Where to stay near Port Douglas?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 528 holiday rentals near Port Douglas. From 181 Houses to 178 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Port Douglas for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Port Douglas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Port Douglas. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Four Mile Beach Park: 537 holiday rentals
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina: 555 holiday rentals
  • Sugar Wharf: 557 holiday rentals
  • Wildlife Habitat: 538 holiday rentals
  • Court House Museum: 558 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Port Douglas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Port Douglas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 181 Houses in Port Douglas. Our other popular types of Port Douglas holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 178 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 166 holiday houses
  • Villas: 115 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Port Douglas?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 468 holiday homes with pool available in Port Douglas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    No matter how you slice it, Port Douglas is pure paradise

    Its population is tiny, but year-round visitors make this port town burst with lively energy. With tropical weather and stunning beaches, plus the Great Barrier Reef practically at your doorstep, Port Douglas is pure paradise. And when you need a break from the water, head a few dozen clicks north to explore the awesome Daintree Rainforest, a rare tropical jungle with sandy shores and a huge range of biodiversity. Port Douglas vacation rentals offer beachfront houses and villas where you can sprawl in spacious surrounds, and cosy cottages or apartments if you'd rather spend your moolah on experiences.

    A cute shopping street just off the Coral Sea coast

    At the northern tip of the peninsula, Macrossan Street is the ace place for yummy food, fun souvenirs and lively pubs. The seafood here is top notch, so sample some scallops and tiger prawns, and get your daily vitamin dose with tropical mangoes and pineapples. For some sports, it's a breeze to find a golf course and tennis courts near most Port Douglas vacation rentals, and when you wanna explore, you can rent mountain bikes or saddle up for a horseback riding tour. And of course, the Coral Sea begs you to swim in its blissfully warm and crystal clear waters.

    You can't go wrong with a rainforest and a reef

    You might recall from geography class that the Great Barrier Reef is the largest in the world. Dive in with a snorkel or take a helicopter tour to feast your eyes on the colourful coral and tropical fish. You'll probably be spending a lot of time at Four Mile Beach, which is just as perfect as it sounds. The aquamarine Coral Sea and wide beaches make this a premium place for water activities like kite surfing, swimming and sailing. Drive an hour up the coast to the Daintree Rainforest, where you can zipline and take a canopy tour.

    Welcome to the tropics, where it's either wet or dry

    If you're booking Port Douglas vacation rentals during dry monsoon season, which is May to September, be ready for crowds. The idyllic tropical weather is hot and dry, with refreshing breezes that make perfect sailing and kite-surfing conditions. Temps are in the mid to upper 20s during winter, autumn and spring. The flip side of high season is the wet monsoon, which brings heavy rain from January to March. That's also when it's hottest, around 30 degrees, but the temperature doesn't vary too much from month to month.

    Look but don't touch; them's the rules of the Reef

    While Port Douglas is indeed a spectacular destination itself, the geographical highlight of this area is the Great Barrier Reef. Here's a fun fact about the reef: it's the world's biggest single structure made of living organisms. These corals support unfathomable amounts of marine life, including tropical fish, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea snakes, crocodiles, mollusks and, of course, birds. So many birds. This sensitive ecosystem is a crucial habitat and 1 of the world's 7 wonders, so always respect the preservation rules and choose a high-standard tour guide when you're exploring.