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Mice Net : August 2009
a touCh of tropiCal Breathtaking space? You bet! S o I hear you’re looking for something spectacular, sophisticated and a little bit special? Well here are a few beauties to tantalise you! Thala Beach Lodge Thala Beach Lodge is 10 minutes’ drive from Port Douglas and offers luxury accommodation with direct access to the beach. This property is a one of kind, built on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas. The accommodation is in the form of private deluxe timber bungalows with either beachfront or rainforest views. And the views from this resort’s viewing deck are guaranteed to take your breath away. Thala Beach Lodge is fully ecoaccredited for ecotourism and offers a range of nature experiences such as bird walks, star watching, presentations by local specialists, and its signature ‘Coconut Odyssey’. Guests can also participate in yoga, sea kayaking and treatments in Thala’s beauty and wellness studio. And if your group wants to completely relax and soak up the tranquillity of this property a dip in two of the resort pools are a must. One is central to the main building and features flowing waterfalls that cascade into different pools. The other is secluded and surrounded by rainforest and is more of a lagoon style. The restaurant features panoramic ocean views towards Port Douglas and offers diners a selection of gastronomic delights. Guests can sit back, relax and watch the tropical birds 78 mice.net sUppLement splash in a small bath perched in the wedge of a large rainforest tree. For more information go to www.thalabeach.com.au Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas The first thing that will strike you about the magnificent Sea Temple Port Douglas is the site of its spectacular pool. Flame torches rise out of the water and create the perfect backdrop for cocktail functions or gala events. Located with direct access to Four Mile Beach, the five-star property has been designed with complete luxury in mind. It offers 194 rooms, two bars, and an 18-hole links style golf course. The meeting space can accommodate 150 delegates theatre-style while the terrace can host 200 guests cocktail-style. The boardroom can fit 12 and is ideal for small meetings or brainstorming sessions. Guest can also luxuriate in the Sea Temple’s Mii Day Spa, where therapists specialise in massage, facials and body scrubs. The spa menu includes hot stone therapies, caviar facial and an aromatherapy salt glow body scrub. The spa is conveniently open seven days and is an essential part of any incentive or partner program. The accommodation ranges from swim-out apartments, two-bedroom apartments with roof-top jacuzzis, and three-bedroom villas. For more information go to www.mirvachotels.com ABOVE: Thala Beach Lodge