Luxe apartments – complete with daily servicing – are an assortment of one, two and three-bedroom with an aesthetic that's truly got the outdoors at its heart, from mother-of-pearl shell to bleached coral in granite-and-marble trimmings, glass-panelled terraces and stone-clad balconies – which you'll look out from onto your chic private plunge pool. It's a feature all apartments bar the Balcony level enjoy – though these still house fully-equipped Miele kitchens, barbecues on sun decks, Bose stereos and plasma TVs. If you don't fancy cooking, there's even the chance to take on the luxuries of a private chef who’ll whip up gourmet dinners with the freshest of local ingredients. Then, the Penthouses offer the ultimate indulgence, with free-standing baths and sprawling ultra-contemporary spaces alongside an outdoor dining area and rooftop spa terrace with a private pool and Jacuzzi, framed by panoramic views of Port Douglas' forest-lined shores.
And, it’s outside that rightfully grabs the headlines here, with Port Douglas the gateway to some of Australia’s most renowned natural splendours. Go snorkelling and diving in the Great Barrier Reef, coast on four wheel drive adventures through fern canopies in the ancient, UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest and hire bicycles for whiling hours along beach-lined trails. Back at base, a 20m shared lap pool and landscaped gardens mean there’s plenty of onsite delights to keep you entertained, with the Four Mile beach just moments away, too – its long stretch of powder-white the emblematic backdrop to many a Port Douglas postcard. Plus, you're steps from the town's abundance of bars and restaurants, from surfer-shack bars to harbour-side, ultra-fresh seafood eateries.