Me and my boyfriend are coming over in 2012 for our pre move holiday, he has never been before but really wants to go to the great barrier reef. we have holidayed in the maldives the last two years running so we are really into the secluded beach/snorkeling thing, however, we'll be doing this holiday on a budget. i was wondering what the best way to see the reef is, i wanted to spend about a week of our four week holiday, in total relaxation, preferably on one of the islands. does anyone know the cheapest island? or maybe another island or hotel that is amazing to stay in (but cheap) which is near the reef???
i just need him to fall in love with the whole experience.