Thala Beach Nature Reserve and Lodge
Thala Beach Nature Reserve and Lodge
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"Staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful."

Frank

02 August 2017

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8.7
Recommended by 100% of guests
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

Room choices
8.9
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe - Coral Sea
Deluxe - Coral Sea
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  • Ocean view
  • 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Standard - Jungle Walk
Standard - Jungle Walk
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  • Garden view
  • 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Superior - Eucalypt
Superior - Eucalypt
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  • Garden view
  • 45 m²/484 ft²
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Coral Sea Bungalow
Coral Sea Bungalow
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  • Non-smoking
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Eucalypt Bungalow
Eucalypt Bungalow
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  • Non-smoking
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Sandpiper  Suite
Sandpiper Suite
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  • Non-smoking
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    Standard Bungalow
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      Coral Sea Bungalow - All Inclusive
      Coral Sea Bungalow - All Inclusive
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          "The restaurant was superbly situated and good value."

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          Agoda Reviews (74)Booking.com Reviews (238)
          8.7
          Cleanliness8.8
          Facilities8.9
          Location9.3
          Room comfort and quality8.9
          Service9.1
          Value for money7.9
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          8.0
          Excellent
          Nivonne from New Zealand
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
          Little slice of Eco Paradise”
          Pros: Lovely, safe beach - no crocs. Wonderful, knowledgeable, exemplary service. Con: Rooms could have slightly more crockery & cutlery for our convenience.
          Reviewed August 30, 2018
          8.4
          Excellent
          REBECCA from Hong Kong
          Solo traveler
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
          Excellent”
          Thala Beach was a lovely place to stay. Great location and restaurant food very good. The stand out thing for me though was the staff and service. Everyone was very helpful, I was very impressed.
          Reviewed May 21, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Brian from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2018
          Excellent, especially if you take advantage of the setting on a forested headland”
          We loved this place. Accommodation was very good - we were very happy with our chalet and facilities. Food is expensive, but good, however you would need quite an appetite to take full advantage. Portions are a decent size. We had a great breakfast every day and sometimes a light dinner, sometimes just snacks, and generally that sufficed. We could not have coped with half board - just too much for us (and we are pretty energetic). Also note the pools are not large, and for half the year sea swimming is not advised. And yes, it can be a decent walk to your room - but transport is always available if wanted, and we just loved the walks. But the best bits are the grounds, and the staff. Don’t miss out on the entertainment - Bruce with his guided forest walks, Rose stargazing with a really good telescope and knowledge , Nab and the coconut experience. All entertaining, interesting, and bubbling with enthusiasm. Do them all (they are free) then roam the extensive grounds with eyes open (a
          Reviewed April 11, 2018
          8.8
          Excellent
          Schon from United States
          Family with teens
          Deluxe - Coral Sea
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
          Calm Oasis”
          This is a lovely place on a private beach about 20 minutes south of Port Douglas. The setting is lovely and the accommodations and restaurant are superb, but you pay a premium for both. Definitely take advantage of the free star gazing, cultural show and nature walk. There is a gorgeous pool with waterfall but be aware that during the summer months the hotel strongly discourages you from going into the ocean because of dangerous stingers. So while you can walk the private beach, you really can't take advantage of the ocean unless you have your own stinger suit, mask and find. The resort is in an isolated spot but there is a shuttle bus into Port Douglas, $10 pp each way, and you can get a shuttle from the Cairns airport for $45 pp each way. We would definitely come back!
          Reviewed December 29, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          Susan from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
          Very good”
          Room was lovely and being in the rainforest was excellent but the bed was really uncomfortable, so was getting a good night's sleep was impossible. Meals at the restaurant were really overpriced though the scenery and service were great.
          Reviewed September 24, 2017
          4.8
          Hyonsook from United States
          Family with teens
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2017
          High hopes but very poor execution ”
          Pros: Great pictures, nice pool, pretty restaurant Cons: Lizards and bugs in the room, staff who don't care, no maid service at all on the second day, broken screens in the room, subpar food. We came to Thala with high hopes, and were severely disappointed. We will never return, nor recommend it to any of our friends. But we will be returning to port Douglas many times in the future. Having broken screens in the room, bugs and cockroaches, and three geckos that visit you in the night do not add up to a tranquil environment. Upon telling the staff of our issue, they merely said it was good that we had geckos because they would eat said bugs. The floor was consistently dirty and the toilet was stained and never cleaned. For a 4/5 star resort for the money we paid, we expected much much better. Incredibly disappointed.
