Skinny Dips Resort and Spa

18-24 James Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cairns

And I Walked and I Walked

A travel blog entry by javastoryteller on Jul 18, 2014

1 comment, 11 photos

Today, Sarah and I decided to visit the Botanical Gardens. Sarah did some research and figured out that the bus would be just as quick as a taxi and half the cost. Good for Sarah! We walked the two short blocks to the bus stop and waited. We waited and waited and waited and waited. Finally we decided to start walking, thinking we could flag down …

We Are Here - Almost

A travel blog entry by javastoryteller on Jul 17, 2014

3 photos

We arrived in Sydney and joined the cattle throng known as customs. It lasted forever so, of course, we missed our flight to Cairns. But not to worry as we had been told on the plane that arrangements had been made for all of the passengers who missed connections.

We went to grab our suitcases and only two of the three check bags were on …

Day 23: Cairns

A travel blog entry by caseyfmoore


... though because we got to enjoy the water a little bit more.

Once we got there everyone was ready to get in the water. I tried to take my time so that I wasn't swimming on top of people. Also, I stayed back a little bit longer because Leah fell on the boat deck and really scraped her leg up, so I wanted to make sure that she was okay. After most of the boat jumped in she and I decided to get ready to jump in the water. We walked out to the side of the boat and sat down. ...

Burdenkin Dam

A travel blog entry by kolenda


... someone was stealing out of there nets they all say this when there not catching anything We managed to stay 3 days but at -2 deg with no heating john and I decided West was the placed to be Over the next few days weve up stumps and headed back west to the sunshine and warmth of the north part of WA we have put in some big kms and some free camps to get some sun Where ever we stay there are hundreds of vans like us on the road it ...

A Village In A Tropical Rainforest

A travel blog entry by ostrowski


... blocks long and had it's share of walkers, joggers, and coffee drinkers. The streets were lined with hotel resorts and an occasional restaurant. We even came across their RV park which was filled with people on holiday.

Kuranda, the village in the tropical rainforest , was our next destination. We hopped on another bus to continue our journey. Another option to reach Kuranda from Cairns is a trip by cable car or train. The cable ...

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This hotel, located on 18-24 James Street, Cairns, is near Reef Encounter, Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel Adventures, Deep Sea Divers Den, and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSkinny Dips Resort and Spa Cairns

Reviewed by javastoryteller

Comfort and Convenience

Reviewed Jul 18, 2014
by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

No longer called the Skinny Dip, the hotel is known as the Crystal Gardens Restaurant and Resort. It caters to visitors from China but was a fun place to stay. We only required a clean room and a clean shower. Fortunately, these were available. Breakfast is served every morning with only a small variety. Deep fried tater tots, fish sticks, or chicken nuggets were offered along with scrambled eggs, toast and usually bananas. The food was not memorable but fueled our mornings. Rainbow colored lights came on every evening and glistened in the pool. Unfortunately, the pool was too cold for comfort. However, the proprietors were very pleasant and willing to answer questions to the best of their ability, I would definitely stay again, which is the highest compliment I can give a hotel, motel, or resort.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Skinny Dips Resort and Spa Cairns

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good