My cousin and I wanted more space so we booked a family cabin (which can house up to 8 people, lol) The cabin was clean and spacious, and we found our stay very comfortable. we got new towels everyday, and our beds were comfortable. our main reason for choosing crocodylus was the good reviews that we had read on tripadvisor and because we were going on the snapper island kayak and overnight camping tour that they organise.
sally and steve were awesome and really nice. their customer service and hospitality made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. cape trib connections, which was supposed to take us to crocodylus, didn't want to take us at the last minute, and sally very thankfully helped us get on Tropics Explorer to get us to crocodylus the night before. the food at crocodylus was also very tasty and well priced, which was really helpful, as there aren't many food outlets in the area (we had no car). we got to experience the sunday bbq prepared by sally which was great. we also liked how airy our cabin was, which kept things cool and let us see out into the forest easily. (a tip to other travelers - bring insect repellent!!)
if we were to stay in cape trib again, we would definitely come back to crocodylus and highly recommend it to anyone looking for accomodation in cape trib :)
i felt that the snapper island tour could have been much improved. as a tour, it was quite average. the island itself is beautiful. the shores are completely covered in dead coral and large pretty shells (some giant clam shells wash up, and they're huge), and they made tinkling wind chime sounds every time the tide went out. it also has a great reef surrounding the island, and we saw loads of fish, large reef sharks and many turtles. i found the kayak there very rushed (no breaks at all), which i felt was unnecessary, as the winds that day weren't particularly strong - it was a pretty clear day out, having rained the night before. we got there rather early (due to all the rushing), and the rest of the day was slowly spent on lunch, then pitching our tents, a short snorkel, dinner and laying about on the small tiny stretch of shore we landed on. this i felt was a complete waste of the island trip, as we didn't get to visit any other part of the island until the next day (where we went to snorkel in a strip of reef at the back of the island, before heading back to the mainland on our kayaks). there also wasn't much information given about the island/plant or marine life etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If your are looking for the real rainforest experience with no air conditioners or manicured lawns then Daintree Crocodylus is your answer. Whether you are travelling by yourself, with friends or the whole family you can experience the rainforest up close and personal less than a metre from your door! Nestled right under the rainforest canopy our wood and canvas huts are available as 4 bed dorm rooms, double rooms with or without ensuites, and our large Rainforest Bungalow that sleep up to eight. On-site we have eco info, rainforest walks, bar, restaurant, self catering kitchen, swimming pool, internet, and lots of other activities to keep you entertained and eco educated without breaking the bank. On top of that our friendly staff have lots of local knowledge and plenty of smiles so what are you waiting for; check in, chill out, and surrender yourself to the charms of Crocodylus, your ECO adventureland ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crocodylus Village Hotel Cow Bay
- Daintree Crocodylus Daintree Region/Cow Bay