Luxury Hotels in Port Douglas

Located an hour’s drive north of Cairns, Port Douglas is the holiday destination for the discerning and the well-heeled. If you’ve ever wanted to float alone in a warm, turquoise ocean, surrounded by islets of perfect coral sand, or soak in a crystal clear rainforest river, Port Douglas is the place to go. Its pure white beaches are framed with gracefully swaying palm trees and you can fill your social media with beautiful shots of sunsets and misty dawns. Port Douglas epitomises high-end holidaymaking and it’s 5-star hotels, boutique resorts and secluded retreats take style and elegance to new heights. When staying at a luxury hotel in Port Douglas you will experience hospitality at its most refined. The main street of Port (as the locals call it) is the place to see and the place to be seen. It’s array of boutiques, designer outlets and fine cafes are the locations to hang out in between dips in your private pool, and romantic moonlit walks along empty beaches. Offshore, the Great Barrier Reef beckons and you can go chasing waterfalls in the lush and ancient rainforests of the Daintree.

NOMAD – Luxe apartment

21 Macrossan Street, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 9.7 Exceptional

Your base for exploring both the downtown life and the water sports of Port Douglas is luxury apartment NOMAD. Nestled in a quiet oasis on the main street but also less than 1km from each of Marina Mirage and the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, this is the prime spot.

The room’s standout feature is the glamorous daybed but it jostles for first place with the palatial king bed and hot tub. The bright tropical decor strikes an elegant balance between high-class and fun, and is sure to give you tips to take back to your own home.

The kitchen and BBQ are well-stocked with first-in-class products and appliances and lend themselves perfectly to a sumptuous meal of whatever you fancy. Cooking not your thing? Within five minutes walk you have access to all of Port Douglas’ finest from award winning pies to freshly-caught fish. And plenty of wine of course.

Chat with your hosts about anything you might want to do during your stay. Visit the Great Barrier Reef? Hire bikes? They can sort it for you in a flash. Do a few laps or lie beside the pool and take your time to decide what to do for your day. Or just stay put, we wouldn’t blame you.


Beach Club Port Douglas 3 Bedroom Penthouse

20-22 Davidson Street 311, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.6 Fabulous

Managed by luxury hotel group Private Escapes, Beach Club Port Douglas 3 Bedroom Luxury Apartment is a stand out property. You won’t even need to leave the apartment—though if you do, it’s only a short walk to the shops, beaches, and entertainment of the paradise of Port Douglas.

The unit is fully self-contained and is fit for a royal. From the magnificent lagoon pool to the private jacuzzi on your spacious balcony, you will never want to leave. The kitchen has all you would need and the king bed layout can be arranged according to your needs.

Sublime Restaurant onsite is open from morning to night and offers everything from oysters to burgers, all enjoyed alongside an ice-cold drink. The swim-up pool bar is an experience unlike any other and if it doesn’t put you in full holiday mode we don’t know what will!

Exclusive Day Spa also onsite is the ultimate relaxing experience. Pop in after a workout at the fitness centre or a wander around the vast tropical surrounds. Don’t forget to ask about the many golf courses in the area that can be arranged for you too. What are you waiting for?


Saltwater Luxury Apartments

30 Macrossan Street, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.4 Very Good

Saltwater Luxury Apartments boast a central location that will make the world your oyster. With gyms, parks, beaches, and shops practically in arm’s reach, you can save your money and energy to spend on the delights of Port Douglas. The minimal apartments will make you feel instantly at home.

The apartments range from one bedroom to three bedroom options, and with a penthouse option too. Most rooms overlook the stunning Daintree Ranges and have large living spaces from which to enjoy it. Configurations can be arranged to your needs but all apartments are fully self-contained and have balconies and terraces.

Make the most of the large kitchen with all the gadgets you could need. Supermarkets, delis, butchers and fishmongers are all nearby enabling you to prepare and cook a quick dinner for two or an elaborate meal for entertaining. The poolside BBQ is a real holiday treat too.

If the location wasn’t enough, the property is equipped with heated outdoor pool, library, beach towels and chairs and more. The free undercover parking means if you have a car you can get further afield easily with no parking worries. Don’t miss consulting the tour desk to get insider info on all the latest events and entertainment.


Coconut Grove

56 Macrossan Street, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 9.5 Exceptional

Did someone say central? Coconut Grove luxury apartments are situated on lively Macrossan Street just minutes from the stunning beaches of Port Douglas, Trinity Bay Lookout, and ample tourism hotspots. The contemporary apartments are varied in size and layout, perfect for all travellers.

The apartments are the ultimate in spacious and designed to let your mind and body fully relax. Ranging from one to three bedroom options, and across three floors, each has something to offer. Fancy a Deluxe Terrace Pool Apartment with private pool, spa and terrace? Or more low key in the Balcony Apartment with views over the rainforest and Macrossan Street?

Gourmet travellers will love the accessibility to all the delicacies that Port Douglas has to offer, but if you feel like staying in, why not make the most of the deluxe kitchen. You can also book your own private chef or have groceries delivered to your door.

