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Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Port Douglas

Style: eco escape

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a privately owned five star deluxe beach resort, 16km south of Port Douglas. An eco escape where you settle into secluded bungalows scattered amongst 145 acres of tropical headland and secluded beaches.  It is one of the world’s most beautiful private beach locations and with a host of natural activities, there’s really no reason to leave.

What we love:

  • Welcome tropical cocktail on arrival signals you’re on holidays
  • Candles in the bathroom for the ultimate romantic getaway
  • Divine dining at Osprey’s restaurant with panoramic views of the coastline
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff to cater to your every whim

In the Know:

  • Unique onsite experiences included such as guided coconut plantation odyssey, bird watching and nature tours
  • Free wifi in public areas & Osprey’s restaurant
  • Star gazing from Thala’s specially designed Observatory
  • Explore Great Barrier Reef & Daintree Rainforest from your Thala Beach base

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Location: Private Road, Off Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach Port Douglas QLD 4877
Located on a private beach and nestled in 145 acres of native forest, family-owned Thala is a deluxe eco and nature retreat located a convenient 45 mins drive from Cairns and only 10-15 mins from Port Douglas. Enjoy the best of the tropics from this secluded paradise.

Sitting atop a headland with breathtaking vistas, it provides an island-feel holiday and is the perfect base to explore the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest as all regional day tours pick up direct from Reception.

Boutique timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. All bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains.

The views from the restaurant are panoramic across the mountains and coastline. Guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly service.

Complimentary guided onsite tours include a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing, nature walks and bird watching tours.

Thala proudly boasts it has achieved the highest accreditation of eco certification through its sustainable practice and environmental sensitivity. Across the 145 acres of Thala Beach Lodge, guests find themselves in an unsurpassed relaxing environment.   On arrival, drive to the main Reception area and staff with greet you on arrival and provide free valet parking.

 

Facilities

  • 24 hour Reception
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge
  • Direct beach access
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor pool - unheated
  • Room service - limited service
  • Tour desk
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Conference/Meeting facilities
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Pool bar
  • Scheduled shuttle bus transfers to & from Port Douglas are available (fee applies)
  • Valet parking (Free)
  • Arrival/Departure lounge
  • Café
  • Day spa (bookings essential)
  • Yoga and sea kayaking available onsite - bookings essential.
  • On-site parking
  • Restaurant/s
  • Spa/Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Wifi access

Directions

Driving to Thala from Cairns city or the airport:

Once you leave the airport you come to a set of traffic lights at the junction with the main Cook Highway, turn RIGHT at these lights and remain on this road for approximately 50 minutes. There are a total of 9 roundabouts all between the airport and Kewarra Beach, make sure that you always exit off these roundabouts on the Port Douglas/Mossman exit (DO NOT TURN OFF FOR KURANDA). After the ninth roundabout remain on this road for approximately 25 to 30 minutes it follows the coastline and is a very picturesque drive (REMEMBER TO KEEP TO THE LEFT). You will pass Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm and a small area of homes known as Wangetti, Thala is approximately 12 minutes past this point the road twists around the coastline, there are places that slower cars can pull over to the left and slow down to allow faster traffic following to pass.
You will come to a sign on the right indicating Thala Beach Lodge 100 meters ahead on the right, start indicating to turn RIGHT at this stage you will then come to our entrance, drive up to the main lodge and reception area as we have valet parking.

Airport transfers are available by prior arrangement ($32 p/p one way).

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations or changes to bookings for this room must be made at least 24 hours prior to the check in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the first changed or cancelled night.

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Room Configuration: One Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 2

Jungle Walk Bungalow (forest views)

Jungle Walk Bungalows are low-set deep within the forest and capture the intimate feel of the unique woodland environment. The bungalows are air conditioned, 45m2, stylishly decorated, have screened windows and sublime forest views. Bedding can be one king bed which can be split into two king-singles if requested at time of booking. Please note: a rollaway bed can be provided for an additional charge of $50 per night for a child aged 2-12 years, and must be organised directly to the hotel prior to arrival. One infant cot can be provided FOC.

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Room Configuration: One Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 2

Eucalypt Bungalow (upper canopy forest views)

Eucalypt Bungalows are privately located amongst the rainforest and provide an up-close relationship with the natural world. The bungalows are air-conditioned, 45m2, have screened windows and sublime views to the forested mountains. Bedding can be one king bed which can be split into two king-singles if requested at time of booking. Please note: a rollaway bed can be provided for an additional charge of $50 per night for a child aged 2-12 years, and must be organised directly to the hotel prior to arrival. One infant cot can be provided FOC.

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Room Configuration: One Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 2

Coral Sea Bungalow (ocean views)

Coral Sea Bungalows are built high on timber poles with views over the forest canopy to the sparkling ocean, stylish natural decor, and are unobtrusively tucked away into the natural landscape. Bedding can be one king which can be split into two king-singles if requested at time of booking. Please note: a rollaway bed can be provided for an additional charge of $50 per night for a child aged 2-12 years, and must be organised directly to the hotel prior to arrival. One infant cot can be provided FOC.

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Room Configuration: One Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 2

Sandpiper Suite (beach and ocean views)

Perched on the easternmost point of Thalas private headland, the Sandpiper Suite is the ultimate in setting, romance and privacy. The Suite is air conditioned, 60m2, stylishly decorated, have screened windows for beach and coastline views. Bedding can be one king bed which can be split into two king-singles if requested at time of booking. Please note: a rollaway bed can be provided for an additional charge of $50 per night for a child aged 2-12 years, and must be organised directly to the hotel prior to arrival. One infant cot can be provided FOC.

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