Niramaya Villas and Spa
“Niramaya” means rejuvenation of the body by returning oneself to nature, and this hotel aims to do just that. Its tropical gardens and luxurious private villas blend easily into one another, and its pool and spa provide the perfect setting to relax and renew. The hotel is particularly popular with couples, offering a range of romantic extras including champagne and sunset cruises.
About Niramaya Villas and Spa
Niramaya is a community of elegant, tropical private villas, with open walkways and pavilions that blend seamlessly into the surrounding tropical gardens. The style is Balinese inspired, with calming indoor water features, airy living spaces, and outdoor terraces perfect for gathering on. You can choose from a range of villa sizes depending on the size of your party, from intimate one bedroom retreats to a sprawling five bedroom complex with its own private swimming pool. The three and four bedroom deluxe villas also come with their own private plunge pools.
All of the villas at Niramaya come with a complete kitchen and laundry facilities, so it’s easy to self-cater if you prefer to keep your own schedule. Barbecue equipment is also included, perfect for warm North Queensland evenings on the terrace. If you want to retreat from the heat, air conditioning and ceiling fans will keep you comfortable and the free Wi-Fi and satellite TV ensure that you won’t get bored. Whether you want to explore everything Port Douglas has to offer or just relax in tropical luxury for a few days, a Niramaya villa is a wonderful base camp.
The headline facility at Niramaya Villas and Spa is right there in the name. The Niramaya Day Spa offers premium massage, facials, and other relaxation and beauty treatments for hotel guests and visitors. For something a little more indulgent, look into Niramaya’s range of spa packages. The Spa and Sail Package includes an hour long couples aromatherapy massage followed by a sunset catamaran cruise. Even if you aren’t staying at Niramaya, you can purchase a spa pass and even enjoy shuttle transfers from your own hotel for pre-booked treatments.
Continuing Niramaya’s theme of rejuvenation, the hotel also has a fully equipped gym and saunas for working out and relaxing. The infinity edge pool is perfect for getting in a few laps, but you can also just enjoy a cocktail and a good book on its sandy fringes. Alternatively, take a stroll through the tropical gardens, or head to the tennis courts for a game.
When you want to go and explore the Port Douglas area, Niramaya can help you to find and book all kinds of local activities. They partner with various local operators providing reef cruises, wildlife tours, scenic flights, and more. They also offer bike and car hire services if you want to explore at your own pace.
While all villas at Niramaya enjoy full self-catering facilities, the hotel is also home to the Chapter One Restaurant and Bar. This informal restaurant offers contemporary cuisine that draws on a range of inspiration while still making use of the best local ingredients that North Queensland has to offer. Breakfast is included with your room, and you can also visit for lunch and dinner. However, be aware that Chapter One closes early in the evenings during the summer, so off-season visitors may prefer to visit Port Douglas’ restaurants instead.
Niramaya can be found on Port Douglas Road, just off the Captain Cook Highway, so if you are driving up from Cairns Airport, finding it should be easy. The location means that it’s a bit of a walk to the Port Douglas waterfront, so you may want to take advantage of Niramaya’s car or bike hire facilities or look into local shuttle buses.
On the other hand, you are just a short walk from Four Mile Beach, so it’s easy to slip on your shoes and head down to the water. Golfers will also be pleased to see that the hotel is close to the Mirage Country Club. Niramaya has actually partnered with the country club to offer guests a discounted rate on 18-hole rounds, including all equipment hire, so it’s a chance to enjoy a great tropical course.
One of Port Douglas’ most expensive locations. Booked through the hotel website, a one bedroom villa for two adults will cost around $1400 per night during peak tourist season. As usual, prices are somewhat lower during the off-season. For deep-pocketed travellers, the facilities and accommodation on offer may well make this comparatively high price completely worth it. However, tourists on a tighter budget should look elsewhere.