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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

5078 Captain Cook Hwy, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a family owned 58 hectare nature and wildlife reserve 15 minutes south of Port Douglas. Get there from Cairns via a spectacular 45 minute drive along Captain Cook Highway. Elevated on stilts, 83 eco designed timber bungalows are discretely concealed within the forest canopy, blending in with the natural environment and feature ocean, mountain or forest views. Panoramic views are enjoyed from open-sided Osprey's Restaurant across the forest canopy and beyond to the Coral Sea. Guests and visitors dine amongst birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service. Granite boulders, waterfalls and overhanging trees create natural swimming pools blending discretely within the environment. Paths wind through rainforests and woodlands, connecting with secluded coves and beaches, passing through habitats for endemic birds, wildlife and flora. Guests enjoy complimentary guided nature tours by onsite rangers including tree planting, stargazing at an outdoor observatory, beach discovery, wildlife walks and bird-watching tours. A completely organic 650 tree coconut plantation is home to a unique coconut odyssey tour highlighting the extraordinary qualities of the 'tree of life'.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Game room
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Private beach
Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Sneezym wrote a review 3 Jan
18 contributions17 helpful votes
Driving into Thala is like stepping into a whole new world. The rooms are stunning and food sensational. The pool is out of a magazine. Most of the staff have been there for many years and are super friendly. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was because there was no room service, and it was quite a trek to the restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Emma R wrote a review Dec 2021
20 contributions2 helpful votes
Tucked away off the highway to Port Douglas from Cairns is this stunning spot. We stopped in for lunch. As the walked in we were greeted by a grand entrance leading up to the restaurant. The views are breathtaking! It is such a beautiful spot to relax, have a few drinks, eat, watch the native birds frolic in the trees and admire the views of the Daintree and coast line. Not only were the views spectacular, the food was delicious. We had the curry which was full of flavour and the meat had been chargrilled before being added to the sauce. YUM! It is a spot not to miss and one in which we will make a regular visit when up this way.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
carmielaw wrote a review Nov 2021
Townsville, Australia2 contributions
We couldn’t be happier with our stay at Thala Beach Reserve. The food was amazing to say the least. Every meal was a delight. Staff were so polished & professional & looked after us above & beyond. Highly recommend seafood platter on the beach accompanied with a bottle of champers. Stayed 4 nights & each day was special. We were in cabin 44 which is perfect. Close to the smaller swimming pool & very private. The buggy boys were so helpful, friendly & informative. Do yourself a favour & stay at this gorgeous resort. We are so glad we did. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Cabin 44 is very private & close to the smaller pool.
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255100PaulaI wrote a review Oct 2021
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed at this wonderful place in October. Five nights of peace, quiet and spectacular views. The consideration of the staff was unbelievable. One of us was disabled and could not walk far. The staff, without exception, took so much care to ensure we got around and nothing was too much trouble. They took a phone call at Reception - within minutes the golf buggy came along and picked us up to take us wherever we wanted. The Osprey Restaurant was exceptional, The Chef is amazing and every single item on the Menu was tasty, beautifully presented and worthy of avsubstantial award. Difficult to name every staff member who helped us - but all were exceptional. Thank you for giving a memorable 5 days holiday. You were brilliant,
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: The higher the better and nearer the Restaurant and reception building,
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LaraJF wrote a review Oct 2021
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
Beautiful lush surrounds, stunning beach, great restaurant with amazing views and a quality menu. The two pools are well designed and were super refreshing. Hotel and restaurant staff were friendly and accommodating when we requested to cut our stay short. Unfortunately the in-room experience wasn’t great. The bathroom is dated, the deck fan dirty and old, and the two beds we slept on were standard singles with a bouncy box spring mattress that felt very uncomfortable. The pillows on the beds were also very flat and we both had a bad sleep which prompted us to check out and stay elsewhere. Would have expected more from a resort that calls itself 5 star. Also you expect a certain standard and level of comfort when you pay 5 star prices. Would definitely return to Thala for lunch and a dip at their beach but unless they get their rooms updated, I would never stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 187 - USD 275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Flames of the Forest (6.9 km) and Cloud Nine Guitars - Custom Hand Crafted Acoustic Guitars (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.