Reef and Island Getaway

Imagine sleeping on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!  This Reef and Green Island Getaway offers you the very best of both worlds.  Followed by the white sands of Green Island watching the sun slide behind the horizon.

The best way to experience Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!     

Australia’s Best Liveaboard  ‘Reef Encounter’ Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

Cairns best liveaboard Reef Encounter!  Wake up on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  This reef stay is one of the most unique holiday escapes in Australia.

Reef Encounter has access to spectacular reef locations not accessible to other vessels.

We take extreme pride in our products, boats, crew, and, most importantly, guests!  We believe that Reef Encounter is unbeatable in service and value.

Customize your Reef and Island Getaway.  Stay for as many nights as you like in superbly appointed staterooms, or choose to upgrade to the Top Deck Club for that extra bit of VIP luxury.  With daily transfers from Cairns by boat or helicopter.  Reef Encounter is an excellent choice to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  Twin and double rooms are available.  Just let us know your preference.

You will need to spend a night in Cairns between your Green Island and Reef Encounter trip, which is not included in this package.   Please let us know if you would like us to assist you with this.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • A fully air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran hotel.  Designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea.
  • Large dining saloon.
  • TV and lounge area.
  • Freshwater hot tub.
  • Spacious sundeck with sun lounges.
  • Fully licensed bar.
  • Large, easy access dive and snorkel platforms make water entry and exit a breeze.
  • Helicopter pad on the roof for low-flying scenic helicopter tours over the coral reef as your transfer to/from Reef Encounter (optional extra).
  • Spacious, air-conditioned cabins – with ocean views
  • All staterooms have their ensuite toilet and shower
  • Towels and toiletries provided (soap, shampoo and conditioner)
  • All Staterooms have Australian power outlets

 Green Island Resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Green Island Resort is a boutique luxury resort just 45 minutes off Cairns in the heart of UNESCO listed Great Barrier Reef.

Arrive at beautiful Green Island

You will arrive by the fast catamaran.  Be personally met by one of the Green Island Resort team.  Enjoy a quick tour before checking into your suite.

Now it is time to relax and explore Green Island.  Maybe enjoy a bite to eat, a swim in the Coral Sea, snorkelling, or just catching the sun whilst relaxing on the beach.

Wander down to the jetty and see the fish feed in the afternoon.  Enjoy complimentary sunset drinks on the beach.

Have a delicious dinner at Emeralds Restaurant.  Alternatively, you may prefer room service.

Grab your torch from your room and join the stargazing night tour.  It’s amazing what you can see in the night sky!

Time to Head Home

Your Great Barrier Reef and Green Island Getaway is drawing to a close.

After checking out your accommodation, enjoy all the facilities of the resort and Island until your departure.

Green Island Resort Inclusions

  • Return Catamaran Transfers
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Snorkelling
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Sunset Drinks
  • Fish Feeding
  • Star Gazing tour
  • Windsurfing, Canoes and Kayaks
  • Sun Lounges and Umbrellas





 What’s Included on Reef Encounter

Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Encounter

  • All meals are chef-prepared onboard daily. Breakfast is a full buffet with a plated lunch, dinner and dessert. Fresh Fruit is available throughout the day along with tea and coffee. All dietary requirements will be catered for – please advise us of these when booking.
  • The best crew on the reef! The Reef Encounter team is the best in the business.
  • The latest snorkelling and scuba diving equipment (wetsuits are a small additional charge).
  • Glass bottom boat tour upon request.
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Free luggage storage facility available at our offices in Cairns City.


What to bring

What to Bring to Green Island

  • A small to medium overnight bag with personal items – casual clothes, personal toiletries, sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, medication if needed, something warm to wear for the evenings (jumper/pullover/cardigan) etc.
  • Cash or credit card for purchases
  • Camera

How to get there





 Transfer Times

Green Island


from $1,285
BookRead policies


Island Suite

Green Island Accommodation

Green Island Resort Island Room

Twin or Double

Twin Bed Stateroom Cabin - Reef Encounter

Reef Encounter Stateroom

Twin Share

2 x Single beds, en-suite cabin. Share with another guest



There are no reviews yet

Add a review