Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve

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Kingfisher Suite
Eucalypt Bungalow
Food and drink
Sports facility

Overview of Thala Beach Nature Reserve

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Private Road. 5078 Capt Cook Highway, Oak Beach, QLD, 4877
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Garden

Room options

Coral Sea Bungalow

  • 45 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Sandpiper Suite

  • 65 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Eucalypt Bungalow

  • 45 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Jungle Walk Bungalow

  • 45 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Birdwing Suite

  • 65 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Kingfisher Suite

  • 65 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Macrossan Street - 18 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)

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 or relax in a sun lounger, 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 seasonal outdoor pool, and a snack bar/deli.



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 dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails 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 sun loungers
  • 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
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Area rugs in room
  • Hardwood flooring in room

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

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

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 35 for adults and AUD 18 for children
  • 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
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December

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).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.
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, a seasonal outdoor pool, and spa services, as well as an arcade, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, Osprey's Restaurant offers garden views.
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 a short 1-minute walk from Oak Beach.







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10/10 Exceptional

PAUL, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bruce, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a great time also our engagement almost got spilt due to the older lady at the front desk when we checked in. Lucky my parents wasn’t listening to what she said… Overall we loved thala and will be back. Thanks for the great experience!
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6/10 Good

The property was beautiful and well maintained. Our room was super comfortable, quiet, private, fabulous. We enjoyed exploring the main pool, which was very nice. Unfortunately, we did have several complaints. The first is that while the staff was polite, they weren't friendly. Additionally, the bar staff was more than willing to bring our first set of drinks to us in the pool, but they never came back to see if we wanted more. Also, when we were sitting in the lounge area, they again never came to see if we wanted another drink, instead, we had to walk up to the bar to get refills. The food options were lacking (though we knew that going into it). The breakfast buffet was great, but dinner options were very limited. The biggest complaint, however, was that there is no beverage/snack service on the beach. They do have a facility there, but apparently its only for "special occasions." Not sure if they realize all of the money they're missing out on by not having service on the beach. Overall, Thala was what we were looking for, but I'd say they are more of a 3-star resort rather than a 5-star. If they want to be a 5-star resort, they need to up their commitment to service.
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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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