Cairns Resorts

It just wouldn't be a tropical holiday if there weren't resorts! The ultimate in holidaying... many people coming to Cairns wish for nothing more than to laze in the warm sun on a sunbed and soak up the tanning rays while a smiling and friendly resort staff member drops off a cocktail next to you.

Cairns resorts take the idea further by also providing swim up bars in their pools serving food and drinks, some having a full beach at the waters edge of their pools. Lagoon style and large seem to be in fashion in the resorts of Cairns currently, and no matter which Cairns resort you choose to base your holiday, you can be assured of a spectacular swimming pool. Waterfalls and elaborate water features as well as spas (heated or otherwise) are also not uncommon at Cairns resorts.

Most Cairns resorts sport a respectable fitness centre, where you can expect qualified fitness instructors, weight machines, exercise bikes, tennis courts, saunas, classes such as aerobics, pilates and tae bo as well as massage and beauty treatments. If there is something in your fitness regime you just can't miss while on holiday in Cairns, contact us and let us know what you're after. There is a good chance we know which resorts or fitness companies can provide what you're after.

Above all, Cairns resorts are luxurious and well appointed. Most have far reaching city, mountain and sea views and in many Cairns resorts you also are lucky enough to have your own balcony to absorb these sights. Resort suites range between standard studio or hotel style accommodation, self-contained resort apartments with a full kitchen, or if you really want to splash out, try a multi-bedroom luxury resort penthouse suite. Bound the have the best views, room service and in-room facilities, resort penthouses are the ultimate in a luxurious Cairns holiday.

Cairns resorts undoubtably emphasise fun and class with their bright, tropical surroundings. Some have tropical aquariums with fish from the Great Barrier Reef in their foyer, and most have staff who wear tropical fabrics and colourful uniforms with match their wide smiles.

Many of the hotels in Cairns have a laid back resort style also, and they're worth checking out if this is the type of accommodation you're after. Our favourites include; Cairns International Hotel and Hilton Cairns. Other resort hotspots in Far North Queensland include Palm Cove & Port Douglas.

Cairns Resort Listings

Cairns Colonial Club

Cairns Colonial Club

Perhaps Cairns' oldest and best known resort, the Cairns Colonial Club is located outside the city centre, and runs bus trips between 8am – 6pm to and from the city. The Cairns Colonial Club is set on over 10a of tropical award-winning gardens, which creates a relaxing resort atmosphere. Resort visitors report the three large lagoon pools and the vibrant friendly staff as the resort's best features. This resort also has three restaurants, a fitness centre and most facilities you would expect from a tropical Cairns resort.

There are five resort room types this is Cairns resort whether it be for a couple on holiday, or a large family, Cairns Colonial Club has accommodation options for all. Some rooms are fully self-contained, while others have private balconies and courtyards.

Oasis Cairns Resort

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

The only 4½ star resort in the Cairns city, Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort offers a modern Far North Queensland style centered around it spectacular lagoon style swimming pool, complete with its own beach and swim up bar. All resort rooms are beautifully furnished and feature, private balconies, in room dining, LCD flat screen televisions, Yoga channel, bath and shower, complimentary in-room safes, individually controlled air conditioning and a refrigerator with mini bar.

Being centrally located, Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort offers easy access to the attractions of Cairns and offers stunning views of the resort’s pool and gardens or the mountain ranges of the Cairns Hinterland. Novotel Cairns Oasis is popular with couples, honeymooners and families visiting Tropical North Queensland. A favourite getaway with locals, Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is the perfect spot to spend your Cairns holiday.

Palm Royale Cairns

Palm Royale Cairns

Recently refurbished rooms in a tranquil tropical resort. Air-conditioning, private balconies, king size beds, refrigerator, TV and in-house movies. The resort features 3 beautiful swimming pools and a guest laundry. Located in Cairns' northern suburbs, approximately 5 kilometres from the city centre.

Rydges Esplanade Resort

Rydges Esplanade Resort

Located just outside the Cairns CBD on the newly developed Cairns Esplanade, Rydges Esplanade Resort features three swimming pools, a progressive fitness centre and two tennis courts. Providing executive hotel room accommodation as well as fully self-contained apartments and luxury resort penthouses, Rydges Esplanade Resort is a hotel/resort with enough variety in their accommodation options to suit all Cairns travellers. Crystal Twig, Rydges Esplanade Resort's signature restaurant is popular with visitors and locals, and has won many awards for its outstanding service and innovative cuisine.

Rydges Esplanade Resort's superb location makes it affordable esplanade accommodation. Very popular with international visitors, Rydges Esplanade Resort makes an impact upon the Cairns city's evening skyline with a stunning illuminated blue rest profile.

Rydges Plaza Cairns

Rydges Plaza Cairns

Located in the Cairns CBD, Rydges Plaza Resort provides executive hotel room accommodation as well as fully self-contained apartments and luxury resort penthouses, Rydges Plaza Resort is a hotel/resort with enough variety in their accommodation options to suit all Cairns travellers. Lure Bistro, Rydges Plaza Resort's signature restaurant is popular with visitors and locals.

Rydges Plaza Resort's superb location makes it affordable accommodation. Very popular with international visitors.

The Lakes

The Lakes Cairns Resort and Spa

Award-winning resort nestled between Cairns City and the Cairns Botanical Gardens.

Wyndham Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort

For a true tropical north Queensland experience escape to the Wyndham Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy Island is located on the fringe of the Great Barrier Reef and only 45 minutes by boat from Cairns. One of the closest and beautiful locations to Cairns for snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

The much anticipated Fitzroy Island Resort was only completed in 2010 and offers luxurious resort accommodation on an island paradise. A truly magical location straight from your dream holiday.

Other Cairns Accommodation Options

Is a Cairns Resort not really the accommodation style suited to your next Cairns vacation? Browse our extensive selection of accommodation in Cairns under the general categories below to see if you can find something suitable:

Need to get out of Cairns? Try one of our surrounding area directories...

Port Douglas

North of Cairns is the star-stricken celebrity going areas proximate to Cairns; the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Calm azure waters and gentle crashing waves with white sandy beaches are the spectacular reality just north of Cairns. Regularly awarded Queensland’s cleanest beaches awards, Cairns Beaches are perfect for relaxing, lazing and working on the suntan!

Browse our range of Port Douglas accommodation, and see the luxury which awaits in this casual township of Port Douglas.

Great Barrier Reef

The area famous and well visited for its ‘largest living organism’, the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is a must see for any visitors to the Cairns.

Resort accommodation can be found on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns on Green Island, Fitzroy Island and Double Island. Dunk Island and Bedarra Island near Mission Beach also sport luxury accommodation, and are great for couples who are looking for a relaxing and secluded getaway.

See our range of Great Barrier Reef tours for information about the companies who operate on the reef from Cairns. In Cairns city.

Atherton Tablelands

West of Cairns is a treat for gourmet food lovers, birdwatching enthusiasts, bushwalkers, photographers and hopeless romantics! The Cairns Highlands, formerly known as the Atherton Tablelands is a self-drive adventure land which is highly recommended for those staying a little while in the Cairns region.

The best aspect of staying on the Tablelands is that all Atherton Tablelands accommodation in very unique. Browse our range to see some of the best on offer in the region.

Innisfail & Mission Beach

South of Cairns lies the sleepy town of Innisfail which thrives on sugar cane and bananas. Drive a little further, and you'll be enthralled by an old Spanish castle at Paronella Park, and one of Australia's most magnificent beaches at Mission Beach.

Accommodation in this area can be found at Mission Beach Holidays.