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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

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100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Turtle Cove Beach resort for my partners 30th birthday and we had an absolutely incredible experience, from the picturesque surrounding, the beautiful beaches and forest. The friendly and professional staff made us feel like we were at home. The food was delicious and we met some amazing people. This place is a must for anyone wanting to escape to... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

thank you so much for your lovely comments. And yes we will never pretend to be a high class place. We just want you all to relax and let go, guys and girls alike. I print out the comments for the staff to read and then they try even harder to make you feel at home away from home. And... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sheer natural beauty of this location, coupled with skilled, attentive and friendly service of the staff makes this resort a winner, time after time. Go for the newly renovated Beachfront rooms. Bliss! Thanks so much again to Bert, Ray, Karl, Matt, Seppe and the team.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank your your short but to the point comments. You said it all, I may be the GM (Queen Mother "B' he..he...) But my staff are like family and that's why they enjoy loving what they do and thus take care of our guests. We may be total GLTB but we never want us to be perceived as sleazy, as... More 

brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved everything about this stunningly beautiful and very friendly resort. The staff: warm, welcoming and always professional without being cold about it. The setting: stunning, well maintained and upscale. The private beach is wonderful to explore, though swimming in the ocean was not recommended due to the presence of box jellies in the water. The pool and hot tub... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Srry about the box jelly fish. but now they are gone and safe swimming again till mid December in the sea. better get back soon before December he...he... And yes we keep our prices down as much as possible, so it's affordable for all. Being in the mountains is a bit tricky.with Wi-Fi, just... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turtle Cove is a gorgeous piece of paradise if you're looking for a fun, unpretentious & natural escape. The location, staff and friendly vibe shine as bright as the Queensland sun. Hamish Bert and the entire team were always friendly and happy to accommodate all our needs. We visited in late April, the weather was warm sunny and perfect for... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words. If only we could make the other 0.01 % of guests out of the 100% happy, We would be on a total winner and just hope that other people will read your review. And from all of us, we look also forward seeing you soon again . Lots of hugs Bert Queen “B” More 

Dallas, TX
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20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a very long air trip, including a 3 1/2 hour flight to Cairns, Ray from the resort met us at the airport and took us to Turtle Cove. It was absolutely the right decision to arrange the transfer (both ways). Only slightly more than a coach trip and on our schedule rather than a bus lines'. We had a... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you heavenly comments. And yep our personalized pic up are just so great after a long boring flight. Woooowww if we just would be able to make every guest here happy with our staff, who do their utmost to make you feel relaxed and at home. Sorry about the Wi-Fi and you are so right, it is... More 

Queensland, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Good: A fantastic location, a beautifully quiet and private beach that is really making this property enjoyable. The hot tub is in a great position and is very relaxing after a nice tanning session on the beach and the groundskeepers must be commended for their efforts in keeping this area clean and safe. There is also one or two... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your personal words of feelings. Naturally, being right on the Coral sea and smack in the middle of the world heritage park. Salt eats into every part and it is like living on a ship. There are a million wonderful and weird, for some people scary insects, who will fight us daily for a spot in this... More 

Wellington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I stayed in Palm Cove as well as at Turtle Cove and have to say that Turtle Cove has one of the most remarkable locations - in Port Douglas and Palm Cove the resorts are set well back, usually seperately from the beach by a road - so it was a really pleasant surprise to discover Turtle Coves best rooms... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Yep… you so right, the only totally private property along the coast where you walk out of your room straight onto the beach. And indeed what’s more, the only total Gay private beach in Australia. We pride our selves by making you so relaxed that most guests hate going home and only wished they... More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Tuttle Cove, you never disappoint us. The moment we arrive, we experience relaxation! Thank you for another great week! I love that the wifi only works in certain places because it means you are forced to switch off from technology and soak up the beauty of the Cove. I love the simplicity of the place- the imperfections are what makes... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely and true comments. Yes indeed we try to get all our guests to relax and let go, the moment they check in. After all the first day of travel is lost already and thus get in to it the moment you arrive. With our relaxed attitude while not compromising the services, we create the perfect gay... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My partner and I visited the resort for the first time over the Easter Weekend. We had an amazing time!! Hamish and the rest of the staff were fantastic - friendly, attentive, and even took our drinks order from the spa! Everyone was friendly, and the communal eating really helped everyone get to know each other an create a great... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so delighted that we were able you give you a memorable time at the Cove and hope we may see you again soon and if you mention that you stayed with us previously, we surely will do something special for you. With fondest hugs from all of us at the... More 

Tweed Valley NSW
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've stayed here many times going back to 1993 when it opened, but this was the first visit for many years. It has a few changes for the better although it was sad to see not so many guests as I'd hoped. The beach-front rooms were wonderful - very comfy bed, refurbished bathrooms (not good shower screen plans though guys!),... More 

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your valid comments. Yep the good olden days…. 1993, when we opened and after all those years we’re still here. Indeed we have to keep the only true adult only GLBT, totally private beachfront Resort in the world, by the Barrier reef and Tropical Rain forest, on our doorstep, going. No other so called Gay friendly resort on... More 

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