Dead set. Great Keppel Island is as good as it gets. It answers all of the “What do you look for on an island getaway” questions with ease: crystal blue waters, white sand, coral reefs and palm trees…tick, tick, tick and tick. But Great Keppel Island is a helluva lot more than an island to tick and flick off your destination list. Great Keppel Island has arguably the best beaches of any Great Barrier Reef island, safe swimming and water temperatures that tempt at any time of year; but the real kicker is that if you wish, you can enjoy all of this in virtual isolation and be back on the mainland in a measly 30 minutes!