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More of our Guest's Reviews for By The Sea

CAROL & ALAN:  thank you to ALL the girls – what lovely people you are , fantastic stay here thoroughly recommend to everyone we know 01/02/15

DENISE & JOEL: dear, dear girls, thank you so much for your wonderful by the sea ! it was fabulous and so helpful. We shall recommend you to all our friends and look forward to coming back 27/01/15

LORYN, STEPH & LESIA: thank you for a wonderful stay. They were so polite and friendly. The room was amazing, very comfortable and welcoming. The amount this hotel provided for us was incredible. We defiantly recommend it to anyone if we get the chance to come back we would choose this place J 03/01/15

ANNE:  we stayed here at by the sea 5 nights and loved everything about it, hotel, staff and port Douglas itself. Would definitely love to stay here again cheers and big thanks 03/01/15

GRAHAM & KAREN : beautiful place with beautiful staff , have had a great holiday we will be back, thank you P.S will bring a bone for scruffy next time cheers J 27/12/14

ANDREW, LORAINE, CATHERINE UPTON:  what a wonderful place, we have been traveling the east coast of Australia and this is the most welcoming place we have come across. We liked it so much we decided to stay an extra night. Thank you for making the last few nights in Australia so happy. We are sorry to be leaving here and Australia as we are going back to the cold tomorrow, thank you again and well done J 19/12/14

NICK & MIA thank you for the fantastic stay. The room was perfect and we will recommend it to everyone. It helps that the staff are all so lovely and nice J 18/12/14

KAREN & JESS: thanks so much for the warm welcome that carried on throughout our stay! Very happy at “by the sea “would have no hesitation in highly recommending a stay here to anyone I know, just great. 13/12/14

THE JONES FAMILY: thank you so much for a perfect stay. The staff are helpful, friendly and great at their jobs. Location and facilities awesome. Defiantly coming back fantastic stay, thank you 10/12/14

TARA HEATON: fantastic place, facilities way more than you could ever expect! The girls are fab and really make you feel welcome – more like friends! Highly recommended, loved it! 6/12/14

LOUREL & SAM: love this hotel!!! Thanks for everything. We will be recommending this hotel to everyone 4/12/14

SUE & DEB: thanks girls, you’ve made our stay a blast! Will miss your smiley faces, highly recommend “by the sea “2/12/14

SMITH & DOVES:  only stayed for a few days but have loved every minute of it. Exceeded expectations. Staff here are brilliant 30/11/14

DAVE & MARY LYNNE REYNOLDS:  A little piece of paradise! we enjoyed a magical 3 days of beach, great barrier reef and relaxation. Everything one could need for a beach holiday is right here for you 30/11/14

JOY & PETER BURGESS Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Having last been here in 2008, it was a surprise to see all Wendy’s changes. Nothing is forgotten in comfort. A wonderful holiday thank you ladies 28/11/14

TREVOR & CHRISTINE: Great location, great staff, very friendly. Really clean rooms. Thanks ladies for looking after us definitely recommend staying here 28/11/14.

PAT & STUART, NORTHAMPTON ENGLAND, Everything we expected and more. Thank you ladies for making us feel so welcome. We will miss you in cold and rainy UK x 16/11/14

IRENE & PETER CHALLINOR, ENGLAND, Our 3rd stay here – love it!!! Accommodation very comfortable. Lovely, friendly staff as always. 13/11/14

PETER & LYNN HOUSE, Great place – love PD. Will be back! Thanks J 10/10/14 – 15/10/14

GEORGIA, AENGUS, CHERYL, SHAEN, Loved all the free stuff and the nice staff. We want to come back next year. Thanks for the lovely, enjoyable stay and thanks for making it feel like home.

STEPHANIE, Perfect is the only word to describe this resort…

THE BANHAM FAMILY, LANCHESTER, ENGLAND, Amazing place, great friendly staff. Wish we could stay longer! 14/9/14

Great location, staff, & all inclusions. Fantastic Amenities. Will be back definitely. 13/9/14

MEARNS FAMILY, Just Married! Thank you for a truly wonderful stay!! Loved how child friendly and relaxed this place is. Staff are all helpful, friendly and welcoming. Would love to come again! Cheers!! 13/9/14

GAIL & DESIREE (TIA) DAWSON, Thank you to “All Our Girls’ for the relaxing and pleasant stay for the past five days. The service, help and friendliness was much appreciated, “we’ll see you again”!! – I hope. God bless! 13/9/2014

ROWENA & DAN DUNSTAN, By the Sea Port Douglas offered us exactly what we were after for our honeymoon. Just two doors from 4 mile beach and offering everything you could possibly need to enjoy the day on the beach. Macrossan Street offers endless shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. At the other end is Anzac Park which is the best place to watch the sun set with a view of the Low Isles and watch the boats return from the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly and incredibly helpful staff can answer all questions and make any bookings you require. 9/9/14

ANDREW & ALESI, SYDNEY, Amazing place! Love how everything is available for use at no extra charge, the staff are absolutely fantastic and so helpful. Keep doing what you do – we’ll be back! 6/9/14

SURENDER & SOUMYA NERAVETTA, USA, Great place, thoroughly enjoyed it. 5/9/14

FRAISER FAMILY, LONDON, What a lovey, friendly place, in a brilliant location. We’ve had a ball! Thank you! August 2014

LEAH HAYES, TASMANIA, Great location, staff, service, accommodation facilities & thank you very much for a fantastic stay!!! Will definitely stay here next time we’re in sunny FNQ!! Thanks Girls – you do an awesome job!

MARIA & TIM S., Loved our holiday. Service magnificent. Love your work girls. We’ll be back.

SANDRA & JOHN DENAHY, Coming here since 1990 – Many thank girls!

ANNETTE & TED, Many thanks once again.

JEANETT & ADAM DONEHUE, We had a wonderful holiday. Everything was provided without even requesting, spotlessly clean (must be woman power). 20/8/14


MARION & BOB B., Enjoyed our holiday again 2014. Thanks to all the Girls for everything. Hopefully see you next year!!

CHRISTINE NORBERTH BART, THE NETHERLANDS, Thank you very much for a very pleasant and enjoyable stay at ‘By the Sea’ apartments. This is the place to be fore the best holiday in Port Doulas. We will recommend this accommodation to everyone who wants to go to Port Douglas. Girls, thank you for everything!! 10/8/14

JILL & PETER FALKINER, ELLIMINOOK HOMESTEAD B&B, BIRREGURRA, VIC, Our first time in FNQ. Wonderful experience, the reef on Calypso Blue, Daintree Dave (Daintree Wonder Tours), and good nights out. By the Sea grew on us the longer we stayed (7 nights). Very comfortable, welcoming, friendly staff and good facilities. Really enjoyed it!

THE MUDDINGS, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, We loved our 5 nights at By the Sea! Great location & lovely helpful staff. We will be recommending it!

HELEN & MICHAEL BROWN, Love PT Douglas, love ‘By the Sea’. Your staff 10/10. Could not do more.

LYNDA & COLIN DUNSTAN, SYDNEY, N.S.W., Beautiful stay!

DOV & SEAMUS O’C, Most welcoming staff & holiday – We loved our stay at ‘By the Sea’ – We will return.

DI & PHIL PAINE, LAUNCESTOW, We love Port Douglas & we love ‘By the Sea’. We’ve been before & we’ll be back!

THE TOUGLAS, Thanks! What a great place! We loved it & hope we can come back! July 2014

JACQUI & GINA, Our second stay here… perfect location, great staff, super clean rooms, so cool to have all the free stuff – bikes, games, beach stuff etc. Many thanks to the Girls @ By the Sea. See you next year! J P.S. A fan in the bathroom would be super. July 2014

ANNE & JOHN COWAN, What a lovely place. Staff are so friendly, location is perfect, room spotless. Only negative – a fan in the bathroom is needed! Will be back. July 2014

KERRY – SUE WATSON, MELBOURNE, VIC, Great accommodation – gorgeous bed! Staff extremely friendly & helpful. Perhaps an extra hook or five in the bathrooms would be beneficial. See you again. July 2014

MARIE & JOHN, NSW, Amazing – Your brochure sounded wonderful… being here exceeded our expectations. Will be back to stay with you again. ASAP J.

DAN, MARK, BASS, ROB, PEDE & WILL, So lovely, funny dog pic’s, happy staff, loved it all. Thanks.

JERRY-LEIGH HOUDY, WA, Loved it! 6 nights – Love to come back again!!

NOLA ASHMORE, Wouldn’t hesitate to come back for another stay in our Cosy Queen & would certainly recommend it to family friends. All the staff have been very helpful & generous. Our rooms were very comfortable, clean, etc. Cannot fault a thing. Had a fabulous stay.

TRICA WATSON & DEE WHY, NSW, Wonderful week, love it! Love it! Love it! Can’t wait to come back.

CHRIS & CAROL, NEWCASTLE NSW, Great holiday atmosphere with décor to match. Add to that happy, friendly staff and you have the perfect holiday getaway. Congratulations to everyone involved. Would certainly recommend By the Sea to family and friends. 20/6/14

JOHN & ANN INVERCARGILL, NZ, 1st stay in the tropical north – just warm enough. Loved the food, shopping and trips. Room clean and comfortable and with a great view (but no fat ladies on the balcony. Freebies are a great idea! Staff very friendly and helpful. 20/6/14

LINDA, CZECH REPUBLIC, Great hotel, 5 days. Amazing trip with Daintree Discovery.

KATE ALLAN & GREG MAUGHAN, ADELAIDE SA, We have had the best week here – we don’t want to leave. Everything has been perfect, you’ve thought of everything. Thank you so much – we will definitely return. J

LUCY, Great view and awesome staff!!!!

DEAN, LIZ & ERIN BEVERIDGE, Excellent place to stay!! Friendly helpful staff! Highly recommend it to all our friends. Thanks.  June 2014

MARK ESTALL, Great movies and friendly workers. 10/10!!

DI & ROB LIIV, Great place to chill. We loved PD and By the Sea – highly recommend. 2/6/14

JENS BUNGARDT & RAUL GARCIA, MONTREAL CANADA, We had a fantastic time here, unfortunately too short!! Ideal location, great accommodation and so many pleasant surprises & unexpected extras.  One couldn’t ask for more – the staff is super attentive and the owner very innovative, trying to imagine and successfully cater to the needs of the vacationer. A big thank you!! Jens & Raul. 25/5/14

DES & DI JONES.  A most generous feeling here. Thank you! It makes a difference! 22/5/14

BARBIE PEARCE, NSW, First stay in beautifully tropical, friendly, Port Douglas, between reef & rainforest! Thanks to trust “tripadvisor.com”, this gem has been my “beach house” for 5 delightful days. Thanks to the pink bike, I have cruised every street & beach track! What a great deal of imagination has gone into equipping “by the sea” for a great visit. Congrats!! A gem! 22/5/14

CHERYL & BRITNEY JOHNSON, VANCOUVER, CANANDA, We’ll be back soon! Wonderful place to stay – Thank you! 17/5/14

MORRIS, UK, What a wonderful stay! All staff so friendly & helpful, room great, whole town is fabulous – we will be back! 15/5/14

TOOLES, CANADA, Thanks for all your help in making our vacation fantastic! Your knowledge + help in booking our tours was great. We appreciate all you’ve done. 13/5-15/5/14

MISSY NEW & SANDRA SOLIZ, HOUSTON, TEXAS, By the sea was terrific & the girls even more so! Thank you for the birthday wishes and all the help with reservations and town knowledge. Our only regret is not enough time! Thanks Again!! P.S. Being from TX we were so thankful for the cold AC! 10/5-12/5 2014

PAM & TONY, REDCLIFFE, So handy to have bikes etc., thank you 4 a great stay. MAY 2014

TONY & LIZ, VIC, After many visits to P.D. we have found the perfect place. 10/10 for everything, found all the extras, what a difference they make, Thank you, see you again ASAP. MAY 2014

BILL & AFRODITE, ADELAIDE, S.A., Thank you girls for a fabulous stay here. We loved the location, the very helpful staff, the weather and everything! Great facilities (thanks for the bikes), and your excellent advice regarding tours. We will be happy to recommend this great stay. 5/5/14

JEREMY & MARY BELK, LEEDS, ENGLAND, Thank you for a comforting & welcoming stay. All the staff have been so helpful & friendly. Coming from the north of England we were a bit worried about the heat, but we managed fine & were very comfortable  2/5/14

PATTY & TOM, NEW ORLEANS, U.S.A., Had to stay 1 day in Brisbane & 1 day in Cairns due to cyclone, but we enjoyed both. Then we came to By The Sea and had a wonderful time! What a great location & wonderful staff! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Port Douglas. Loved all the freebies! 17/4/14

The BATALHA FAMILY, PORTUGAL, Even with a cyclone it was amazing! Thank you girls at By The Sea Port Douglas. 14/4/14

SUE & GORDON, U.K., Amazing! Thanks to all & well done. March 2014

JOHN & RACHEL, C.I., Thank you for a wonderful stay at By The Sea & for all your help and suggestions. We had a great week! 17/3/14

MICK & ZOE, ENGLAND, Thank you for all your help ladies, your hotel is amazing and the trips you helped us decide on were brilliant! March 2014

EDWINA & ERIC, A great place to ‘chill’, everywhere is impeccably clean. Friendly & helpful girls. A great place to relax, thanks. March 2014

BILLY & CAROLE, PERTH, AUSTRALIA & LONDON, UK,  By The Sea is a wonderland. What a fab place this is!! Quirky Hotel, quirky helpful & laidback staff. Lovely and clean, will come back again one day. Lots of love xx, 7/3/14

RACHELE, FLORIDA, U.S.A., Great place, very friendly staff, very peaceful & quiet. 1/3/14

THE GREEN’S, U.S.A., Thank you Thank you. A wonderful place to stay. Very Clean and the staff were superb.

GEOFF & ANNE, What a wonderful place to stay! Everything as just perfect! Those girls are always so helpful and forever smiling! Will be back xxx 27/2/14

MARK & VICKY, WHITESIDE, A plesant end to our journey many thanks, 25/2/14

STEVE + JACQUI, we had a very relaxing holiday. The staff are amazing. The facilities + extras were fantastic. We will be back! Xx 14th – 21st February 2014

SUE & JACK MELLING, LONDON, ENGLAND, How can you improve on perfection! A fab place to stay with lovely team of workers, helpful and exceptional. By The Sea provides all you need for a perfect holiday. Definitely will return xx 9/2/14

CLAUDIA + TED CORBETT, CANADA, We enjoyed our stay so much + having a very critical eye for places we stay. This has been exceptional! Thankx

To all the girls…
A lovely place to be,
So cosy and wee,
Clean rooms and tidy pool,
That’s where women rule!
So we loved our enjoyable stay,
Miss it extremely when away!
We are not to make a fuss –
But just hype them
All the girls!
…at by the sea!
(30th January 2014)

CATHERINE, A brilliant place to stay – perfect location for town, beach and port. Staff couldn’t be more helpful. Rooms have every facility imaginable – and all free. Have had a fabulous stay in spite of occasional torrential rain. Would definitely return. Many many thanks, 28/1/14

BHAVIN + PAV, Hi ladies. Thank you for great services during our stay we enjoyed all the tours that were recommended + think you all do a fab job wishing you all the success in the future, 24/1/14

KERRY MULRANEY + TAM, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, Had a super time – freebies fantastic, cycle along 4 mile beach it’s brilliant. Reef awesome, hopefully will return some time in future, 20/1/14

HAYLEY + CHRIS, Great hotel and a fantastic location for the beach and the town. Very helpful + lovely staff and great idea offering the free towels, chairs etc, this is the first hotel we have been to that offers this and it’s a brilliant idea. Will defo come and stay here next time (but maybe not in monsoon season!) Extras made this hotel stand out so will be recommending it to all our friends and family. Hope to see you all again some time + thanks so much for your help + advice + service xx January 2014

FELIX AND DEMY, Thank you for the best accommodation experience! Lovely & clean room, great and friendly staff and most of all the best service of all!!! Everything here is free!!! Internet, pool toys, movies to watch, kitchen equipment and more! Thank you for the great experience. Will come back again and will encourage my friends and family to stay over! Deserve #1 accommodation in Trip Advisor. 9/1/14 – 12/1/14

JENINE & MARINA, LA, We love your hotel! Other resorts have so much to learn from your candor, humor and hospitality. Thank you so much for everything you offer. Happy New Year!! Jan 2014

BARRY, BOBBI & SIMON MOULD, What an amazing hotel! I cannot put into words just how great our brief stay was. A credit to you girls, you are doing a fantastic job. All the very best for 2014! 9/1/13

DAZ & CATHY, KURANDA, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014! Daryl & Cathy Styles we love this place! It was all we could want, room, staff ‘great’, location ‘10’ and all the bits and pieces (games etc) terrific! 2/1/13

NANCY & ROLF, GERMANY, Had such a great time here. Room was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. Thanks for everything! 27/12/13

McELVOGUES x 4, Super location. Excellent room and facilities. The additional services; bikes, golf clubs, films etc a great idea. Just wish we could stay longer! Will definitely recommend to friends. Amelia, Tony, Antonia and Alexander. 23/12/13

JESS AND KAYK, WA, Merry Christmas to everyone at By the Sea, great service. Love that there is so much ‘free’dom, love the fact that you can take bikes, movies, and beach chairs for free. Very refreshing. Great rooms and location. 5 stars! Love Jess & Kayk 22/12/13

MARTIN & JULIE, ENGLAND, If we had known it would have been as good as it was, or sure would have stayed much longer. All the staff really friendly, especially Olivia, booked all our trips with her, nothing too much trouble and a credit to the hotel. Well done to all at “By the Sea”….. As Arnie says “We will be back!” Happy Christmas and New Year to all! 20/12/13

CHRISTINA & BEN, Loved the hotel! The staff made us feel so at home and the rooms were so accommodating. We will be back and tell our friends  THANK YOU!! :-) 18/12/13

BILL & MATT, SYDNEY, Felt at home. Very laid back with great help from all “the girls”. Swam a lot as well. 20/12/13

CLAIRE MILNER-SCUDDER, ENGLAND, Fantastic stay! Beautiful hotel and location, very chilled out! Thank you x Dec 2013

GRAHAM & ZARLES, ENGLAND, Great welcome and support from “The Girls”. Immaculately clean and cheerful. Totally relaxing environment. You’ve thought of everything. Thanks for a lovely stay! 13-16/12/13

MAGGIE, Fantastic staff! Loved the pool! Dec 2013

SABINA, Very friendly staff. The free stuff was fab :-) Dec 2013

BELVINA, Very friendly and everything is beautiful. Dec 2013

CATHERINE, Fab staff, very friendly, lovely rooms too! Fab view!! :-) Dec 2013

ANNA & GEOFF HEATH, UK, Wonderful place – great rooms, friendly staff and great location. Enjoyed our stay a lot!! 12/12/13


CATHERINE, AMAZING!! Loved the staff! They were all so friendly. Loved the spectacular view! Dec 2013

SALLYANNE MURRAY, UK, Wonderful place, wonderful staff, hope to be back when next in Australia! 19/12/13

KEIRA W, Loved everything. Can’t wait for next stay! :-) Dec 2013

ALAN & AOIFE, IRELAND, Fabulous stay and friendly staff, very helpful indeed 6/12/13

CHUCK & CAROL, A real home from home. A real comfortable feeling… Unbelievably friendly. We will be BACK :-) 16/12/13

VIRGINIA MACDONALD, Fabulous entire visit. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Hope to return. 6/12/13

DIVYA & RAM, Great location! Thanks! 15/12/13

LINDA & ANDREW, We had a great time. Thank you very much or your hospitality! Dec 2013

ALYSHA & MONICA, USA/JAPAN, Our stay has been fantastic! The location of B.T.S. is absolutely wonderful. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. Thank you or making our vacation so much fun! Can’t wait to come back :-) 6/1/13

GLENN & SUE HAY, TAS, We have had a wonderful holiday, loved Port Douglas & hope to return. By The Sea has been very comfortable and convenient, Thank you!!. 1/11/13

EMANUELE & ARIANNA, ITALY, Thanks for a wonderful time!!! 31/10/13

TREVOR REID & KELLY O’MAHONY, CANADA,  We had an amazing visit! Great location, beautiful town, excellent food. The ladies were so kind & helpful. Thanks for everything! 22/10/13

JAN & ANNE, VIC, We have had the most wonderful week. By The Sea and staff was fabulous and everything was just what was needed – we will be back. 20/10/13

CHELSEA & JARROD, VIC, So relaxed & everything at your convenience. Hope to come back!! 18/10/13

ADAM, LANA & LEVI, First night, loving it. Great place. Can’t wait til tomorrow!! 22/10/13

DONNIE & PAULA, TEXAS, Love this place! Hate to leave! It’s perfect! 15/10/13

ANITA B, UK, Fantastic!! They thought of everything. Thank you :-) 13/10/13

MATTHEWS, VIC,  Great stay, great staff, beautiful location! Thanks x 5/10/13

MARIA & BRIAN ADAMS, Great stay. Thank you :-) 1/10/13

GLORIA, VIC,  Fantastic Thanks – will be back, G. 29/9/13

ERIC & SASKIA CHARTERIS, NZ, The friendliest staff ever! Very Welcoming, helpful and upstairs room a bonus. Thank you so much. Wonderful stay. 20/9/13

BRIAN & SUSAN DEAN, NSW, Great place to stay – all the girls are fantastic, whatever you need for beach AVAILABLE & FREE – great position. Will be back. 14/9/13

NOEL & JULIE HUDSON, VIC, We have had a great stay at PD, loved the area, good food places. BTS was terrific, friendly and helpful! Especially “The Girls”, love to come back! 12/9/13

GRAHAM & DALE STONESTREET, NSW, We had a lovely holiday. We loved the area. The unit and staff were GREAT! 9/9/13

ALI & PETE JONES, UK, Wonderful stay! Thank you for your hospitality! :-) 9/9/13

JANE, TOM & BECKY WEIR, Brilliant stay. Lovely staff, great films/bikes/chairs to borrow, great room and definitely the best hotel in Port Douglas! (We’ll be back!) 4/9/13

GERALD RYAN, MELBOURNE, This has been outstanding in every way, top position, totally quiet, clean practical rooms, very pleasant and helpful staff  (Louise, Jody, Wendy) so thank you for a marvellous 10 days in this paradise!!! 28/8/13

JOHN & COLLEEN GAHAGAN, NZ First visit – won’t be the last! By The Sea is a perfect place to stay, many thanks to your friendly, helpful staff. 23/8/13

LESLEY + ROGER, Second stay with the girls, we had a fantastic time again, wonderful lovely room, such lovely girls, everything you could want. See you again soon, AUGUST 2013

TRACY + DIANE FOX, Great location, + very helpful people, 17/8/13

BOB & MARION B, Thank you, great place, see you next year! 6/8/13

SUE & GORDON PRATT, MELBOURNE, Fabulous discovery right here “By The Sea” – all was excellent, very friendly helpful “Girls” and amazing extras free! Thank you Girls, we’ll definitely return & will recommend. July 13\

ROB & SHARYNNE LE BRUN, NZ, We had an amazing stay here. Everything was perfect. A great place to stay. Will recommend!! 18/7/13

PETER & DRU HEWITSON, QLD, Great place with very friendly staff. We will return!! 29/7/13

MAXEEN LEE & ASHLEY BOGGIS, COOLANGATTA, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We will definitely recommend your property to friends & family. Didn’t know about all the extras as it was a last minute booking but am overwhelmed by it all. Thanks to Jodi, Louise, Wendy & the Housekeeping staff. You work wonderfully as a team. 2nd – 6th July 2013

ANN POLLOCK, MELB, Wonderful time, staff friendly & very helpful, will be back next year, 13/6/13

GEOFF & ANN MCLEAN, ADELAIDE S.A., A lovely week’s vacation. Perfect setting – great temperature. Plenty to see and do. Great accommodation. 12/6/13

JJK & OBR, Thank you for this one night, very nice and friendly hotel. 12/6/13

KARYN & STEPHEN, We had a lovely stay here. Excellent service and friendly staff. 10/6/13

JIMMY TAN & FAMILY, A place to remember, a memory staying in. 2/6/13

ANDREW + CLARE LUKAS, 27/5/13 Always sensational, THANK YOU GIRLS!

LORRAINE LITTLEFIELD, Wonderful hosts + staff. No complaints at all. Service great stayed 8 nights could stay 8 more.

KATH + JESS, VIC, Have spent a great 8 nights ta ‘By The Sea’. Very hospitable + friendly staff. Extremely helpful!!! Take care girls xxx

MARTIN + ROSEMARY, Perfect position, great facilities + lovely staff. Now found we will return! Highly recommend. May 2013

DAFFY AND YGAL SHAPIR, RAANARA, ISRAIL, Thanx for a lovely stay – your kindness smiles and advice were wonderful. Happy to recommend BY The Sea once over here we got more than advertised. Loved riding the bikes on the beach. 15-19/5/13

ALEX + JUNE, GOLD COAST, Excellent in all areas/departments

AMBER & CHARLI, MELBOURNE, Fantastic location, staff very helpful, will be back J will recommend. 13/5/13

DAVE, MEC & KYE, Choice location, family friendly, great staff, can’t wait to come back! J

TOM & GINA, Great location and very family friendly xxxxx

RANDY CROWDER, MONTANA, U.S.A. love this place! Will be back! Thanks for being so awesome!

JOHN AND DALE, BRISBANE, thoroughly enjoyed our time By The Sea in room 14. Thank you everyone J

WAYNE + MARY MICKLESON, Everything perfect, great rooms and service – wil recommend!! 12/5/13

NINA + STEVEN PENDLEBURY, MELBOURNE, Very nice place to stay. Excellent service. Very clean rooms plus all facilities are provided. Well recommended. Great location! 8/5/13

GED + NATALIE GROSS, SYDNEY, A good business, has great advertising and one of the most efficient and effective is word of mouth! I’m going to tell everyone who will listen that our stay was “totally crap” so hopefully there will always be a room for us! Cheers, great place, top service, and an exquisite way to honeymoon. Thanks. 30/4/13

JIM, DEBBIE + BEN, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND, Had a wonderful time here. Very clean + tidy and the room are excellent. The girls made our stay a great one and advised us on what to do and where to go. Very helpful. I will miss the beach and would come back tomorrow. Thanks 29th April 2013

CHERYL COOPER, UK, Amazing! This is by far the best accommodation I have experienced in Australia, in fact ever. Thank you J 19/4/13

SAMANTHA WEBB, UK, Had a fantastic time – thank you. All the extras make it extra special. Will definitely recommend. Hope to be back soon! 17/4/13

TOMMY AND KRISTINA, SWEDEN, We love everything about this place – the bright welcoming colours, the “beach houses” – the girls at reception – the friendliness – the room – the well equipped little kitchen. You have thought of even the smallest but important detail! Designed and run by women – a winning concept!! 3/4/13

THE WALLBANK FAMILY, BRISBANE & STAFFORDSHIRE UK, Fabulous location lovely apartments. Friendly staff, hope to come back some day. 29/3/2013

JONATHAN & SUSAN YOUNG, Quite the best place we have stayed in…Girls thought of absolutely everything. Friendly & most helpful. Thank you! 25/3/2013

SARAH & BLAIR, Had an amazing stay here. We loved the homely feel to our apartment & the personable touch.  We had an incredible time scuba diving on the reef.   Thanks for the memories! 24/3/2013

ANNETTE & TOM, Had a lovely time. The freebies were a brilliant idea. Will tell friends about this place when we get home 23/3/2013

CHRIS & LINDA COMBE, BRISBANE, Thank you for our wonderful stay, fantastic place, Jodi just great, such friendly staff, see you again soon. 20/3/13

JOHN & CAROL ALLNUTT, UK, A great place to stay, we only wish we had longer, thanks for advice on rainforest excursion. If we come back to Port Douglas there’s only one place to stay – “By The Sea”. Many many thanks, 16/3/13

GARY & ROBYN, DUNEDIN NZ, Awesome place, great staff, we will be back, 8/3/13

IAN & MANDY, NORFOLK,UK, Wow!!! What can we say, perfect three day break only wish it were longer. Will return, promise… x

R & E ENSOR, UK, All excellent- sorry to be leaving! Feb 2013

ANN ROWE, LONDON, UK, Beautiful place, lovely ‘extras’ –a really fun place to stay. I will be back! Feb 2013

RENEE & JAYDEN BOWMAN, NZ, great staff, great location, great room. Thanks we will be back xo Feb 2013

TAMER & MIKE GLASER, VANCOUVER, CANADA, we had an awesome time,  accommodation was fabulous, weather divine & so much to do! Will highly recommend it!! Feb 2013

FRAN & SERGIO, SANTIAGO,CHILE, We totally gonna miss this wonderful place, so much nature, gorgeous and amazing staff thanks for all!!!! 13/2/2013

ROBIN & LOLLY,VANCOUVER, CANADA, Great place, great staff.  Someday will return with the rest of my family.  By the Sea….home away from home. Feb 2013

JOHN & CAROL, SWITZERLAND, what a great place to stay, lovely staff, we didn’t want for anything.  Will definitely be back!! Feb2013

STEVE & AVRIL, SWANSEA, UK, great hotel, great staff and great weather! Book Calypso for the reef. Really great people and price. Thank you!! Feb 2013

ANDREW KHABBAZ & EMILY HOCKEY, ADELAIDE, The most accommodating staff made our stay absolutely incredible! Thanks J Feb 2013

YVONNE, SYDNEY & JORGE, COLOMBIA, Had a fantastic time staying at By the Sea. Perfect location & great facilities.  We’re sad to say Goodbye to Port Douglas. We will be recommending By the Sea to all our Family & friends Feb 2013

GIUSEPPE & ENRIKO, LONDON, We had a great stay. That great we hadn’t touch a single drop of booze since the day we arrived J A huge thank you to all the staff. Port Douglas? The kind of place you would want to wake up after a long clubbing weekend. 08 February 2013

DAVE & CINDY TAYLOR, REGINA, SK, CANADA, Been travelling throughout eastern Au from Sydney – Port Douglas- this is the best place so far!  All is beautiful! By The Sea =Accommodation is unreal! Staff is top notch! Feb 1-8/13

SHAWN WANG’S FAMILY, SHANGHAI, CHINA, First time been here. Love the place, love the town. Chinese New Year is coming soon. Best wishes to you all. Jan 2013

BILL & SONDY DEA, LOVED BY THE SEA – So friendly & wonderful location, Jan 2013

JANNEKE & MARIEKE, We had a fantastic time (16 days)a nice long and relaxing holiday. Good service and a lovely room. Thank you all so much 5/2/13

PHIL & GENEVIEVE, The Jewel in the Port Douglas crown! Great place with excellent facilities, super-friendly.  Thank you!! 3/2/13

MARK & LINDA, NEW ZEALAND, what a lovely place you have. Thanks for a wonderful stay-staff fantastic & so helpful-would recommend to anyone. 3/2/13

RICHARD & SUSAN, PLYMOUTH, UK, what a wonderful place! Thank you for a great stay. Congratulations to all the staff.  1/2/13

LIZZIE BOWEN, what a great place + location! Thank you for a lovely stay! Jan 2013

TEGAN, Had an awesome visit. All things you offer are amazing & will definitely recommend you! Thanks for a great stay! J

LUI KANG, OMG love da place brah!!! Sooooo sic!

MAK & ORAINA HASAN, LONDON, Had the most comfortable stay this past week. Thankyou ever so much for all the hospitality tourism advice and all the extra perks! We will be sure to recommend By The Sea to other travelers & leave very positive reviews online! Thanks again! J Jan 2013

KIMBERLEY & LOUISE, Great place with so much hospitality to make you feel right at home. Thank you, Jan 2013

WILLIAM & MORAG PARKS, CAIRNS, Awesome place, friendly staff take care of everything, we will be back!!! 21/1/13

BARRY AND JUDY, FAREHAM, ENGLAND, had a fantastic 7 days here, an excellent end to our 3 week holiday having started at Brisbane. Cannot thank you ladies enough for your kind hospitality. 18 Jan 2013 best place we have stayed so far! Your accommodation with the ‘freeby’ touches is superb. Champagne on the beach was a fab memory! Thankyou all very much. 22/12/12

JESS, ISABEL, GUS, BEN + SEB, Wonderful place, really amazing staff thankyou so so much, 2013

DEAN & SHARON DAVIES, Fab place, clean, tidy, staff do anything and everything to make holiday the best. THANK YOU! Jan 2013

EVA PETERSON & CARINA HOGLAND, SWEDEN, Had a great stay and will be back sometime! 3 11/1/13

NICKY & KEITH TAYLOR, ESSEX, ENGLAND, Well what can we say but AMAZING! Trip Advisor has done us proud! Will def recommend By The Sea! Didn’t want for anything! First class advice & first class accommodation. Room 18 has wonderful views & all the extras – towels, brollies etc SUPER DUPER!!! Thsnk you ladies!!! X 8/1/13

PETE & VIV, CHELMSFORD, ENGLAND, Loved it! Thanks for a wonderful stay, December 2012

ANDREAS + FIONA, NZ, Thanks for a great time, 21/12/12

PUTTOCK FAMILY, PIP AND SUZIE, SURREY U.K. Thanks By The Sea team – Jody, Louise & all the girls fir a wonderful stay at Port Douglas. We’ve had  a fab time – see you again! Xx 20/12/12

VICKY & BOB PAGE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UK, Wonderful place, accommodation 1st class. Tours were excellent, staff so friendly and helpful. Well done girls at “By The Sea” x 17/12/12

MICHAEL & CLEMENTINE, WALES, UK, Lovely few days, apartment was great, staff were wonderful xx

RICHARD & EMMA MELVIN, UK, Fantastic start to our honeymoon here at By The Sea. Thanks to all wonderful staff. Hopefully back 1 day x 10/12/12

FLO, MICHAEL, CHRIS, GEORGE, thanks for a great stay. We will be back. Beautiful beach. Lovely rooms. Take care of yourselves, 10/12/12

SHERRY AND DON MOORE, FL, USA, Thank you for a great time! You have done a great job with this place. We hope to come back! 5/12/12

JULIA + STEVE THOMPSON, A blissful week spent in Paradise (almost!) Great place, accom. + staff at “By The Sea” 5/12/12

SYLVIA & DAVE HICKEY, wonderful accommodation and location. Thanks for a great stay. 5/12/12

MARLENE & KEVEN STANLEY, MELBOURNE, thanks so much for your hospitality! This is a little piece of paradise, we’ll visit again! 3/12/12

KAREN, SEAN & ROSIE J Thanks for a lovely stay. We will come again soon!

