While vacationing in Port Douglas in May 2005, we stayed at Tropic Sands for 4 nights and found the apartment to be very clean and convenient to the main restaurants and supermarket in Port Douglas (Macrossan St, 2 blocks away) as well as Marina Mirage (3 – 4 blocks away), where the catamarans leave for the Great Barrier Reef trips. Its handy to be able to walk to the supermarket to buy things to cook for dinner as eating out every night in Port Douglas can be expensive (main meals are generally A$25-30). The apartment complex is also far away enough from the main road so that it's not too noisy from all the restaurants and bars.
The apartment complex have a smallish but clean freshwater pool and a BBQ, and the floor plan is exactly the same as on the website. The plumbing was good and the AC kept the place nice and cool.
There is parking downstairs if you rent a car (the Avis office is only 3 blocks away too) but we found that with having day trips to the reef, we didn’t need the car for so many days. Instead, we just hired a car for the drive from Cairns airport to Port Douglas and then rehired again when we wanted to drive up to the rainforest ourselves. Denise, the owner was very friendly and helpful. For the price we paid, it was a great value and definitely better than expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropic Sands is a small tropical style accommodation complex with one bedroom apartments and is ideally suited to adults and couples. The property features a handy location amongst the palms and native trees, and only a short walk from Four Mile Beach, the Marina and Port Douglas Village. The apartments provide a communal barbeque area, outdoor swimming pool, complimentary undercover car parking and tour booking service (located at nearby Beaches Resort on The Esplanade). ... more less
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