My husband and I returned to Thala after staying there 3 years ago. We did not regret it. We enjoyed our bungalow with a view of the Coral Sea for 6 days. The Osprey had delicious food and Port Douglas restaurants did, too. The shuttle to town was easy to use. The sea was too rough for us to snorkel, but we found other activities and had a wonderful time in paradise. The free beach discovery tour was fun, and we did lots of outdoor walking that helped burn calories. Thala is a great place for nature lovers. We had terrific massages at their spa on a rainy day, too. A trip highlight was a full day rain forest walkabout with an Aboriginal guide. The staff were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. We hope to return to this unique resort in future years.
- 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