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Overview of Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

4.5 star property
Beachfront resort in Oak Beach with spa, restaurant
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

538 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Private Road. 5078 Capt Cook Highway, Oak Beach, QLD, 4877
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Four Mile Beach - 15 min drive
  • Macrossan Street - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 50 min drive
  • Kuranda Station - 55 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)


  • 4 Mile Seafood & Takeaway - 15 min drive
  • Aluco Restaurant and Bar - 15 min drive
  • Kai Port Douglas - 15 min drive
  • Chapter One - 14 min drive
  • The Beach Shack - 15 min drive

About this property

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve offers a private beach where you can sip a drink at the beach bar or relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll have access to on-site kayaking. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in sports massages, body wraps and facials. Offering ocean views, Osprey's Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This luxurious resort also features a bar/lounge, a seasonal outdoor pool and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and beach.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 83 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pickup
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • Area shuttle within 15 km*
  • Shopping centre shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Pool gate
  • Fence around the pool

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping
  • Use of nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (1615 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • 83 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1998
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Porch
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Area rugs in room
  • Hardwood flooring in room

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Travel cot
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Rejuvenate has 1 treatment room. Services include sports massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open selected days.


Osprey's Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 35 for adults and AUD 18 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 45.00 per person (one way)
  • Cruise ship terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle and train station pick-up services are offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle and shopping centre shuttle services are offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for AUD 50.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24 hours
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Thala Beach Nature Reserve Hotel
Thala Nature Reserve Hotel
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Lodge
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Beach Hotel Port Douglas
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort
Thala Nature Reserve Resort
Thala Beach Lodge
Thala Beach Resort
Thala Nature Reserve Oak
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Oak Beach
Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort Oak Beach

Frequently asked questions

Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thala Beach Nature Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AUD 45.00 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Thala Beach Nature Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours, helicopter/aeroplane tours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Thala Beach Nature Reserve also has a private beach, a seasonal outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thala Beach Nature Reserve?
Yes, Osprey's Restaurant offers garden views.
Does Thala Beach Nature Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Thala Beach Nature Reserve like?
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located a short 1-minute walk from Oak Beach. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Bruce, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a great time also our engagement almost got spilt due to the older lady at the front desk when we checked in. Lucky my parents wasn’t listening to what she said… Overall we loved thala and will be back. Thanks for the great experience!
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6/10 Good

The property was beautiful and well maintained. Our room was super comfortable, quiet, private, fabulous. We enjoyed exploring the main pool, which was very nice. Unfortunately, we did have several complaints. The first is that while the staff was polite, they weren't friendly. Additionally, the bar staff was more than willing to bring our first set of drinks to us in the pool, but they never came back to see if we wanted more. Also, when we were sitting in the lounge area, they again never came to see if we wanted another drink, instead, we had to walk up to the bar to get refills. The food options were lacking (though we knew that going into it). The breakfast buffet was great, but dinner options were very limited. The biggest complaint, however, was that there is no beverage/snack service on the beach. They do have a facility there, but apparently its only for "special occasions." Not sure if they realize all of the money they're missing out on by not having service on the beach. Overall, Thala was what we were looking for, but I'd say they are more of a 3-star resort rather than a 5-star. If they want to be a 5-star resort, they need to up their commitment to service.
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place to stay at. Friendly staff and very accommodating
Eshan, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed (definitely in my top 3)! I absolutely adored my stay at Thala Beach. Everything looks absolutely beautiful and I loved to be surrounded by nature. I just could not get enough of the magical view from the restaurant especially at sunset while having dinner... so romantic. The food was really good and so were the cocktails. The staff is absolutely fantastic, always smiling and so professional and helpful, a delight, I felt really welcome! This hotel is so special, loved everything about it, the decoration (colonial style), the atmosphere, the wildlife, the pool, the walks, the trails, the private beach. It is the perfect place to stay to disconnect (no wifi in the bungalows) and reset and you can do so much on site and when you feel like exploring, it is perfectly located, only 15 minutes drive from Port Douglas. They have also a nice gifts shop where you can also buy some products such as sun lotion, mosquito spray, toothpaste, snacks etc... I will definitely come back as this is such a unique place.
Virginie, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Narelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Serenity Now
Very special property - very private, serene and remote with easy access via shuttle to Port Douglas should you desire a bit more action. Recommend going in the hotter months as the property is shaded by lush foliage offering the opportunity to remain outdoors whilst the temperatures are high.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

tracie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was sparkling clean and quiet. We enjoyed exploring the two beautiful beaches. Having breakfast with that spectacular view was wonderful. I would like to see bathroom products that were made in Australia and in refillable dispenses rather than products made in China in throwaway plastic.
Genevieve, 5-night romance trip
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