QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

There’s a certain amount of ‘quirkiness’ that helps set QT Port Douglas apart from all the other resorts in the Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) region. As you check in you can’t help but notice the little differences straight away – a California Moke parked out front, vintage-style bikes for hire, a ping pong table in the foyer, quirky gifts for sale at the ‘QTique’ and those retro staff uniforms.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

QT Port Douglas Entrance

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Check out the reception!!

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Billiards or a game of ping pong anyone??

It seems that QT Port Douglas has decided that their ‘Quirky Theme’ is all about summer-living retro style, and they do this with a certain amount of flair.

It particularly suits the boutique town of Port Douglas and it has helped gain them a strong reputation with travellers and locals alike, who often frequent the spot for afternoon drinks, meal times (the Bazaar buffet has a HUGE reputation amongst TNQ locals) and pool parties.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

There’s a whole lot to LOVE about the drive into Port Douglas

Positioned on the palm-lined avenue as you drive-in towards the centre of Port Douglas you’re still a far enough away to warrant a free shuttle bus ride or using your car to get into town (unless of course you opt for the FREE bike hire option).

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

You can snaffle these vintage style bikes for a FREE day exploring Port in style

Walking to town during the ‘Green’ Season will test the most hardened of walkers as the heat of the tropics is cranks up from 8.30am onwards. However if you’re keen to do this during the winter or ‘dry’ season (when the weather is milder), there is a great pathway to follow immediately out front of QT.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

This little walkway goes all the way into town

The Quirky Theme predominates all the way through the resort to your room which has a few ‘additions’ that you won’t normally see in your standard resort room – all these ‘extras’ are available for purchase at the QTique (gallery store) if you want to take the ‘retro theme’ back home.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

It was luxury throughout in our 2-bedroom Garden Villa (child not included)

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Our interconnecting lounge & kitchen

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Guess who was excited to see a TV in their room :/

Our 2-bedroom Garden Villa was set far enough away from the main central area to ensure that the only sounds of ‘action’ we were hearing were ‘natural’. Cue the early morning bird chorus and in the early evening, the sound of bats as they flew past on their way to tropical bounties. The only man-made sounds were the ‘Toots’ of the BallyHooley on the Sunday (click HERE to check out more info on this quaint little steam train ride).

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

On our way back to our Villa accommodation after a pool dip

For us QT’s ‘Quirky Techniques’ was really demonstrated during the breakfast buffet. The presentation seriously rocked and this ‘buffet’ is definitely NOT your run of the mill affair, its inspiration originates from street bazaars that you find across the world.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Breakfast at the Bazaar was very very cool

There were chunky terrines and pots full of tasty sausages, mushrooms tossed with fresh spinach and cream sauce, beans of different varieties and of course all the regular staples on offer to keep the kids happy.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

So Yummy & FULL of flavour was the breakky at Bazaar

The juice and milk bar seriously rocked it with its BIG variety of drinks placed in jars and funky retro straws.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Drinks anyone??

Even the location was a winner – open-aired and next to a lily pond inhabitated by giant goldfish/carp and barramundi….oh, and a little brown tree frog that came and visited us at our breakfast table.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

Breakfast Dining in style

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

The lily pond that surrounds the Bazaar Restaurant

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

We even had a ‘guest’ at our table

For a family weekend away QT Port Douglas ticked all our boxes as a unique destination set in the heart of one of our favourite TNQ towns.

QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation

The pool seriously rocked too (can you spot the swim-up bar)

HOT TIP: If you’re visiting Port Douglas in the Green Season (Dec-Mar) then take advantage of the resort facilities during the ‘heat’ of the day. Save your local adventures, such as strolling 4 Mile Beach or window shopping along Macrossan St for the early morning hours, and journey out to a nearby freshwater swimming spots mid-arvo, or towards the end of the day (this is when the resort pool seems to be at its warmest).

Watch the ‘walk through’ video of our 2 Bedroom Garden Villa below:

Good Things to Know:

  • 170 spacious resort rooms or one and two bedroom holiday apartment villas with garden or pool views serviced daily
  • You can dine at the Bazaar Restaurant as a visitor BUT note that from January through to April Bazaar is open intermittently for dinner. Call on 07 4099 8900 to find out the opening times during this period.QT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation
  • Outdoor lagoon style pool complete with pool bar
  • Outdoor Moonlight Cinema in winter months
  • Two resurfaced tennis courts
  • Complimentary use of retro QT Bikes, available at reception
  • Fully-equipped gymnasium with lap pool
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Free parking
  • Conference and Meeting FacilitiesQT Port Douglas – Quirky, Family Friendly Accommodation
  • QTique gift shop
  • QT Concierge
  • Wheelchair access
  • Free WiFi internet access.

Have you stayed in Port Douglas? Have you got any other family friendly recommendations for this town?

We received a complimentary night’s stay BUT all views, opinions and photos in this article are my own.

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For a quick roundup of some cool family friendly activities in Port Douglas check out this post >

·      9 Cool things to do in Port Douglas as a family.

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  • Claire Desat

    This looks amazing! There are some fabulous places to stay in Port Douglas but this one looks so great for families. Thanks for such a detailed post and lots of photos 🙂