I stayed here for 3 nights in September 2013, with my wife and our 4 month old baby.
We had an absolutely fantastic time. The island is quite small (you can walk around it in less than an hour) but there is quite a lot to do. You can snorkel from the beach and see great coral and fish, visit a great crocodile park (with the largest crocodile in captivity - Cassius), go diving, take a trip to a pontoon on the Outer Reef, meet up for sunset drinks, go on a rainforest walk, go on a night-time nature walk, feed fish, see turtles up close, enjoy a massage and even take a helicopter ride! We did all of those apart from the last two.
Two particular areas stand out: the staff and the food. The staff were really friendly and very good with our baby, and the food was some of the best we've ever had (I'm vegetarian and there were good choices for me).
Lots of the reviews here say that the island gets very busy during the day. I have to say that we didn't feel that at all. Maybe we were just lucky, but the island never seemed that busy during the day, and at night it is empty!
Green Island is expensive, but I think it's definitely worth staying 2 or 3 nights here, rather than just doing the day 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