ESTHER TAYLOR AND HANNAH LANE, ENGLAND, Fantastic place to stay. Location, staff, rooms and freebies all excellent!! We will definitely be  recommending to our friends! 1/12/12

NINA AND ESA, FINLAND, thanks girls! Great place to stay. 27/11/12

JOHN & PAT BALDWIN, Place very clean staff great & friendly, thanks for great stay. No worries. 23/11/12

GARY, KIM, AND SYDNEY CONN, WINCHESTER USA, Very nice place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Staff very helpful. Very sad to leave, couldn’t ask for more. 22/11/12

VIVIANA & BERTI, BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA, Amazing place to stay. Very friendly and kind, the girls at By The Sea! Thanks for all! 22.11.12

BRIAN AND FENELLA, BRISBANE, wonderfully furnished room – excellent cooking facilities/AC/fans/lounge/bedding. Super friendly staff and awesome range of complimentary “beach fun” items. Wish we could stay another night! Well done girls – you’ve made this spot in to a must visit place to stay J very happy customers. 15/12/12


ROBIN KILGORE, LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA, beautiful wonderful thank you!! 11/3/12

HENK & ANNA, HOLLAND, we have a wonderful stay in By The Sea Port Douglas. Very nice and helpful people and a comfortable room. Thank you very much, 1/11/12

WENDY & GORDON BURR, SUNSHINE COAST, wonderful friendly service, beautiful rooms and everything clean and tidy what more could you ask for?  27/10/12

KAY & MIKE HEYES, GLASGOW, U.K. Clean, comfortable, friendly. Everything and anything youcould possibly want! Great! Hope we get back some day! 4/10/12

CARDACIOTTO & BUCCHERI, We had a wonderful time we hope we can come again, thank you. 24/10/12

NICK ELLIOT, MEGAN HAYWARD, NEWCASTLE NSW, Had the BEST time @ By The Sea! Hope to come and stay again. Thanks so much girls! :-) 17/10/12

BUSABA WILLIAMS, HONOLULU, USA “The girls” are the best! We are very comfortable and only wish we had planned to stay longer. Next time! Soon, we hope and will recommend to others in Hawaii. Aloha, B&D, 18/10/12.

HELEN DALTON & MIKE DELMAN, SYDNEY, Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Apartment 23 great – girls great – and thanks so muchm see you again!! 14/10/12

JANET & WALTER SWARTZ, CHICAGO, The gals at By The Sea are the best! We had a health issue while we were here and they took fabulous care of us. Wavelength snorkelling is also terrific, and enjoy eating at the Tin Shed! All is the making of a fantastic holiday. We wish we didn’t have to leave. 14/10/12.

CAROL + GREG JOHNSON Great place! Wonderful time! Thanks, loved it! 12/10/12.

LESLEE WILLES, Fabulous stay! Enjoyed the staff and all of the amenities + location was awesome! Cheers! 11/10/12.

VICKY BREW & IGNACIO REMER, We had an absolutely brilliant time in Port Douglas and the girls at By The Sea couldn’t do enough for us! We made use of all the facilities and especially loved being able to rent the ipad and movies. I’m sure that we’ll be back as we loved it here. Thanks for all your advice and see soon (hopefully). Thanks for a great stay!! Xx 7/10/12

ELLIE HAISMAN, We had a great holiday J Hope we come back again :-D

MOLLY HAISMAN, Had a great time, hope we can come back again :-)

ROBYN & BERNIE GRAMC, Thank you had a fantastic stay x 3/10/12

KAREN & ADRIAN COMMADEUR, A fantastic stay! Many thanks! 2/10/12.

CHOO, Loved it!

MEGAN, Had an awesome time in Port Douglas. Has been great staying here. Perfect location + lovely friendly staff. Hope to be back soon.

MANDY & ROB, AUCKLAND NZ, Thanks for a wonderful holiday. Love this place and staff. Love being able to hear the sea. See you next time! :-) 29/9/12

JANITA, MARK, TOM, JESS, Thank you, we had a fantastic stay! 29/9/12

KASEY AND CONNOR MCGLADE, had an amazing time – thankyou!!! 19/9/12

GILLARD, SUE & PHIL, Loved the place. All staff great. Fantastic location, loved every aspect. 18/9/12

NEIL, TERESA, HANNAH, RYAN, ENGLAND, thank you for your hospitality

MARY & GEORGE, IRELAND & HOLLAND, Thoroughly loved our 2 night stay with you here! Thanks a million! :-) 15/9/12

GAY & BARRY, Perfect position, great accommodation + staff couldn’t do enough. Well done. 13/9/12

BILL & JACK, BUFFALO, N.Y. You guys are great, Unbelievable location. Let me give you a tour if you come to Niagara Falls, New York, USA!  9/9/12

TREVOR, RHONDA, CHRIS + MAY, Don’t want to go home. Great location, friendly staff – facilities! 9/9/12

LIZ & CHRIS OTTER, Wow!! So generous with all the facilities – made many tourists jealous with our free bikes etc (yep till I fell off hehe!) Thanks for making us so welcome – back home to NZ, Auckland – soooo sad. We’ll be back :-) Barrier reef Quicksilver Awesome! 9/09/12

FABIO & SARA, ITALY, A too short stay… lovely! Thanks a lot! :-)3/9/12

DAWN ARMSTRONG, a very enjoyable time, great place, September 2012

BEC + STEVE, we had an amazing time thanks, great place to stay :-):-) 1/9/12

SANDRA & JOHN DENAHY, Once again many many thanks to “all the girls” & Kurt. First came in 1990 & have returned many times. Sorry I did not say goodbye to Louise, 29/8/12

BRAD, DEB, ROBERT, loved the girls, accommodation, beach. Port Douglas is awesome. The food and people are FABULOUS xxx p.s. we will be back,  29/8/12

GAIL & ALAN, Fantastic location, terrific staff & highly recommended!!! 23/8/23


GENO + RUTH + ANDREA FATONE, Thanks for a great stay. Loved the unit & free extras. Very helpful staff. We’ll be back. 22/8/12

ANNIE, GEORGE + LUCY, So sad to leave, would love to stay forever, Adelaide sucks! 15/8/12

ROB & BEV N.Z. Could only stay 1 day unfortunately! Lovely place & lovely weather – short stroll to everything – excellent reception with friendly people, 14/8/12

RON & GLENYS, NZ, Enjoyed the proximity to amenities, friendly staff, helpful too & sharing personal knowledge of tours etc. Many thanks! August 2012

RHET, WENDY, JOHN AND TASH, QLD, lovely ladies, lovely spot, August 2012

DAVID AND SUE PEAKE, Great holiday, thanks girls, love the heated pool. Back to heat ours in cold N.Z. :-D 11/8/12

MARJORIE & MIKE, MELB, Terrific stay, very relaxing. Great location, service and extras much appreciated, thank you, 11/8/12

LUCIA, MELB, Great location, very helpful – love the extras!! July 2012

FREDERIK, VILMA, TOM AND ELLA, DENMARK, We love your place – and we will be back, July 2012

DON & ROSLYN MACKENZIE, FORSTER NSW, A wonderful time, great position ‘by the sea’ and very helpful, friendly staff, thankyou, 23/7/12

LOLA BATEMAN (9 years old), I love by the sea I had the best time at by the sea. It was so much fun, lots of pool games to play, AhAhAhAh, I had the best day of my life It was a lot of fun :p All of my family had a very fun time hehe. Thank you very much :-):-):-)

BRIAN + ANNETTE MORGANS, Great place to stay, staff (the girls) very friendly. Until we meet again, ciaom 13/7/12

MATTHEW AND SHARON COYLE, A wonderful time! Wether not great but not your fault! Very friendly staff. Thanks. 13/7/12

DOT CAMAC & JEAN WILSON (mother and daughter), ADELAIDE, SA, thank you for all you accomplished for us to have a very enjoyable stay. Your help in arranging all our requests. Very much appreciated. July 2012

PAUL AND GERDA JANSSENS, SWITZERLAND, We had an extremely enjoyable week here. The eye(s) for detail by “the girls at By The Sea” is remarkable. We very much hope to be able to revisit once more. We wish you all success! 7/7/12

BARRY & JOANNE CHAPMAN, CANADA, Wonderful place to come to

KRISSIE, MELBOURNE, Thx so much for making it so special for us all, looking after us and managing us!!!

