Peppers Beach Club & Spa
Travel Blogs from Palm Cove
At last - only ten years to make sure we were compatible......
I know this is a travel blog - but please indulge me as I provide some detail of our wedding day.
I couldn't sleep and got up really early. I think it was a combination of excitement and listening out to hear whether it was raining, again. Great news - it wasn't. I …
Another day break - another early start. Today it was an appointment with the celebrant and wedding planner. A few documents and signatures later and everything is in order - we carefully check the alternative arrangements if it is raining (it rains a lot in Northern Queensland).
We then headed off for the day - our first stop was Mossman (an …
Predictably, another early start - we headed off to Port Douglas for an 8:00am departure with Wavelength to the Great Barrier Reef. Just enough time for a coffee before we boarded the boat and it set off. There was torrential rain - but the crew assured us that ot was predicted to be a good day out on the reef.
We had a safety and …
Another really early start - correction - really, really, early start - the alarm went off at 4:30am. Just enough time for a quick coffee and a breakfast bar before we headed out to reception to await the Uluru Express Sunrise Tour. After a double circuit of the resort to collect a late arrival we headed off to the Sunrise Viewing decks at Uluru. < …
Woke up after our travels of the past two days at a 'reasonable' time to go out for breakfast at Cocky's at the Cove, Williams Esplanade. Great food, friendly service and a great view across the road to the beach.
Then we were off in the car to our pre-booked visit at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures http://www.crocodileadventures.com/ ( …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Peppers Beach Club & Spa Palm Cove
Excellent sevice, location, rooms, pool and food. Ideal hotel for touring the Queensland cost and beaches, located perfectly between Cairns and Pt Douglas. Hotel is opposite a quiet (we went in March) stretch of beach with stinger nets and life-guards. Rooms are lovely with hot-tubs on balconies and some with splash pools. Staff are warm and friendly (special mentions to Leith the concierge and Melisa at the pool bar) and eager to help wherever possible. Palm Cove is a quiet resort, with more than enough restaurants to fill a week and one fairly lively bar. We'll be back.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Outrigger Palm Cove. We have absolutely no complaints. We had an ocean view spa room with a large balcony. The rooms are very stylish and comfortable. The resort provided us with a complimentary transfer from the airport by Roles Royce. As for the location, Paradise! We practically had the beach all to ourselves; it was off-season but the seclusion made it even more relaxing. The concierge were superb, they were a great help. They truly went out of their way to make our stay perfect and it was! Our concierge suggested "Haba" for our Scuba/Snorkeling trip. They pick you up at your hotel and take you to Port Douglas. There you board a catamaran and they take you to the outer reef. We did two intro dives and it was magnificent. We would highly recommend Haba. The crew is so friendly, say hi to Lee for us. J We hired a car for three days from the rental shop next door to the hotel. This is the best way to see the area. The coastal drive is breathtaking. It did take some getting used to driving on the left side of the road, but my husband caught on fast. We are glad we stayed in Palm Cove; it is a central location to Cairns and Port Douglas/Cape Tribulation. Make sure to jaunt up to Mossman Gorge. There is tons of shopping in Port Douglas. We have no regrets our vacation was perfect. Do not stay anywhere else, Outrigger is the best!
Excellent Australian property
We have stayed in many 5 & 6 star properties around the world including the Four Seasons Bali and the Ritz-Carlton Bali and other places, we have also stayed at the Baynan Treet in Phuket which owns the Agasana Resort in Palm Cove. We did look at the Angasana and did not think much of it the pools were old nothing like the Outrigger and we were not welcomed very well at all. The Outrigger had sevice in all areas and nothing was to much trouble. Yes for half of the year there is a propblem with stingers in the water but the pool very much makes up for it. The resturaunts are delightful with a great selection of food. This is a place not to be missed. One of Australias great wonders. It is not far from Cairns and a little before Port douglas. One of the best places in the world
This is a terrific hotel. Actually it's what they call a 'resort' not a hotel because the rooms and suites are sold to the public and managed by Outrigger - hence no beer in the fridge (buy your own and bring it back!).
It's all a matter of personal taste but this place is equal first on my list (the other's the Hotel Fuerte in Conil de la Frontera, near Cadiz, Andalucia). We'd go back to Palm Cove and the Outrigger tomorrow given the chance.
The service, room, location, pools, local restaurants (including in the hotel) are all pretty much faultless. We had a great time there and were sorry to leave.
My husband and I stayed here, Nov.11-15th, 2004. We are ages 28/32 - no children and travel extensively for pleasure and try to only stay at the nicest 5 star hotels. I could literally write pages about how perfect the Outrigger in Palm Cove is, but I'll sum it up:
Stayed at this hotel in April this year. Quite liked it, especially it's very clean and rather modern. We got an ocean-front room, so we could relax in the jacuzzi tub in the balcony while enjoying the ocean view. The swimming pool is in the middle of the hotel; we went sunbathing and saw some kids playing on the man-made sand area.
Best in Palm Cove.
We stayed in a 2-bedroom ocean view suite for a week. Palm Cove is a nice, laid back resort town, not as big or built up as Port Douglas.
The suite was clean and well-equipped. Housekeeping were quick and efficient in the mornings. The beach and facilities were great. Lots of dining choices at the hotel and nearby. The suite had a nice kitchen to prepare simple breakfasts and lunches.
The beach and lagoon area were loved by our kids.
What a wonderful resort! We travelled 20 hours to get here and it was a sight for sore eyes! We had a two bedroom with a spa on the balcony, looking into the lagoon pool. We stayed for a week and everything was just absolutely enjoyable. Our 3-year-old daughter had a blast at the lagoon pool. She enjoyed the large shallow area of the pool and the beach area in front of the pool. The hotel is new so that added to the comfort level. I hope they maintain it in new condition as time goes on. The hotel is right across the street from the best part of the beach in palm cove. And the beach was just wonderful. We stayed in Port Douglas years ago and this was just as nice. In fact, we enjoyed this better because there was a lot more dining options around and close together. We have seen a lot of the other hotels around and would recommend this place to anyone considering staying in the Great Barrier Reefs/Cairns area.
We had the most wonderful time at Outrigger Beach Club. A magnificent setting, fantastic facilities, and the friendliest, most helpful hotel staff I have ever encountered.
Our room was beautiful, with a delightful spa on the balcony to relax in after a day on the Great Barrier Reef. Completely relaxing and a big treat, and great value.
We had our first family holiday in Palm Cove at the Outrigger Beach Club and Spa, somewhere that was out of this world, our tropical paradise.
We took our little girl who was 14months and the lagoon swimming pool just suited us down to the ground.
Also I must comment on the staff at the resort. I must say the service was above and beyond the call of duty they were brilliant, attentive, friendly and only to willing to help us.
If we can afford it next year, and depending on farm committments we would love to go back to this resort again.
We haven't stopped recommending it to people since we come home.
Again thank you to the resort for what was a most enjoyable holiday.
We look forward to joining you again in the not so distant future.