Dive into the underwater mysteries of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef when you stay at Queensland's magnificent Green Island Resort. Just 45 minutes off the coast of balmy Cairns, this idyllic, eco-certified hideaway – accessible only by boat or helicopter – is draped in lush rainforest with a fringe of sun-kissed coastline. Cast away for a laidback retreat hidden on a millennia-year-old, jungle-clad coral cay – the only one of its kind within this precious marine park – and spend your days exploring the kaleidoscopic marine life shimmering beneath the largest coral reef system in the world, walking the nature trails covering the island or soaking up serenity on the resort's postcard-perfect beach.
When you're not snorkelling or kayaking through Green Island's spectacularly blue waters, laze by the resort's mirage-like swimming pool or savour each glorious sunset as it falls beneath the verdant rainforest. Visit the resort's signature dining venue, Emeralds, for locally sourced plates showcasing the flavours of Australia, savour barista-made brews at Lite Bites, head to The Canopy Grill for informal lunchtime dining the whole family will enjoy or organise private beach dining to bring a flair of romance to your escape.
Longer Stay Bonus: Heighten the indulgence when you stay 5+ nights and enjoy A$150 dining credit per package to spend at any onsite venue.
Travelling with family? Upgrade to the Island Suite Twin Room for up to two adults and two children (14 and under; surcharges apply).