I have a few questions on Port Douglas Retreat if anyone will be so kind
1...is it near enough to town and beach to walk? And shops?
2...Does the pool have a few sun loungers and is it big enough to spend the day if having a lazy day!
3.... Are the kitchen facilities enough to cook a basic meal? (Save on costs)
Thinks that's all. Thanks in advance
Port Douglas retreat is very close to the shopping and eating areas in Port Douglas. You can walk everywhere, 5 min walk to beach and same to shops. The pool area is lovely with plenty of sun loungers, 2 bbq, 2 tables and chairs to eat your meal and also a fridge to put your beer or wine in. Clean toilets by the pool also so you don't have to run up to your room. The managers are very obliging without being intrusive. The kitchen facilities are basic, toaster, saucepans, frying pan, hot plate, microwave and fridge, sink but very small work bench area. We are ex Port Douglas residents who stay here when we visit each year. We stay here because of the position and also the price is reasonable. If we don't eat out we usually cook meat on the bbq and take salad down to pool area and eat there. Visit the "Tin Shed" for sunset views and meals at reasonable prices and the surf club for lovely lunch or dinner by the beach. Try the tempura prawn roll there. You will have a fabulous time.
5 min stroll to the main street which has everything you could need. 5 mins walk in another direction to the wharf which has restaurants and lots to see. Pool is not huge, but has shade a lounges and yes you could spend a day there. If you ask for a ground floor pool room you are about 10 feet from the pool area. The kitchen area is small but I cooked a meal without too much fuss. I can recommend the "tin shed" which is a lovely reasonably priced place to eat and watch the sunset as the boats pass by. If you can manage a Sunday stay the markets are great.
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