Things to Do at Green Island Resort

Things to Do at Green Island Resort

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/08/2016

Reading time: 3 mins

The Green Island Resort is the perfect getaway for those looking for a luxurious island escape!

Green Island sits in the stunning expanse of the Great Barrier Reef about 45 minutes from Cairns by boat. Here, the lush island promises visitors an escape into Australian beach side beauty. Sprawling beaches, an incredible array of fun activities, and its close proximity to the coral cays of the Great Barrier Reef make it the perfect day escape.

The Green Island Resort is an upmarket retreat set in the heart of the island. It boasts private balconies overlooking sparkling waters, relaxed suites, and plenty of free activities for you to enjoy.

In the restaurant, you can tuck into local flavours, including freshly caught fish. Take a walk through the beautiful surroundings, hit up the beach for some swimming, or check out the spa and pool for some wind-down time.

Things to Do at Green Island Resort

When you’re not sunning yourself on the beach, relaxing in the spa, or tucking into delicious food, you can get stuck into some activities. Whether you’re on the hunt for adventure, or simply want to relax and get to know your surroundings, there’s something for you to do.

  • Coral Cay Guest Lounge

    Kick back and relax in the stylish guest lounge, where you can tap into the free WiFi and sip a complimentary tea or coffee. Sit down and play a few board games with your friends or cosy up for a movie date later in the evening. The guest lounge is the perfect place to relax in the hottest parts of the day.

  • Hit the Beach

    The resort sits on the pristine sands of Green Island’s beach, promising visitors a whole host of activities. From the Beach Hire Hut, you can rent kayaks and other water sports equipment to make the most of the waves and water. If you’d rather stay on the sand, enjoy a day reading your favourite book under a shady umbrella. Chairs and covers are complimentary for resort guests and allow you to spend a day enjoying the beach views.

  • Island Walks

    The scenery surrounding the resort is beautiful. You can take a stroll through forests and onto beaches for the best of both worlds. There are several walking paths for you to choose from, each showing you a new area of the island. Keep an eye out for rare species and local bird life.

  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours

    The Great Barrier Reef is home to a mesmerising selection of fish and marine creatures. From the Coral Explorer glass bottom boats, you can see it up close and personal without having to get your feet wet.

  • Snorkelling

    If you want to dip beneath the surface of the water and explore the underwater world surrounding the island, you can pick up your complimentary snorkel gear from the on-site dive shop and head to the reefs just off the beach.

  • Fish Feeding

    As dusk falls and the day visitors leave, the fish come out to play. At 5pm each evening, you can take part in the island fish feeding which takes place at the nearby jetty. Watch as they swarm, ready for a delicious meal!

  • Star Gazing

    The skies are incredibly clear on Green Island. This makes the area perfect for soaking up the stunning night-time show when the sun sets.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.