending outdoors to a balcony or garden . Family room configurations are available . <br><br><b> Turtle Rooms: </b>Turtle Rooms are located in a garden setting, a short walk away from the beach and close to the central resort facilities . With two rooms per block, all Turtle Rooms are at ground level and feature a deck and outdoor area . Rooms are compact and interiors are bright and fresh . Family room configurations are available . <br><br>Heron Island Resort lies on the Tropic of Capricorn, 72 kilometres off the Queensland coast NE of Gladstone . Regular flights to Gladstone are available from both Brisbane & Cairns . Once at Gladstone, you have a choice of transfer options to get to Heron Island itself . Visit website for more details: www . heronisland . com .
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