As we drive through town and see the parking lots of the big resorts, our choice to stay at this lovely B&B is reinforced. It’s very peaceful here amongst the palms and bamboo. Every morning we sit by the pool and we are presented with a platter of exotic fruits, as well as eggs, avocado, brie, toast and good plunger coffee. Sometimes we are presented with extra treats, like this morning’s mango lassi. In the evenings we sit and read books from the shelves here and drink wine while the gecko’s skitter and chirp, the catbirds meow (it’s true) and candles burn throughout the courtyard. It is almost June, and the nights are warm, I type this review in a singlet.
Our hosts, Frieda & Colin, are what make this place more than a tourist destination. They are unobtrusive, thoughtful and kind. Last night Colin appeared, presented me with a coffee liqueur and a wry smile, then disappeared as quietly as he had come.
I am a wheelchair user, and this property has been ideal. Frieda & Colin have put a lot of thought into activities in the local region that would work for me, and I’ve been following their advice. My partner is a kite surfer, we are just metres from the south end of Four Mile Beach, one of the best kite surfing destinations in the world.
This review may sound too good to be true – feel free to read my other reviews, they don’t all glow like this one.
After a few days here we extended our stay. We intend to return next year and perhaps this will become a yearly event.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet and peaceful bed and breakfast,on the beach, 4 miles away from busy Port Douglas. One of only a few real b&b s in Port Douglas. A minute's walk to the beach, two minutes' walk to very nice restaurants, bistro and bus services. Every morning a lovely tropical breakfast is served, outside,in the court yard. It consists of the best tropical fruits in season, breads, honey and home made yoghurt, fruit juice and freshly brewed tea and coffee. This is truly open-air living! There is a large swimming pool to keep you cool. The b&b is in separate guestwing and gives you (and us) privacy and your own entrance. There are only only two rooms, each with their own bathroom, fridge, air conditioning and queen size bed. There are no cooking facilities, though you can make your own tea and coffee. The breezeway, the court yard and garden with lots trees, bamboo,bougainvillea,local plants, birds and butterflies are all your territory. We are glad to offer you local knowledge and are happy to help you find the tours and trips that suit you best. ... more less
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