We stayed over Australia Day at the end of January and had a great time. Stayed in the Apartment which was the same price as the Beachfront units but offered two bedrooms and a separate lounge. I guess if you wanted to be right on the water you would gone for the beachfront but I was travelling with a friend and we wanted the privacy of two bedrooms.
The rooms had just been repainted and upgraded with new curtains as had the beach front units. Ross was the manager who had replaced Paul who we met when we were last at Turtle Cove last year as part of their 13th birthday package. Ross was very “hands on” at breakfast each morning enquiring how we were going and what were we doing that day. Good to see.
Meals were great although the servings were rather large.
Some new faces were at reception with Kent running the front office very calmly dealing with our last minute tour bookings and changes. All our panics were dealt with very professionally.
Had two massages at their Spa with Michael and another one with Colin. Very professional and “no funny business” so they got rid of my computer tight neck & shoulders and a few swims in the ocean and warm sunbaking did the rest to get my body into holiday mode.
There were a good mix of guests from America, the UK and Europe so we made some good friends who we hope to catch up when we next travel their way. Did not do the Great Barrier Reef day trip as we had done this before but the other guests spoke highly of it when we had a drink on the terrace when they go back.
We had stayed before and noticed that the gardens were looking much better but then this may just be the tropical weather as every thing seems to grow very quickly. Rooms had been upgraded and they had added some rooms just with a king size bed and desk rather than a queen size bed and sofa. I guess you chose depending on who you are travelling with.
Breakfast was yummy with plenty of choice of cereals, juices and fruit.
When we were there they has a Australia Day tea dance so got to mix with a lot of the locals who were up as the day was a public holiday. Good BBQ, cool music from a DJ and great weather to just chill out.
We will certainly be back next year.
- 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:
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