I've been looking at the websites of the different hotels in the Port Douglas area. Our travel agent has recommended either the Thala Beach or the Shantara (might have spelling wrong). We are looking to do some relaxing in Port Douglas and do enjoy the beach. However, we also would like to walk around at night and see what is going on. I understand there is a town in Port Douglas with things to do. We are not looking to stay at the most expensive resort - what options do people who have been there recommend which is close enough to walk both to town and the beach. Staying on the beach is preferable, but it depends on price.