Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa
What We Love
- The resort's location near stunning Four Mile Beach
- The meandering, lagoon-style swimming pool at the center of the property
- An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living
- Guests can use the public Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club, which is adjacent to the resort
What To Know
- The property has significant meeting and events spaces
- There are studio-style rooms as well as one- to three-bedroom apartments and villas
- Some room types include private plunge pools or rooftop hot tubs; ask in advance
- Parking On Site
Those in search of straightforward luxury will relish the comforts of this Pullman property, from its Aqua restaurant and well-appointed spa to its chic outdoor spaces. Four Mile Beach is steps away, but the resort is a self-contained universe of studio rooms and one- to three-bedroom apartments, some with private plunge pools perfect for a special occasion. Families and groups have plenty to do here, but the property also has plenty of serene nooks for romance seekers and those looking to bask in the sun with a good book.
In the Area
Eco-adventurers head to Queensland for its rugged tropical beauty and rich Aboriginal history, and to explore the jewel in its crown, the Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas, an hour north of the region’s gateway city, Cairns, boasts splendid beaches, with stunning Cape Tribulation and the Daintree rain forest nearby. Twenty minutes south of town, there’s Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, where fearless visitors can check out the local predators from a series of boardwalks that wind over a lagoon and through the jungle.
How to Get There
Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa is at an amazing destination and is a better than your average Resort and Spa. Upon arrival, because we are ACCORPLUS Members we received a complimentary mocktail upon arrival at reception and an upgrade to a Penthouse Suite. A Penthouse Suite consists of two levels, the lower level, already on the second floor of a 3 storey complex, contains a built in Laundry with automatic washing Machine, dryer and tub, a broom and iron cupboard, behind closed doors and part of the large Kitchen layout that has stainless steel fridge, draws and cupboard storage, all fully equipped with everything you need in a kitchen, cutlery, pots and pans, cutting boards carving knives, toaster and an under bench oven and stovetop. Centre piece is a massive ISLAND containing twin sinks and microwave, so do not want for anything if you desire to self cater. We alternated between self catering and the restaurant and bar facilities throughout our stay.
Also on this level were two double bedrooms each with well appointed bathroom and ample towels and condiments in each. Additionally there is an expansive balcony with a sofa, two chair and a coffee table, heavy in design but movable if desired. Each balcony looks out over a ginormous swimming pool that Meanders around all the apartments and suites connecting at the expansive central pool with its 4 towers with flaming torches on top. It is a spectacular swimming venue. There is a good poolside bar that offers excellent service, albeit quiet when we stayed, friendly and capable staff and great atmosphere. At the opposite end of the central pool is the main bar and the Resort restaurant that offers indoor and alfresco dining. The menu is a little limited however the quality of food is excellent. I enjoyed the butchers cut on one evening which was a slow cooked lamb rump in vegetable jus and was superbly tender and tasty.
Our stay went without a hitch in anyway, we had free in individual garage parking for our rental car right outside the apartment. OH! and I forgot to mention the penthouse has another level above with yet another outdoor spa pool, there is a spa tub in the master double room, barbeque and lounger chairs for your private use, bit hard to beat that.
Everything was WOW! AMAZING! EXCELLENT! GREAT STAFF and MANAGEMENT! pretty hardtop fault really while accepting that there are now some signs of wear and tear having originally being built in 2006.
9 out of 10 for us.
We had our annual meeting last week. Staff was very friendly and very accommodating. Food was good, rooms were very comfortable, pool was nice. Only think I would suggest, put more steps around the pool if you want to enter the pool. There's only one place you can actually enter without having to climb down.
Rooms were a little small and would definitely recommend getting one around the gorgeous pool
We had a car and found it within close proximity to most things
Overall we had a great stay and would come back in the future
Wow ,what a great concept,to walk out your balcony and jump straight into a tropical lagoon style pool and swim round to the pool bar....
Unfortunately with a pool so close and hot humid weather unless you keep doors closed and aircon on in your ultra smooth all surfaces apartment all the time.....why would anyone want that on a tropical holiday....youll be living in moisture constantly...all surfaces wet....not the greatest.....
As for the 5 star rating....no coffee pod machine in room which is a basic these days and just because the pool bar is closed and the jugs are there for the mojitos not at the main bar...i shouldn't have had to make the bartender (who wasnt going too) go get a jug from closed bar so i could have what i want...also i can imagine in the busy season it is loud and echoing....no chance of sleepin when main bed right by pool....kids up and squeaing at 7.45 not to mention they had workers cutting down a palm at 8am !!!!!
Lastly the breakfast is a huge rip off...$28 for basically the same stuff we had in our included brekkie at other resort....also when there is a pancake maker at brekkie and an IGA down the road....running out of maple syrup is outstanding... and pretty lazy not to go down the road and get some......not worth the money in my opinion...we also stayed at a great resort in town close to everything for less than half of cost of Pullman and really that was the better choice.
Loved staying here ...... the accomodation was just perfect for us indoors & the outdoor living
The pool is tremendous & beautiful temperature & overlooks the faabulous tropical gardens ... breakfast was very ample as was the lunches & dinners ..... we'll be back soon for another week of pure enjoyment