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.
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 […]View Details
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 […]View Details
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. […]View Details
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 […]View Details
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 […]View Details
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 […]View Details
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 […]View Details
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. […]View Details
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 […]View Details
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. […]View Details
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.