We stayed at Mantra Aqueous On Port in early Dec, 2012. We were a party of 4 - three adults and a 13yo.
This was a great time to visit Port Douglas as the weather was great and all of the resorts, bars and restauarants were very quiet.
We enjoyed this resort very much.
The resort is easy to find and also very close into the main town, shopping, restauarants and the beach.
We received a warm welcome when arriving and checkin was very quick and efficient.
Our room (2 bed apartment) proved to be very comfortable, spacious and clean. It contained all of the advertised facilities, including the balcony spas (more on that later).
The facilities were first class and well maintained. 4 spacious pools, lounges, tables/chairs, umbrellas and BBQs (regularly cleaned) made for easily filled days (of doing not much). When you're after something to do, just wander around to the town for whatever you feel like doing.
When we visited the resort was very quiet and all of the facilities were freely available. We had any pool we wanted to ourselves most of the time, so didn't even use the balcony spa.
All in all we had the trip we were after. Great weather, quiet when we wanted, and plenty to do when we wanted that as well.More