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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

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Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Nathan is awesome. Property is spectacular, food is great, and omg I canning wait to go back. I loved the room, balcony, beach and the pool. Made so many friends atmosphere is beyond this world. Bert is the best. I am well traveled and it was so relaxing, the best vacation I’ve
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Having researched the location I booked straight away. Once I booked I looked into the resort a little more and we were a bit worried as we didn't want to impose being a straight couple, however this couldn't be further from what happened. We were greeting really kindly by
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Response from turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely comments, Yes you are so right, we are hidden away from the world, with all the other resorts where, can not do this, should not do that and so on. Our beach indeed is so presstine and private that you can do and look what you like. Our gardens are so well kept and lush, that even our massive front lawn right on the sea is clothing optional. and sure with the discrimination laws in this country, we can not refuse straight couples. but it's only seldom that that happen and the ones that stay here are totally, Gay friendly and gay accepting and thus blend is amazingly well. And yes we do Vegetarian and other diet dishes when requested. We hope to see you return one day. With big huggies from us all at the Cove. XXX Bert Queen "B"
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This was our first time at this resort and there will now be many more to come!!! Such a tranquil resort by day and some great party’s by night, all that you want out of a short holiday away from the big city. We had AG for day service who was ever so polite and very attentive
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Response from turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind remarks, all of us are always sooo happy when our guests have a great time with us. Even though it is hard work for us, but as all of us enjoy our work and thus the job becomes very enjoyable for us. In most places guests are regarded as an inconvenience and just a room number. Here it is the other way around, here you are a person and more or less become friends. And thus we hope that indeed your visit will turn into many more visits. looking forward seeing you again. With big hugs from all of us at the Cove XXX Bert Queen "B"
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We had our first visit to Turtle Cove in January after hearing many great things from previous guests and it far exceeded our expectations. From check-in to check-out there was nothing we could fault the staff or the resort about. Bert and Ray checked us in, they were very
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Response from turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely comments, What can we say, besides yes yes yes to what you wrote he....he...he... We, all at the resort work very hard to make all our guests feel relaxed and at home, without any inhibitions placed upon our guests. Do what you like, say what you like, look what you like. No one can see or hear us at our secret piece of paradise smack on the blue warm tropical seas. We love to see you back one day. With love from all of us at the Cove. XXX Bert Queen "B"
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It’s so easy to like a property when things go right. The staff have their routines and guests come and go having had a memorable experience... things just work. However, when things go wrong in customer service, it’s a true test of the resilience and guest focus of the
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Response from turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Thank-you for your review. With the benefit of anonymity, you have taken this opportunity to denigrate Turtle Cove Beach Resort without saying anything constructive. What went wrong? Did you request assistance with your problem? We have no idea what your problems were or in fact, what you are complaining about! You are wrong, management are all gay, and have an immense knowledge about the hospitality industry. A Continental Breakfast (world wide) consists of juices, cereals, fruits, grains, yogurts, breads, croissants, condiments, tea and coffee, eggs are also included at Turtle Cove. What else do you require from a Continental Breakfast these days??? And yes It is FREE, but still not good enough for you! I sincerely hope that you are not blaming us for the most massive downpours, storm events and flooding this region has seen in the last 150 years, power lines being brought down, leaving us without power for some hours. All of the other guests managed to have a great time and appreciated the staff were under immense pressure, working under those conditions, and made the most of a very difficult time,completely beyond our control.
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Hello, do you only accept gay couples?
It is a relaxed happy place, nudity acceptable....enjoy the visit.
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Hello there - I'm looking for few nights at your place around 23-27 January 2017. Do you have any space? Regards John
Hi John, Thank you for your mail and booking request. Unfortunately we are unable to help you with those dates. The resort is fully booked for a private party from 20 to 28 January. We are sorry we are unable to help you.We to be able to see you some other time. May we wish also a great New Years and a Prosperous 2017 With kindest regards Bert General manager
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Hi, thank you for your mail and accommodation request. Unfortunately, we are fully booked oner the new years period and thus have no rooms left. There may be some rooms left in hotels in Port Douglas. But although we can not help you with accommodation, you are very welcome to visit us and spend your time at our resort. For New years eve, we have the best known Gay DJ (Mike Evans) who will rock us into the New Year and a big Carvery dinner will be served. Sorry that we could not help you and thank you for thinking of us to stay. From all of us at the Cove we wish you a great New Year. Kindest regards Bert Queen "B" General Manager
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"The beach front rooms a delight."
"Beachfront rooms have been entirely renovated, the others need a refreshment of bathrooms but still comfortable. View on top floors only"
"If you like a decent mattress then choose a room directly onto the beach at the front of the resort."
"All rooms are good with beach front always our choice. Depends on your budget."
"They are more expensive but go for the ocean view rooms."
US$144 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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