We did Cairns, we did Sydney. But for some quieter sophistication, go to Port Douglas. Perfectly located for trips to the Great Barrier reef. Shantara was a shortish walk to town or the port, enough for some mild exercise in flip flops to get bread from the little bakery on the way to town, or for a Mokka Pie (try the crocodile!). And with a big supermarket in the middle of town, a persian rug shop that is an education and an opal shop the completes your holiday education.
The room was bright and airy, overlooking the pool Clean, good equipment. Loved it. Would go again. Any further from town would be a drag, so stay at Shantara.
Loses one star for a receptionist who said we'd used up our wi-fi allowance in the 5 minutes we'd been trying to log in. Everyone else got 6 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shantara Resort Port Douglas is the newest accommodation in Port Douglas and offers quality boutique style Apartment accommodation. An Adults only retreat ideal for couples, honeymooners or the independent traveller looking to escape in tranquil surrounds (Children over the age of 15 are welcome). Shantara is located walking distance to Macrossan Street, where you will find an array of Restaurants, cafes & only 400-meters to Four Mile Beach. Shantara has a selection of spacious one bedroom apartments with full kitchen, lounge/dining area, spa baths and separate shower. The studios are perfect for the shorter stay with kitchenettes. Outdoor balconies to all apartments to sit out with a relaxing drink after a day out. Available also is free Internet access, cable TV/DVDs and laundry facilities to all apartments and studios. 2 Pools - heated in winter. Gymnasium, Day Spa for personalised treatments, undercover BBQ area for guests to try out the local produce. All rooms and external area are Non-Smoking. Shantara Resort Port Douglas is a family operated business offering personalised and friendly service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shantara Resort Port Douglas Hotel Port Douglas
- Shantara Hotel Port Douglas