Where to stay in Port Douglas

Where to stay in Port Douglas

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/15/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

Just an hour’s drive outside of Cairns, you’ll come across the sunny beach-side 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 its kind in Australia. With 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 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 the door of your accommodation. This hostel proudly boasts its own saltwater pool, poolside cinema and pop up bar! Wi-Fi is free in all common areas and there is a free shuttle bus for guests to and from Cairns.

  • Resort & Spa

    This Balinese inspired tropical resort is rich with tranquil gardens. Set away from the hustle of the centre, you are nestled in a secluded haven surrounded by your own tropical rainforest. Despite this, you’re also within walking distance to Four Mile Beach and 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 apartments have their private pool or spa, meaning you can relax in private. For even more luxury, indulge yourself at their on-site spa. Services include mud wraps, massages and facials. All products are specially made for the resort. At the end of the service, sit back and enjoy a calming hibiscus tea. Lay back and bask in the tranquillity that is the Hibiscus Resort & Spa.

  • Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

    Imagine a contemporary resort, at the epitome of luxury travel. Your room is only steps away from a giant lagoon pool dimly lit by fire torches as the sun sets. Catering for your every need, the resort lines the beachfront of Four Mile Beach. Choose to spend a day at the onsite spa, dine at the Aluco restaurant or explore your surroundings. This resort caters to anything you feel like doing! A shuttle bus will take you to the centre of Port Douglas where you delve into the fine dining and nightlife. Alternatively, choose to stay in the stunning resort, you’ll definitely want to stay forever.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.