          Reviewed September 16, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Frank from Australia
          Couple
          Superior - Eucalypt
          Stayed 5 nights in June 2017
          Avery comfotable stay”
          Staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. Food was excellent. Valet parking was vey helpful
          Reviewed August 02, 2017
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Patricia from Australia
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
          Super combination of wilderness, coast and superb dining”
          Absolutely loved the separate bungalows, bushland surroundings and wildlife. Lovely that we could enjoy this type of resort in a venue with a truly fabulous restaurant and stunning sea and coastal views. Will be back.
          Reviewed December 05, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Thomas from Australia
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
          A place my partner and I adore and will continue to return. It's peaceful and secluded”
          The views and activities in the area are world class and would highly recommend to anyone! Cannot wait to return again. Nothing bad to say!
          Reviewed December 02, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          MARY from Australia
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016
          Fantastic”
          Views
          Reviewed November 29, 2016
          8.8
          Excellent
          Ruth from United States
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
          wish our stay would have been longer”
          We absolutely loved our stay at Thala Beach. The staff could not have been any more friendly and helpful. Enjoyed our breakfast - not inexpensive, but great selection and the coffee was excellent! Just the view alone makes it worth it. Loved the walks on the trails through the rain forest and to the beach. Appreciated the distance between the cabins - we never heard or saw anybody in the other cabins. We felt like we had our own little kingdom.
          Reviewed November 22, 2016
          6.8
          Good
          Michael from Australia
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
          Rainforest on the doorstep but a bit overpriced”
          Timber huts in a rainforest right near a lovely beach. Sounds good and it could be great if there were a few improvements. The restaurant is very expensive and the only dining option. The furniture in the rooms and around the resort has seen better days and the tiny TV needs replacing. WiFi when available was very slow. Ok for a night or two but you will need a car to get out and about.
          Reviewed August 08, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Deidre from Australia
          Couple
          Superior - Eucalypt
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
          Delightful rainforest setting with magnificent views. So quiet we could hear the soft rush of the wavelets on the shore.”
          The restaurant is a little pricey. It'd would be good to have some cheaper food options especially for breakfast, considering the location away from any other choices. However the food was brilliant.
          Reviewed August 06, 2016
          5.2
          Derek from United States
          Group
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
          Disappointing ”
          Beautiful physical location - adequate facilities - disappointing service - constant up charges / passive-aggressive desk staff and disastrous shuttle service to/ from airport and Port Douglas cost us many many hours of waiting and re-planning.... Would not repeat.
          Reviewed July 20, 2016
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Anthony from Australia
          Couple
          Superior - Eucalypt
          Stayed 7 nights in July 2016
          Relaxing break”
          We had a wonderful and relaxing week at Thala. The natural and peaceful setting was ideal for unwinding. The staff, many of them French on a working holiday, were very friendly and helpful. Having a beautiful beach so close was a real bonus - no need to drive anywhere if we wanted a quiet day either on the beach, by the pool, or on our deck. The food was very good, although somewhat expensive, so it would have been nice to have the option to make light meals in the rooms (or have room service), as the nearest other eating options were a 10-15 minute drive away in Port Douglas.
          Reviewed July 20, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Markus from United States
          Family with teens
          Deluxe - Coral Sea
          Stayed 4 nights in July 2016
          Awesome stay”
          We stayed in 38. The views are exquisite. And the beach is wonderfully secluded. Great place to stay. And you get to see baby wallabies when you pick up your car.
          Reviewed July 12, 2016
          10.0
          Exceptional
          James from Australia
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016
          Stunning & relaxed”
          We got it last minute and very cheap, but oh my god. Ridiculously nice Jungle View room. The most perfect private beach, lovely walks, expensive but lovely restaurant. Just wished we weren't so lazy to not take the free nature tours. Bravo, that's how you do a hotel.
          Reviewed June 17, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Luke from Ireland
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
          Wonderful location”
          Traveling on a budget we "splurged" on this more expensive option. No regrets, such a beautiful place to stay. Strongly recommended. (Although the Restaraunt is very pricey, the view is stunning, wish we could afford to eat there too!)
          Reviewed June 05, 2016
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Mike from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 6 nights in April 2016
          Very relaxing”
          The situation is wonderful. The trips around the resort were very informative. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. The restaurant was superbly situated and good value.
          Reviewed May 01, 2016
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Perri from Australia
          Family with teens
          Standard - Jungle Walk
          Stayed 1 night in January 2016
          UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE”
          1. the balcony views
          Reviewed January 22, 2016
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