4 Stunning Luxury Resorts in Palm Cove

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If Port Douglas is the resort capital of Australia, Palm Cove is its little sister with the added benefit of everything within walking distance, and it’s closer to the airport for a quick weekend away.

There are plenty of luxury resorts in Palm Cove to choose from as well as many restaurants to enjoy the views at the end of a long day of exploring or relaxing.

Peppers Beach Club

  • Swim up bar for adults
  • Lagoon Pool beach for kids
  • Hotel Restaurants on site
  • Across the road from the beach

Peppers Palm Cove is a bright and tropical luxury resort on the main street in town. With its swim up bar it’s a great destination for solo travellers (I met heaps of interesting people at the pool bar when I stayed there), couples and friends groups. On the otherside of the pool, families with children will love the sandy beach.

Note this hotel is popular with families, if you would prefer an adults-only option consider the adults only Reef House or the all-ages Alamanda which has an adults-only pool. Peppers does also have a serenity pool but when I visited it was a bit cold as its all in the shade.

Alamanda Palm Cove Resort by Lancemore


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Luxury Palm Cove Resort Alamanda beach front
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  • 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Winner
  • Adults only pool on the beachfront
  • Highly rated in house restaurant with water views
  • Absolute beachfront location in the heart of palm cove

Arguably in the best location in town (absolute beachfront and close to all the Esplanade restaurants, cafes and bars), Alamanda also boasts its own well-rated restaurant with beach views.

Child-free travellers, or those looking for a time out from their kids, will love having some relaxing quiet time by the adults-only pool and visting the day spa.

However with 3 pools and apartments from 1-4 bedrooms, Alamanda can accommodate a variety of travellers, families and group sizes.

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa.


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  • Huge lagoon pool
  • Poolside bar for all day cocktails and beers
  • A variety of rooms from studios to penthouse apartments
  • In house restaurant and room service

The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa


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  • Adults-only resort (16+)
  • Winner of 2022 QLD Tourism Award & Trip Advisor award.
  • Room options with spas, balconies & ocean views or book the Brigadier King Spa Room on booking.com to have all three!

The Reef House is a boutique adults-only accommodation located in Palm Cove. It has won plenty of awards and has lots of positive reviews across different websites. Perfect for those who love a smaller more intimate style resort.

What is the best resort in Palm Cove?

The 5 star luxury resorts in Palm Cove with the best (highest) rating from guests on Trip Advisor are The Reef House Boutique Hotel u0026amp; Spa u0026amp; Alamanda Palm Cove Resort by Lancemore. Generally, you pay more to stay at the Reef House which is an adults-only resort. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eHowever, combined across multiple booking platforms such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Hotels.com u0026amp; Agoda.com you also see Peppers and Pullman high on the list. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eIf your budget is less than $500 a night, you should be able to book a stay most nights of the year at the much-loved resorts Peppers Beach Club u0026amp; Spa or Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort u0026amp; Spa which have big beautiful pools for relaxing. u003cbru003eu003cbru003e

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