Wake up and have a beach swim or jump straight into the impressive lap pool. Afterwards, have a spa and relax in the large plush lounge with a book or in front of the plasma TV. The staff can arrange a number of activities to take the hassle out of your holiday, from snorkelling to fishing to hiking. Your penthouse awaits.


Port Douglas Cottage and Lodge

4 Owen Street, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 9.2 Superb

Port Douglas Cottage and Lodge has the motto “your home away from home,” and could not be more suitable. Both houses are styled in a cosy and classic way, and make you feel at home in an instant. Centrally located by the beach and shops, yet remote enough to hear nothing but the gentle sea breeze.

For your stay you can choose between the Cottage and the Lodge, both architecturally-designed in the classic Queensland style. The Cottage is a chic two-storey home with a large queen bedroom in its own loft space and the Lodge is single-storey structure, surrounded by large verandah and tropical garden.

On arrival you are welcomed as if to a friends house. Relax at home with a drink, before heading out to any of the five-star local restaurants. With everything from pizza, to grilled fish, to large, fresh salads, you won’t be disappointed.

Both rooms feature a private pool and outdoor spaces, and are well-equipped with all the amenities you could imagine. Washing machine, air conditioning, free parking and a great sound system to blast your favourite tracks.


Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Corner Garrick & Beryl Streets, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.9 Fabulous

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments is nestled in your perfect Port Douglas location. Surrounded by shops, sea, parks, and beach, not to mention the many facilities without even leaving the complex. The one hour coastal drive to the airport flies by in a blue-green flash, and can be arranged in advance.

Both the standard and deluxe apartments come in different sizes and are self-contained. The deluxe option boasts large indoor and outdoor dining areas, and both are furnished comfortably to welcome you as if to your own home. The executive apartment is the ultimate in luxury including a kitchen that any foodie would die for. With amazing produce and facilities at your fingertips, make the most of cooking exactly what and when you want.

The two BBQ areas are fully equipped and basic condiments are on hand too. Why not pick up some locally-brewed craft ales, grab some fresh produce and cook, drink and eat as the sun goes down.

If you’re looking for a bit of activity, the professional tennis courts are good fun for all ages. After your match, take a dip after in one of the two luxurious heated pools. Wandering around the lush grounds is a pleasure in itself and should not be missed.


Niramaya Villas and Spa

1 Bale Drive, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.2 Very Good

Luxury hotels in Port Douglas are not hard to find but Niramaya Villas and Spa is a true oasis within an oasis. Famous boutique-lined Macrossan Street is just five minutes drive away, and stunning Four Mile Beach is even closer. Rental bikes allow you to build an appetite as you go.

Each of the architecturally designed villas run seamlessly from indoor to outdoor; from king bed and large kitchen to private plunge pool and mesmerising water features. With villas catering to individuals to groups of five, there is something for everyone. If you’re lucky you can request a rainforest or lake view in certain villas too.

When your hunger takes hold, take yourself to the gourmet haven Niramaya Restaurant & Bar for a fresh breakfast, or wake up late and have a pizza overlooking the lush surrounds. Even the fussiest of children will be looked after here. Unmissable drinks are available at the bar until 5pm.

After a leisurely meal, you can indulge in a facial or hot stone massage at Niramaya Day Spa. If that’s not your thing, the friendly staff can arrange a round at The Mirage Country Club just over the road. There are also tennis courts and a fully-equipped gym for those more active guests.


Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort – Port Douglas

Port Douglas Road, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.3 Very Good

This 5-star hotel is the best example of what a relaxing complex should be. Surrounded by lush greenery and huge palm trees, right on the shores of the snow-white sandy beaches of the sea, it looks like a piece of paradise. Located in a truly idyllic and luxury setting where you’ll find everything, you don’t even have to leave the resort area during your holiday.

The luxury hotel has 295 elegantly furnished rooms, suites and villas, of which the ground floor, swim-up entry rooms are truly unique. The spacious marble bathrooms come with upscale Le Grand Bain toiletries, and each of the practically furnished rooms exudes pure luxury and comfort.

The resort has several independent restaurants and bars. Harrisons by Spencer Patrick is a multi-award winning restaurant where guests can taste sophisticated fine dining menus and Feast Restaurant serves specialties of modern Australian cuisine. Lagoon House is also ideal for beer and cocktail lovers, while Lobby Cafe pampers you with fresh, handmade pastries and an excellent selection of coffees.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort has more than 2 hectares of saltwater lagoon pools, so privacy is guaranteed thanks to its vast area. At Kaia Day Spa, luxury massages, body and facial treatments are available, of course using only upscale products. The Mirage Country Club Fitness Center offers tennis and golf possibilities in the well-designed areas.


Peppers Beach Club

20-22 Davidson Street, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.4 Very Good

Located in a lush green environment, Peppers Beach Club is the luxury hotel you will need for complete relaxation. A short walk from the famous Four Mile Beach, pleasant shopping streets and restaurants, this elegant hotel could not be in a better location, and tours to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest are also nearby.

