Close your eyes. Imagine yourself soaking up the sunshine on a sun lounge being served cocktails overlooking luscious rainforest and sparkling ocean vistas enjoying thoughts of who will be fortunate enough to cook up a delightful feast for you that evening...
For some, this is a reality. Port Douglas is your secret getaway that sports some seriously tropical weather: even mid-winter. The beaches are awash with sunshine, the rainforest is a vibrant green haven, and the resorts have their lagoon pools, spacious suites, and excellent customer service waiting.
One of the best resorts the Tropical North has to offer is Oaks Lagoons Port Douglas. Boasting luxurious facilities, Oaks Lagoons comes equipped with six separate lagoon pools peppered across the expansive resort framed by luscious gardens giving the area a tropical vibe. These pools stretch and meander around the resort allowing direct access to swim-out apartments and beautiful views for all suites add to the tropical atmosphere.
Amidst the lagoons is a lavish BBQ area perfect for cooking up a feast and enjoying an afternoon picnic. The resort also has a tour desk manned by knowledgeable and friendly staff to assist you booking any excursions out to the majestic underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, tours of the beautiful Daintree rainforest or to book your tickets to a cultural show, bird feeding breakfast, or other unique Port Douglas attractions.
Accommodation options at Oaks Lagoons Port Douglas vary from hotel rooms with large corner spas to 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. Choose from a standard room, or for the ultimate luxury choose either a ‘Swim-Out’ that offers guests direct access to the lagoon pool from their balcony, or an apartment with a private plunge pool. These lavish options are conveniently available for most room types. No matter which option you choose – from having your own private pool, or opening your balcony door and diving in – the accommodation will be spacious, stylish, and utterly luxurious.
Each of the apartments also feature air-conditioning, Foxtel, WiFi, full kitchen, laundry facilities, contemporary furnishings with modern art and a private balcony to enjoy the beautiful resort views. There is also a guest laundry and elevators to add convenience.
Although it is appealing to spend your entire Port Douglas holiday enjoying the opulent Oaks Lagoons features and lagoon pools, the temptation of exploring both the reef and rainforest can be too much to bear!
Port Douglas is one of the best bases for reef exploration Queensland has to offer. Cruises out and around the reef are a fantastic way of getting up close and personal with one of the seven natural wonders of the world without getting your hands dirty. Although if you want to be immersed in Nemo’s underwater world filled with vibrant corals and schools of rainbow coloured fish there are plenty of tour operators that run both snorkelling and scuba diving adventures out to the reef.
For an equally intriguing experience inland head to the Daintree Rainforest; as well as the luscious greenery itself, it contains hidden gems such as Cassowary Waterfalls, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Village just to mention a few. Explore these highlights and more on one of several different walks available that cater to all fitness levels ensuring everyone can enjoy the very best this world heritage-listed phenomenon has to offer.
To discover the forest without the endurance the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is the perfect option. The short drive south of Port Douglas will be well-rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the luscious tropical rainforest, a knowledgeable tour guide, and an air-conditioned cable-car.
Of course, after your Port Douglas adventuring you are sure to have worked up an appetite. Luckily for you, the quaint town has a burgeoning restaurant scene. Watergate is a beautiful restaurant with a lively atmosphere and great cocktail menu, while Harrisons has won numerous national awards for its tantalising cuisine served with stunning views on Wharf Street.
For a casual dining experience both Zinc and Fresq have a hearty family vibe, however, for breakfast Fresq is a fantastic option with amazing coffee. To take your significant other somewhere special, enjoy a romantic meal at Nautilus. This unparalleled dining experience begins by entering through a hidden walkway that finishes on tree top decks boasting panoramic views of the tropical surrounds complimented by 5 star cuisine and compatible wine pairings.
So when the winter blues set in, or you simply want to take your family away on an unforgettable tropical holiday, call the experts at Discover Queensland to book your Port Douglas escape at Oaks Lagoons and start making memories that last a lifetime.