We had a great stay over the holidays. Staff is top notch, friendly and helpful. Property is unique and special. great place to explore, hike or just enjoy the views. It is a bit hilly, so you need to be relatively in shape. Carl, the nature guide is fantastic! So was the star gazing and apologize I don't recall the guides name for this but she was also fantastic. Food in the restaurant is also very good, we included breakfast in our stay and glad we did. We wanted to book a dive trip last minute and was able to thanks to the diligence of the front desk. Johan and team - you rock. Cleanliness would be the only items to mention, while it was certainly acceptable, the bungalows are serviced every other day. We didnt know this prior to our stay and it didnt impact our stay, I was just surprised given the price. Would go back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Osprey's Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests and visitors dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming pools blending discretely within the environment. Paths wind through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, passing through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora. Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours. A completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the 'tree of life'. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
- Thala Beach Resort
- Thala Beach Lodge