We stayed one night on Green Island and were hugely disappointed.......by the fact we should have stayed longer!
The resort, although highly priced, in my opinion is worth every cent. Our accommodation fee included boat transfers, buffet breakfast which was delicious, all hire gear such as snorkels etc, night time nature walk, fish feeding, glass bottom boat, exclusive use of day lounge and facilities for use after checkout, and absolutely beautiful accommodation!
We were greeted on the jetty on arrival, and taken to checkin and escorted to our room. Luggage is taken from the boat and arrives at your room for you. The room with choccies on bed in the evening is beautifully furnished, and big enough for our family of four.
Yes as already mentioned the place is mad with day trippers for 7 hours of the day, but if you spend the day snorkelling the amazing reef you won't be bothered.
Our kids loved the marine life whilst safe enough for my 4 year old too snorkel seeing reef sharks, huge turtles, sting rays , amazing variety of fish, huge sea clams, star fish and much more.
The restaurant serves amazing food of high quality and prices aren't too crazy for a 5 star resort on a tropical island......we pay much more at a 5 star city hotel! Staff are all extremely friendly and professional.
Forget Cairns, Port Douglas or the Daintree, this place was magical and reminded us so much of our annual Fijian island resort experiences!
If I had to say something negative it would be to suggest that the hotel has its own sectioned off area of the patrolled beach for hotel guests only.
Two hours from Brissie then a 50 minute boat trip you can escape normal life and relax in a beautiful hotel on a lovely Eco friendly island.,...we will be back and I suggest 3-4 nights to truly benefit all it has too offer......we had a wonderful 24 hours.
- 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