Building a luxury resort in a coral cay rainforest isn’t easy! A lot of planning goes into making Green Island Resort one of the world’s most eco-sensitive. Structurally, all resort building and infrastructure (e.g. boardwalks) were built with minimal vegetation clearing, in many cases the structures were built around the trees. No building extrudes above the tree canopy, therefore preserving the natural appearance of the island from the water, shoreline and air.
The majority of the Resort’s structures have no gutters ensuring that the rainfall is allowed to fall and replenish the moisture levels required to support vegetation from the island aquifer. The Resort uses its own desalination plant in order to preserve the limited natural underground fresh water.
The resort has a tertiary sewage treatment plant, one of the most sophisticated of its type in Australia. This safe, high quality effluent is used primarily for toilet flushing, irrigation and fire fighting reserves, to further minimize impact on the enviroment.
The resort is self sufficient for power which is provided by four diesel generators enclosed in a sound proof building to prevent noise pollution.
Waste Management & Recycling
Waste disposal on Green Island is prohibited and all waste is barged back to the mainland for disposal, therefore the re-use of materials where possible is strongly encouraged. The Resort has been honored with numerous awards for tis eco-sensitive practices including, Australia’s Clean Beach Challenge, and Resource Conservation and Waste Management Awards.
Green Island Resort has been awarded Advanced Ecotourism Certification for preservation and commitment to the island’s rainforest and reef surrounds, and the management of this world class eco-sensitive resort.