5 gorgeous Port Douglas hotels

By Lachlan Probyn,

Queensland has a lot to be proud of: sunnier weather than the rest of the Australia, beaches that stretch for miles, and let’s not forget the Big Pineapple. But we have to stay one of the state’s hidden gems is the tropical beachside town of Port Douglas. Whether you’re travelling with the tots in tow, or it’s just you and bae, we have you covered with some of Port Douglas’ best accommodation to suit any kind of traveller.

Mantra PortSea

Nothing quite evokes a tropical hotel stay more than an experience at Mantra PortSea. The white-washed buildings are dotted across a lush garden, with a lagoon-style communal swimming pool snaking throughout. Rooms are light and airy, featuring modern furnishings and private balconies overlooking the garden.

Peppers Beach Club

One of the crowning jewels of Port Douglas is picturesque Four Mile Beach, and fortunately Peppers Beach Club is just a stone’s throw away from it. This luxurious resort offers an open-air design, with rooms featuring sliding wooden doors that welcome the tropical garden outside. Our pick is the Deluxe Spa Suite. It’s located on the ground floor and opens directly onto sand that floats into the resort’s main pool.

Paradise Links

With a name like Paradise Links, it’s only fitting that this hotel is nestled in a tropical garden of palms. Although the resort is located five kilometres out of central Port Douglas, it offers a wealth of onsite facilities to keep you entertained. Dip into one of the two heated swimming pools, then partake in a round of tennis or 18 holes of golf. If you’d rather explore the beach, bikes can also be hired directly from the hotel.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple & Spa

We know Port Douglas is normally associated with beaches and relaxation, but if you’d rather stay active during your holiday, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple & Spa is certain to keep you energised. Start your morning at the fitness centre, then play a round of golf on the hotel’s 18-hole course.

QT Port Douglas

As part of the QT brand, it goes without saying that this hotel is the definition of cool. While QT Port Douglas maintains a more relaxed style than its cousins in Melbourne and Sydney, rooms still feature quirky accents, reflective of the QT name. Think brightly-patterned cushions and pineapple-printed lamp shades.