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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We hadn't been for a while but the place still kept it's lovely charm. Absolutely wonderful. Friendly staff, great beach and hot tub. Even a bit of rain doesn't spoil the atmosphere. Would recommend, and have, to all our friends. We will be back again soon.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Great to read you kind words about us. And yes the rain here is never cold like in the south. I appreciate my staff service and friendliness as much as our guests do. I always say: “happy staff means happy guests” Hope to se you back soon. Hugs from all of us at the Cove Bert Queen “B”

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My first visit was in the early 90's as I'd heard about this tropical paradise with it's own private secluded beach. I took with me a very dear friend, who wasn't well at the time, and we were put in those shockingly beautiful beachfront apartments. Our stay even back then was as warm and as welcoming as it is today....

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. And yes, we will never change our attitude, by making every guest feel special. As I always say “ If you enjoyed your stay, tell all your friends, but if you did not, just keep us a secret”. Yes the good old days are back at Turtle Cove and the new owners are totally...

Maslin Beach
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This is our fourth annual visit to Turtle Cove, the experience has been just as good this time to make us want to return each year. Whilst the overall facilities are somewhat dated, this is by far made up for by the friendly and relaxing atmosphere, the caring staff and access to what must be one of the best beaches...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks and great to read your comments. Yep the Gym is very good now and we never stop updating the resort. All of us don’t want you to be a room number; here you are a person and friend. Take care till your next visit. With love from all of us at the Cove Bert Queen ”B”

Reviewed 26 July 2014

Where do i start, but thanks Turtle cove again for a great time and so relaxing. The staff are great the rooms are clean and a fantastic "House keeper" he was so friendly and happy. The massage was great well worth it. The beach was amazing just go down for a walk relax and do nothing but relax and enjoy...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. And yes Tony our housekeeper remembers every guest And always has a smile while he seems to do a spring clean daily in all rooms He cleans. Here with us you just let go, do, look and say what you like. Looking forward seeing you soon again, with love from all of...

Reviewed 23 July 2014

I enjoyed my time at the resort. It was relaxing. Staff members are very friendly. There is a very cute bar tender. It is a bit far (15 minutes drive) from Port Douglas especially if you are not driving. That makes day tour a bit early.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

thanks for your lovely comments. The great thing here is that even if we get a rain shower, the rain is still warm and does never make you shiver like the rains in colder climates. The beauty is in the eyes of the beholder (cute bar tender he...he...) Hope to see you back soon. Hugs from all of us (including...

Townsville
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Very friendly, great location with a good private beach and lovely pool area, good food and good rooms. What more could one ask for in a gay resort. The staff go out of their way to make one feel welcome.

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind and true words he...he..he... And yep... that is all of us and about us, we just want you to be your self and let go of all the troubles, stress and dramas in the world. We have our own special little free world here at Turtle Cove. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs from...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My partner and I recently enjoyed a joyful eight days at Turtle Cove. We have returned home tanned, relaxed and carrying memories of a fun time at this beachfront location. Accommodation: All rooms in the resort are of a good size and are well serviced. Many rooms have a view of the sparkling ocean. We stayed in a Beach Front...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and independently saying what we try to achieve to make all our guests feel at home here. It is so rewarding for us here, when the hard work pays off. We hope to see you back soon and we'll keep on improving. Warmest hugs from all of us at the Cove. Bert Queen "B"

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2014

It was my first time to Turtle Cove and it wont be the last. What makes me give this resort a 5 Star rating. - The Staff - Burt , Dan , Karl , Ray , Max , Mikai , Tony ," Thank you guys" for making me feel so comfortable and part of a family. I stayed solo for...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Whoooowww that was a long one so to speak. Thank you very much, you said more than any web site can ever try to achieve. And we didn’t even pay you he…he… (A bubbly awaits you though when you stay again) My children, as I call my staff, just love doing what they do and just have so much pleasure...

Sydney
Reviewed 14 July 2014

There is simply no better place to go to wind down, relax in a sexy and naturally beautiful resort and be cared for by friendly staff. We love this place and the staff at Turtle Cove! This is a place that we DO keep coming back to, time and again. Jim and Nic

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jim and Nic, thank you for your very nice words and yes our staff family, just love taking care of our guests like its their family also. And with the wonderful Barrier Reef and Rain forest right on our doorstep its heaven on earth here. Looking forward to you next visit. Love from all of us at the Cove...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Just spent a few nights at Turtle Cove celebrating a dear friends birthday. Must say that it hasn't changed, since the last visit, which is just as well. The location is stunning, the staff, more like good friends, are just brilliant and make this place, the food..... some of the best. Been a long time between drinks but will definitely...

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turtlecovegayresort, General Manager at Turtle Cove Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. And yes it is great to celebrate birthdays with friends here at the Cove. What a crazy and fun night it was. And regarding my staff (family) they will never treat you like just a room number, like other resorts. Here all our guests are treated like friends who just want to let go,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Turtle Cove Beach Resort is a Gay and Lesbian, Adults Only, Absolute Beach Front Holiday Resort near Cairns, Australia. Join us in Tropical Far North Queensland and experience the most fantastic and secluded piece of unspoilt GLBT Paradise in Australia,some say the world. Be assured,Turtle Cove Beach Resort is not your ordinary Gay and Lesbian Hotel! Come and explore our totally private, clothing optional, tropical beach and have the holiday/vacation of your life time! Turtle Cove Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront slice of Gay and Lesbian Heaven and is conveniently located between Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas, it is the perfect place to chill and relax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Cove Beach Resort

Address: 100 Captain Cook Hwy, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Port Douglas
Price Range: RM601 - RM935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Cove Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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Turtle Cove Hotel Port Douglas
Turtle Cove Smithfield
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“Ocean front all the way”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront rooms have a sensational view, well worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles trav19762016, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the delux sea view rooms are bigger and have a better bed”
 of 5 bubbles 850keithw, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in the common areas. Really a great place to get away from the bombardment though. Needed some access, but let go for the most part.”
 of 5 bubbles omonoyama, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Beachfront is best but high floor on apartments have great views too.”
 of 5 bubbles worldexplorerA1, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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