Turtle Cove Resort

, Smithfield, Cairns District, 4871, Australia
#37 of 191 hotels in Cairns
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Gay Resort - Between Cairns & Port Douglas

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 28, 2004

Staying in a beachfront room was a good choice for us. At night, we left the door open (screen door locked) and enjoyed the soothing rhythm of the surf.

On clear nights, we star-gazed... looking for the Southern Cross. Alas! Not visible from the resort due to nearby hills. Our view of Scorpio was fantastic.

As you can tell from the photo - laying in a beachside hammock (out of direct sun) was a favorite activity.

Sandy areas exposed during low-tide were spectacular and we spent hours looking at shells... many with crabs still living in them.

Unique Quality: This resort is located in a national park - not urban. They market themselves exclusively to Gay & Lesbian travelers.

Traveling to a non-urban area is unusual for us. We chose this resort because:
- Location: Proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and to the Kuranda Rainforest was a priority for us
- Value: This is a resort, not a hotel/motel.
- Laundry: The resort has coin-laundry machines. This is critical for those of us who take two-week trips using only one carry-on bag.
- Culture: As gay men, we mitigated risk of being singled-out for hate crime by staying in a place with certainty that our relationship would be socially accepted.

Directions: The resort operates a shuttle service to the Cairns airport. Call in advance to arrange pick-up.

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Turtle Cove Resort

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

  • Turtle Cove Smithfield
  • Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas

Address: , Smithfield, Cairns District, 4871, Australia

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Amenities at Turtle Cove Resort

  • Restaurant
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa
  • Free Parking

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