Green Island is a township of Taitung and about 50 minutes away from the east coast of Taiwan by boat. It is not only home to the well-known saltwater hot spring but also stunning coral reefs and tropical fish. Green Island is a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.
When stepping off the boat at Nanliao Harbor, visitors will receive a warm local welcome. After checking in at the B&B, visitors can take a ride around the island. Green Island is about 15 square kilometers; the most developed areas are in Nanliao, Gongguan and Chungliao, whereas the rest of the island remains undeveloped.
If it is your visit to the island, snorkeling is the must–try activity on Green Island. There are several designated areas including Shihlang and Caikou where fishing has been prohibited. Thus, you can expect to be surrounded by an array of beautiful creatures while snorkeling in the marine protected waters.
The wildlife conservation plan has been well developed on Green Island to protect and restore Formosan sika deer and Taiwanese muntjacs. These creatures can often be seen near the road. The conservation plan has prohibited lights along the East Coast Road, minimizing harm to nocturnal animals.
In addition to the natural environment, there are historical sites on Green Island as well. The Green Island Human Rights Culture Park was built as a memorial to commemorate the victims of the White Terror, during this period the economic development of the island was also affected. The local people are simple, honest, content and close to each other. Speaking with the locals on Green Island can help you gain perspective.