Since setting foot on the jetty we knew this was going to be a great experience for us.
With its incredible settings and helped by five days of glorious Queensland winter weather, the Green Island resort ticked all the boxes for us.
Staff: competent and helpful, from all over the world, staff at the resort were always ready to answer our questions and fulfill our requests. Very efficient and yet always keeping a low profile.
Rooms: clean with all the comforts, in the quiet setting of a lush tropical forest right outside your balcony.
Activities: access to all the usual beach gear, feel free to do absolutely nothing or join competent staff for forest walks, star gazing, fish feeding, night walks, glass bottom boat tours, all included.
Restaurant: outstanding breakfasts and dinners at the Emerald , not impressed by the Canopy grill, clearly catering more for the day trippers. $38.5 for a main at the Emerald ? Given the quality of the food and the service, we think it was well worthy.
Day trippers: we don't think it was that big spoiler. They tend to concentrate around the food area, the jetty and the patrolled beach. Plenty more things to do and places to see on and around the island, or maybe consider going there as a day tripper yourself and you won't notice ;-)
Croc farm: it's an independently operated business. These guys there are the real deal. If you think it's too tacky, focus on the crocodiles and that awesome beast called Cassius.
Conclusion: maybe we were lucky to experience such a great weather during our stay. Nevertheless, we think our stay there was money very well spent and wouldn't think twice about going back there.
Laura's favourite: sunset drinks at the picnic area.
Frank's favourite: sunrise walk around the island.
We'll give it 5 stars.
- 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