At first glance, Port Douglas Sands Resort looks quite unpreposessing compared to other accommodation in Port Douglas, but do not let that put you off. Once inside the gates, you have entered a small, tropical haven. We were there in January, on a four nights for the price of three deal, and loved every minute of our stay. Our apartment was smart, spacious and extremely well equipped and it was a joy to sit on the balcony overlooking the palm trees and verdant grounds. The free breakfast, although basic, was a great bonus and could be eaten either in a pleasant room overlooking the pool or outside. The warm, saltwater pool was lovely and we couldn't wait to jump in after each day's sightseeing.
As other people have noted, the Sands Resort is a good 15-20 minute walk to the centre of Port Douglas. As three fit adults, we were happy to trek back and forth but it would not be much fun with young children. There is a local bus service but it's not cheap. In our view, the inconvenience of staying a little way out was more than made up for by the superb accommodation and tranquil setting of Port Douglas Sands Resort.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking