Where to stay in Port Douglas

Just an hour’s drive outside of Cairns, you’ll come across the sunny beachside town of Port Douglas. The gateway to both the lush rainforest of tropical North Queensland and the vibrant coral life of the Great Barrier Reef. Home to the Four Mile Beach, one of the most beautiful of it’s kind in Australia, pristine white sand and crystal blue waters, this is a must visit oasis. Port Douglas’s resort style centre gives off Hampton-esque vibes with a tropical twist. Shady green palm trees line the shoreline where romantic getaways and adventure awaits you. The indulgent town is an oasis of fine dining, bohemian boutiques and hotels that suit every traveller; from budget friendly hostels to the uber exclusive adult only resorts. Take a closer look at Port Douglas and you’ll find you might want to stay awhile.

Port Douglas Backpackers

This buzzing hostel in the heart of the township is located just mere minutes away from the iconic Four Mile Beach. Enjoy your time in Port Douglas with friendly travellers you meet at this relaxed hostel. If it’s fun you’re searching for, you won’t need to travel much further than outside the door of your private or dormitory accommodation. This hostel proudly boasts its own saltwater pool, poolside cinema and pop up bar all on site! Wi-Fi is free in all common areas and they even have a free shuttle bus for guests to take you to and from Cairns on selected days.

Hibiscus Resort & Spa

This Balinese inspired tropical resort is rich with tranquil gardens, set away from the hustle of the centre so that you are nestled in a secluded haven surrounded by your own tropical rainforest. Despite this, you’re also only 800 metres away from Four Mile Beach and 100 metres from the main shopping area. A spa resort at its core, this hotel features apartments that lead out to heated pools where you can unwind after a busy day of exploring. Each of the studios and apartments have their own swim out pools or private spas meaning you can relax in your own private area or for an even more luxurious setting indulge at their on-site spa. Services offered include mud wraps, massages and facials using products that are made especially for the resort. At the end of the service, sit back and enjoy a calming hibiscus tea as you bask in the tranquillity that is the Hibiscus Resort & Spa.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Imagine a contemporary resort, at the epitome of luxury travel. Your room is only steps away from a 3,000 square metre lagoon pool dimly lit by fire torches after the sun sets. Catering for your every need, the resort is situated on the beachfront of the Four Mile Beach, so whether you want to spend a day at the onsite spa, dine at the Aluco restaurant or explore your surroundings, this resort will let you do just that. A shuttle bus will take you to the centre of Port Douglas where you delve into the fine dining and nightlife, but that’s only if you bring yourself to leaving the stunning resort.

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