The place was great. I stayed 7 nights. From what I understand it's had a face lift (first time for me). The rooms are clean with ample space. The bathroom a bit dated but again clean with everything you need. Who goes to Port Douglas to spend all day in the room anyway!!
The bar staff were lovely, the chef delicious, and the owner was there when I was and it's clear he's making every effort to make it a great destination.
I organised a day trip to the reef and another to the Daintree from reception and was picked up from the resort for both. I also took advantage of the masseuse that visits who was excellent. There's also a well equipped gym for those so inclined. I preferred the bar!! As I didn't have a car I ate every meal there, except for the tours, with a menu that changes daily with great food.
The only thing I'd say is make sure you search their deals section and use the promotions code as the standard prices seem a bit exy but I got a great deal when I went.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
- Turtle Cove Smithfield