We have visited many beach resorts north of Cairns so we decided on this occasion to go to Mission Beach upon a recommendation from friends. The first step was where to stay. Having worked in the hospitality and accommodation industry for many years I knew what I was looking for. I did my research and we finally decided on Taihoa Holliday Units at South Mission Beach and stayed there for seven days and were not disappointed.
From my first contact with Tracey over the telephone I knew that we had selected the right property ( but you never know until you arrive ). She was very polite, helpful and only to pleased to answer all my questions on Taihoa and Mission Beach.
Upon our arrival we were greeted by Tracey and shown our unit which directly overlooked the beach - beautiful views of the beach and ocean. She showed us all the amenities in the room and explained how to operate all the appliances. We were then shown around the exterior of the property.
Taihoa is situated in a very quiet and tranquil area of South Mission Beach and is directly opposite Dunk Island.
The units are very spacious with a large bed area, bathroom, dining areas and kitchenette with two burner stove. They are fully self-contained with microwave, toaster, cutlery, crockery and utensils. TV, DVD and CD players are also in each unit. Taihoa also has laundry facilities and a large saltwater swimming pool which was very clean and in spotless condition. Off street parking is also provided.
Taihoa is the ideal place if you want peace and quiet with no interruptions and no disturbances. You can read, go for walks along the beach, bush walking and short scenic drives. We had a swim every afternoon and evening as the average temperature during our stay was 31 degrees celsius. After our swim on two occasions we utilised the large BBQ which was very new and clean - eating and drinking under the stars, with the waves lapping the shores - life could not be any better.
If you have to venture away from Mission Beach I would suggest a drive to Tully ( Tully Gorge ) and Innisfail. The inland route to Innisfail is very picturesque and you pass Paronella Park ( a must visit ).
South Mission Beach has all the amenities you need for a stay. Close by is the post office, bank, supermarket, newsagent, doctors surgery, service station and many smaller shops.
There are many eating establihments available in the area providing various cuisines from Asian, Italian, European to Australian meals at reasonable prices. We can highly recommend Blarneys and Scotties at Wongaling Beach.
Tracey was the perfect host. She kept her distance from you and did not interfere in your affairs but was always there for you if you needed help or advice. We would certainly recommend Taihoa Holday Units to any person seeking a quiet and relaxing break or holiday. In fact we enjoyed ourselves so much that we have booked to return in March 2012.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taihoa Holiday Units is an adults only beachfront property on beautiful South Mission Beach with views across the Coral Sea to Dunk, Bedarra & the Family Group Islands. Fully air-conditioned with ceiling fans, each unit comfortably sleeps two people on either king sized or single beds. Separated from the your living area by timber sliders a fully equipped kitchenette has all you'll need for preparing breakfast, lunch or a BBQ alongside the large in-ground salt water swimming pool. To maintain the peace and tranquillity of your holiday experience, we are a child-free property - all guests must be 18yrs or older. ... more less
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