The Best Cairns Family Accommodation & Best Port Douglas Family

Posted by Brian Corbett on 6 August 2017

 

 

The Best Cairns Family Accommodation and Best Port Douglas Family Accommodation

Though beaches are not part of the landscape of the city area, the proximity to the Daintree Rainforest and beaches farther north draw visitors seeking adventure and access to a wide range of day trips. Spend the afternoon on the sandy shores of a tropical island or choose to snorkel, take a cruise or try white-water rafting. Learn about Aboriginal culture or take a hot-air balloon ride. Port Douglas is about an hour north of Cairns, in Far North Queensland, and has a relaxed, tropical atmosphere. Watch the sunrise from world famous 4 Mile Beach, part of the 200 km stretch of reef and rainforest. Beaches are definitely one of the main attractions in Port Douglas; however options away from the coast include the World Heritage rainforest, providing opportunities for exciting jungle exploration.

Where to stay in Cairns/Port Douglas

There are three main choices of where to stay in Cairns area – Cairns, Cairns northern beaches (like Palm Cove) and Port Douglas.)If you are looking for a beach resort town, pick Port Douglas. This upmarket beach town is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday and is closer to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintress making it an even more perfect spot if these attractions appeal.If you would rather a city area in close proximity to many fun family attractions then Cairns is a great choice. There is not a beach but there is a lovely lagoon area which may suit kids more. If you are looking for something in between, Palm Cove can be the perfect compromise. It's 30 minutes north of Cairns and has a lovely beach area while still being on the public bus route to Cairns.

The Villas Palm Cove

Our personal best choice for the best family accommodation in Cairns is just north in Palm Cove. We loved staying in Palm Cove with its lovely beach and restaurants lining the road opposite it. The Villas Palm Cove is just perfect for us. It has lovely villas which are spacious and private and great for a family. We stayed in a two bedroom option (there are also three bedroom ones) which also had two bathrooms and a large open plan living with kitchen, dining and living areas. The best part, however, is the option to have a private pool. We loved our back courtyard area with a fenced off pool and eating area. The pool is a nice size and was just perfect for us. There's also a larger pool for all guests of the resort.

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is a centrally located boutique hotel in a setting of manicured gardens. It a suitable choice for accommodation in Cairns for families and the hotel offers a free-form swimming pool and a pool bar, as well as BBQ facilities. There are kitchenettes in all rooms and apartments, Wi Fi is included. There is a restaurant on site offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. The largest apartment can sleep up to 6 adults plus one child. Vending machines and laundry service are a few of the features of this hotel, making it a good choice for family accommodation in Cairns. Walking distance to fine dining and shopping make the Bay Village Tropical Retreats & Apartments an excellent Cairns family resort.

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