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Last 5 reviews
Very nice peaceful place
Great place, beautiful bungalow (number 1) with a nice view. Very peaceful. Friendly service, very good food, both for breakfast and diner, nice wine selection as well. They helped us to book very nice excursions like coral reef, sensational.
Do not go in January!
Very humid and mosquitoes are everywhere! They just love me, got eaten alive, drove me crazy, kept me awake scratching!! No bottled water supplied, other than tap water. Rooms serviced every other day. Apparently May to October is the best time as it’s less humid. Walking around, just going down to look at the beach was exhausting. Couldn’t go in the sea because of the stinging jellyfish. Positives, lovely room looking out to sea, food was ok, breakfast was a bit disappointing, it would have been nice to have freshly cooked eggs. Receptionist was lovely as were the 2 chaps who delivered and collected our luggage. Free mosquito repellent, sadly it came too late for me!
Beautiful place, friendly staff and great for adults and children as well!
We brought our 10 year old granddaughter on a 3 week Australian adventure, and Thala Beach Nature Reserve was her favorite place. There were many couples there, but also families. Very quiet and serene, and not crowded at all. We had the whole beach to ourselves one afternoon and played on the beach and laid in the hammocks hanging from palm trees.
Long-term wonderful staff, rainforest, perfect beach, great food and perfect sleep
I am a Cairns local. Returning guest. Thala is the real deal if you want a rainforest sleep and beach sunrise and you choose not to camp somewhere. It's solitide. Wonderful to know the same staff employed for many years and that is a great sign of the type of place this is. It cares. The staff are genuine and joyful. Dining area is a special place in Far North Queensland. Why? Go and see for yourself. Expensive? If nature, authenticity, effort, a great sleep (windows open, rain all night, rainforest sounds, rainforet smells), superb food and wonderful staff comes with a price. Who cares? It's worth every cent. Overnight stay with late check out, dinner, wine, breafast, beach time, pool time. Birthday treat. Perfect.
Quiet, amazing views, great customer service, and fantastic food
I recently stayed at Thala Beach for 2 nights (Mon and Tues) on my own, as I needed some time out without crowds of people and children like you'd expect at a resort. I really needed to get back to nature and wind down. This place was ideal. It has beach and rainforest so you get the best of both worlds. From the moment I arrived, Johan the manager met me at my car at reception, and they collected my bags and took them to my cottage while someone parked my car. No request was a problem and the staff were polite and accommodating. I couldn't fault the accommodation which was clean, comfortable and spacious. Views are spectacular and I had the entire beach to myself both days. There were only a couple of families with small children, and guests were mainly couples. It was quiet and I could hear the waves from my room. You don't hear other guests in nearby cottages - just birds and the ocean. You are permitted to fish off the beach also. Certain on-site tours are only available on some days, so you may not get to do all of them if you are only there for a short stay. The food was to die for! My eye fillet was cooked perfectly as ordered, breakfast buffet had a broad selection, and the menu was great. The meals are expensive but I'm happy to pay for perfection. There is no room service, however you may order a picnic hamper/platter which can be delivered to your room. The platter I ordered was generous in size. I recommend the Coconut dessert - frozen coconut yoghurt served in half a coconut, topped with grated coconut and a coconut tapioca biscuit - DELICIOUS!!!! The grounds are hilly to walk around which becomes tiresome if you are lazy and unfit (like me!), but there is no need to walk if you don't want to, as staff can pick you up in a golf buggy and drop you anywhere in the reserve. I chose to walk as it kick started my 2020 fitness regime. Overall a wonderful experience. I didn't want to leave.
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