Stunning and luxurious resort A review of Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas
We stayed at the Sea Temple for nine nights in August.
I couldn't recommend it more highly. I am very fussy about accommodation but I was certain I was in the best place in Port Douglas. It was as good as anywhere I have ever stayed.
Spotlessly clean, very modern, brand new in fact having only opened in May this year. We found it very quiet in spite of our room being quite near the restaurant. Beach and bath towels are laid on, and the apartment is serviced daily.
Our nine year old twins had a ball playing in the enormous and very attractive pool, swimming over to the apartments of new friends they had made, or up to the spa. The swim out apartments were fabulous with the kids being able to drop in for drinks, snacks etc. We could supervise them from the comfort of our chaise. Some apartments though get more sun than others and the first apartment we were allocated to didn't get any. However when we asked for a shift the resort was great - they didn't bat an eyelid.
The restaurant is lovely - next time I would eat there more often as the eating in the rest of Port Douglas is hit and miss and not much cheaper that the resort restaurant. However the apartments are fairly well equipped for cooking in, with some even having their own barbecues.
Best coffee in the main street is at the Whileaway bookshop.
The Cane Toad racing at one of the pubs in the main street (7.30pm each night) is not to be missed if you have kids.
I found the Low Isles trip with Sailaway to be terrific. Much better with kids than the Outer Reef. Sailaway was great - very personal and friendly service. It is a small boat - only 27 passengers on board.