Best Port Douglas accommodation for your beach-bound stay
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Hidden among Port Douglas's low-rise developments are a mixed bag of accommodations that'll rest you up for your big day ahead.
Five-star resorts manned by big-name brands line the road along Four Mile Beach while affordable inns sit within the heart of the city. For something more unique, head inland and stay in one of the cosy boutique hotels in the depths of the rainforest.
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Family Port Douglas accommodation
Family accommodation comes in all shapes and sizes in Port Douglas, so you're bound to find something to suit the whole gang.
If you're looking for a cheap getaway with self-catered facilities and easy access to the beach, check out the 1970s-inspired Port Douglas Motel. Consistently ranked among the best accommodations in Port Douglas on TripAdvisor, a triple room with a kitchenette and swimming pool access here costs under $110 per night.
For a few extra dollars, you can upgrade your family stay to the mid-range Lazy Lizard Motor Inn. From organising tours to providing free-of-charge bikes for the brood, the owners are determined to make your stay the best it can be.
Then, for a real treat, Paradise Links Resort is a fantastic option for a luxury family stay. Comprising spacious apartment suites, this resort has perfected the balance between self-catered facilities and 4-star hospitality.
Best for low-cost: Port Douglas Motel
Best for mid-range: Lazy Lizard Motor Inn
Best for high-end: Paradise Links Resort Port Douglas
5-star hotels in Port Douglas
In Port Douglas, 5-star hotels tend to come in the form of beachside resorts featuring outdoor pools, spacious suites and private balconies. Saying this, you won't find any in the town itself, as most pride themselves on their access to the stunning Four Mile Beach.
This idyllic location comes at a small price in the form of a 20- to 45-minute walk to Macrossan Street, which is home to a glut of restaurants and bars.
Resorts like Peppers Beach Club are closer than others, so it's ideal for families with bubs or guests without private transport.
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a good walk away but offers a complimentary shuttle service for its guests into town. Plus, it's one of the only hotels with a sandy beach and two lagoon pools.Sea Temple Resort and Spa comes equipped with handy boardwalks that lead guests through the mangroves and straight onto the sand. If you'd rather swim in the freshwater, opt for one of the ultra-luxe swim-out apartments.
Best for luxury: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
Best for beach access: Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas
Best for families: Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas
Boutique Port Douglas hotels
Boutique hotels are a rarity in Port Douglas, but they're not impossible to find. Couples looking for a touch of serenity during their vacation are guaranteed just that at the adults-only Peninsula Boutique Hotel. Tucked away in the quieter side of town, guests have easy access to restaurants, bars and the beach from their suite.
If luxury is key during your vacation, Niramaya Villas and Spa should also be top of your list. Each private apartment is enveloped by age-old rainforest, made even more picturesque by the on-site lake.
Eco-conscious travellers will be glad to know that there are several green-fingered boutique hotels sitting just outside the main Port Douglas area. Places like Thala Beach Nature Reserve provide exquisite treehouse accommodation made from sustainable materials and surrounded by acres of rehabilitated forest.
Best for adults-only: Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel - Adults Only Haven
Best for eco-travellers: Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Best for luxury: Niramaya Villas and Spa
Alternate Port Douglas accommodation options
Most properties come with fully equipped kitchens. Some even have a private pool. Plus, you'll have the added bonus of local knowledge from your host.
Camping in Port Douglas isn't difficult either with Pandanus Tourist Park and Tropic Breeze Caravan Park situated within just a few kilometres of the city centre. Both have powered and non-powered sites.
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Frequently asked questions about Port Douglas hotels
Which hotels are beachfront in Port Douglas?
There's no truly beachfront accommodation in Port Douglas as Four Mile Beach lies behind a protected strip of the rainforest. However, hotels that get you closer than others include Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa, Peninsula Boutique Hotel and Mowbray by the Sea.
Which Accor (ALL) hotels are in Port Douglas?
Accor maintains seven hotels within five kilometres of Port Douglas:
- Hotel Pullman Port Douglas Resort
- Hotel Peppers Beach Club
- Hotel Mantra Portsea
- Hotel Mantra on the Inlet
- Hotel Mantra Heritage
- Hotel Mantra in the Village
- Hotel Mantra Aqueous on Port
Which Port Douglas hotels have private pools?Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa offers some of the most luxurious private pools around with swim-out facilities and plunge pools in select rooms.
Otherwise, most high-end hotels offer guests private use of their on-site swimming pool. Oaks Lagoons has a swim-out pool and Ramada Resort has a pool that seamlessly transitions into its rainforest background.
Where can I book flights and accommodation packages to Port Douglas?Expedia, Wotif, lastminute.com.au and occasionally Luxury Escapes can all organise your flights and hotel in one handy package.
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