Port Douglas is the home of luxury accommodation in north Queensland. This resort town is built on an isthmus of land between a beautiful ocean beach and a quiet local waterway filled with modern marina facilities that provide a base for a large fleet of charter boats that run tours to the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island and famous underwater diving and snorkelling destinations like the Cod hole and the Ribbon reefs to the north off Cooktown.
Christopher Skase, who was an Australian property developer several decades ago, put Port Douglas firmly on the map as luxury local accommodation destination when he built the fabulous Marina Mirage motel and hotel development on the beachfront at Port Douglas. The resort included a top range resort golf course and in the course of the development, the marina shopping complex was also completed. Skase bought a date plantation and transplanted the palms to form an palm lined avenue for several kilometres along the main access road into Port Douglas. Since that time, Christopher Skase went bankrupt and fled to Majorca in the Mediterranean to escape legal action in Australia where he died several years ago. Port Douglas, however did not die and Skases legacy is now a beautiful town with myriad more perfect holiday establishments having been developed in the subsequent years.
Some of the most prominent of these luxe accommodation establishments include the Sea Temple resort, Peppers Links resort, Bale Resort, Mantra Aqueous resort and the Beach Club resort. There are also hundreds of others to choose from. Many of the best luxury accommodation establishments are ideal destinations for a tropical wedding, so if you are planning to get married, have a think about doing it in beautiful Port Douglas. Luxury holiday homes are also available. Most of the luxury accommodation is located close to MacCrossan Street, Restaurants, cafes, the beach and the marina precinct. Luxury charter boats are available from the Port Douglas marina for tours or private charters to go diving or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
If you want to spent your next holiday in accommodation that is the epitome of Luxury, then come and experience Port Douglas luxe for a couple of weeks rest and relaxation and follow in the footsteps of famous visitors like ex president Bill Clinton and his family.
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