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Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach

Castaways Resort & Spa offers a wide range of accommodation, with 48 luxury beachfront rooms and self-contained apartments, a private beachside villa and 18 lush rainforest rooms, spread over two centrally-located properties. All rooms located within our beachfront property other than the hotel rooms, feature a private balcony or garden patio with stunning views out to the Coral Sea and Dunk Island. Our beachfront hotel rooms feature a full length windows with views of the beautiful beachfront. All rooms located within our rainforest property are surrounded by our lush rainforest gardens, providing wonderful serenity and privacy. All guests have access to all of our facilities, including our 25m lap pool, beachfront leisure pool, rainforest lagoon pool, gym, laundry, Drift Day Spa and Bibesia Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, which is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wifi is free and accessible throughout the resort and all parking is off-the-road and complimentary.
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We stayed here to attend a wedding in October, we only stayed for one night as we have family in the area we stayed with for the rest of our trip.

The room was ok, but for the price it was expensive. The hotel public areas are really nice, the restaurant is great, the pool area
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Okay but building needs a refurb which is what they are planning to do. Restaurant is nice and outside area still good but rooms very random with old facilities. Staff are good and okay if need a place for a few nights but wouldn't be booking there for a longer stay until fixed u
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Adjusting to the climate is one thing when visiting far North Queensland, indulging in local offerings is the other.
Castaways staff are welcoming and accommodating, this little hidden paradise is everything it says it is.
Open grasses lawns, stinger nets in the water, bike trai
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This hotel has a location to die for. Staying in Cairns for 6 weeks we decided to drive down the coast for a couple of days and on recommendation, stayed at the Castaway Resort. This hotel has an ideal position and the views from our 2nd floor room were just palm trees and the az
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Beautiful hotel right on the beach, which is so secluded and like paradise (nicer than any other beaches we visited in Aus!). Lovely pool which was quiet at this time of year. Restaurant serving delicious food and bar serving nice cocktails looking over the ocean. A few bars and
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Has anyone driven back to Castaways from Paronella Park after doing the night tour? Just wondering what the drive is like at night, or if we would be better staying the night at Mena Creek.
I've driven back to Mission Beach after the night tour at Paronella Park and it has been no problem at all. Just take it slow on the back road bends and you won't have a worry - it's about a 30-40 minute drive to Castaways from Paronella.
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Please could you let me know what time is the earliest check in. i was planning on getting the 8.15am Greyhound from Carins which I understand gets to Mission Beach at 10.30am. Thanks for your assistance.
Apologies, much too in response to this question, however the same answer still applies - our earliest guaranteed check in time is 2pm. However if on the day a room should be ready earlier, guests are more than welcome to check in prior to 2pm at no additional cost. If you are able to advise our reservations team of your anticipated early arrival, then we will do our best to be able to accommodate this.
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are beach towels provided
A little late in response to this question, however YES! We do provide complimentary beach and pool towels at the resort.
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What is the best/ cost effective way to get from Cairns airport to the resort? Is the mini bar stocked each day?
Dear Jan, You have a number of options, 1) Hire car, if you just want to drive down and drop your car off we recommend, Surgarland Car Hire they have offices in Cairns and Mission Beach. 2) we offer a transfer service from Cairns Airport and return.3) Greyhound have 3 stop here in Mission Beach each day, we can pick you up from the bus stop. Unfortunately we do not have Mini Bars in our rooms, however you can pre purchase items from the bar and store them in the fridge in your room I hope this was helpful, please contact the resort on 07 40687444 if you would like further assistance
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Hi, I would like to know how is the transfer from Cairns(car, bus..) and how much it costs, and also how can we go diving in the great barrier reef, do you organize daily trips, or is there any diving center nearby...?. Thanks very much in advance
Hi Edu197120, There are 3 ways of getting to the Resort. We offer a transfer option that will pick you up at the airport and bring to the resort. The second option is to Hire a car from Sugarland rentals that allows you to drop off the car in Mission Beach and there is also a Greyhound bus from Cairns to Mission Beach, and we can transfer you from from the bus stop. We have 3 operators who go each day to the Reef with organised trips, or we can arrange a private charter for you. We will be soon ( July) be opening a dive centre here at the resort but at this time we do not have a dedicated dive centre. However we can arrange a private charter dive with gear for you. Hope this is of assistance, please contact the resort for further details
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"An upper floor room will provide a great view."
"ask for a room with a beach view, it's worth it!"
"Don't whatever you do stay in your car and keep going"
"Go for the Rainforest Room if you are budget conscious."
"Recommend Coral Sea Resort Room."
US$83 - US$209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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