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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice eco-resort, in a very quiet location close to Port Douglas. You get a great deal of privacy with the bungalows being not too close to each other and the hotel has a great large pool that blends in with the environment and a smaller pool nearer to the beach. The staff is super-friendly and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My love and I stayed here for our anniversary a while ago now and the trip was absolutely incredible. It was the perfect little hideaway for a few days, with just the sea and nature for company. The staff, were absolutely delightful and the entire hotel was breathtaking (especially at night). The restaurant was beautiful as well, and the breakfast... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 nights in Port Douglas and then moved the 15mins down the coast for 3 nights at Thala Beach. It proved an excellent twin. The lodges are ideal for relaxing, the pool lovely and the semi private beach one of the nicest we have been on anywhere in the world (we were out of stinger season) The meandering... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort. Well designed to blend into the hillside. Two lovely pools and a beautiful stretch of beach. Gorgeous beach shack bar. Resident iguanas living in the treetops next to restaurant. Fantastic food at the restaurant and great breakfast buffet.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a great base for exploring Port Douglas and the surrounding areas. The grounds of the reserve are simply stunning and the wildlife is incredible. From HUGE lizards that happily wander around the Jungle Walk and garden areas to coming across a Wallaby and Joey in their natural environment as you go for a morning stroll... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we live in Cairns, we could enjoy the locals deal. We have driven past many, many times, but it was only yesterday we booked in to stay. Why have we waited so long???Amazing property!! The views, the room, the pool, the service, but, most of all, the standard of cuisine. My partner is a chef of forty years and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from our Coral Sea bungalow were probably the most amazing I have ever had from a holiday lodge/hotel room. The restaurant views are also utterly incredible (and being open air makes it all the more special). Beach is heaven on earth. Restaurant food excellent. Service excellent - Alice (waitress from Germany) is especially good. Grounds and tours interesting.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally booked into a Jungle Walk Bungalow as my partner is a keen wildlife photographer so thought these rooms would give us the best chance of spotting something. When we arrived we were automatically upgraded to a Eucalypt Bungalow. We arrived on a late flight and with about an hours drive from the airport we went straight to Ospreys... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. We had been wanting to stay there for a long time and it was well worth the wait! I surprised my husband for his 40th birthday and it couldn't have been a better choice. It is in an incredibly beautiful, peaceful and quiet setting. Our room was perfect, with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will stay here again and again.❤️ The service and hospitable nature of the staff is second to none The original owners who bought the place in the 70's and still own and run it.. Beautiful artwork everywhere and beaches to die for.. Amazing views Had the most romantic stay with my girl .. If I've forget your name I'm... More 

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