The Hotel: Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments
Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments offers a superb location and unparalleled comfort in the heart of Cairns. A convenient 10-minute drive from the Cairns Domestic and International Airports, it makes for an ideal place to discover the region’s natural wonders including reefs, rainforests, and the outback. With neat and modern furnishings, guests will find everything they need to set up their home away from home.
Groupies can unwind in the Studio Room which serves as their home away from home. Sleek interiors with kitchenette amenities, a flat-screen TV and tropical furnishing ensure that holidaymakers have all that is needed for a fuss-free stay.
When hunger inevitably strikes, appetites are catered for at the on-site Bayleaf Restaurant featuring Balinese cuisine. Popular with locals and travellers alike, this restaurant offers a casual setting to relax and enjoy quality Balinese food after a day of adventures. Whether guests want to enjoy good food, relax by the pool, or simply drop in between bouts of exploring, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments answers their needs.
- Bed size/type: One queen bed and one single bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- The third person must but a separate voucher
- The room features a kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and a small dining area, as well as air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV
The Area: Cairns, Queensland
Cairns is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city nestled between the sea life of the Great Barrier Reef and the rolling downs of the Atherton Tablelands. As the gateway to the wet tropics, the city buzzes with a lively mix of travellers, from backpackers to luxury seekers keen to soak up the sun. As night falls, the wide streets come alive with bars, galleries, and seafood restaurants enticing diners by the waterside.
Snorkel, dive or simply recline on a glass-bottomed boat to admire the breathtaking wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a luxurious day trip to Port Douglas, an hour’s drive north, to dine on succulent seafood and shop in fashion boutiques. Walk among the towering ancient trees and lush greenery of the World Heritage Daintree rainforest, keeping an eye out for brilliantly coloured butterflies and rare tropical birds; or marvel at enormous prehistoric reptiles in one of the region’s crocodile parks.
Closer to home, take a stroll down the Esplanade to find countless dining options and interesting shops. By night the same stretch comes alive with the Night Markets, where clothes, trinkets and Australian keepsakes are all up for grabs. Spend days simply soaking up the tropical sun on the beach, splashing about in the water when the heat gets too much.