Port Douglas accommodation options cover a wide range of budgets, from ritzy 5-star properties on the beach to mid-range holiday units and backpacker hostels. They’re all reasonably close by car, bus, bike or foot from main street dining, shopping and entertainment. The main thoroughfare, Macrossan Street, links to Four Mile Beach at one end and Dickinson’s Inlet on the other.
Port Douglas has a reputation as being a luxury destination thanks to its “tropical elegant” resort complexes and villas complete with lagoon pools, smart limousine services and supreme hospitality. They are generally located a little way out of town along the peninsula but are easily accessible to all amenities. Top class units and private houses are available for a holiday to let in town. Further out are some unique and secluded options, such as Silky Oaks Lodge near Mossman Gorge and Thala Beach Nature Reserve.
Port Douglas is an ideal family holiday destination with accommodation options to fit all budgets. There are many mid-range affordable resorts with in-house facilities and activities, including restaurants and on-site swimming pools. Self-catered apartments are popular for the flexibility they provide away from hotel and motel routines. There is convenient transport access to the heart of the town from most locations.
There is a fabulous variety of popular budget accommodation in Port Douglas. As a well-known destination on the backpacker’s dream tour of Australia, there are ample hostels. Small motels come with hotel-style comforts and friendly local managers to pass on travel advice. Caravan parks are a very popular option, especially for visitors who are making Port Douglas one stop along a grand road trip. As well as the usual offerings of good facilities and good company from fellow travellers, caravan parks in the tropical north are award-winning holiday spots, custom-designed for families and travellers searching for a simple stay with freedom, activities and fun for all ages.