This eco-resort offers luxurious suites on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef. Set amid lush rainforest, the spacious suites feature private balconies with either rainforest or pool views. All of Green Island’s 46 suites are air-conditioned and have bathrooms with a separate bath and shower. Apart from 2 swimming pools and a poolside bar, Green Island offers a variety of activities in the Dove Shop and at Marineland Melanesia. Green Island’s Emeralds Restaurant offers award-winning tropical cuisine on the outdoor terrace or in the air-conditioned dining room. Alternatively, the Canopy Grill offers casual outdoor dining during the day. Green Island is just a 45-minute boat ride from Cairns. All resort guests receive complimentary return boat transfers, a glass bottom boat tour, snorkel gear and a sunset drink. Please refer to the fine print below for the transfer times.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Green Island Resort has been welcoming guests since Jul 19, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian






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Room Type
1 king bed
2 full beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Scott
    Seclusion after the day tourists left. The wildlife. The accommodation felt like a tree house. The proximity to the reef.
  • Lisa
    Stunning location. Breakfast and evening meals were lovely. Our room and ensuite was very spacious as was the balcony. Room was clean and beds were very comfy. Loved the tranquility. Staff were amazing. So friendly and any requests were not a...
  • Troy
    Many open beaches and still had privacy when you wanted. Option for beach dining was great.
  • Marc_jane
    There was a good variety for breakfast. the food was well prepared and presented. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Marc from Germany served us coffee and cocktails and he was very friendly and open to conversation.
  • Tom
    Beautiful location and great experience: a secluded forested island with a nice beach surrounding the island During the day most of the island except the resort sleeping facilities are visited by guests coming from the mainland, but at night and...
  • Ales
    Location is perfect, resort is nice if you take the outdated part out.
  • Ricky
    We loved snorkeling off the jetty. This was the second time we stayed here and it was almost as good as our first stay. Staff were extremely friendly and having the beach to ourselves at the end of the day is so nice. The only thing that ruined...
  • Mark
    It was great. Staff great, food great, facilities great, Crocodile show unbelievably great, really enjoyed our stay.
  • Margaret
    Breakfast was great. Several options made it easy. Barrista coffee spot-on. Loved all of the friendly staff.
  • Leila
    I really enjoyed my stay and received a room upgrade which was unexpected and fantastic. Both meals - dinner (not included) and breakfast (included) were excellent.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi- we can’t afford the larger room- we’d like to have my hubby and I share our king bed with our son & pay $ for a rollout bed for bed for our teen?

    Hi, we can arrange rollway bed in our Island Suite Room with additional cost of $109.00 per night.
    Answered on 1 February 2021
  • When does boat pick up and leave? If we arrive island 31/12 New Years eve and leave 1/1, is there time for snorkelling?

    Hi today. On this day, we are anticipating a transfer vessel from Cairns departing at 08:30am. For 1st Jan, your departure from Island will be 14:30...
    Answered on 10 November 2020
  • Hi What times are the transfers to / from Cairnes to the resort? Thank you

    Hi It is depends on your travel date. Since COVID-19 pandemic we have been reducing our cruise operation and limited day and time. Could you give u..
    Answered on 4 June 2022
  • Hi, Are our transfers included with our booking, including airport etc.? Also, are all activities inclusive of the costs? Thank you.

    Hello, Inclusions are Breakfast, Return ferry transfers, Snorkel gear and lycra suits, Beach hire (sunbeds, umbrellas, kayak hire) Glass bottom boat t..
    Answered on 5 November 2021
  • how do we get to the resort if we were to arrive on a Thursday. there seems to be no boat transferr

    Hi Thank you for your enquiry. Normally house guest avoid to booking with the day of non operating as there is no transfer. Could you tell us more ..
    Answered on 27 October 2021
  • Is there any guest laundry available?

    Thank you for your inquiry. We have a 24 hour access laundry room available. It will cost you $5 per wash and $5 per dry. Dry cleaning service is not ..
    Answered on 1 November 2021
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Resort Facilities at Green Island Resort

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the business center and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Packed lunches
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Green Island Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 4 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos JCB American Express Cash Green Island Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Return fast catamaran transfers from Cairns are included and must be pre-booked prior to arrival. Transfers take approximately 45 minutes each way.
When booking the transfers, you can choose from the following departure times:

Depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street, Cairns): Daily 08:30 or 10:30.

Depart from Green Island daily: 09:15, 14:30 or 16:30.

Transfer times are subject to change. Please contact Green Island Resort in advance to arrange booking this service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Green Island Resort

  • Green Island Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Canoeing
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Beach
    • Walking tours
    • Swimming pool

  • Guests staying at Green Island Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian

  • Green Island Resort is 1,000 feet from the center of Green Island. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Green Island Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Check-in at Green Island Resort is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Green Island Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Green Island Resort include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite