Great Barrier Reef Accommodation
The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef consists of a huge and varied ecosystem of over 900 islands and has the honour of being the world's largest single structure created by living organisms.
Due to it's vast biodiversity, the reef is a popular location for activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling with Cairns and Port Douglas being popular destinations to set out from. Great Barrier Reef accommodation is also available on some of the many islands, with eco-tourism being a common goal to help preserve this marine wonderland.
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Green Island Accommodation
This eco-resort offers luxurious suites on a tropical island in the Great Barrier Reef. Set amidst 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. Green Island has 2 swimming pools and a poolside bar. The resort’s Day Spa offers a variety of spa, massage and beauty treatments in the treatment rooms, by the pool-side, or in your own room. 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.
Fitzroy Island Accommodation
Located on a tropical island in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Fitzroy Island Resort is situated between the beach and the rainforest. Cairns is 45 minutes away by ferry. All rooms at Fitzroy Resort offer modern amenities including air conditioning and cable TV. Each has an en suite bathroom with shower, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool with bar or the in-house cinema. Walking trails lead through the rainforest and along the white coral beaches. The Fitzroy’s sea view restaurant offers island fare cooked with fresh Australian produce. Drinks are available at the swim-up bar. Snorkeling and kayaking equipment is available for hire. Fitzroy Island is located 29 km off the coast of Cairns.
Lizard Island Accommodation
The award-winning Lizard Island Resort is right on the Great Barrier Reef, fringed with 24 white beaches. It offers a freshwater pool and a restaurant serving Australian, Asian and European cuisine. All rooms come with air conditioning and wooden parquet floors. Each features Bose Sound system with CD player and iPod connectivity. There is a minibar along with tea-and-coffee-making facilities. At Lizard Island, unlimited French champagne, gourmet meals including beach picnic hampers and fine Australian wines are included in the room rate. Lizard Island was voted the top hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and one of the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world at the 2008 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. Guests can enjoy a complementary use of non-motorized water sports and glass bottom boat trips. The on-site spa offers aromatherapy, colour therapy, sound therapy and herbalism. Lizard Island is a 60-minute flight from Cairns.
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