It’s been a busy week/month/year, and you’ve earned a little “me-time”. If your perfect pamper recipe calls for beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, clear water and great restaurants serving ridiculously fresh produce and seafood, the 70-odd kilometre stretch of coastline between Cairns and Port Douglas could be the perfect dish.
Fancy a massage? Palm Cove is considered the day spa capital of the world: you can opt for anything from a soothing rainforest location to a beachfront pavilion with grandstand views of the Coral Sea (if you can keep your eyes open).
The Cairns beaches offer the classic palm-lined tropical atmosphere, plus they’re close to Port Douglas, a relaxed seaside village that also serves as a jumping-off point for the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkelling, scuba, sailing, jetskiing: it’s all so accessible, you’ll need a few extra days in those spas just to recover.
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Cairns, Palm Cove & Port Douglas Cairns: Cairns is much more than the arrival gateway to Tropical North Queensland, yes it has a marina where the reef boats depart each morning and a 4,800 square metre patrolled swimming pool on its’ shores, a bustling esplanade with a long line of eateries, juice bars, ice-cream parlours and tour desks. But it also has colour and vibrancy from the early hours of the morning until the late of night. Tourists from all nations, back-packers, couples, families and locals can be seen sharing picnic tables and BBQs along the waterfront. Just imagine arriving back from your reef trip and walking straight into the esplanade swimming pool. Palm Cove: Twenty minutes drive north of Cairns passing Trinity Beach and Paradise Palms Golf Course is the seaside village of Palm Cove. A lively esplanade edged with swaying palms trees and a stunning beach, home also to quaint bars, cafes, dining and a range of accommodation to suit all tastes. Palm Cove is the spa capital of Australia so a stay here is not complete without a visit to at least one day spa. Port Douglas: World-class restaurants, fashionable boutiques, spas, exclusive accommodation - its no wonder in ‘Port’, as the locals call it, its not unusual to rub shoulders with celebrities. Hard to believe this once sleepy fishing village has developed into the cosmopolitan seaside village it is today. Its infectious laid-back charm will lure you back time and time again.
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