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“Heaven on Earth” 5 of 5 stars
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Mai Tai Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   292 Mossman Mt. Molloy Road | Cassowary, Port Douglas, Queensland 4873, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Port Douglas
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Heaven on Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Set high in the rainforest with spectacular views of mountains and the Coral Coast, Mai Tai Resort was an amazing, relaxing retreat for us. As soon as we arrived we were delighted with the atmosphere and visual bliss of the wonderfully decorated Balinese inspired setting. Feeling at home and very relaxed the moment we arrived we had further delights in store, ascending the last steps under the moonlight to our Executive villa, WOW! Our private Oasis was waiting for us.
Thank you Anthony, Andre', Josephine and your beautiful Pets Tara, Eros, Cleo, Prinz and Yazmin you made our stay memorable and Greg and I highly recommend to stay at Mai Tai Resort for a unique, romantic HEAVEN on EARTH experience.

Room Tip: Executive Villa ia amazing
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Hi Caron & Greg - although only a short stay it was wonderful to meet you both and we hope to see you both at Mai Tai again. Thank you so much for your lovely response and we pleased to hear you loved our beautiful Executive Villa.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I can see how this is rated No1 in Port Douglas. The hosts Andre and Anthony were wonderful, rooms were clean and designed beautifully and the location absolutely stunning!
We spent 6 nights here and were delighted with all aspects of our stay.
A car is a must here, and on occasion it was a little annoying to drive down to Port Douglas - and difficult if you both want to drink with dinner.
This is the place to unwind and really forget about day to day stresses.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had a fabulous and relaxing time staying at Mai Tai thanks to the great hospitality of the hosts. This resort has a very calming and relaxed feel with lots of adorable dogs and cats adding to the atmosphere. If you are looking for a quiet place with amazing views this place is for you! The staff is very knowledgeable about the available trip options and was very helpful in helping us maximize our time in Port Douglas. This resort is 5 minutes from mossman gorge which has amazing water holes and is perfect for cooling down in the hot weather - we went several times. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a peaceful holiday.

Room Tip: all the rooms look nice
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If heaven exists, for sure Mai thai is part of it.
Anthony and Andre deserve a lot of respect in the way they handle their guest house!!!
They look to perfectionism in everything they do.
We feel immediately at home and where deeply impressed by the beautiifull place ,the kind assistance and service .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

If you're going to Port Douglas, stay in the rainforest. You can stay in a soulless commercial resort like the ones in Port Douglas proper in thousands of places around the world, but Mai Tai is a rare Bed and Breakfast style retreat nestled right in the trees about 15 minutes drive out of town. You aren't allowed to knock down rainforest to build hotels, so Mai Tai is lucky to even exist. The owners, Anthony and Andre, told us it was repurposed from a girls finishing school.

Anthony and Andre were the perfect hosts. They have only 5 rooms, which means they can personalise everything, and it also means that the place has an amazing serenity. Mai Tai has an amazing Balinese theme with an attention to detail that is a pleasure to behold.

If you do stay here, make sure that on at least one night you go outside and give your eyes 15 minutes to adjust to the night and then look up at the stars. With zero light pollution, a clear North Queensland sky will blow the mind of city folk :)

Room Tip: Some rooms have outside bathrooms, some have inside bathrooms. Get one with an outside bathroom.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Mai Tai sits on a hillside about 15 minutes drive north of Port Douglas, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, and probably has more charm than anywhere else in the area.
The setting is peaceful, with fabulous views, but what sets it apart from other places is the care that the owners, Andre and Anthony, take to make your stay comfortable. It was a pleasure to stay with them and I recommend it to anyone.
Perfect for couples and those after a relaxing break.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I were looking for a relaxing break to Port Douglas and we certainly found one by staying at Mai Tai Resort. From the asian inspired rooms to the wonderfully fresh breakfasts (with a great view), we found our hosts Anthony and Andre delivered a great value stay in the Port Douglas/Mossman area. We echo what other previous positive reviews have said. Our personal highlights were the room with the huge comfy bed and its outdoor tropical shower (a must if you can get one of these), the recommendations from our hosts (extremely helpful), and the day bed around the pool area. An added bonus was the little sunbird that visited us every morning.
We'll definitely recommend this to friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 292 Mossman Mt. Molloy Road | Cassowary, Port Douglas, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mai Tai Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mai Tai is a small adults only boutique Resort / Retreat set in the Port Douglas Hinterlands just 10 minutes North from the Port Douglas entrance. - With only 6 rooms - 2 Superior Rooms / 2 Deluxe Rooms and One 2 bedroom Executive Villa it's sure to guarantee you privacy and excellent service. Mai Tai commands some of the most spectacular views within the region across the Rainforest towards Thornton's Peak and the Coral Coast. With our high altitude you can always be guaranteed of peaceful days and cool breezes. Mai Tai is the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, traffic and people offering a stress free environment and total relaxation. Mai Tai is within easy reach of beautiful beaches, fine dining, shopping and all local tours and attractions the region has to offer. This exclusive retreat caters for a maximum of only 12 discerning guests at any one time. Consisting of four romantic Balinese influenced rooms (2 Superior / 2 Deluxe), which have been carefully designed with hand carved furnishings and fittings from around Asia. Plus our Exclusive 2 bedroom Executive Villa set high above the Mai Tai Resort - Hidden amongst the Rainforest with it's own private plunge pool. Escape to Paradise and discover our hidden treasure, amidst the mountains, with cool sea breeze while relaxing around the saltwater pool. ... more   less 
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