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Turtle Cove Beach Resort

4500 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Spa
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Billiards
Couples massage
Massage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Great View
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Norman C wrote a review 1 Feb
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If you are after an inclusive LGBT+ resort to stay in that offers beautiful food, stunning beach views and wonderful friendly staff then Turtle Cove is for you. We opted for a beachfront apartment and the extra cost is so worth it, waking up to the Pacific Ocean with palm trees and lush gardens was to die for. Jules and Nathan were amazing hosts as well as Tuile and Georgia who were exceptional ! We also had the pleasure of sampling Chef Jack's food which was divine. Considering we were among the first guests to check in to Turtle Cove after Cyclone Jasper we were blown away (pardon the pun) by everything. Beautiful resort, delicious food and stunning nature...what isn't to love. The staff were simply amazing, could not have done enough for us. Side note- Turtle Cove is situated in the Rainforest so nature will be there in abundance so be sure to be at ease with all things critters because, after all, you are holidaying in their natural habitat. Norman and Marty
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Jackson Robinson-Taylor wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing time, with all that happened with the Cyclone, Julian, Nathan and the team went above and beyond to make it work, and give us the best experience ever. The resort is stunning, food and drinks delish. New years was so much fun, and we had a blast. Honestly this Queer space is so inclusive and 1 of a kind in Australia. Honestly if you want to have the best time ever, with people that treat you like family, book! This resort has it all 🌈
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IBH68 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom27 contributions41 helpful votes
We had so much fun! Nathan, Jules and Kelvin were just the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much. Laying out on a sun bed on their private beach was perfect. Chef Daniel rustled up great lunches and dinners and the wine selection was varied. There was even a peacock, peahen with their babies all in residence. Many thanks Turtle Cove for a memorable stay. X.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dan wrote a review Oct 2023
Tamworth, Australia1 contribution
The resort was fantastic. Clean amenities, friendly and welcoming staff who made sure everyone felt welcome and comfortable. Food was excellent and expertly served. Stunning views from the room and the room we stayed in was comfortable and clean. The management team of Nathan and Jules were very friendly, funny and personable. It was one of the best stays we had and will be returning to relax and enjoy the best resort experience in Australia. Having a safe place that is both peaceful and respectful to cultural safety and broad diversity, where LGBTQI+B/S can be themselves is of such great value and we commend Nathan and Jules for providing this space. 10/10 from us, without hesitation. Thanks for everything! - Dan and Mikey
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Mark E wrote a review Oct 2023
Sydney, Australia23 contributions14 helpful votes
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Moth-riddled curtains. No shower walls that left the bathroom flooded each time you showered. Slow service in the restaurant and prices are very high for mains. Staff friendly but require a great deal more training. Local wildlife are borderline pests….getting precariously close whenever food is around. Rooms were not hygenically clean…filthy under beds and above eye level. Found a couple Huntsman near and around the bathroom.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: I’d stay in Cairns and Port Douglas and go to the resort as a day guest. Nice around the pool.
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Paul N W wrote a review Oct 2023
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We recently had 5 days at Turtle Cove , we should have had more . Nathan & Julian are great host & go out of their way to make sure you have a fabulous time . The staff are friendly , professional & always up for a chat . Dinner time is always a good time to meet new friends. We enjoyed our time so much we have rebooked for Easter 2024 . Paul , Ian & Sheldon
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Best to hire a car so you can head off to Port Douglas , Cairns , The Daintree,
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Anthony B wrote a review Oct 2023
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Secluded resort with beautiful beach. The resort (rooms in particular) is in need of a good renovation, shower has no shower screen and water goes everywhere! Rooms were cleanish, but lots of bugs (to be expected given it’s amongst trees and nature). The staff were friendly on phone during the booking process, however at arrival not so friendly! The resort accommodation, facilities and staff didn’t meet our expectation and we didn’t feel welcome or comfortable. We booked alternative accommodation immediately the next day. Sadly I think the resort is living in yesteryear and really needs a modern makeover.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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toandfromtheairport wrote a review Aug 2023
Antarctica304 contributions99 helpful votes
The location of this resort is absolutely perfect. The beach is clean and almost completely deserted. It is a delight to wake up in this incredible place. However, the accommodation is in dire need of an upgrade. The plumbing in the bathroom is primitive with no shiower screen, so each time you shower, the entire room is flooded. The staff are generally quite rude with little or no customer service skills. Any complaints are met with an argument. The staff tend to join the guests in the hot tub in the evening which seems a little inappropriate. The food is not bad at all. There is no shop or other services for miles around, so bring everything you need like snacks toiletries and sun cream. I would love to return to this amazing location but am put off by the staff and the accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take everything you need with you as nothing available
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Zach V wrote a review Mar 2023
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin7 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stopped by the Turtle Cove resort to grab a drink, check out the property and beach. We ended up booking an impromptu night stay. The staff, room, pool, hot tub and game of pool were all enjoyable! Great stargazing opportunities too.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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James T wrote a review Jan 2023
New York City, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing Stay!! Special thanks to the team. I brought my mate from New York (Via Sydney) to stay for three days. And it could not have been more perfect! Julian & Nathan the Managers are so friendly and fun along with all the staff Chef Matt, Niall & Roman it is like one big family. Always here to help with a smile, felt like long lost friends after the weekend. I Stayed three days and wished I have stayed a week. The room was perfect for two friends I recommend paying more for a View (Worth It). At night we danced the night away on the dancefloor, and all day we sat drinking cocktails by the pool. I couldn't think of a more perfect Gay holiday. Have already planned future trips after all my friends after they saw my social media stories, and hopefully, plan on bringing most of Sydney with me. To this LGBT oasis, it was so freeing to be in such a respectful & friendly environment... and fun (And I have personally run hotels for 10 years and not felt like this before in any of my own properties) Like just about every guest I met during my stay, I will be back Every Year and more if I can get away. (Most other guests I met told me they had stayed 3 up to 8 times before ) Perfect for Solo travellers or Partners as well, my next trip I will come Solo there were so many lovely people travelling Solo to chat, share dinner and laugh with. Wish I could come in April to celebrate your 30th anniversary of the Resort! Many thanks
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Pay for the View (Worth it) Stay more than three nights, you will have so much fun you won't...
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PRICE RANGE
AU$260 - AU$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
turtle cove hotel port douglas, turtle cove smithfield
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandPort Douglas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Turtle Cove Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Turtle Cove Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (3.6 km), Rex Lookout (3.4 km), and Kuranda National Park (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Turtle Cove Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Turtle Cove Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Turtle Cove Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Turtle Cove Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Turtle Cove Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Turtle Cove Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Turtle Cove Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Turtle Cove Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.