Girls Trip to Paradise
Girls trip to Paradise in Port Douglas
Get your girlfriends on board and escape the busy world around you with an unforgettable trip to paradise.
This is the perfect excuse to venture out to the tropical haven that is Port Douglas, and you’ll be able to spend some much-loved quality time with your girls!
Whether you want to immerse yourself in travelling and exploration or just want to kick back and completely unwind, the team at Pools Resort has your holiday covered with this comprehensive guide.
Time to start planning!
Port Douglas has a whole lot to offer if your dream getaway involves exercise and the great outdoors. You can take advantage of group classes and local facilities or train outside in picturesque locations.
Morning Beach Strolls
Grab your morning coffee and take a walk down the remarkable Four Mile Beach for some early sun. You may later find yourself wandering through town for some breakfast and shopping.
Enjoy a self-guided practice on the spacious balconies at Pools. You’ll have all the room you need and more with beautiful views of the Hinterlands and an expansive pool.
If you would prefer a class, join a yoga session amongst the palm trees on Four Mile Beach. Classes usually combine a mix of asana’s, meditation and pranayama and are suitable for all skill levels.
For the real yogis, the award-winning Deep Retreat in town offers a range of classes including flow, Pilates, yin and aerial.
Flagstaff Hill has recently been extended and now includes sensational viewing platforms overlooking the Coral Sea. This is a coastal 1km track between Four Mile Beach and Rex Smeal Park.
If you are looking for a challenge to get your heart racing, head up to the renown Bump Track and into the mountains with stunning views of Mowbray Valley.
Be sure to fit in a sweaty workout at the Port Douglas 24/7 Gym that is loaded with fantastic boxing, cardio and free weights equipment.
If you and the girls are adamant foodies, you may have a hard time deciding where to eat –here are our top picks!
Choo Choos café is located only a short stroll from Pools and is the ideal location for a mouth-watering eggs benny with views over the lake and golf course.
Lunch at Lotus Leaf
Fresh and flavoursome are the best words to describe these unbelievable Asian salads. Stop into Lotus Leaf in town for a light and refreshing lunch.
What better way to bond than delicious cocktails over the water? Grab a day bed at the tropical restaurant and bar Barbados for some drinks and catch up time.
Indulge in some tasty cheese and wine at the local’s favourite Zinc Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – an elegant open-air restaurant centrally located on Macrossan Street.
Treat yourselves to any of the following outstanding dining destinations.
- Salsa Bar and Grill is a tropical dining experience known for extraordinary international cuisine created with fresh and local produce.
- Watergate Restaurant and Lounge Bar located on the corner of Grant Street and Macrossan Street delivers exquisite dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere.
- For the finest selection of Australian seafood including succulent Moreton Bay Bugs, make a reservation at 2 Fish on Macrossan Street.
- Sassi La Cucina and Bar is a stylish venue that offers a range of sensational Italian seafood accompanied by the utmost friendly service.
- Zinc Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge offers an extensive collection of contemporary cuisine including kangaroo and juicy barramundi.
- Seabean is a luxurious restaurant situated on Wharf Street that has Mediterranean meals and Spanish style tapas that you don’t want to miss.
What’s the best part of a holiday? Indulgence! Choose from a wide variety of delectable homemade gelato and Italian desserts at Capannina.
Chill out by the pool and bask in the FNQ sun with the girls. The Swim Up suite and Plunge Pool apartments are the perfect selection if this sounds like your ultimate getaway plan.
Rex Smeal Park Picnic
Pack a picnic and some drinks to devour at Rex Smeal Park while enjoying the breathtaking views of the sunset over the ocean.
Relax and revitalise with the signature spa treatments or full body packages available at Niramaya. Indulge in luxury with 24-Carat Gold facials and restorative massages.
When in need of some retail therapy, browse Macrossan Street for an exciting collection of clothing stores. You’ll come across Lorna Jane, Witchery and some trendy local favourites like Rose & Boy.
Stroll through the Sunday Markets to peruse the locally handcrafted jewellery, handmade clothing and unique homewares.
Adventure & Exploring
Take the girls to discover the gorgeous Shannonvale tropical fruit winery and bring home a bottle of Far North Queensland’s best – the local wines range from mango to black sapote.
Plan a day trip to the Gallo dairy farm in the Atherton Tablelands to get your hands on some of the tastiest cheese and chocolate around. Be sure to visit the Mt. Uncle distillery for award-winning spirits and liqueurs while you’re in the area.
Tick the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list and head out on a dive boat or private charters for an awe-inspiring day of snorkelling amongst the depths of the Coral Sea.
Take a fifteen-minute trip to the Mossman Gorge to experience a historical swimming location surrounded by lush green rainforests and wonderful wildlife.