I came to Port Douglas and stayed at the Pink Flamingo with my 18yo daughter, and her boyfriend, so that we could catch up with my husband who was coming down from Port Moresby. The villa I had was very private, with its own courtyard (including hammock and outside bath) and was beautifully presented. My daughter stayed in the Studio, so did not have the hammock or outside bath, but did enjoy a nice (semi-private) outside area. (I could physically lock people out of our courtyard, my daughter couldn't.)
We both loved the privacy and peacefulness. Having no children around, particularly in the pool area, was bliss. You could swim 24 hours of the day, as long as you were quiet of a nighttime. We felt as if we had the place to ourselves, even though I believe the resort was quite full. Walking back from 4 mile beach one day, we cut through the Sheraton Mirage, and all of us commented that there was no privacy there as we were walking outside everyone's rooms and would have been able to see in if their curtains were open. We had the better deal - no-one could do that to us at the Pink Flamingo!
The only problem was mosquitoes (nothing to do with Pink Flamingo), so I strongly suggest you use the insect repellent and mossie coils provided as part of the service.
The pool was just the right temperature (felt cool at first, but was just right) to have a game of pool volley ball (or at least throw the ball at someone) of a night, or just float around on the beanbag boats during the day.
Only drawback was that you had to go to the pool area to get WiFi.
Had a great time and would be more than happy to go back again or recommend to friends.
Absolutely loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pink Flamingo Offers a unique blend of:v Open plan room layouts and colourful decor.v Lush tropical gardens, heated pool and private garden courtyards.v Incense, candles, hammocks, bare feet, exotic smells, midnight swims and a friendly accepting environment.With just 10 Private Villas and 2 Studios, Pink Flamingo has a sense of space and privacy that few resorts can offer.Winner of 2012/13 Travellers choice award and certificate of excellence - unique accomodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pink Flamingo Port Douglas