TIM, CINDY, TOM & APRIL FITZPATRICK, USA, Thanks for a wonderful visit!! By The Sea is a very special place! 29/6/12

CATHIE, MATT, BOYD & LUKE HOATH, CANTERBURY, VIC, Thanks Wendy and staff for an absolutely fantastic stay! Great spot and facilities… the boys loved the toys and our balcony!! 28/6/12

PAM AND TONY SACCA, Magic place! Wonderful staff, Would come back tomorrow, 29/6/12

MILTON GREEN + KATE OCKELFORD-GREEN, Perfect location. Fabulous staff. Wonderful having the barbie! We will be back!! Love the extras! J

GEOFF & SHIRLEY BEER, VIC, great holiday all round. Accom, facilities, position, all fantastic. Will be back!! Thank you. June 2012

DAVID AND MAUREEN CHADDERTON, Most enjoyable and comfortable, Cosy Courtyard room, facilities much appreciated, WiFi great. Thanks to all. 6th – 20th June 2012

BOB AND CAROLE SALOMONS, Thank you for making it enjoyable stay. Décor very nice. June 2012

JANINE AND STEVEN HOLLAND, had an amazing time, thank you.

GORDON SODERLUND, WHEATON, IL, USA, Great weather, convenient location, ocean breezes, wonderful services, accommodating manager (when flight cancellation delayed my arrival). Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

TODD & DANI FROM SYDNEY, Fantastic stay, many great memories, great service, wonderful 10 days hope to be back xxx thanks, 10 June 2012

MIRIAM AND ANDREW CROZIER, LONDON UK, What a find! Very helpful staff and all the “extras” made our stay more enjoyable. Will never forget the bike rides on the beach. Thanks. 29th May – 7th June 2012

JANET AND JOHN AUSTIN, WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, the weather finally improved and we have had the most wonderful week in this lovely place. Sad to be leaving! 30th May – 7th June 2012

MARTHA AND BRIAN, HAWAII, Everything you would ever want except sun! thanks to all and aloha, May 2012

PETER AND CELIA NICHOLLS, MELB, VIC, great stay, wonderful and helpful staff would come again in a heartbeat, 22 – 27 May 12

THE WILDES, NSW & SA, Great location, lovely service and staff. We hope to return to Port Douglas soon!! May 20 – May 27 2012

KEITH GERRI, NSW, Enjoyed our week, great place to stay, wonderful staff. Will tell our friend. Thanks. May 21st – 26th 2012

KIRSTY GORRIE, The team went above and beyond to help. Thanks for everything, you made the week!, 19th – 25th May 2012

POPPY MAY, SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES, Such a magical place with a wonderful team! So helpful and welcoming – hope to come back soon xxx May 19 – 25th 2012

MIA, SYDNEY, Brilliant! Is there anything you guys haven’t thought of!?!! Had a great stay and will recommend! Cheers xx May 19 – 25th 2012

MICK & LINDA BEDFORD, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, Thank you for a fabulous week. You are so helpful & friendly. Our room was lovely and the amenities really helpful. Thank you very much. May 6th – 13th 2012

VICKY & PETER, MELBOURNE VIC, Fantastic stay, great location, very friendly helpful staff. Will be back again. Thank you. May 2012

JUDITH AND PETER HIGGINS, NEWCASTLE, NSW, Had a great stay, relaxed accommodation, great, friendly staff. Good time had by all! 6-11/5/12

PAUL & JULIE, PERTH WA, Had a wonderful time, great location, Great accommodation, See you again!

DEANNA & JOE CUTERI, wonderful wonderful holiday destination and perfect place to enjoy it all – “By The Sea” Thank you, 7/5/12

WINSTON & LENA, BRUCE & SAMANTHA, Thanks for a wonderful stay,

TARNI & MATTY, Awesome! We shall be back….. sooner than later! Xo

JAN MITCHELL & CHRIS POTTER, FRANCE, Fantastic place to stay. I didn’t believe that the fantastic reviews could all be true! Thank you to Jodi, Wendy & Louise + the smiley cleaning ladies! 15/4/12

FRANCIS FAMILY, Had a great time pitty about the rain J

STUART & LINDA JOHNSON, Thanks for a lovely time, you made our holiday perfect x 13/4/12

SHEILA JOHNSON, U.K., Wonderful holiday every thing superb. Thank you, 13/4/12


 JEANNE & GEOFF FONG, YOKOSUKA, JAPAN, enjoying a wonderful visit here in Pt. Douglas. Our apart. Is comfortable + love looking out at palm trees, 14/4/12

JACKIE AND RICHARD HUTTON, Fantastic place, loved every minute. Thanks! 12/4/12

PATSY & STEVE JOHNSON, U.K., Great accommodation, great location, great staff (although they seem FAR TOO HAPPY). It has been a great way to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Thanks to Jodi, Wendy and all the staff. 10/4/12

EWAN WILSON ROOM 8 AGE 9 ½ This is my first time in port dougless at by the sea. I love the room but the kitchen is a bit small (no affence) by the way, 9/4/12

LEE PETER MARK ZERONI, Loved our short stay – great location + service. Look forward to returning, 8/4/12

SCOTT BROWNSON, LISA BEALE, Really good. Good accommodation and fantastic facilities, 8/4/12.

THE BREWELLS, Really enjoyable, every requirement available. Too short a stay unfortunately. Hopefully we will be back!! 7/4/12

CAROL, BLACKPOOL, Fantastic time thoroughly enjoyed stay. Don’t want to go home! 7/4/12

SUE AND RON, UK, Thank you so much for a fantastic stay, it made our honeymoon special, 5/4/12

SUE & MARCEL, GERMANY, Thx so much 4 everything, you really feel your love 4 this place in every corner! All fab, no worries – we’ll def recom. You! Xxx Sue, 1/4/12

LESLEY AND PETER HORSBURGH, UK, Thanks so much – your place is fab. Can’t believe how friendly you all are. Never stayed in a place that has everything you need and all free – you think of everything – will recommend and hopefully come to stay again, 27/3/12

BECKY AND DAVE, UK, Thank you! We had an amazing time – and you all helped make our stay so good. Cannot recommend you enough! Wonderful place and brilliant people. Thank you again – we hope to be lucky enough to come back again

JO + TONY, A huge thank you to all the girls… by the sea… for making our stay so brilliant. A beautiful part of the world…. Xxx 27/3/12

BRUCE + SUE, NZ, Thanking everybody for the wonderful hospitality at your lovely resort, we will be back J

DEBBIE & STEVE BONE, KERRY & JOHN LIEVORE, NSW, Thank you for our wonderful stay. Excellent hospitality & great accommodation. Will be back! Thanks again. 17/3/12

PAULA AND DAVID, SCOTLAND, Thank you for a wonderful stay and for all your help. You think of everything!! A perfect venue in every way! J 16/3/12

HELEN + NEIL, ENGLAND, Lovely place to stay. Staff all very helpful, nothing too much trouble, very impressed! Thank you. 16/3/12

SUE AND BOB, ENGLAND, Had a wonderful stay – despite the rain. All the girls so helpful, hope to come again! 16/3/12

JOHN & JAN WADHAM, UK, Really enjoyed our stay here despite the torrential rain. All the girls have been so helpful. Loved up to the good reviews on internet, 16/3/12

JOHN & JAN WADHAM, UK, Really enjoyed our stay here despite the torrential rain. All the girls have been so helpful. Loved up to the good reviews on internet, 16/3/12

SUE AND BOB, ENGLAND, Had a wonderful stay – despite the rain. All the girls so helpful, hope to come again! 16/3/12

BARRY & ANGELA WILD, U.K. Loved Port Douglas & all it has to offer. Loved BTSPD and would like to say a big “thank you” to the delightful, friendly + helpful staff. Nothing too much trouble. 13/3/12

RACHEL AND CRAIG STEPHEN, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, Great apartment, great location, very helpful and friendly staff, will recommend! Thank you!, 9/3/12

BRIAN & PAULINE KILLIGREW, UK, A very big thank you to all for making our visit to Port Douglas so interesting & enjoyable. Very good apartment. Just love the beach hut décor! 8/3/12

AMANDA MIHALKO & SUSIE BARNES, CALIFORNIA, USA, Thank you so much for all of your help booking trips – snorkelling, sailing, trips to the rainforest and more. You have thought of everything!!! We will be sure to pass on a good word to friends and family, 5/3/12

ROB & JILL GOODWIN, CHESHIRE UK, Spent a lovely week here. Very friendly. Lovely apartment, very enjoyable. Thankyou. 1/3/12

