Port Douglas accommodation with heated pool

Image: Tropical Tree House Vibes at the Ramada Port Douglas swim up bar pool – heated in winter (pre-renovations, my last visit)

Port Douglas is pretty balmy most of the year but it’s still nice to be able to jump in for an early morning ,later afternoon or evening swim without getting chilly.

The Adults only Shantara Resort has the most comfortable heated pool in winter at a lovely 32 degrees Celsius, however there are also plenty more amazing options for Port Douglas accommodation with a heated pool below.*

*Keep in mind most places only heat their pool in winter, in fact, it gets so warm in summer that resort pools need to be cooled!

Shantara Port Douglas Adults only Retreat

Shantara Port Douglas in Port Douglas is a popular adults only resort that consistently gets high ratings from guests.

I confirmed with the property that their pool is heated to a very comfortable 32 degrees in winter which means you can enjoy a holiday swim all day long even in the cooler parts of the day!

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  • Pool heated in Winter to a very comfortable 32 degrees (confirmed via email)

Mantra Heritage

Mantra Heritage is in a fantastic central location within walking distance of the best of Port Douglas including Marossan Street, The Marina and the beach. It’s one of the best options in Port Douglas for a resort like hotel that’s still walking distance to everything (the big resorts are all a shuttle ride out of town).

Best of all, the main saltwater lagoon pool at the Mantra Heritage is heated in winter to approximately 25-28 degrees.

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  • Main Pool heated in Winter to 25-28 degrees approximately (confirmed via email)
  • Mantra Heritage also has swim-out rooms with direct pool access


The Ramada in Port Douglas is a super popular unique resort that is regularly booked out in winter as it is often reasonably priced and has limited rooms (many rooms are reserved for its Timeshare owners to book).

It has a fun holiday treehouse vibe to its restaurant and pool area which is set amongst landscaped tropical gardens and beautiful trees and the Ramada pool is heated in Winter.

It also got a refresh in 2020, with its apartment and suite options getting a nice modern upgrade!

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  • Pool heated in Winter to approximately 28 Degrees ( Confirmed via email)

Niramaya Villas and Spa

The stunning Niramaya Villas and Spa has a main pool that is not heated (approximately 25 degrees naturally) however this doesnt matter as all the private pools in their beautiful villas are heated in winter to approximately 30 degrees (I confirmed via email)!

  • Private Pool at Villas heated to approximately 30 degrees in Winter

FAQ: Is the pool heated at Niramaya Villas and Spa?

Yes, the private villa pools at Niramaya Villas and Spa are heated seasonally in winter to approximately 30 degrees. The shared resort pool is not heated.

Non Heated Pools

I can confirm that sadly the Sheraton, Mantra Portsea and Peppers do not have heated pools however they all said their pools are still quite warm most of the year, sitting a little below the outside temperature.

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