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Accomodation for our Honeymoon in Port Douglas

by Vikika Online Now Mar 1, 2010 at 7:37 AM

Hello everyone!!

My future husband and I will be spending our honeymoon in Australia and the first 4 nights we´ll be in Port Douglas. We want to do some diving, shopping, dining, sightseeing... and we´ve been told Port Douglas is one of the best towns in Australia.

We would like some help/advises regarding accomodation. We would like something nice and well located. We don´t really care about luxury but it´s our honeymoon so we would love something special.

Any ideas anyone? we are looking for hotels, not apartments.
thank you alL!

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    Re: Accomodation for our Honeymoon in Port Douglas

    by lynnehamman Online Now Mar 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage.
    We have been to Port Douglas a few times- and you are correct. In my opinion, the best town in Australia. It really has everything- great atmosphere, beach, proximity to the outer reef, Rainforest and lovely walking tracks. Good restuarants and boutique shopping in McCrossan Street.
    There are also very many hotels,motels and resorts available.
    On our last visit, we went as a huge family group, so we rented a villa (there were 12 of us) but I did have a good look at some resorts and hotels for future reference. The Sheraton Mirage impressed me most; Here is what the website says, and it is spot-on:

    ***Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort is situated directly on Four Mile Beach between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Nestled amidst 130 hectares of tropical landscaped gardens, a championship 18-hole golf course, and two hectares of magnificent swimmable saltwater lagoons, you will experience the best of resort living. Allow the fine cuisine from our three award-winning restaurants to tempt you. Or simply relax by one of our stunning lagoons.***
    holidaycity.com/sheraton-mir...

    Another good one was Sea Temple Resort, which also has an excellent Golf Course.

    mirvachotels.com/sea-temple-...

    There are daily trips to the reef from Port Douglas, we enjoyed the Quicksilver tour. It is an all-day trip, offers scuba and snorkeling ops. Good food, teas, snacks and all snorkeling equipment & suits are provided free.Cost A$110.00 pp.
    I am not sure when you intend being in Port Douglas, maybe you should check on seasonal temps and rainfall.......

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  • Re: Accomodation for our Honeymoon in Port Douglas

    by jodky Online Now Mar 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Hi

    I have just come from a trip to Port Douglas and was not impressed we struggled to find things to do....and the beach was not nice.....but just down the road at Palm Cove we stopped in for lunch and were very sad we had not chosen to stay there....it is sooo romantic everything is literally on the beach beautiful little cafes overlooking the water....It is like Noosa without all the commercialism.....they have all standards of accomm there

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