From the moment we drove into the Plantation Resort, we knew that we were going to have a lovely stay. The lush surroundings were a great setting for the different sized accommodation units and the the faint sound of the waterfall in the pool area was tempting us to kick back, relax and dive straight into the gorgeous pool.
We were greeted at reception by a very friendly lady who told us all we needed to know about the resort and showed us to our rooms. You never get a second chance at a first impression and our first impression was a very positive one. Friendly and welcoming are a few words that spring to mind.
Our room was clean and tidy and we agreed that the furnishings reminded us of the type you'd find in a Caribbean Island resort. We didn't intend to stay in our room long, so quickly unpacked, got changed and headed to the pool.
There were plenty of loungers to relax on. We took a dip in the pool and then treated ourselves to the jacuzzi. One of the staff walked past and offered us a friendly smile and wave. Once again, in the short time we'd been here we were reminded of how friendly the staff were.
We were obviously so relaxed that we spent the rest of the day by the pool, and were aroused by the smells coming from the on site restaurant. Soon the place was getting busier, and we were greeted by other guests or residents of the Plantation Resort. Again, the welcoming nature of this place made us know straight away that the next few days were going to be exactly what we wanted from our little mini break from cold New Zealand! The menu in the restaurant was simple, but the food was well presented and tasted delicious. The prices of both food and drinks were very reasonable. What astounded us most was that the owners (one being the receptionist from earlier in the day) were mingling with the guests, making sure everyone was ok. Our holiday was perfect from start to finish. What we both agreed on after our stay at this resort (and there will definitely be more!) was that we were made to feel like friends, rather than guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Port Douglas Plantation Resort is a private and spacious oasis comfortably located just outside Port Douglas. Modern, contemporary style accommodation set amongst 4 acres of lush manicured tropical gardens, offering 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fully self-contained apartments ideal for families. Perfectly positioned to embark on all the adventures this magnificent region has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Port Douglas Plantation Hotel Port Douglas