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“Great views, great room and great hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mai Tai Resort

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Mai Tai Resort
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Port Douglas
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“Great views, great room and great hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed with Anthony and Andre for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The hosts were so sweet and were most helpful with recommendations for activities and dining. Mai Tai's location is great, with a beutiful veiw over the rainforest, the valley and the Pacific. Quite, nature near and away from the buzz in PD. Absolutely recommendable for at your trip to North Queensland and GBR. Only downside is that it is difficult to see the sign, - we passed it twice...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Mai Tai for 4 nights in late July.We booked directly by internet and were offered a good deal. We were awed by the care that had gone into the Balinese furnishings.The living outdoors feel to the property far away from the hustle and bustle of tourist Australia was most refreshing.The charming hosts were so kind and welcoming. They were helpful and knowledgeable about surrounding tourist attractions and eating opportunities.
We had good healthy breakfasts of fresh assorted fruit, yoghurt and muesli, croissants, toast and jam with a fresh fully prepared cafetiere of good coffee sitting on the terrace enjoying views of the hills and sea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My girlfriend and I have stayed in Port Douglas before and this time we were looking for accommodation that was more intimate and not so commercial. So we decided to stay at Mai Tai Resort for 5 nights. From the moment we arrived Anthony & Andre made us feel comfortable and went out of their way to ensure our stay was relaxed and enjoyable. It was relaxing, enjoying breakfast each morning on the terrace, overlooking the panoramic views. Our room was well appointed, clean & the bed was comfortable. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded, luxurious boutique style accommodation that caters for adults only then Mai Tai is for you. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday, unfortunately it wasn't long enough!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We enjoyed a three day break at Mai Tai. The hosts Anthony and Andre went out of their way to make it memorable, I celebrated my 50th birthday during my stay and there was a suprise box of Swiss chocolates on the bed. We got handy tips of where to go in Port Douglas which were right on the money, local knowledge really helps!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

We recently stayed for 5 nights at Mai Tai Resort and while the weather was less than perfect the accommodation and the hosts made easily up for this. Everything was like described on their website and better. The room, hallway, verandahs were tastefully decorated in Balinese style, the rooms were clean, the bed very comfortable, and the breakfast fresh and tasty with a beautiful view from the terrace. Combine that with the very friendly and helpful attitude of the hosts and it makes for a wonderful experience. If you are after a quiet relaxing place with only a few rooms and adult only guests the Mai Tai is highly recommended. You do need a car but nice restaurants are just a few minutes drive away and all attractions are easy to get to by car.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

From the moment we arrived Mai Tai resort we were warmly welcomed by our hosts Anthony & Andre. This is the first stage of what promises to be a truly relaxing holiday in this picturesque setting on the boarder of the Daintree Rain forest :)
We were escorted into the Amazingly luxurious Villa with the Best of everything at our fingertips !
Instantly relaxed & now time to crack open a bottle of wine and take in our panoramic views .
Whilst it is a short drive from port Douglas this isn't a problem at all if your wanting luxury, seclusion and privacy .

Room Tip: All of the rooms are really nice and well appointed, however for the ultimate luxury break we would...
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was fortunate enough to get 3 nights at Mia Tai, and wish I could have stayed longer, the owners Andre and Anthony made the stay of mine ant my partner very comfortable. From the moment we arrived we were greeted and welcomed to the Resort. After a brief introduction Andre showed us to our room that included a guided walk through of the room amenities. The room was lovely, an out door shower was a nice change to the standard bathroom. The hand carved bed was I'm pretty sure a king size and was comfortable. Andre offered some suggestions of day trips of the region and some brochures for us to look through. Each morning we enjoyed a delightful breakfast of local fresh fruit and cereals overlooking the Valley, before heading out to explore. If you want a unique experience located perfected for day drives of the region and into the Daintree, then Mai Tai is the perfect place to stay. I look forward to another Mai Tai experience one day again, next time hopefully for longer.

Room Tip: We had the room at the back of the resort with the outdoor shower, it was great.
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Additional Information about Mai Tai Resort

Property: 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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Port Douglas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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