Great Keppel Island Travel Guide
If you've never been to the Mercure Resort Great Keppel Island in the tropical paradise of coastal Queensland, Australia, don't go just yet. A lot of previous guests reckon the island is great, but the accommodation needs some work: so wait until the new owners finish a multi-million dollar upgrade after its sale to a Sydney-based private investment group. The same guys also bought the nearby underwater observatory and plan to tie up the two properties and give resort guests tours of the underwater wonderland of fish and coral there.
What no renovation will change are some of the best points of a holiday at Great Keppel: there'll still be 17 beaches to choose from (some of which you won't need to share with anyone) and the glorious ocean's also not going anywhere. Neither, though, are a few nasties that pop up in the water sometimes:
Potentially dangerous marine stingers can be present in these waters between November and March each year. Whilst the risk of a sting is low, Management advise guests and visitors to take precautions and seek local advice before swimming in the ocean at these times.
So hopefully the new reno will be swish enough to keep you inside your rooms or at the pool over Australia's summer months.