Green island is a small volcanic island located off eastern Taiwan in the Pacific ocean. Green island was primarily inhabited by the aboriginal Amis tribe and also as a place of exile for Political prisoners back in the older days is now a natural and pollution free escapade from the hustle and bustle of the main city.
This tourist destination is one that is conveniently overlooked by many mainstream tourists to Taiwan due to its relatively less than accessible location being somewhere in the middle of the sea. Yet this is precisely why this treasure island can maintain its natural facade for those who truly appreciate a gem.
Scooters are the main transportation on this little island to access the glistening white sandy beaches for diving or snorkelling amongst Taiwan’s most well preserved coral reefs or for a dip in Taiwan’s one and only saltwater hot spring at Jhaorih Saltwater Hot Springs. Do visit the most beautiful landmark of green island – the Lyudao Lighthouse and also, the viewing station at little great wall to catch a glimpse of Haishengping Bay, the rock formations of Sleeping Beauty and Pekingese Dog Rock for instagram worthy pictures against the bright blue skies.
While at there, do not forget to savour the local delicacies as the saying goes, do as the Romans do! A friendly reminder though, as the island is powered by its only diesel fuelled power plant, do not expect efficiency as you would do in the cities, islands are all about being laid back and relaxing.