Nice, small Town with lots of bars. Didn't enjoy the nightlife because I only stayed for a couple of nights. Lots of trips to the GBR, I Went with the SilverSwift boat from Port Douglas (leaves from Cairns as well). Loved the arrangement, did unfortunately not like my dive leader...(very stressed, did not pay attention to fellow divers etc. My friend had equalisation troubles and he just would not help her, he just kept disappearing). Cairns has a great lagoon!