Very hard to share words that have not already been said by previous guests. From the moment we arrived and were welcomed by Anthony we new we were going to enjoy our time at Mai Tai. We were ready to relax at the end of a busy year. Our hosts seemed to perceive our need for calm and managed to help us relax and unwind without seeming to do so.
After a couple of days we were ready to explore the wonderful Daintree and hinterland, so Anthony and André helped us to plan our days. Their local knowledge is fantastic, our first big tip - listen to their advice on tours and exploration, they have been in the region for 10 years, and have the taste and experience to give excellent recommendations.
Tip 2 - If you are considering dining in Port Douglas or Mossman, talk to André and Anthony, they did not steer us wrong with our dining plans, phoned ahead for us and ensured we were well received, fed and watered by every restaurant they recommended.
Tip 3 - Take the time to enjoy the location and surrounds at Mai Tai. Breakfast on the patio looking over the hinterland, with the canefields in the mid ground and Coral Sea in the distance is pure relaxation. The wildlife is all around from the hanging nests of the Metalic Starlings to the gecko in our outdoor shower - all part of the environment. The fruit, home made jams, croissants, and fresh coffee all add to the joy of breakfast on the patio.
The genuine Bali decor, privacy of each room, and overall ambiance complete the experience which all adds up to an ultimately relaxing break away from the Port Douglas down town crowds.
We will be back. They deserve their TripAdvisor number one rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mai Tai is a small adults only boutique Resort / Retreat set in the Port Douglas Hinterlands just 10 minutes North from the Port Douglas entrance. - With only 6 rooms - 2 Superior Rooms / 2 Deluxe Rooms and One 2 bedroom Executive Villa it's sure to guarantee you privacy and excellent service. Mai Tai commands some of the most spectacular views within the region across the Rainforest towards Thornton's Peak and the Coral Coast. With our high altitude you can always be guaranteed of peaceful days and cool breezes. Mai Tai is the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, traffic and people offering a stress free environment and total relaxation. Mai Tai is within easy reach of beautiful beaches, fine dining, shopping and all local tours and attractions the region has to offer. This exclusive retreat caters for a maximum of only 12 discerning guests at any one time. Consisting of four romantic Balinese influenced rooms (2 Superior / 2 Deluxe), which have been carefully designed with hand carved furnishings and fittings from around Asia. Plus our Exclusive 2 bedroom Executive Villa set high above the Mai Tai Resort - Hidden amongst the Rainforest with it's own private plunge pool. Escape to Paradise and discover our hidden treasure, amidst the mountains, with cool sea breeze while relaxing around the saltwater pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mai Tai Hotel Port Douglas
- Mai Tai Port Douglas