Green Island Resort Rating: 4.5

Air Conditioning Swimming Pool Dining Bar Day Spa Diving

Situated on Australia's beautiful Great Barrier Reef just 45 minutes off shore from Cairns, Green Island is a small coral cay of 15 hectares surrounded by a beautiful coral reef, and one of Australia's premier environmental heritage sites.

Green Island Resort has been acclaimed for its sensitive balance between the needs of visitors and the protection of a unique environment. It is the most exclusive and ecologically harmonious resort on the reef. Green Island is a National Park and as such the resort is unique.

This Queensland Island Resort has 46 luxurious suites nestled amid lush rainforest, and one of the hallmarks of Green Island Resort is its unique reef and rainforest setting. Green Island is the only coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest.

Guests can choose from Island and Reef Suites, which are elegantly appointed and feature private balconies with either rainforest or pool views. Nestled amid lush rainforest these suites are secluded from the day visitor facilities ensuring your privacy.

Green Island Resort is the perfect place to stay and relax on your next island getaway, and enjoy all the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

Green Island is closed for annual maintenance 09-22 February 2018.


The superbly appointed luxury guest suites are light and breezy, with a tropical ambience that is matched perfectly with the magical views of the rainforest. Located on the southern side of the island, completely removed from the Day Guest facilities, the 10 Reef Suites and 36 Island Suites provide accommodation for 90 people and are of low set style of construction carefully positioned amongst the lush vegetation of the island. Covered walkways connect the guest rooms to the reception area and private guest facilities including an elegant restaurant and bar, and a lovely lounge area overlooking the idyllic private guest pool.

All Suites Feature:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Free In House Movies
  • Telephone
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Private Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryer
  • In Room Safe
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Torch

Island Suite: Surrounded by rainforest trees and offers easy access to the central resort facilities. Interconnecting rooms available on request. Size is 56m2. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Double Beds. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults OR 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Reef Suite: Set in a secluded area and surrounded by lush rainforest gardens. Offers easy access to the central resort facilities. Size is 66m2. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.


Emeralds Restaurant & Bar: Green Island Resort's signature restaurant. Enjoy relaxing surroundings, the finest cuisine and first class service. Featuring outdoor terrace dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Canopy Grill: Casual out door dining to enjoy your favourite burger or one of the extensive buffets. A barbeque buffet lunch is available from 11.00am until 2.30pm with casual outdoor dining underneath the rainforest canopy, open 9.30am to 4.00pm.

Reflections Pool Bar: Will tempt you with one of their specialty cocktails. Situated right next to the main pool deck, the friendly staff will serve your favourite drink, cocktail, refreshing beer or just a soft drink. Sit back at the bar or lay back on the pool deck. A true island atmosphere.


  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Pool Bar
  • Dive Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • Library
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet Lounge
  • Massage Salon
  • Function Room
  • Non motorised water sports
  • Dive Shop


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Welcome sunset drinks
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided night nature walks
  • Self guided rainforest walks
  • Fish feeding daily
  • Beach volleyball

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Boat snorkel trip
  • Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
  • Club Spa Massage & Beauty
  • Parasailing
  • Helicopter & Seaplane scenic flights
  • Introductory & certified scuba diving
  • Souvenir photos & photographic service
  • Seawalker helmet diving
  • Marineland Melanesia Aquarium, Museum & Crocodile Habitat


Approved PADI Diving instruction. No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive and explore the reef and its amazing marine life. Certified divers can enjoy spectacular dives at our specially selected sites. Age and medical restrictions may apply to diving.

TopDay Spa

Oiled Massage Salon: All products derive from elements of the ocean & are completely environmentally friendly. Choose to be pampered by an experienced massage technician, in the salon boasting natural aromatic timbers, mood lighting and relaxing tones of soft music, or prefer to experience in room or poolside massages (available by appointment). Also available for your enjoyment, is a range of beauty therapies including facial treatments, hand & foot massages, waxing & various body wraps, all with your mind, body & soul in mind.

TopGetting There

Transfers operate on a daily basis departing from Cairns Wharf.
Departure & Arrival times Cairns Wharf to Green Island
Departs- 08.30, 10.30, 13.00
Arrives- 09.20, 11.20, 13.50

Departure & Arrival times Green Island to Cairns Wharf
Departs- **9.15 or 9.45, 12.00, 14.30, 16.30
Arrives- 10.00 or 10.45, 12.50, 15.20, 17.20
Transfer time must be advised at time of booking.
** 9.15 Transfer is subject to passenger numbers, this service may not always be possible.

TopAdditional Information

Children: 1 - 14 years are free of charge in Island Suites on existing bedding when sharing with adults
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 24 Hours
Address: via Cairns, Green Island, Great Barrier Reef

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