Walk in: swim out. For that added splash of luxury to your weekend getaway, family holiday or romantic retreat the following hotels will get you as close as you can to the most convenient and luxurious pools in the region.
Sheraton Grand Mirage, Port Douglas
With over 2 hectares of swimmable, saltwater lagoon pools and 53 rooms with direct-balcony access to the pools the Sheraton definitely deserves the love-heart eyes on your Instagram post.
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Plunge into luxury with a 3000m² lagoon right on your patio step. Swim over to the Pool Bar serving delicious cocktails and food, or soak up the ambience as the lagoon comes to life with flame-lit lanterns lining the pool in the evening.
Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas
The deluxe lagoon suites at Peppers Beach Club offer stunning pool views with private swim-up pontoons. Upgrade to the two-bedroom apartment and you’ll also have your own private balcony spa – deluxe suddenly becomes devine.
Oaks Lagoons, Port Douglas
As the name so subtly suggests, Oaks Lagoons is situated on six lagoon pools with swim-out apartments available with on most room types, from hotel rooms through to three-bedroom apartments. With full kitchen and laundry facilities on all apartments except hotel rooms, it’s the perfect home away from home.
Mantra Heritage, Port Douglas
Tucked away just off popular Macrossan Street you’ll find the tropical oasis of lush gardens, solar-heated saltwater lagoons and spas that is Mantra Heritage. Only minutes from a huge selection of cafes, pubs, boutiques and restaurants, what’s not to love?
Mantra Aqueous, Port Douglas
Swim-out rooms are available as hotel apartments or two-bedroom dual-key apartments including private balcony spa (tough life, but someone has to do it), Mantra Aqueous is conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from the hustle and bustle of Macrossan Street and famous Four Mile Beach.
Shantara, Port Douglas
As an adults-only retreat, Shantara’s relaxed and tranquil setting is the perfect romantic getaway or honeymoon destination. Encircled by two lagoon style pools, Shantara cleverly balances privacy with their swim-out rooms. For the ultimate romantic escape, the four honeymoon apartments feature private pool decks and private courtyards with large Jacuzzis.
Peppers Beach Club & Spa, Palm Cove
Set around the adults-only Serenity Pool, Peppers Beach Club in Palm Cove can offer direct pool access on a small number of one and three-bedroom apartments, which are available by request only – talk about exclusive! Surrounded by lush rainforest gardens and a rock fountain, you’ll nearly forget you’re only metres from the beach.
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Nestled among the famous Melaleuca trees of Palm Cove, Sea Temple’s two-bedroom, two-bathroom swim-out apartments provide the perfect place for family stays or social gatherings with fully appointed lounge and dining facilities and a full laundry. Simply crack out the bubbles and cheese and you’re all set for the perfect getaway.
Pool Resort Port Douglas
Modern and stylish, Pool Resort Port Douglas offers elegant swim-out two-bedroom and three-bedroom self-contained apartments all situated around one their many glittering pools. Don’t you just want to dive in?
Life’s not all about lazing around pools, get out and about in Port Douglas.
72 hours in Port Douglas
For a small town, Port Douglas has a lot to offer. Let this itinerary guide you on how to optimise your time away.
Spa-tripping in Port Douglas and the Daintree
Deep tissue massages, vichy showers, hot stone therapies, seaweed wraps and coconut coffee scrubs, here are a few places to bliss out in Tropical North Queensland.
Why Port Douglas is the perfect spot for a family holiday
Port Douglas is the perfect getaway for kids and parents alike, with everything from adrenaline-filled rainforest adventures and awe-inspiring wildlife tours to top-end eateries and bustling local markets.
Take a road trip on the Great Barrier Reef Drive
The strip of bitumen between Cairns and Cape Tribulation, now known as the Great Barrier Reef Drive, is 140 km of jaw-dropping beauty. The road winds between two world heritage icons that Tropical North Queensland is famous for: the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Meet a local: Shaolin, the Port Douglas pirate ship
The word pirate conjures images that have been with us for centuries: skull and cross bone flags, eye patches, quick-witted parrots, buried treasure, and of course, mutiny on the high seas. This pirate ship, however, is a little different and you can find it in Port Douglas.