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Christmas in paradise! Why you should spend your next Christmas in Port Douglas

Oct 13

Christmas in paradise! Why you should spend your next Christmas in Port Douglas

Have you ever dreamed about escaping to a tropical destination for Christmas?  Are you tired of slaving away in the kitchen preparing Christmas Lunch? If so, you are not alone.  Many Australian and International tourists travel to Port Douglas each year to spend their Christmas in the tropics, surrounded by beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and palm tree fringed streets.  Port Douglas, which is just north of Cairns in Queensland offers a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.  What was once a sleepy fishing village has now become a world class holiday destination.  While some visitors travel to this beautiful seaside town to visit the World heritage listed Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest, others visit Port Douglas simply to stroll along Four Mile Beach, dine in one of the many restaurants or lounge by the pool of their favourite resort.

Christmas can be a very busy time in Port Douglas with many families celebrating this wonderful time of year together in paradise. The key to a great Christmas in Port Douglas is to do your research, be prepared and book in advance.

Here are some great reasons to spend your next Christmas in Port Douglas:

1. There’s more than just turkey on the menu

Port Douglas is famous for its fresh seafood.  If you decide to have your Christmas Lunch at one of the many restaurants or resorts in Port Douglas, you are sure to get the freshest, local seafood around.  A Christmas Lunch in Port Douglas generally also has an abundance of fresh, tropical fruit to choose from.

2. Experience the Great Barrier Reef!

Port Douglas is often referred to as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.  Christmas is a great time of year to explore the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.  The ocean is warm and alive with a plethora of tropical fish and sea turtles. You will love spending the day snorkelling or scuba diving amongst colourful coral and an abundance of marine life.

Experience The Great Barrier Reef From Port Douglas

3. You can still have a white Chrsitmas

There may not be snow in Port Douglas at Christmas time, but there are plenty of white, sandy beaches.  Four Mile Beach is one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and offers a perfect setting for relaxing under a palm tree or playing a game of beach cricket with the family.

4. You will wear bathers instead of jumpers!

The weather in Port Douglas around Christmas time is sunny and warm.  There is no better way to spend Christmas Day than lounging around a resort pool, sipping your favourite cocktail in a bikini!  The kids will love splashing in the pool during the day and running along the beach, building sand castles.

Port Douglas Christmas Weather

5. Accommodation to suit everyone

Port Douglas offers a great selection of accomodation, with something to suit everyone.  If you are a family visiting Port Douglas for Christmas, a private holiday house or self contained apartment is a really good option.  A holiday house will allow plenty of room to spread out for large groups or families.  Most holiday houses have their own private pool or spa and have a location close to the beach or Macrossan Street which is the main street of Port Douglas.  Self contained apartments are another popular option for families travelling to Port Douglas for a tropical Christmas. Self contained apartments in Port Douglas allow families to self cater as they have their own private kitchen.  Most apartments also offer some great facilities such as swimming pool, spa, restaurants and bars.


Port Douglas also has some great Hotel and Resort options to choose from.  There is a hotel or resort in Port Douglas to suit every traveller, from family friendly options to exclusive, luxurious, adults only accomodation, some with private plunge pool or spa.  Families choosing to stay in a resort usually prefer a resort or hotel that includes breakfast, has a large swimming pool, and lots of facilities available.  Most hotels and resorts have a location close to the beach or Macrossan Street. 

If you are thinking about spending your next Christmas in beautiful Port Douglas, contact us at Cairns Holiday Specialists.  We can help you find what you are looking for to make your Christmas one that you will always remember!


Cairns Holiday Specialists 

ph 1300 780 806 or 07 4059 5959

Or international +61 7 4059 5959

Author: Christina James - Destination Specialists

Photos "Courtesy Of Tourism Tropical North Queensland"

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 9:55am by Sophie Tabouel

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