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The Reef House

The Reef House

Check-out from the rest of the world and discover the paradise that waits at The Reef House! Nestled on the edge of the pristine, palm-lined beach, this exquisite resort is nothing short of luxurious. Centuries old melaleucas and tropical greenery surround colonial architecture; breezes drift through open common spaces and sunlight brightens every day! There are only 67 rooms and suites at this boutique resort and the level of service is truly unique. Be treated like one of an exclusive few and feel all your troubles melt away!

The Reef House is perfect for those seeking an ambient, tranquil retreat. Wander through vibrant flora on shaded pathways to get to any of the 3 pools. Float in freshwater, under a waterfall, or bubble away your stress in the heated pool and spas. Complimentary sorbet is served poolside daily, but true hunger can be quelled at the multi-award winning Reef House Restaurant and Bar. Facing the Coral Sea, this restaurant boasts an incredible seasonal menu using the freshest, locally sourced produce.

Why go to The Reef House? 

Travel to The Reef House to rejuvenate your body and mind. Indulge in award winning treatments at the Waterlily Spa, treat yourself to beauty therapy with Inika Makeup products or enjoy a drink and exclusive access to Brigadier David Thompson’s Honesty Bar. The resort is set on the Esplanade and is a great base from which to explore. Cycle or stroll to the restaurants and bars in the cosmopolitan Palm Cove hub or head out for a day on the reef, in the rainforest or to play a round of golf. Complimentary fishing equipment is also available for those who want to try their luck!

If this sounds like your perfect holiday to Queensland, give us a call now on 1300 000 753!

Why we love it

  • Iconic Boutique Hotel Overlooking the Coral Sea
  • Sunset Cocktails by the Brigadier
  • Magical, award-winning Restaurant
  • Beachfront Yoga Four Times a Week


Resort Facilities

Please Note: Some resort facilities may incur additional charges.

  • Freshwater pool with waterfall
  • Heated pool/spas
  • Award winning day spa
  • All-day restaurant
  • Bar & lounge
  • Exclusive evening dining experiences
  • Luxury concierge
  • Bicycles (complimentary)
  • Fishing equipment (complimentary)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour desk
  • Picnic area
  • Wedding/event services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Undercover parking
  • Elevator

Room Features

Verandah Room
Enjoy 53sq. metres of space and exquisitely unique artworks. These luxurious rooms feature a stunning four-poster King bed, bespoke carved bedheads and white plantation shutters looking out onto a private balcony. There is a dining set, mini kitchenette, separate luggage and vanity room, large LCD TV, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and more! The bathrooms feature a shower over the tubs and, on the first and second floors, boast double vanities or a powder room! Sink into comfy linen armchairs, access Wi-Fi or watch a DVD. These rooms can comfortably accommodate 2 guests.

Brigadier King Studio
Ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway, this beautifully-appointed room is nestled in tropical gardens. The accommodation has a beautiful colonial style south pacific décor with a room size of 49sq. metres. Modern comforts include coffee and tea making facilities and a flat-screen TV with premium channels, among other deluxe amenities. Enjoy the tropical garden or pool views while relaxing on your unique hanging double love swing on your private patio or balcony. This contemporary room is nothing but a peaceful and relaxing retreat.

Verandah Spa Suite
Upgrade your stay to the glorious Verandah Spa Suite. With 66sq. metres of space, a private furnished balcony and outdoor couple’s spa, these rooms offer the chance to really indulge and unwind! Make the most of the tropical breezes with the outdoor entertaining area. This space includes a bar fridge and microwave and looks over tropical gardens. Sink into your deluxe King four-poster bed with bespoke carved bedhead and observe the tasteful, unique interior artwork. These rooms feature, a large LCD TV, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and spacious shower-over-tub bathrooms with double vanities on the first and second floors. They accommodated 2 guests.

Brigadier Spa Room
Let your love bloom in your Brigadier Spa Room. Offering views across the Coral Sea, a private balcony with the resort’s signature ‘love seat’ swing and a deep King Spa bath inside, this is the perfect place for those looking to indulge and unwind! Sink into your plush King bed and drift off to sleep listening to the breeze and the tide, then wake to enjoy the splendour of your surroundings, including the South Pacific-inspired décor. Brigadier Spa Rooms boast 50.5sq. metres of space, free Wi-Fi, digital concierge services and exclusive access to the Honesty Bar (with daily House Guest privileges!). Feel refreshed under the rainfall shower, make use of the deluxe aromatherapy amenities and curl up together to enjoy a selection of books and DVDs from the resort’s collection. These rooms are ideal for 2 guests.


Resort Location

The Reef House is set on the Esplanade in Palm Cove, 25-minutes’ drive north of Cairns. There is a beach directly in front of it as well as many others nearby. Palm Cove Beach, Clifton Beach and Clifton Village Shopping Centre are all within 5km of the resort and the Great Barrier Reef and Cattana Wetlands are within 15km.



Things To Do

The rainforest meets the sea in beautiful Palm Cove. Travel inland to explore Mossman Gorge, the ancient Daintree Rainforest or Cape Tribulation—the journey takes between 45-minutes to just over 2-hours and the drive is one of natural tropical splendour. The Reef House is an easy drive away from the Skyrail station. Ride gondolas up the hills over the Kuranda Forest Reserve and explore the Atherton Tablelands beyond. The Great Barrier Reef can be easily accessed from the Palm Cove Jetty, just 3-minutes away and golf lovers can have a swing at the Oceans Edge Health Club, 1.5km away!


A little piece of luxurious heaven. Not far out of Cairns, beautiful beach and centrally located to all the attractions we wanted. Breakfast was overlooking the ocean, comfortable bed and outstanding staff—truly perfect!


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