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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful place tucked away amongst nature. I wish we had longer to stay! After visiting the Daintree it was a relief to be at a place that you could swim in the ocean. The rooms had all the little luxuries you need and hope for and are tucked away amongst beautiful trees. The pool is gorgeous, I could lie... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review AsiaU2014. It makes our hearts sing to hear how much you enjoyed our bungalows, Osprey's Restaurant, private access beach, swimming pool all tucked away amongst nature. We look forward to seeing you again. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reviews are pretty accurate! Thala was a beautiful escape after spending a week in Sydney! The jungle bungalows are very nice. AC works well. Beach on site is arguably one of the best!! and the main pool was so beautiful. All of the staff I came in contact with were exceptionally nice and helpful. Now the facts. Housekeeping only... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you w0302854 for visiting Thala and for taking the time to leave a detailed review. We’re thrilled that to hear how much you enjoyed Thala’s private access beach, swimming pools, complimentary buggy pickup along with our nice, helpful staff. Complimentary wifi is available throughout the main lodge, lobby area, Osprey’s Restaurant and Curlews Lounge and Bar. In keeping with... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights in the middle of this rainforest resort. Nestled throughout the forest are over 80 bungalows. Luxury not rustic inside. Beautiful beach, too. It was a special place to stay and then to have our day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. A few cautions. It's very hilly so it was a bit of a "hike" from... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you ellenwm for visiting Thala and for your lovely review. We thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed Thala's bungalows, forest, beach, staff and our unique location 15mins south of Port Douglas. Thank you for your feedback on menu choices, which we've passed on to our Executive Chef. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel in a lovely location and the staff are absolutely lovely BUT, it's way too expensive for what it is. The Eucalypt bungalow was dated and a little shabby around the edges, yes I get that it's an eco resort and not a 5 star resort but at the prices charged there's no excuse for not... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you Hannah T for visiting Thala with your family of four all the way from the UK. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed Thala's location along with our lovely staff. Thala's Eucalypt bungalows were refreshed 18 months ago in keeping with our deluxe eco-retreat tropical style. Bungalows, which sit within a forest environment, were painted internally and... More 

melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great and full of activities initially i though price was steep but when comparing with other accomadation in Port Douglas that was fairly basic starting at $150 and how much more Thala offered it made sense to stay at Thala . The pool is splendid and is lit up at night 24 hr use - Daily activities/... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you koko77Melbourne for visiting Thala and for your fabulous review. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed all the complimentary activities available for guests at Thala with guided nature walks, stargazing & coconut odyssey tours as well as two swimming pools and 2km of private access beach. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Johan... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort caters for those who want a genuine rest from the rat race. Bungalows in hectares of bushland with lovely walks, a secluded beach, lorikeets squabbling over baths at breakfast time, and no Wifi (except in the main building). Not a place for young children, and very relaxing. Rooms are nestled in the bush, well maintained and nicely decorated,... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you very much Roger B for choosing to rest from the rat race in Thala's relaxed surroundings. It thrills us to hear how much guests relax and recharge during their visit, walking on our private access beach, wandering through our forests and lingering over meals at Osprey's Restaurant with its mountain & ocean views. We look forward to seeing... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ..... Is the best way to describe the food and view from this resort's restaurant. The signature salad is one of the best salads I have ever had. The views are amazing. Well worth the effort to find this out of the way place.

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Justin H we're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed Thala's signature salad - it's one of our favourites too! Thank you for visiting Thala, enjoying the ocean and mountain views from Osprey's Restaurant and for leaving such a splendid review. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to be removed from the rest of the world this is a beautiful location for your family. We enjoyed a great family room with bunk beds booked directly through the reserve. The facilities are clean, everything you need is provided. From a things to do perspective, you're off the beaten path a bit, so we had to... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

DawnDNew we're delighted to hear how much you and your family enjoyed an 'unplugged' getaway with nature. It sounds as though your holiday offered a real chance to unwind and connect with other which is so wonderful to hear. Herbies Beach Shack is a private function area though we do encourage guests to pre-order a picnic hamper for lunch or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently got married at Thala and stayed afterwards on the honeymoon package. Both the wedding and honeymoon packages are also surprisingly good value! The venue is truly unique, the staff are amazing and the facilities are world-class. Thala will always hold a special place in our hearts and we look forward to visiting again.

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

James h we are honoured that you and your fiancee chose to celebrate such a special occasion at Thala. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness and look forward to sharing more celebrations with you over coming years. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely relaxed feel, low key luxury in beautiful rainforest with gorgeous private beach. A great place if you want a few days of tranquility before or after time spent in Port Douglas. Accommodation is private and secluded but restaurants and common areas are spacious and attractive with the most amazing views. If you are elderly and can't walk, be aware,... More 

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Thala_management, General Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Tania A thanks very much for choosing to escape from the rat race and relax at Thala. That's just what we encourage guest to do! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're seeking tropical tranquility in the Port Douglas area. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Osprey's Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests and visitors dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming pools blending discretely within the environment. Paths wind through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, passing through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora. Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours. A completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the 'tree of life'. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Address: Private Road | 5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4871, Australia (Formerly Thala Beach Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas > Oak Beach
Price Range: $149 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Thala Beach Nature Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Lodge
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