About this listing
Unwind at this deluxe nature retreat on a private beach surrounded by 58 hectares of forest near the Great Barrier Reef. Deluxe timber bungalows nestle in the forest canopy. Dine atop the headland with breathtaking ocean views and friendly service.
Located on a private beach and nestled in 145 acres of native forest, family-owned Thala is a deluxe eco and nature retreat located a convenient 45 minutes drive from Cairns and only 10-15 minutes from Port Douglas. Enjoy the best of the tropics from this secluded paradise.
Sitting atop a headland with breathtaking vistas, it provides an island-feel holiday and is the perfect base to explore the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest as all regional day tours pick up direct from Reception.
83 boutique timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. All bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains.
Panoramic views are to be enjoyed in the restaurant where guests dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops, whilst enjoying modern Australian cuisine with friendly and attentive service.
Complimentary guided onsite tours include a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing, nature walks and bird watching tours.
Thala proudly boasts it has achieved the highest accreditation of eco certification through its sustainable practice and environmental sensitivity. Across the 145 acres of Thala Beach Lodge, guests find themselves in an unsurpassed relaxing environment.
•Private dining in Ospreys Restaurant
•Masked Plovers Bar
•Curlews Reading Room
•Guided onsite tours (tree planting, birdwatching, nature walks, beachcombing, coconut odyssey, stargazing)
•Day spa / massage
•Art & jewellery gallery and library
•2 free form rock pools (outdoor)
•24-hour concierge and Reception
•2kms private beaches
•10kms bushwalking trails
Thala is located 45 minutes drive north of the Cairns International Airport and 15 minutes drive south of Port Douglas. Sitting spectacularly atop a peninsula with breathtaking views of untouched coastline, it is the only beach nature lodge between Cairns & Port Douglas and provides the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
A scheduled shuttle bus service runs between Cairns/Cairns Airport and Thala, and Thala and Port Douglas throughout the day. Fees apply. Private car, limousine and helicopter transfers are available on request.
Other Things to Note
Dine among the birds in the surrounding treetops and embrace uninterrupted views for 110 kilometres from Ospreys Restaurant. Ospreys’ brings to the plate imaginative, cultured ingredients and combinations blending tradition and innovation. Dishes reflect an insightful contemporary approach delivering great flavours & nuance. This combined with excellent presentation and superior service provides a dining experience that surpasses the norm.
Osprey's is open to houseguests and the public 7 days a week from (phone number hidden). Bookings recommended, please ph(phone number hidden).
Convenient access to the Great Barrier Reef with various day cruise operators who pick up from Reception.