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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Kingfisher Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach bar
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Birdwing Suite | Terrace/patio

Overview of Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

4.5 star property
Beachfront resort in Oak Beach with spa and restaurant

9,4/10 Exceptional

540 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Private Road. 5078 Capt Cook Highway, Oak Beach, QLD, 4877

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Great Barrier Reef - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 50 min drive
  • Kuranda Station - 55 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)


  • Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course - 13 min drive
  • Otz Food - 14 min drive
  • Rasa Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Aqua Restaurant - 16 min drive

About this property

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers a private beach where you can sip a drink at the beach bar, plus you'll have access to onsite kayaking. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in sports massages, body wraps, and facials. Offering ocean views, Osprey's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This luxurious resort also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 83 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pick-up
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle within 15 km*
  • Shopping center shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Personal watercraft (motorized)
  • Shopping
  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (1615 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • 83 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1998
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Porch
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • No elevator (single level property)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Travel crib
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Rejuvenate has 1 treatment room. Services include sports massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open select days.


Osprey's Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 31.50 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 45.00 per person (one way)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, and train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle and shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Thala Beach
Thala Beach Lodge
Thala Lodge
Thala Lodge Beach
Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Hotel
Thala Nature Reserve Hotel
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort
Thala Nature Reserve Resort
Thala Beach Lodge
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Nature Reserve Oak
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Oak Beach
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort Oak Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thala Beach Nature Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
As of 05 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thala Beach Nature Reserve on 19 February 2023 start from R5 166, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AUD 45.00 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Thala Beach Nature Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours, helicopter/airplane tours, and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Thala Beach Nature Reserve also has a private beach and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, Osprey's Restaurant offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course (6.7 mi), Aqua Restaurant (7.5 mi), and Rasa Restaurant (7.6 mi).
Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Thala Beach Nature Reserve like?
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Great Barrier Reef. Travelers say this resort is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place to stay at. Friendly staff and very accommodating
Eshan, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed (definitely in my top 3)! I absolutely adored my stay at Thala Beach. Everything looks absolutely beautiful and I loved to be surrounded by nature. I just could not get enough of the magical view from the restaurant especially at sunset while having dinner... so romantic. The food was really good and so were the cocktails. The staff is absolutely fantastic, always smiling and so professional and helpful, a delight, I felt really welcome! This hotel is so special, loved everything about it, the decoration (colonial style), the atmosphere, the wildlife, the pool, the walks, the trails, the private beach. It is the perfect place to stay to disconnect (no wifi in the bungalows) and reset and you can do so much on site and when you feel like exploring, it is perfectly located, only 15 minutes drive from Port Douglas. They have also a nice gifts shop where you can also buy some products such as sun lotion, mosquito spray, toothpaste, snacks etc... I will definitely come back as this is such a unique place.
Virginie, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Narelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Serenity Now
Very special property - very private, serene and remote with easy access via shuttle to Port Douglas should you desire a bit more action. Recommend going in the hotter months as the property is shaded by lush foliage offering the opportunity to remain outdoors whilst the temperatures are high.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

tracie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was sparkling clean and quiet. We enjoyed exploring the two beautiful beaches. Having breakfast with that spectacular view was wonderful. I would like to see bathroom products that were made in Australia and in refillable dispenses rather than products made in China in throwaway plastic.
Genevieve, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love it love it love it
Joanne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing - service was impeccable
Amazing - service was impeccable
Michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good base to explore Port Douglas and further north. Cottages spread around sprawling and hilly property; which means walking to reception and restaurant can be tricky. Very friendly buggy service available.
Arvind, 3-night family trip
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