Here we explore all the best family accommodation in Port Douglas Australia to help you find the best hotels for your tropical family holiday.
Port Douglas is one of the best family getaway locations in Australia. We love this tropical seaside town and its proximity to both the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
There are loads of great restaurants to choose from, and plenty of tours and other fun activities. This beautiful town is also known for its favourable tropical climate, and it is pretty easy to get around.
Only an hour away from Cairns International Airport, Port Douglas features lots of fantastic resorts and accommodation perfect for families.
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The Best Family Hotels in Port Douglas
There are lots of good hotels for families in Port Douglas to choose from. Many offer childminding and daycare services and they all offer swimming pools and other kid friendly facilities.
Here we share our pick of the best Port Douglas family accommodation, from luxury hotels to holiday parks:
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
The Sheraton Grande Mirage is a stunning five-star resort located right on Four Mile Beach.
With its beautiful tropical gardens, nine lagoon pools, good choice of restaurants and easy access to the beach, this is the pinnacle of luxury family accommodation in Port Douglas.
There’s also a fitness centre, 18-hole golf course, three tennis courts and bike hire on offer.
This beautiful beach front hotel is also home to Harrison, one of Port Douglas’ most popular fine-dining restaurants renowned for its flamboyant Australian dishes.
There is a wide choice of accommodation suitable for families, including guest rooms with two double beds and 2-4 bedroom villas. Some rooms offer direct access to the saltwater lagoon pools.
For families looking for space and privacy, Coconut Grove offers 33 luxury holiday apartments right on Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas and easy walking distance from Four Mile Beach.
Each of these luxury apartments offers plenty of amenities for families, including full kitchen facilities, living and dining areas and outdoor terraces with entertaining space and BBQ.
The apartments can be booked in different configurations from 1-5 bedrooms. There is a shared resort pool and outdoor entertaining areas, but families may want to opt for the pool apartments, which offer private pool and deck.
There is an on-site tour guest and Coconut Grove can also arrange for online grocery shopping or a private chef to come and cook for you.
Peppers Beach Club
In a great location within a short stroll from both the village centre and Four Mile Beach, Peppers Beach Club is another of our top picks for family resorts in Port Douglas.
The resort offers spacious family friendly accommodation in 1-3 bedroom apartment configurations with separate living and dining areas, balconies, kitchens and BBQ facilities. Some also have direct pool access and others have private plunge pools.
The highlight of this beautiful resort is the swimming pool around which the apartments are arranged. The whole family will love this feature: its sandy beach is perfect for kids to play on while mum and dad can kick back and have a cocktail delivered to their sun lounger.
Koko poolside bar & kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the restaurants of Port Douglas are just a short walk away. There is also an onsite gym and arrangements can be made for an in-room spa treatment. Babysitting can also be arranged for date nights.
Oaks Resort Port Douglas Resort
The Oaks Resort is another family-friendly option in Port Douglas, although you will need to drive into town from here.
The large lagoon-style resort pool is one of Oak Resort’s best features for families. Kids will love exploring its nooks and crannies, while mum and dad can enjoy an afternoon cocktail at the swim-up bar.
There’s also an onsite spa for a spot of relaxation.
The Oaks has a choice of hotel rooms and apartments. The two-bedroom apartments, featuring separate living/dining areas, kitchenettes and balconies are best suited for families.
Onsite restaurant Oak and Vine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu features plenty of family favourites including pizza, pasta, burgers, steaks and more.
Cayman Villas offers luxury resort style apartments in the centre of Port Douglas, within an easy walk of both Four Mile Beach and the town centre.
The two and three-bedroom apartments are best suited for families, and come with fully fitted kitchens, laundry facilities, large open-plan living areas and balconies with dining facilities.
Within the complex there is also a large swimming pool area for kids to play in and parents to relax by.
Note that a 3-night minimum stay is required.
Also along Four Mile Beach and around a 15-minute walk into town, the Mantra Portsea is another easy option for families.
Complete with a lagoon style resort pool, lap pool, tennis court, gym and spa, there is plenty to keep the family entertained. Kids will particularly love the water slide, while parents will appreciate the swim up bar.
There’s also an onsite tour desk, bike hire and complimentary parking on offer.
For families there are interconnecting hotel rooms and also two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and balconies.
Note that the resort does not have an onsite restaurant for dinner (there is a breakfast restaurant and the pool bar is open until 5pm) but there are onsite BBQ facilities, or it is an easy 15-minute stroll to the restaurants in the village.
A good option for great value apartment style accommodation in Port Douglas is Bay Villas.
Coming with a choice of 1-3 bedroom holiday homes, each unit has access to a swimming pool and comes with fully fitted kitchenette with dishwasher and washing machine and dryer, as well as open-plan living/dining areas.
If you are traveling with young children, cots and high chairs are available on request as are rollaway beds. Large families or those vacationing with friends can also opt for adjoining rooms. Strollers are also available to hire.
Big 4 Glengarry
Located around a 10-minute drive from Port Douglas is family favourite Big 4.
Big 4 offers a range of cheap accommodation for families, from camping and caravan sites up to 2-bedroom villas.
Within the park there are plenty of family-friendly facilities, including swimming pool, water park, jump cushion, children’s playground, BBQ facilities and more.
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