We spent 4nights recently in this place, should have been 5 but cyclone Ita intervened!
We had a wonderful time. Pools and the lodge area were very clean and comfortable. Staff helpful though not intrusive or over-bearing. I had problems walking so was pleased to see that the staff were always available to 'ferry' you from your room p the inclines to the lodge. This wasn't provided just for the infirm, but made very clear it was for anyone at any time. Restaurant food brilliant. On the day before the cyclone hit, staff were busy moving all furniture from the open areas upstairs to down below, but were always on hand to help with luggage into taxis etc. no complaints at all. Saw no cockroaches, but loads of geckos.
Not a place that caters for children. No fitness centre or similar, though you got fit walking about the site and up and down to the fantastic beach!
- 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