We have just had a fabulous five nights at Green Island Resort and thoroughly recommend it.
Green Island is a popular day trip destination, which adds life and colour during the day. There is so much to do for such a small island – excellent snorkelling (amazing coral, fish, reef sharks, the odd stingray and lots of turtles!), glass bottom boat, visit the crocodile park, relax by the pool or under an umbrella on a sun lounge on the beach, wander along the boardwalk through the rainforest (it won’t take you long but the information boards provide fascinating information about the island’s history), or just chill out on your balcony with a book.
After all the day guests depart, Resort guests have the island to themselves and can enjoy free sunset drinks on the beach (great way to meet fellow guests), watch the fish being fed from the jetty, stargazing on a clear night and night nature walks.
Our Reef Suite was exactly as pictured on the Green Island Resort website. It was spacious and comfortable and the shower was incredible – excellent water pressure!
Living on the Island you are a captive audience when it comes to food. We found ourselves spending about $40 for lunch for two adults without drinks (although the salads are so large you could share them!) and dinner was usually around $150-160 including two courses and a bottle of wine. They also offer picnic hampers where you can take your food off to the beach (with lantern and picnic blanket) for a quiet, romantic dinner under the stars.
All the staff were very friendly and really anxious to assist whenever they could. Nothing was too much trouble.
We took advantage of the Day Spa to each have a massage – not cheap but definitely worthwhile! We also went on the Outer Reef day trip with Great Adventures where we snorkelled past the most colourful coral I’ve ever seen! The semi-submersible was a great way to see the edge of the reef, amazing fish and more coral without getting wet! If you're spending a few days on the island then I'd definitely recommend taking a day out for this trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 27 km across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Green Island Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. With just 46 suites nestled amongst the rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, this world-class eco-sensitive resort offers a unique blend of luxurious accommodation, first class service and unparalleled access to the Great Barrier Reef. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Green Island Hotel Cairns