LAURA CRUMPLER & EMILY PAK, USA, Thanks for everything! Your tour and restaurant recommendations were outstanding. Happy customers! Location was perfect and everyone wsa friendly and nice J Everything was easy and turned out splendidly! (Even the weather cooperated!) – Thank you! 1/3/12

LYN + TREVOR SCHASSOR, NSW, A great location for our tours etc, helpful staff, loved it, 27/2/12

DAVID, CAROL, ERIN THOMPSON, CANADA, Wonderful stay, great advice from reception, the best location!! Thanks! 27/2/12

DAVID FEAR, UK, v. good unit & good value for money, 25/2/12

IAN & ROSANNA CARUTH, ENGLAND, Wonderful apt. Provided many extras for guest – well thought out. We had a great 5/6 days, 25/2/12

ELISSA AND DAVE, NSW, fantastic place to stay, very relaxing and enjoyable, fantastic staff. Will return again in near future. Thankyou, 24/2/12

KAREN & TRICIA, ENGLAND AND NSW, Excellent, V good, wonderful, hope to return some day, 21/2/12

YVONNE & RICHARD RAWLINS, UK, Would love to return sometime to see even more of this beautiful area, 12/2/12

BONNIE AND BILLY KOFFMAN, VIC, Had a wonderful stay, friendly staff and brilliant facilities. Would defo recommend it, 23/1/12

GILL BERTRAM, Great room, good pool. Excellent staff – ready to help with anything. Most enjoyable cycles – so thanks for free hire and use of laptop – so helpful J 30/1/12

MARGOT AND PETER WOODS, UK, 4 wonderful dyas at Port Douglas. Staff were excellent and so many extras – just ask! Thank you, 29/1/12

FAYE, NEW ZEALAND, A most enjoyable relaxing stay with so many extras to make the stay so easy. Will definitely recommend it J 25/1/12

PETER AND JACQUELINE RICE, KENT, UK, Very enjoyable stay, staff very helpful, good facilities with several thoughtful non-essentials free of charge!

DIANE CUNNINGHAM AND ROBERT KAY, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, you have thought of everything a person could need for a really memorable holiday – we loved it!! Thanks x 12/1/12

CARSTEN AND MALKI FUNK, GERMANY, Thank you “By The Sea” team for a lovely stay and fantastic service, 11/1/12

AMANDA PHIN AND FRIENDS, Thanks for a fantastic stay – loved the Rainforest Canopy Apt. – perfect for all of us. Great location. 8/1/12

RIM, LEONARD, DALIA, ITALY, Your kindness and help is superb! Thank you. 6/1/12

NATALIA AND TIM SPENCER, First time in Port Douglas and how lucky we were to find By The Sea amongst all the other options! Fabulous location, wonderful service, lovely view, enjoyed the pool! Snorkelling the reef, Lady Douglas tour + trip to Cape Tribulation were highlights. We will be back – THANK YOU!!! J, 18/12/11

NAN, LARRY & MAK, Kind hospitality, great room, wonderful stay! Thank you! 9/12/11

DAVID & BARBARA FIFIELD, Lovely visit, first class accommodation, very many thanks! – 5/12/11

GIAN PIERO ANTONELA, ITALY, Beautiful place, very friendly staff, ok!!! I hope to return – 2/12/11

ANGELA AND TOM, Lovely visit – you thought of everything to ensure an enjoyable stay! Many thanks! Recommend highly

JOHN AND GERTEEN VANDENBERG, First visit to Australia and to Port Douglas. Had a fabulous time here. Thank you for the wonderful service., 23/11/11

TONY AND TRISHA, USA, loved it. Hate to leave, loved the room 16 balcony.

ROSS & SUE, MT MOUTHA, Fantastic time, By The Sea, great choice, from the moment we discovered our missing bag Katie was on to it!! Thanks again, you all made our time here very memorable, 18/9/11

ROB AND KAYE GARNER, First time we have visited Port Douglas. Wonderful time and many memorable moments. Great accommodation and very friendly, helpful staff. Nothing too much trouble, 18/9/11

LARIS AND DIANE GALEJS, USA, Wonderful, thank you J, 16/9/11

GARY AND DOREEN KING, Great place – pity we couldn’t stay longer!, 20/9/11

MIKE AND CAROL BRENNAN, Better than it was 5 years ago! Great job by the whole staff. Thanks! 26/9/11

IRENE AND PETER CHALLINOR, ENGLAND, wonderful service, extremely helpful staff, nothing too much trouble, studio very comfortable, anything you could need for your stay. Great! 28/9/11

JUDY, GREG, MAX AND STELLA, WILLIAMSTOWN, VICTORIA, Our 2nd visit to you all, & we love it here & Port Douglas, 29/9/11

STELLA NELSON, It rocks here. Love the pool and free stuff. So close to everything! Best staff, 29/9/11

JENNY + ROBERT, VIC AUS, Great rooms, thanks for all your help, best of luck for the future (5/11)

SUE AND DAVE RAMSEY, ENGLAND, A great 3 weeks. Lovely views from our room. Thank you for your hospitality. Best wishes (16/5/11)

SHANNON AND JEREMI RUBY, MICHIGAN USA, Thank you – you ladies are the best! Our stay and your place is brilliant! (23/5/11)

AL + SANDY MCCLOSKY, NSW, Thank you for making us see really welcome. Room was better than we could imagine, love to you all (31/5/11)

ROY & GAIL W. AUSTRALIA, What a fabulous place, great accommodation & staff! Thanks. (5/11)

MARION FROM MELBOURNE, please don’t make me go home! Wonderful staff & stay, thank you (6/11)

ROB & LORRAINE TERNES, MELBOURNE, wonderful, restful time. Staff excellent & location the best (6/11)

TONY AND VICKI GARGETT, fantastic all round, staff exceptional, will return (11/6/11)

SUE AND TERRY QUANBOROUGH, they thought of everything! (22/6/11)

GRAHAM AND ANNE CATO, AUCKLAND, Very friendly and helpful staff. Much enjoyed our stay. (24/6/11)

SAMANTHA & MATTY PACE, BRISBANE, Beautiful location, friendly staff (26/6/11)

COLLEEN & PAUL BLITVICH, NZ, Fantastic stay, wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful, thanks (28/6/11)

RACHEL LYSTER & VICKY RICHARDSON, ENGLAND, had an amazing time! Staff were amazing! Loved our stay here in Port Douglas! (30/6/11)

KAY & JOHN BUNDLE, VIC, fabulous – gold star for customer service (1/7/11)

CHRIS + JOEL TWOREK, excellent location and very comfy. Esp like the extras , towels, books, DVDs & all free!! Wonderful staff, will recommend. (23/7/11)

JEN & GARY, S.A., Great location. No fuss, friendly customer service. Will be back. (7/11)

JUDIE & JIM BARBOUR, 5 star plus customer service (26/7/11)

DIANNE HARRY, Great, great, great! In all aspects (31/7/11)

LYNN + ALAN BARNES, CANE TOAD RACE WINNERS! Really enjoyed our stay here. Early swim + great location (11/8/11)

CHRISTINE + MARK JAMIESON, NZ, lovely location, lovely people. Great to be able to borrow chairs, computer, etc. Cheers, we’ll recommend to our friends (14/8/11)

SARAH W. Awesomest place ever. Free everything (8/11)
MARK, SUZIE, JAKE + HANNAH, we really enjoyed our stay. It’s a lovely place in a perfect location. We hate to leave (8/11)

JILL & PETE, SYDNEY, MAGNIFICENT!! Rooms, service, people, facilities will be recommending to all + sundry (8/11)

PETER AND DRU HEWITSON, Comfortable stay with excellent staff, good fun. We will return (24/8/11)

GABRIELLE CHRISTOPHERSON, CANADA, Loved everything about my stay here! thank you so much! Hope to be back soon! (21/5/11)

THE MITCHELLS, VIC AUS, Great place for a family holiday, plenty of room, good location and terrific staff! Thanks J (20/5/11)

JULIA AND MIKE GRIFFIN, UK, Thank you for a fantastic holiday. The location, apartments and your hospitality was great, can’t wait to come back! .X. (6/5/11)

JUDITH & TOM LONGWORTH, NZ Thanks for a great place to stay. Super friendly and super chilled.

DAVID & NATALYA, LONDON We have had a great time in Port Douglas and enjoyed our lovely room overlooking the beach. Great management who were very helpful. Thankyou!

BOB & GAIL HOOPER, TEXAS Port Douglas is beautiful and our stay here has been great! The staff has been friendly and very helpful!

