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We have just arrived back on mainland Australia after spending the last 7 days on a remote island off The Great Barrier Reef and it feels like it was all just a wild dream!
We all have blistered feet; reef cuts, sore leg muscles, killer goggle tans and an ever lasting smile from ear to ear after finding our ultimate utopia.
Lady Elliot Island was next level! Everywhere you turned on this island there were some world-class wildlife encounters.
On land there is an abundant and varied bird life all within touching distance. At dusk Strawberry Hermit crabs would scurry down to the waters edge to get their saltwater fix, while frogs and geckos would come out for their dinner.
In the water is where the place really lights up. A shallow lagoon out from the Eco Resort is full of the most friendly Turtles you could imagine, we snorkelled with these guys for hours each day, by the end of the week they felt like our best mates.
Over the other side of the island there is a deep drop off where we had some of the best experiences of our lives, swimming with reef sharks, loggerhead, green and Hawksbill Sea Turtles, but the pinnacle was coming face to face with 4-meter Manta Rays. These majestic animals are breathtaking; having their full wingspan fly over the top of you is the sort of stuff that stays in the memory banks forever!! We will have more photos and stories about the Mantas in some new posts coming in the next few days.
Our expectations were sky high for Lady Elliot, but this island delivered so much more than we could ever have imagined. We have stacks more beautiful content coming up on the website soon, if you aren’t already email subscribed to us Go Here to get on board for free!