Located on a private beach surrounded by rainforest, family-owned five star Thala Beach Lodge, sits spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of the Coral Sea . An island on the mainland . Thala Beach Lodge is conveniently located near the centre of the natural attractions of Cairns, Port Douglas and The Great Barrier Reef . <p>Built tall on timber stilts not only does the accommodation reflect your natural environment but also beckons the outside in with all rooms turned to maximise the views from their open sides and superb balconies . <p>Watch dolphins from a prime seat on your balcony in the Coral Sea Bungalows, or reach out and touch lush green leaves where tropical birds whistle throughout the day from Eucalypt Bungalows . <p> The Resort renowned for its scenery as well as its food where the local owners and managers aim to evoke a friendly, relaxed ambience without compromising any of the comfort . Uninterrupted views from the restaurant dining alongside butterflies and tropical birds epitomise this peaceful haven retreat . <p>The Beach Shack is a brand new dining venue located on the properties private beach . Seating up to 50 guests, it will be open on selected evenings . <p>Complimentary activities at the resort include guided nature walks, bird watching and star gazing at the on site observatory . Scheduled daily transfers to and from Port Douglas and evening entertainment and presentations are also included . <p>Ecotourism Australia Certification: The ECO Certification logo means that you are guaranteed to experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction or accommodation that looks after the environment . The ECO certification program assures you that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences . <p>For the second year running, Thala Beach Lodge at Port Douglas has been voted ahead of all Australian resort properties by TripAdvisor in its 2009 Travelers Choice awards .
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