The Hotel: Ibis Styles Cairns
A tropical hideaway with a convenient central location, Ibis Styles Cairns caters for all guests, from couples to families. Only a short walk from the bustling Esplanade, casino and cinema, guests revel right in the thick of the city. After a day exploring the city, or taking a tour to the Great Barrier Reef, Ibis Styles welcomes guests back with a refreshing outdoor swimming pool.
When hunger hits, guests can cook up a storm on the BBQ or sit down to a meal at the Castaway Restaurant. Alternatively, a number of cafés and restaurants are only a stroll away. With a choice of one to five nights, travellers can opt for a quick sojourn or a longer escape from the chaos of everyday life. Take advantage of a late 12pm checkout to soak up as much of the tropical oasis as possible before heading home.
- Bed size/type: One queen and two single beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: Three people
- Bed size/type: One queen and three single beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: Four people
The Area: Cairns, QLD
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.