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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been in Thala beach in March with my fiance and we felt in love with this place. Huge bungalow, clean and well equipment. The staff was nice and professional. Thala beach resort is a perfect place to recharge your battery!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with my partner just recently during August 2016. We had booked the stay at this resort back in May after thorough research and consideration, including reading reviews from Tripadvisors and other websites as well as the one from the resort itself. Let me start by saying that all you see, read and absorb from their website is exactly... More 

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

Thank you very much Down U for choosing Thala for your holiday destination. We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our nature, views, beaches and wildlife experiences as well as Osprey's Restaurant. As a standard we offer servicing of rooms on alternate days, though daily servicing is available on request. We do hope to see you next time you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would live here if I could. Location is perfect if you're looking for some chill time. Staff are incredibly friendly and the restaurant is wonderful. I had one of the best meals of my life here. The tree houses are beautiful, and the sound of the rain on the tin roofs and birds chirping is so relaxing.

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

Oh Stacey thank you for your wonderful feedback! It's such a pleasure to share our special place with guests who really share an affinity with nature. We hope to see you again soon. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 6 days for our 25 wedding anniversary holiday. Had an amazing time the resort is beautiful the tree house we stayed in was an amazing experience.. Spent 6 days relaxing on the beach and the veranda met lots of their resident wild life.. Including Apple the wallaby.. We had breakfast Buffett each morning that was really... More 

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

Thank you so much Sharon and Darren for your wonderful feedback. It's such a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and we're thrilled that you chose Thala to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary. We hope to see you again next time you come to Australia! Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice restaurant on top of a hill. Beautiful view over the beach-line. Pretty close the the restaurant is a beautiful pool. Food was nice and staff very friendly. We enjoyed some platters and the scenic views the resort offers. Clean place with lots of details for decoration. There are also cabins available for rent.

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

Thank you Roland_VanRens for visiting Thala's Osprey Restaurant. We're pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the scenic views and food. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Lincoln, NE USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here 6 nights and enjoyed it for its serenity. Bungalows were nice but house keeping was poor. Floors were dirty when we arrived, and each time the maid serviced them it was not 4 stars. There were fuzballs in the corners and trach in the corners that remained through two cleanings. We finally cleaned it ourselves. A bit pricy... More 

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

Thank you Yesheyozhik for visiting Thala. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed Thala's serenity. We have passed your feedback on to our Executive Housekeeper. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic 6 night stay here. As soon as our transfer pulled up reception were down to greet us and from the start I felt like a valued customer. After a welcome drink the golf buggy drove us and luggage down to the fantastic lodges. They are well appointed and totally private was do relaxing to stay here. You... More 

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

Thank you Tracey for visiting Thala and for your insightful feedback. Thala is indeed located on a prominent beachfront headland which is why we offer complimentary buggy transport 24h a day. We're pleased that you were able to take advantage of this service. We're disappointed to learn that the Port Douglas shuttle bus company were not reliable in keeping to... More 

Figtree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to have our wedding at Thala after a previous stay we had back in 2014. We saw no better nor more beautiful place than Thala to have our wedding. The staff were very accommodating in every way. Diana, the wedding/events planner, management and all staff went out of their way and thought of everything to make our destination... More 

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

Rene thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback from your wedding at Thala. It's such a pleasure for us to host such an important occasion and we're thrilled to hear how you and your guests enjoyed your special day. We look forward to sharing more special celebrations with you and your family. Johan Klindt General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our 3 nights here. The bungalows were large and private and in the trees. We dined in one night here and the restaurant food was good and also good value. We also had a bar snacks asian salad one day too which was superb. Liked the way that you could opt not to have your room made... More 

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

Christine J we're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Thala. As you noted, we are keen to minimise our environmental footprint by offering not to service rooms daily - it's small things like this that help, so it's pleasing to hear your positive response. We do hope to see you again! Johan Klindt General Manger More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed a week at Thala Lodge, it was wonderful, lovely cabin, great food , staff were fantastic, unfortunately, the weather wasn't so good, but, all in all, we would certainly go back Thala is a little out of P. D. But that shouldn't worry. Plenty of things to do at the Lodge & also in P.D.

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

Osca123 thanks very much for spending a week at Thala and settling into to our relaxed vibe. What a shame the weather didn't cooperate for you! We do hope we see you again Johan Klindt General Manager More 

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  • 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: $189 - $364 (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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Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Lodge
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