My wife and I took a three week trip and wanted to leave the Daintree area for last. We made our reservations first at the Daintree Eco Lodge (left after the first night as quick as we could, see post there coming soon) We called the Silky Oaks Lodge and thank G they had room for us. When we arrived that morning they had us in the system as we had just been at the Voyages Resort on Lizard Island. As a guest who already stayed at another Voyages property they offered us a 20% discount and $300 in spa treatments without us asking, now that is how you take care of a guest. We had room 49 which is the last room at the end of the trail, and while it was a little walk to the main lodge, it was great. The property is spread out with the guest houses mixed into the landscape and hillside, very well done. The service was excellent and the general manager Phill was awesome. He was always available to the guest and one evening on his night off he stopped by the hotel to check on something, got into a nice conversation with him over a glass of wine and he was kind enough to give us some ideas for site seeing.
If you do your research on the Queensland area, and in paticular the Daintree area your going to hear mention of the spa at the Daintree Eco Lodge, well I can tell you we have been to both and there is no way what so ever you can even compare them side by side it would be an insult to the Silky Oaks Lodge (see post on Daintree Eco Lodge coming soon) The spa at Silky Oaks is super clean and the choices many, very top end. The thing I like best about staying here was the amount of choices available for on site and off site activities. Everything is close by, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Mossomon Gorge and the town of Mossomon which has a few Organic cafes which for a non-organic person, were really good.
I would recommend hiring a four wheel drive, not that you really need it but its fun, have the hotel put together a picnic lunch for you and head out early and drive to Cape Tribulation via the ferry crossing, there is so much to see. At the resort I would recommend swimming in the river, the water is a little cool when you get in, but nice and bring your snorkel gear as there is a lot to see in the water fish, turtles and so on, No Crocs ;-)
The food was good, the food service was Terrible, however that was also the case on Lizard Island. I am now convinced this is company wide Voyages problem whith not hiring staff with experience and proper training, they need to work on this. If you find yourself in this situation while there do what I did on Lizard Island, order a bottle of wine or another drink when you fisrt sit down, wait for it to get there and then order dinner, once your sipping on a nice glass of wine you don't mind waiting (as much)
This is a great property that has a lot to offer and when you compare it to the price tag of Lizard Island, I think its pretty fair for what your geting. I hope you enjoy your stay, my e-mail is shown should you have any questions.
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