A big thank you to Michelle at Thala Beach Lodge for providing this excellent article!
Thala Beach Lodge is a five star eco resort just south of Port Douglas in North Queensland Australia. It sits in spectacular style atop a headland with breathtaking views of untouched coastline and the Coral Sea, providing the perfect location to explore the romantic and inspiring Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
At a time when there are great concerns about fragile environments, Thala proudly boasts that it has achieved the highest accreditation of eco certification through its sustainable practice and environmental sensitivity. At Thala, guests enjoy a rich experience but not at the expense of wildlife, native forests and natural beachscapes.
Guests experience the epitome of a romantic, secluded location. Thala Beach Lodge is a private sanctuary & employs wildlife specialists to enhance its guests’ awareness of this astonishing environment. Guests stay in luxury sensitively designed to coexist with forests and abundant wildlife.
Deluxe timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. All private bungalows have views either to the ocean or the forested mountains. Time spent relaxing on the timber decked verandahs with a special partner is always well rewarded by sightings of birds, butterflies and at night – possums and sugar gliders.
The panoramic views from the restaurant encompass the far north Queensland coast from Double Island to Cape Tribulation, the sparkling blue & green of the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding rainforests. Guests enjoy world-class fine food with friendly five star service, privately dining amid a natural ambience, courtesy of the birds and breeze in surrounding treetops.
Meandering paths through rainforests and woodlands connect with private sandy beaches just waiting to be explored. Romantic moments & delightful hours among the habitats of extraordinary birds, plants & animals can be spent discovering secluded coves & rock pools. All over the 145 acres of Thala Beach Lodge, guests find themselves in an unsurpassed enchanting, relaxing environment.
Thala Beach Lodge provides unique and memorable experiences that capture the essence of the diverse North Queensland region. From the thrill of exploring the secrets of the Great Barrier Reef, ancient tropical rainforest, wild expansive outback and ancestral rock art of Aboriginal tribes, to viewing the grandeur of it all by air. Why not visit this paradise to step away from the crowd, take some time out for romance & relaxation and marvel at the natural world.