Thala Beach Lodge is on top of a hill with awesome views, it occupies a vast area with beautiful beach and nature walks, the photos tell the truth. I also liked the pool a lot, it was beautifully arranged. The staff is super friendly everywhere and the reception booked us a day exploring the outer reef and another in the Daintree forest, both were excellent choices and with transport to and from the hotel. Thala is about 10 km from Port Douglas, there is a shuttle bus about every other hour. We did not have enough days to explore all Thala had to offer but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was OK, maybe not as spectacular as the views from the open air restaurant, the parrots are fun to watch too. The dinners were generally good. Nature lovers will love this place, where you can see and hear the tropical forest around you. It is lovely to wake up and see the sun raise above the sea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Osprey's Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests and visitors dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming pools blending discretely within the environment. Paths wind through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, passing through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora. Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours. A completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the 'tree of life'. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
- Thala Beach Resort
- Thala Beach Lodge