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“Adult Retreat for Discerning Guests - enjoy the Serenity!”
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Mai Tai Resort
Ranked #8 of 42 Hotels in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 16, 2013

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.

Room Tip: The deluxe rooms with the outdoor shower are great.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Bonny & Malcolm - it was an absolute joy having such appreciative people staying with us and enjoying our little piece of paradise. All the best for 2013 and hope to see you both again - hugs from all the family at Mai Tai.

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

More than 6 months ago we stayed three nights with Andre and Anthony...and we are still singing their praises! We wished so much that we could have stayed longer. We arrived in the evening, to be greeted by our concerned hosts. Upon our arrival they immediately made calls to arrange our dinner at Mojo's Bar and Grill, an amazing restaurant in nearby Mossman. While we were dining, they were busy arranging our activities for our next few days. It was all spectacular. When back from our adventures we relaxed around the pool amid the sensuous Tai decor. Amazing personal touches were everywhere!
While Anthony and Andre were always available and attentive, we also found that they were very respectful of our privacy. At breakfast time both the food and the conversation with our hosts were delightful.

Room Tip: All are outstanding.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Chosen from Trip Advisor and it proved to be as good as the reviews. Spectacular views comfortable room and great service from Anthony and Andre Trips to Danetree and The reef were arranged with excellent operators. Need a car as it is miles from Port Douglas and/or Mossman but all the better for it. My only beef was the fact that wi fi was a bit feeble to reach our room. Will certainly recommend it to all friends who need to stay in the area.

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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Hi Robert & Carol - thank you so much for your review - its so appreciated to hear your positive response. Sorry about the wifi - we certainly realise how important it is these days for guests to be connected. This is indeed being fixed this week and all new equipment is being installed so hopefully even the Villa on top of the mountain will get wifi connection.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Mai Tai Resort this November, in beautiful surroundings and very close to Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest. I travel a lot and this is one of the best places I have visited. It is the second time I have been there and it was just as good as the first - with the added benefit of a total eclipse. Anthony and Andre are great hosts - they really take care of you and are helpful, entertaining and able to advise on what to do.

Michael and Heather

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michael W
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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Hi Michael & Heather - great to see you both arrived back to UK safe and sound - guess you will be missing the tropics - i've heard you've received a lot of snow this year. It's always a pleasure to have guests return back to Mai Tai and especially nice we got to meet Heather this year. Take care and all the best for 2013.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Mai Tai Resort was our saviour after we had originally booked 5 nights at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas only to be confronted with a 1980's relic that stunk of 20 years of dirty feet. We were So appalled that we desperately looked on Trip Advisor to find the no. 1 ranked hotel/ resort for Port Douglas. Mai Tai was it, and after frantically calling them numerous times and even allowing us the option to come and see if Mai Tai was right for us, we ended up with 3 beautiful days there. The rooms are so well presented and the outdoor shower is just lovely after a humid day. Mai Tai felt like home, and we were treated so well by Anthony and Andre, that we felt our holiday would not have been the same without them. They are honest and gentle and their love for the their pets was endearing! It only has a few rooms, does not cater for kids and you need a car to get here, but its worth it just for the hospitality and tranquility!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vally22
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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Hey guys - what can I say - you both deserved a lot of TLC after your ordeal. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us - we really enjoyed your company it was a lot of fun. Hoping your memories of Port Douglas will be a lasting experience.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Thanks to our hosts Antony and Andre for providing us with the highlight of our holiday in FNQ. Our accommodation was total luxury in an exquisite setting overlooking the verdant valley of Mossman with the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation framing the northern horizon. Our view easily seen from every room of our villa. Mornings would greet us with a symphony of rainforest birdsong inviting us to embrace the day and make the most of this truly wonderful region of Australia.
Thanks guys for starting our day with warm conversation, invaluable advise, a delicious breakfast and the kind of personal attention impossible to find in any hotel or resort. You have created a true shangri la; unique, comfortable, spotlessly clean and an unsurpassed attention to detail.

Room Tip: The executive villa is luxury personified with valley and mountain views from every room, a huge bat...
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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Hey Ian & Louise - what a fabulous time we had - such great people - we will miss you both and hope to see you again at Mai Tai - You made our job so easy. xxx

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Spent 3 wonderful nights at Mai Tai resort for the solar eclipse. Amazing views in a quiet and peaceful location. Andre and Anthony were wonderful hosts and did their utmost to make us feel at home. They even arranged for a view of totality to miraculously appear between the threatening clouds. Accommodation was very comfortable but you will need a car to get there. Definitely coming back.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
3  Thank mick101_12
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maitairesort, Manager at Mai Tai Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Many thanks for your review. What a great week and an amazing experience with the Eclipse. Having such wonderful guests made it such a magical moment and we thank you both.

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Additional Information about Mai Tai Resort

Address: 292 Mossman-Mt Molloy Rd | Cassowary, Port Douglas, Queensland 4873, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Port Douglas
#5 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range: $114 - $906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mai Tai Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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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