There are some stunning tropical treehouse accommodations in FNQ and if you’re looking for a five star luxury right in the heart of lush tropical rainforest, the Daintree Eco Lodge is our number one choice.
Five star means different things in different destinations.
In metropolitan city hotels it’s all about the luxury facilities and top class service but five star luxury in the tropics is a completely unique experience.
In the Daintree you’re paying for the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest. Lush green views from your balcony, chirping birdcalls at dawn and the relaxing sounds of real trickling water coming from the nearby waterfalls (rather than the recording you listen to in a city spa!).
relaxing sounds of nature
The best entertainment at the Daintree Eco Lodge is sitting quietly on your private screened balcony listening to the birds, crickets and cicadas and trying to spot creatures like the Boyd’s Forest Dragons (lizards) as they camouflage themselves against the trees.
There is no better way to unwind after a busy week and excuse my cliche, but you’ll never want to leave.
Newly Refurbished Treehouses
We’ve stayed at the Daintree Eco Lodge a few times and have always loved the ‘bayan’ treehouses but after a recent renovation they are even more fabulous.
There are 15 treehouses at the resort that are separated into Canopy Bayans, Rainforest Bayans and Lagoon Bayans, depending on their views.
We have stayed in many of them but on our recent trip we enjoyed the luxury of the Rainforest Bayan.
Access is via a wooden boardwalk and once inside it is completely private from the other treehouses.
The rooms are all styled classic contemporary with crisp white bedding and the adjoining bathrooms have also been refurbished.
They look incredible with large slate-coloured tiles, a spacious shower and lovely toiletries.
And the small kitchenette area has a fantastic coffee pod machine, something I always check out wherever I stay since I love my coffee.
Where do I start?
The large, black, egg-shaped bath on our private balcony was enormous and amazing. I love baths and laying in the enormous bath while almost completely surrounded by rainforest was definitely one of the highlights of my stay.
There have been quite a few other changes to the resort since we last stayed.
The pathways have been opened up and many of the long wooden boardwalks (which could get slippery in the wet season) have been replaced with concrete paths.
There are now also more lawn and garden areas to explore.
The resort also has an undercover swimming pool, a day spa and a restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The food here is incredible and the views are even better as the restaurant deck looks out over a large pond and out at some of the treehouses.
We have stayed in many of the resorts, hotels and other accommodation in the region but the Daintree Eco Lodge really is one of our very favourite places to stay.
After all, it’s all about the experience!
Travel NQ Fast Facts:
- Only the Rainforest Bayans have baths and these are located on the balcony of those treehouses.
- There is a waterfall on the property and it is an easy walk and definitely worth doing. Don’t forget to pack insect repellent for the walk.
- If staying at the resort for a few days, it is a great base to explore the Daintree and do a crocodile tour.
- Daintree Eco Lodge is about two hours drive from Cairns and about five minutes from the Daintree Village.
- For more information visit www.daintree-ecolodge.com.au or call (07) 4098-6100