The Mia Tai resort is everything it promises, and my wife and I enjoyed our trip immensely. From reading the other reviews we had a fair idea of what to expect but the 2 points I would add are the views from the eating area across the ancient rain forest and the tranquility only broken by the noise of a few crickets and the gentle ringing of a kittens bell.
An important point that I have to add about this resort is that its greatest asset is also its only flaw. Anyone traveling here will be looking for the same getaway as we were, to be away from the busy town of Port Douglas and noisy back packers and kids! However, if you like a drink, as both my wife and I do it will set you back $65 each way for taxis! A car is completely necessary if you want to get around. As I say though if the nightlife is important to you, then you'd be better of staying in Port Douglas, if its relaxation and beautiful setting then Mai Tai is the place to be.
I can only add to the glowing feedback for the hosts, especially André as he met us each time we arrived back, made excellent suggestions for day trip and restaurants and even swapped TV's for me as i wanted to watch the World Cup final at 5am. I believe they would do anything to make your stay as comfortable as possible and you can ask for no more in a host.
And one last thing, the outdoor shower in the middle of the rain forest is a treat that could unwind the most frazzled of brains. Go treat yourself!!
- 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