The rooms and suites are all well-appointed, with elegant furnishings and spacious, bright areas. The balconies are surrounded by palm trees and lush green plants, providing a truly soothing and calm feeling. Even the simplest rooms have a private spa on the balcony and the larger suites have their  private plunge pool.

Next to the 5-star hotel’s central pool is located Koko Poolside Bar & Kitchen, where fresh seafood is served daily. Of course with impeccable quality and high quality service. In addition to specialties, guests can enjoy special cocktails by the turquoise pool, in a snow-white environment surrounded by lush greenery.

Swimming in the crystal clear waters of the long, lagoon-style pool is at guests’ disposal throughout the day. There are, of course, sunbeds all around, which can be used indefinitely. In addition to a gym with modern facilities, Peppers Beach Club offers a 24-hour reception and concierge service for guests’ maximum comfort.


Shantara Resort Port Douglas – Adults Only Retreat

27-31 Davidson Street, 4877 Port Douglas, Australia

Rating: 8.7 Fabulous

The Santara Resort is an adults only retreat, specializing in the needs of couples. The luxury hotel has won the Certificate of Excellence for several years, thanks to its perfect location, for example. A few minutes walk away, lovers of cafes and boutique shopping can indulge, and the Marina, which is also just a few steps away, offers daily departures to the Great Barrier Reef.

The hotel is an oasis in the bustling city, with superbly equipped, elegantly furnished apartments. The ground-floor apartments have direct pool access, while some of the larger upstairs apartments have an outdoor jacuzzi. Each of the modern and spacious upstairs rooms has a private balcony and large windows that brighten the areas with natural light.

A variety of high-quality breakfasts can be pre-selected at the time of booking and can be enjoyed in the intimate atmosphere of the rooms. And for a pleasant dinner, choose from the excellent restaurants on the beach, which showcase the masterpieces of all the cuisines of the world. The hotel’s lush and calm environment provide the perfect venue for romantic weddings.

At the onsite spa, you can experience the real, refreshment for your body and soul, thanks to a wide variety of essential oils and aromatherapy treatments. The two lagoon style pools, as the central element of the building complex, invite you to splash around every hour of the day.


Port Douglas is a jewel in the crown of Tropical North Queensland’s tourism industry. Known for its outstanding 5 star deluxe beach resorts, it has long since been the base of choice for couples and families wanting to visit the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation and the Daintree National Park. So go ahead and book a room at one of our recommended Port Douglas luxury hotels and see what makes the area so special!

Fly to your own private sand cay for a luxury beach picnic

Want to feel like a movie star? Then take a helicopter ride to a private and remote sand cay in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, for a once-in-a-lifetime, gourmet beach picnic experience. The team at GBR Helicopters will fly you to a beautiful spot where you will be able to spend a blissful two hours relaxing on a beach so pristine you will think you were dreaming. The picnic comes with sparkling wine, and a shady beach umbrella is also provided to protect you from the sun.

See the sunrise in a hot air balloon 

What better way to see the sunrise than on a hot air balloon? You will have to get up early to see it. Obviously. But the view of the Atherton Tablelands at dusk is simply magnificent. Run by the conveniently named Hot Air Balloon, the flights reach 6000 feet in the air. They have a range of tours available, including all day ones that are paired with other experiences like a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Barron River Rafting or a ride on the Skyrail at Kuranda.

Experience an Indigenous spa treatment

Want something a bit more down to earth? Then an indigenous spa treatment should be of interest to you. Situated in the Daintree Rainforest, the venue offers a range of health and wellness treatments that have been inspired by the ancient traditions of the local indigenous people of the Kuku Yalanji tribe. Set within an environment that is believed to be at least 135 million year old, it is the perfect place to reconnect and recentre with nature.

Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef 

The Great Barrier Reef is a must visit and the opportunity to scuba dive there is one you should take. A number of companies host tours to this wonderful World Heritage Site, which composes of over 2900 reefs and 900 islands. So shop around and see which one is best for you. A couple of tours you might want to focus on are those to The Cod Hole, where you can swim with human size fish, and Osprey Reef, where you will be surrounded by lots of sharks!

Go on a deluxe chocolate tour of the Daintree Estate

Got a sweet tooth? Then do yourself a favour and head on over to the Daintree Estates. They might just have the best Aussie chocolate you have ever tasted. The first commercial manufacturer in the world to make chocolate from cocoa grown in Australia, this Plantation to Plate cocoa producer will take you on a fascinating tour of their property. You will also get to taste and buy some of their outstanding chocolate for yourself too.

Go Horse Riding along the beach 

There are few more liberating feelings of freedom than galloping a horse on the beach. And this is exactly what you can do at Wonga Beach. Here you can hire a horse and walk, trot, cantor or gallop to a magnificent setting where The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest meet. Both of these World-Heritage Sites will induce goosebumps at the best of times, but when seen on a horse the experiences comes with even more of a wow factor.