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, daily breakfast, 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 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet





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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Green Island Resort

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English

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About Green Island Resort

Welcoming guests since Jul 19, 2010

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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.

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    Asked about: King Suite • Answered on February 1, 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. The transfers are approximately 45 mins. Thank you Michelle

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    Asked about: Twin Suite • Answered on November 10, 2020
  • 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 tours. And we don't have pickup service from accommodation or airport at the moment.

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    Answered on November 5, 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 your details of accommodation package? Did you booking through the agent? Kind regards, Mayumi

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    Answered on October 27, 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 available. Regards, Mish

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    Answered on November 1, 2021
  • What time would the departure from green island to cairns on Jan 1, 2022 and Jan 2, 2022?

    The departure time from Green Island on 1st Jan 22 is 1430pm and 2nd Jan 22 is 0915am and 1630pm.

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    Answered on October 31, 2021
  • we are coming to Green Island on 5th February 2022 and need to arrange transfers . How dowe do this? We are arriving into Cairns at 8.20am on QF 1710

    As part of your booking transfers are included with your stay. Please check your confirmation email for your boat times. If you don't have these details please email us at with you confirmation number and we will help.

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    Answered on August 26, 2021
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Nudey Beach
    12.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant On site
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Cairns Airport
    16.6 miles
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Resort Facilities at Green Island Resort
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Packed lunches
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Saltwater pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • English
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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 are considered 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 by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds 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 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):
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 08:30 or 10:30.
Saturday and Sunday: 08:30

Depart from Green Island:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 09:15 or 16:30
Saturday and Sunday: 14:30

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

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Green Island Resort by:

    • Taxi 20min

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

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

  • 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.

  • Room options at Green Island Resort include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Green Island Resort can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Green Island Resort is 1,000 feet from the center of Green Island.

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

    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Locker rooms
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Beach