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Mai Tai Resort

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Outdoor pool
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Mai Tai Resort

Mai Tai Resort

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
Lot 78 Mossman Mt. Molloy Road, Shannonvale, QLD, 4877

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMowbray National Park6 min walk
  • AirportPort Douglas, QLD (PTI-Port Douglas Heliport)14 min drive
  • Popular LocationOak Beach22 min drive
  • Popular LocationJanbal Nature Refuge22 min drive

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About this area


Located in Shannonvale, Mai Tai Resort is in a rural area and near the beach. Macrossan Street and Port Village Shopping Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Four Mile Beach and Mowbray National Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours. Guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mowbray National Park - 6 min walk
  • Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery - 7 min drive
  • Edward Said Nature Refuge - 12 min drive
  • Oak Beach - 22 min drive
  • Janbal Nature Refuge - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 61 min drive


  • Bazaar - 13 min drive
  • Bel Cibo - 14 min drive
  • Cafe Fresq - 14 min drive
  • Chilly's Pizza & Trattoria - 14 min drive
  • Jade Inn - 14 min drive

About this property

Mai Tai Resort

Adults-only guesthouse with outdoor pool and business centre
This smoke-free guesthouse features an outdoor pool, a business centre and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. All 6 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with DVD players, and other amenities include furnished patios and minibars.
Mai Tai Resort offers 6 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes day beds. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a safe and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the guest house include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Feather duvet
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • DVD player
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a first aid kit

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Mai Tai Cassowary
Mai Tai Resort
Mai Tai Resort Cassowary
Tai Resort
Mai Tai Port Douglas
Mai Tai Hotel Port Douglas
Mai Tai Resort Guesthouse
Mai Tai Resort Shannonvale
Mai Tai Resort Guesthouse Shannonvale

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 59 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 59 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 59 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 59 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 59 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Glorious spacious apartment with stunning views, tranquility & the opportunity for a well earned rest & relax. Easy access to restaurants, shops & markets. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend getaway a must for the discerning traveller. Attentive & helpful hosts Anthony & Andre make this resort a place of first class enjoyment & friendliness. My Grateful thanks Aidan
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not a resort, bed and breakfast, shower is outside
Just about everything is not as described in the listing --very disappointing. I seriously question the authenticity of the other reviews. This is not a resort, not a hotel, it is a bed and breakfast. Breakfast is fruit and coffee (better described as continental breakfast). The rooms are semi-attached to the owners' home, they are constructed of cinder blocks with fixtures from home depot and decorated with hung pictures and knick knacks of asian culture. The shower is outside and crawling with bugs (god forbid other things like snakes!!). The pool is seemingly unusable, I would not have gotten in as it didn't appear to be regularly cleaned. In short, this is a bed and breakfast, operated by two very friendly gentlemen that also live there. It is a bed and breakfast, it is not up to even a 3-star hotel standards and a very far cry from a 4-star resort as advertised. The listing should be reclassified to bed and breakfast to reflect reality. Also, the listing should state that the shower is located outdoors.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly and relaxed hotel in a jungle paradise
I cannot commend this hotel highly enough. We were in Port Douglas for a week and decided to go for an accommodation away from the crowds. We could not be happier with our choice. Andre and Anthony are exceptional hosts, always there to help with good insights and local stories. They are a lot of fun to talk to. The hotel is located in the slope in the middle of the forest so it is very quiet with nature sounds. The swimming pool is very relaxing and has great views. A car is almost essential to move around, as the nearest restaurant is in Mossman 5 km away. Breakfast is very good at the hotel and it was included for us. The only minor downside for us was that our room could have had more light during the day. I think all the rooms have an outdoors private area though which largely makes up for the low light in the room. Once again this was probably the best accommodation I ever had in Australia.
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Like how quiet and intimate it is as well as the Balinese style
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a beautiful place to take in the views and relax. Anthony & Andrea were very attentive hosts who had extensive knowledge of the area to make sure your stay was a wonderful expierence. A lovely freshly prepare breakfast every morning with clean rooms and efficient service.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019