If you haven’t heard of The Great Barrier Reef Islands, then you’re totally missing out in life. The Great Barrier Reef is a world heritage and it is also one of the most visited islands in the world because of its natural beauty and wonderful natural resources.

As per Wikipedia, The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

If you want to know more about the relaxing islands you can visit in the Great Barrier Reef, continue reading below:

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  1. Hamilton Island
Hamilton Island - Great Barrier Reef Islands

photo source – Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is one of the most beautiful islands near the reef. It is located in Queensland, Australia and it is said to be a car-free island meaning there are no cars in the place so you would truly feel like you’re living in a rural community if you ever visit to have a retreat or a short mini-vacation. Hamilton should be part of your bucket list.

  1. Heron Island
Heron Island- Great Barrier Reef Islands source university of Queensland

(photo source: University of Queensland)

Heron Island is one of the most visually pleasing islands in the great barrier reef. It is located in the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Part of the reef. It is composed of different resorts that will surely satisfy you and your family. Heron Island is definitely worth going.

  1. Green Island
Green islands- Great Barrier Reef

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Green Island can be found in the Cairns Region of Queensland, Australia. It is also one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the great barrier reef and one fun fact about it is that out of all the 300 coral cays in the reef, only the Green Island has a rainforest so if you are looking to explore more on an island that has a rainforest, visit this place!

  1. Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef Island

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Lady Elliot Island is also a coral cay that can be found in the Southernmost part of the Great Barrier Reef Islands. The island is said to be in vegetated shingle clay which is considered as uncommon to an island. The Lady Elliot Island is also said to have the highest bird diversity so if you love bird-watching then this is the best place to visit!


  1. Lady Musgrave Island
Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef islands

photo source: Australian travel and tourism network

Last but definitely not the least, Lady Musgrave Island. This island is a 14-hectare coral cay that can be found just next to the Lady Elliot Island. The island is named after the wife of Anthony Musgrave, the governor of Queensland. Lady Musgrave is said to be the most frequented islands in the Great Barrier Reef as there are a lot of people who always do camping and educational tour of the island.

The Great Barrier Reef is really one of the most beautiful places to visit on earth so better put this now on your bucket list!

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Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a writer for Kims, one of Australia’s perfect beach retreat places that offers a cluster of deluxe timber bungalows and spa villas on the beach. Mark also gives out guides and tips for people regarding on how they can enjoy their vacation and trips around the world.