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Last updated: 04 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Mark Chipperfield

Blending Balinese architecture, impeccable service and a private location, this property will win over the sternest critics.

The 30 tropical villas are simply breath-taking, with soaring ceilings, spacious patios and their own plunge pools.

The gated property also features 15 hectares of manicured gardens land lily covered lakes. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis court, sauna and day spa.

The resort will appeal to both couples and families – or even a couple of families travelling together. The standard of cuisine is also very high – the Niramaya restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, has won several awards.

Located just south of the Port Douglas township, the resort is truly a self-contained oasis.

Surrounding area

Carefully shielded from the neighbouring properties, Niramaya Villas & Spa guarantees a tranquil few days in the tropics. Don’t expect a bustling street scene – this part of Port Douglas is pretty sleepy.

Keen golfers will be delighted to find two high quality links, the Mirage Country Club and the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, nearby.

But guests who want to explore the delights of Port Douglas village will need to hop onto the hotel’s shuttle.

World famous Four Mile Beach is within walking distance of the front gate.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours

Cooya Beach, Queensland, Australia[10.2 miles]

Discover the secrets of Queensland’s coastal landscape and learn traditional aboriginal skills such as spear-throwing, mud-crabbing and fishing on an immersive tour with a Kuku Yalanji guide.

Best for ages: 4+ | £48 | 3 hours

Drift Snorkelling on the Mossman River

Mossman, Queensland, Australia[13.9 miles]

Discover a different perspective on the Daintree Rainforest by drifting along the Mossman river on an inflatable raft, with turtles and waterdragons under the water and soaring mountains above.

Best for ages: 4+ | £65 | 3.5+ hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Tented venue lit up at the Flames of the Forest

Flames of the Forest dinner

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia[0.6 miles]

This evening performance features didgeridoo playing, dreamtime stories and a tropical tasting menu. The set menu features tiger prawns, kangaroo and other local produce. A vegetarian option is available.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 4 hours

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Nautilus Restaurant

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia[4.4 miles]

This celebrated restaurant showcases local specialities like Moreton Bay Bugs, kingfish and mud crab, on the atmospheric wooden deck. Five- and seven-course degustation menus available.

Best for ages: 13+ | £35

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people wandering around an outdoor market with white roofed stalls, under trees

Port Douglas Markets

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia[4.5 miles]

This buzzy local market, held every Sunday from 8am to 1.30pm, is a great place to catch up with some colourful personalities, pick up some local artwork or sample some fresh local produce.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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external facade of the building on the marina

Hemingway’s Brewery

Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia[5.4 miles]

Queensland’s most northerly craft brewery, which occupies a prime location at the marina, produces a range of lighter style lagers, pilsners and wheat beers, while the restaurant serves up satisfying fare.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Port Douglas

Queensland, Australia

Swish, cosmopolitan and delightfully laid-back, Port Douglas is an ideal stepping off point for trips to the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef, and to connect with authentic indigenous culture.

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