ACCOMMODATION

Green Island Resort

Green Island Resort is the only five star resort in North Queensland located on a tropical rainforest coral cay. This eco-friendly resort is only a short ferry ride from Cairns, and is set amongst lush tropical rainforest and beautiful coral beaches, just metres from the Great Barrier Reef.

Your experience begins with a 45 minutes cruise from Cairns aboard Great Adventures. Once you disembark the boat you will be greeted by one of the resort team, who will introduce you to the island and take you on a short tour before checking into your suite. Porters will deliver your luggage to your room.

The resort itself is secluded from the day visitor facilities on the Island, with just 46 luxury suites built amongst the trees. There are two styles of accommodation - Reef Suites and Island Suites. The luxury Island Suite room is spacious at 56 square metres. Featuring a king bed, separate bath and shower, and private balcony. Rooms are set in clusters under the rainforest canopy and adjoining central facilities. 

The Island Twin Room provides a perfect tropical island family escape...or an escape from the family! Featuring two double beds, maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children. Connecting rooms are also available at additional cost – Island Suite Twin rooms interconnect with an Island Suite King room. 

The Reef Suite is perfect for honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic escape.  These split-level luxury suites are spacious in size at 66 square metres, and feature a large king size bed, spacious lounge area, separate bath, shower and private balcony.

Your stay includes:

  • Return catamaran transfers
  • Complimentary sunset drinks
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Rainforest and guided evening nature walks
  • Fish feeding presentation daily
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Most non-motorised beach activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball and windsurfing

Once you’ve settled in the island is yours to explore! For resort guests there are a wide range of complimentary activities as well as several exciting optional activities for those wanting some more adventure.

Green Island Resort has been awarded Advanced Ecotourism Certification for preservation and their commitment to the island’s surrounding rainforest and reef, and the management of this eco-sensitive resort. Practices include minimisation of energy and water use, and conversation practices that include an extensive recycling program.

Structurally, all resort buildings and infrastructure (e.g. boardwalks) were built with minimal vegetation clearing, in many cases the structures were built around the trees.  No building extrudes above the tree canopy, therefore preserving the natural appearance of the island from the water, shoreline and air.  

Water Supply
The majority of the Resort's structures have no gutters ensuring that the rainfall is allowed to fall and replenish the moisture levels required to support vegetation from the island aquifer.  The Resort also has a desalination plant. 

Sewerage
The resort has a tertiary sewage treatment plant, one of the most sophisticated of its type in Australia. 

Power Supply
The resort is self sufficient for power which is provided by four diesel generators enclosed in a sound proof building to prevent noise pollution.

Waste Management & Recycling
Waste disposal on Green Island is prohibited and all waste is barged back to the mainland for disposal, therefore the re-use of materials where possible is strongly encouraged. 

Green Island is committed to the preservation of the island’s rainforest and reef surrounds, and the sustainable management of this world class eco-sensitive resort.

RESORT ACTIVITIES


Fish Feeding
At 5:00pm each evening find your way to the Jetty for the nightly fish feeding. Watch as enormous tropical fish surge to the top of the water for their nightly feed. This is a must do for those wanting to see and learn more about the island’s marine life.


Sunset Drinks
At 5.15 after the day visitors have left, join the activity staff at the beach for complimentary sunset drinks.An almost empty tropical island, a magnificent sunset and a glass of champagne – is there any better way to end the day? 


Star Gazing
Green Island’s distance from the big city lights makes it an excellent spot for some amateur astronomy. On a clear night, the skies above Green Island are perfect for star gazing.


Night Walks
Meet at Reception and don’t forget to bring the torch from your room! Enjoy an informed nocturnal view of nature, depending on the time of year you could see Sea Turtles laying eggs, spy on the nocturnal bird life or just stare at the stars.

GUEST FACILITIES

  • Concierge
  • 2 bars, 1 restaurant and 1 casual grill
  • Business meeting facilities
  • Guest Lounge
  • Guest Laundry
  • Resort shop and boutique
  • Internet access in guest lounge at an extra charge
  • Free Wi-Fi around the pool.  Free 25 MB/person/day

GUEST LOUNGE

Relax in the guest lounge any time of the day or night with FREE wifi access. Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee. Read the daily newspaper, magazines or peruse the library of interesting books. Television and a variety of DVDs are also available. For the children or young at heart, there are board games and a PlayStation console.

GUEST DINING

Emeralds Restaurant
Enjoy elegant dining with tropical cuisine. Featuring the option of outdoor terrace or air-conditioned dining. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Beach Dining
Definitely for the romantics! Enjoy a private, sumptuous seafood dinner on the beach and watch the sun set over the mainland (weather dependent).

Room Service
Choose to hideaway, relax and dine in the privacy of your suite. Midday to 10:30pm.

Beach Picnic 
Enjoy a freshly prepared gourmet picnic hamper. Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guest Pool
A menu and phone to the restaurant is located by the private guest pool for the convenience of house guests, wishing to wine or dine in the privacy of the Resort grounds during the day.