Peppers Beach Club & Spa
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Flew from Melbourne to Cairns. Then shuttled to Peppers in the next town north, Port Douglas. Two bedroom suite with kitchen and spacious living room/dining area. Ordered room service salad and opened the wine from Yarra Valley and enjoyed the balcony. Then went to the pool. It had a white sand beach edge that gradually gave way to white sand …
... over the reef as well. Back in town, I get to spend a some time checking out the city of Cairns. Haven't seen it by day yet as I'm always gone for the day. It's a cool city centre, very compact and nice shops and restaurants to browse. Mon 7th So that's Oz done. Been an awesome 11wks!! Onto to NZ ,Christchurch, today. Flying Cairns - Sydney - Christchurch. Nice flight and get in just after midnight into a very wet Christchurch. No chance in working on the tan here then.!! ...
... restaurant with Brad and Paris (My au pair family- Megan's cousin and his wife) who were absolutely lovely and we spent the whole night in stitches listening to Brad's stories about his travels around Oz. Packed up my last few bit and set the 3am alarm before heading to bed!
... on this one of the shuttle buses flew past us and through the flood. All I saw was an enormous wall of water coming at me and then I was soaked. My first instinct was to laugh at the unfortunate situation, then I realized that I was holding my camera at the time... Thankfully it was not harmed, but both Martin and I were ****** at this event (mostly the driver's disregard for us standing on the side of the road) and started heading back to the car. ...
... our food has gone down we all jump back in the water and meet Leroy the turtle that just swims around you and actually comes up to you rather them swim away. We do some more snorkelling where we see similar sea life but the coral and the reef is amazing, there is so much to look at and it all looks so different with so many colours and patterns. The boat then provide afternoon tea with cakes and cheese and biscuits before heading back to shore about 5pm. After a few hours ...
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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.
No Worries Mates
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.
Absolute perfection in every way!
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:
1)Incredible, Incredible service everywhere!
2)Very upscale, clean resort in the BEST location - forget Sebel Reef House, Angsana, and Sea Temple. We visited them all and they're a joke compared to Outrigger's class and location!!
3)Incredible SPA ROOM facing the ocean - doesn't get any better!
4)The most magnificent, huge, clean pools - 3 total. Total solitude, w/swim up bar and lunch served outside. Again great beauty and service!
5)Loved being right next door to all the shops/restaurants - so convienent. And the restaurants on property are great too!
*Would highly, highly recommend for any couple, family, etc. looking for 5 star luxury in Palm Cove. Palm Cove is definately not for singles though - very small and no nightlife, but absolutely the most perfect beach spot except for Port Douglas - see my review on Sheraton Mirage in P.D. if you want a place that's larger and a town that offers more. ***My suggestion - stay at both for 4 nights like we did and get the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!
Fantastic Modern Hotel in Palm Cove
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.
There's complimentary parking underneath the hotel, and you can ask the hotel staff to park the car for you.
Breakfast at the hotel was very good (and large portions), but also quite expensive. Unless you plan to skip lunch that day, maybe you can try the nearby cafes for breakfast.
The location of the hotel is great; just 1 small street (like 10 steps) from the beach! Palm Cove is about 20 min by car from Cairns and 45 min from Port Douglas.
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.
Excellent!! Higher recommended
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.