Thala Beach Lodge

Set on the coast within 145 acres Thala Beach Lodge is nestled into the rainforest, overlooking some two kilometres of beautiful beach. The four types of guest bungalow offer a choice of rainforest or treetop setting and some have partial or full views of the golden beaches, ocean and islands beyond.

All are timber built, so blend effortlessly with the surrounding environment and all have a private verandah. Spend your days sea kayaking, rainforest hiking or chilling out by one of the two pools or in the spa.

Why we like Thala Beach Lodge

Thala Beach Lodge is a great choice for a beautiful beach location within easy striking distance of the atmosphere of Port Douglas, the ancient rainforests of Daintree and the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. It is well priced and easily reached via a short scenic drive from Cairns.


  • Two free-form swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Private access to two kilometres of beaches
  • An 18-hole golf course located 10 minutes away
  • observatory for stargazing
  • A choice of restaurants including treetop or beachfront dining


Included in a stay at Thala Beach Lodge are nature and wildlife walks as well as talks by local specialists. There are numerous walking trails around the hotel. Sea kayaks are available to borrow and yoga and cooking lessons are also possible. Alternatively, head to the Great Barrier Reef for the day to dive and snorkel in a magical underwater world.

Please note that it is not possible to swim in the sea between November and March when jellyfish frequent the water.


Thala Beach Lodge is located on the spectacular coastal road between Cairns and the Daintree Rainforest approximately 45 minutes north of Cairns airport. 

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