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Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas
8.5 Excellent
Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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3.7 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

Silkari Lagoons Port Douglas is situated in Port Douglas and is close to Four Mile Beach. It also offers a swimming pool, bicycle rental and babysitting/child services.

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Peppers Blue on Blue
Peppers Blue on Blue
7.9 Good
123 Sooning Street, Nelly Bay, QLD, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Nelly Bay, QLD, Australia 

Contemporary in its design, Peppers Blue On Blue Resort is positioned in a well-known area of Nelly Bay. It also provides valet parking, a swimming pool and meeting rooms.

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Beach Club
Beach Club
9.5 Excellent
9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia 

Boasting a remarkable beachfront location, Beach Club offers luxury accommodation with an infinity-edge pool framed by palm trees and tropical gardens. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a free shuttle service and a beauty centre.

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Niramaya Villas and Spa
Niramaya Villas and Spa
8.8 Excellent
1 Bale Drive, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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4.1 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

This modern resort in Port Douglas offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool. It also provides a sauna, a plunge pool and a Jacuzzi.

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Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas
8.2 Excellent
316 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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3.5 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas is located in Port Douglas and is close to Four Mile Beach. It also provides a sauna, a waterfall pool and a swimming pool.

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Mantra Heritage
Mantra Heritage
7.8 Good
16 Warner Street, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia 

Featuring a heated pool, Mantra Heritage is located in Port Douglas and is a five-minute walk from Macrossan Street, Marina Mirage and the Port Douglas Wharf and Shipwreck Museum. The numerous facilities this modern resort offers include luggage storage, a tour desk and a BBQ/picnic area.

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Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
8.5 Excellent
62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia 

Only two minutes from Esplanade Lagoon, Il Palazzo Boutique Hotel is located centrally in Cairns. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with plasma TVs and free wireless internet access.

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The Reef House Palm Cove - MGallery
The Reef House Palm Cove - MGallery
8.8 Excellent
99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia 

Set in Cairns, The Reef House Palm Cove - MGallery is a five-minute walk from Peppers Spa Palm Cove and offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool.

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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
8.2 Excellent
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

$11
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Caravella Backpackers
Caravella Backpackers
8.1 Excellent
149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Caravella Backpackers allows for easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee bar and an outdoor pool.

$18
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Acacia Court Hotel
Acacia Court Hotel
5.9 Okay
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD, Australia
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Situated in Cairns, Acacia Court Hotel is a short walk from Cairns Esplanade and provides an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool. It also features a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

$54
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Cairns City Sheridan
Cairns City Sheridan
6.1 Good
157 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Offering a swimming pool and a waterfall pool, Cairns City Sheridan is a boutique hotel set in the heart of Cairns. Guests also have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$57
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Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel Cairns
7.5 Good
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Centrally situated, Hides Hotel Cairns offers easy access to Cairns's best hot spots. It provides city views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

$57
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Coral Tree Inn
Coral Tree Inn
8.1 Excellent
166-172 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Coral Tree Inn Cairns allows for easy access to Cairns's main sightseeing areas. It also has a saltwater pool.

$61
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Mission Reef Resort
Mission Reef Resort
8.8 Excellent
58-62 Holland Street, Mission Beach, QLD, Australia
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4.4 km from city centre,  

Set within the picturesque countryside of Mission Beach, Mission Reef Resort provides comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a saltwater swimming pool and highchairs. It also offers bicycle rental, a BBQ/picnic area and luggage storage.

$61
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Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa
8.4 Excellent
81 - 85 Cedar Road, Palm Cove, QLD, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Providing a shuttle service to Cairns Airport, plus complimentary wireless internet, Mango Lagoon Resort & Wellness Spa is a comfortable place to stay in Cairns. It also features an outdoor pool and a plunge pool.

$63
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Hotel prices in Great Barrier Reef

4 stars +
#1 most popular

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia

8.6 Excellent
$244

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Peppers Beach Club
#2 most popular

Peppers Beach Club

20-22 Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD, Australia

8.6 Excellent
$216

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DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns
Best value

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns

121-123 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, Australia

8.2 Excellent
$111

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Where to stay in Great Barrier Reef

About Great Barrier Reef

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is a coral formation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as Australia’s “Blue Outback”, it is comprised of individual reefs and islands that lie to the east of the Coral Sea and extends south into the Pacific Ocean. Popular for its clear waters and vibrant array of underwater marine life, the 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands make up around 65 kilometres off the coast of Queensland.

Considered one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders, travellers come to the Great Barrier Reef to explore its abundant sea life that includes whales, turtles and over 400 species of colourful fish and coral. Peppered with island resorts nestled amongst the clear waters, visitors come to explore the abundance of idyllic tropical islands and golden beaches. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing are popular water sports available, while there are a variety of tours to choose from, such as the glass-bottom boat tours, cruise ships and opportunities to swim with dolphins. Visitors can explore the molluscs, coral sponges, rays, sea turtles and more than 1,500 species of tropical fish, in addition to over 200 types of birds and a handful of endangered species, such as the Dugong sea cow.

International flights arrive at the Cairns Airport, while direct flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne can land at the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island and Proserpine on Whitsunday Coast. The best way to get to the area’s attractions is by car, while secluded areas and island hopping day trips to the reef can be reached by boat. Helicopter tours are popular for spectacular aerial views of the reef while utilising the Queensland Rail is the most cost-effective way to explore the Queensland coast. Shuttle buses are available from the airport and taxis are ideal for short trips in the area.

Formed around 6,000-7,000 years ago, the Great Barrier Reef covers an area bigger than Great Britain. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and is the only livable thing on the earth that is visible from space. Established as a marine park in 1975, it was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

Great Barrier Reef travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Great Barrier Reef?

    Great Barrier Reef has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its most favoured locations, like Port Douglas, Cairns, and Hamilton Island.

  • What are the best hotels in Great Barrier Reef?

    Lazy Lizard Motor Inn (9.2/10 from 348 reviews), DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns (8.2/10 from 1,308 reviews), and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas (8.6/10 from 1,493 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Great Barrier Reef.