Wonderful location with comfortable cabins. Glamping at its best. The environment is just beautiful and you are living right amongst the trees and birds. The cabins are located amongst all different parts of the headland. You can have a tree house style south facing cabin with stunning big views over the tree tops (the balcony can be quite exposed if its windy, but it is worth it for the atmosphere), or a more protected cabin facing north to a quieter cove. Make sure you do the nature walks on the property - they are really gorgeous and show all parts of what the headland and surrounds has to offer. You can really feel the care and attention given to looking after this place.The beach is just beautiful and so is the cove. The bird life is great. The central lodge is open air and brilliantly located and lovely for relaxing and reading a book/playing board games etc. The food/restaurant was pretty average but you dont stay here for the food. Port Douglas is a quick comfortable scenic drive away. Staff are really nice. Absolutely loved this place.
- 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