DIETER, GERMANY, Many thanks to the girls at the By The Sea Office for their kindness and friendliness as well as the good work of the house keeping girls mad this holiday very special. Given good health I will surely return! (7/4/11)

EMILY & MEL, Great service, can’t wait to stay here again! J (5/4/11)

OWEN & SALLY LEUIS, A Lovely spot with very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely recommend to everyone. J (30/3/11)

CHLOE NEALLE, We loved it here very much, it was a perfect spot with lovely friendly people. (24/3/11)

GINA & JOHN, LIVERPOOL UK, Thank you so much for a great stay at your lovely apartments. We have had a great holiday. All the girls in the BTS office and the housekeeping staff work so hard and we hope to see you all again next time. J Bye Bye

PAM & PAUL MASLIN, UK five nights in Port Douglas seemed like it would be a long time but we are now very sorry to be moving on! The friendly management, comfortable accommodation and the proximity to the beach make it a perfect stay!  (20/3/11)

HALDUN SURAL, Canada/ Turkey Perfect location, very helpful ladies in management were the most important feature of the place! Thanks! (17/3/11)

CHRIS & BRENDA ROGERS Have had a wonderful stay, staff and accommodation brilliant, will recommend to anyone coming here. (19/3/11)

ALEX & TONY, UK Excellent find! Affordable + great value too! Very helpful staff and also the little touches- eskies, umbrellas, etc made it all very homely! Think it must be the ladies touch on things, they’ve thought of everything. We will hopefully return again. (18/3/11)

CATHERINE & DEREK, Irland Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! Really the most perfect setting in Port Douglas, we will definitely be back! (18/3/11)

BEN & ROSIE SCOGGINS, London We stayed here on our honeymoon & it’s been fantastic! Wendy, Cathy and the Girls- thank you for being superb hosts, especially thank you for the lovely card and champagne, it was a lovely surprise. We would recommend BTS to all our friends; we loved it so much we extended our stay! Thank you so much and we hope to see you again in the future. x ( 19/3/11)  

JAY MOORE, UK Great friendly atmosphere, thanks Ladies (17/3/11)

 NOELENE KINNEAR Great new owners, see you hopefully later this year. (9/3/11)

DAWN & GRAHAM KENT, CORNWALL, UK Great place to stay, extremely helpful staff- you may see us again!! Thanks. (7/3/11)

ANGIE & MIKE DRANE Super stay, great helpful staff.  Thank you for the great time. (28/2/11)

JANETTE & MELISSA LABAU, CALIFORNIA Great view, friendly staff, clean accommodation. We had a wonderful time and walked on the beach every day!

CHRIS & MARILYN BRAMALL, UK We love Queensland. What a fantastic country. The apartment was superb. We have had a lovely few days. We will be back! (27/2/11)

LEAH HANNAM & NICK MARTIN Fantastic stay- apartment perfect, extremely helpful staff- will be recommending to friends- thanks. (25/2/11)

NATALIE COLDHAM Thank you for your kindness, laid back attitude and assistance. Everyone has been wonderfully helpful and I have appreciated your knowledge about tours. The rooms were lovely and exceptionally tidy and clean which was wonderful! Keep doing what your doing and I hope to return sometime soon! (12/2/11)

STEVE & LORRAINE WHEATON, ENGLAND Super apartment, everything you could need. Wonderful staff, so very friendly and helped to make our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. X (9/2/11)

BILL & MARGARET NICHOLLS, ENGLAND Excellent accommodation, all are staff willing to serve and please. Really appreciated the added thoughtful extras such as beach chairs, brollies and BBQ packs etc. It has been a pleasurable experience. Thank you to everyone who cared for us and made our stay so fantastic. (7/2/11)

CHRIS & MALCOM EDWARDS, UK We will certainly be back and thoroughly recommend BTS to anyone. A wonderful place with fantastic staff. (30/1/11)

LENNART BORJESSON A marvellous stay, fantastic staff, lovely interior design and a great

location. We really recommend this place!!! (27/1/11)

STANGHERLIN ECCLES, ITALY Great place to stay, very comfortable! (24/1/11)

ROLF & MONICA BORG All the staff have been fantastic!!! Fabulous place to stay, will recommend this paradise. (19/1/11)

GARY AND SUE HUDSEN Lovely place to stay and relax, with very friendly staff. (17/1/11)

NATASHA AND RYAN Had a wonderful time here, had a great stay, will be back and recommending. (10/1/11)

JANET & NICK, LONDON Feels like home already- we don’t want to leave! (5/1/11)

KAREN AND WENDY DAVIES, UK Thanks for a brilliant stay. Apartments are fantastic and are in a perfect distance for the beach and town. Staff are very helpful and we will recommend to all our friends. Wish we could stay longer! (5/1/11)

LOUISE AND SHEILA, LONDON No other words but ‘WOW’ fab location, fab staff, just like home from home, you thought of everything! xxx (4/1/11)

JENNY + ROBERT, VIC AUS, Great rooms, thanks for all your help, best of luck for the future (5/11)

SUE AND DAVE RAMSEY, ENGLAND, A great 3 weeks. Lovely views from our room. Thank you for your hospitality. Best wishes (16/5/11)

SHANNON AND JEREMI RUBY, MICHIGAN USA, Thank you – you ladies are the best! Our stay and your place is brilliant! (23/5/11)

AL + SANDY MCCLOSKY, NSW, Thank you for making us see really welcome. Room was better than we could imagine, love to you all (31/5/11)

ROY & GAIL W. AUSTRALIA, What a fabulous place, great accommodation & staff! Thanks. (5/11)

MARION FROM MELBOURNE, please don’t make me go home! Wonderful staff & stay, thank you (6/11)

ROB & LORRAINE TERNES, MELBOURNE, wonderful, restful time. Staff excellent & location the best (6/11)

TONY AND VICKI GARGETT, fantastic all round, staff exceptional, will return (11/6/11)

SUE AND TERRY QUANBOROUGH, they thought of everything! (22/6/11)

GRAHAM AND ANNE CATO, AUCKLAND, Very friendly and helpful staff. Much enjoyed our stay. (24/6/11)

SAMANTHA & MATTY PACE, BRISBANE, Beautiful location, friendly staff (26/6/11)

COLLEEN & PAUL BLITVICH, NZ, Fantastic stay, wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful, thanks (28/6/11)

RACHEL LYSTER & VICKY RICHARDSON, ENGLAND, had an amazing time! Staff were amazing! Loved our stay here in Port Douglas! (30/6/11)

KAY & JOHN BUNDLE, VIC, fabulous – gold star for customer service (1/7/11)

CHRIS + JOEL TWOREK, excellent location and very comfy. Esp like the extras , towels, books, DVDs & all free!! Wonderful staff, will recommend. (23/7/11)

JEN & GARY, S.A., Great location. No fuss, friendly customer service. Will be back. (7/11)

JUDIE & JIM BARBOUR, 5 star plus customer service (26/7/11)

DIANNE HARRY, Great, great, great! In all aspects (31/7/11)

LYNN + ALAN BARNES, CANE TOAD RACE WINNERS! Really enjoyed our stay here. Early swim + great location (11/8/11)

CHRISTINE + MARK JAMIESON, NZ, lovely location, lovely people. Great to be able to borrow chairs, computer, etc. Cheers, we’ll recommend to our friends (14/8/11)

SARAH W. Awesomest place ever. Free everything (8/11)
MARK, SUZIE, JAKE + HANNAH, we really enjoyed our stay. It’s a lovely place in a perfect location. We hate to leave (8/11)

JILL & PETE, SYDNEY, MAGNIFICENT!! Rooms, service, people, facilities will be recommending to all + sundry (8/11)

PETER AND DRU HEWITSON, Comfortable stay with excellent staff, good fun. We will return (24/8/11)

ALYSHA HAGUE This place totally rules + staff are awesome! (6/1/11)

JAMES WEST & REBECCA OTERI Thanks so much for looking after us. We had a wonderful stay and heaps of fun.(5/1/11)

JOHN AND ATHENA BRADLEY, LONDON Fantastic place to stay, we have had the best time ever. The girls of BTS could not do more for you and we hope to come back some day soon, Love to you all xxxxxx (23/12/10)

HAYLEY & STEVE, SCOTLAND Fab stay! Really enjoyed, wished we could have stayed longer. Very hospitable, great service! No negatives! Great location beautiful little town with very relaxed feel to it. Loved it!

HEATHER & KIERAN, ADELAIDE Fantastic and enjoyable stay! Very hospitable and helpful staff. Sorry to leave – We’ll be back!! (22/12/10)

PEGGY & TONY ORMSTON, UK Excellent stay. Welcoming, helpful, quiet, relaxing, clean. Would definitely come again, Many thanks. (21/12/10)

KATHRYN CLAIRE & MATTHEW SERLIN Many thanks for all your hospitality and helpfulness. We have had a great time here, helped in no small measure by yourselves. (19/12/10)

LIES, TIM, GERT, BELGIUM Our thanks and congratulations go to the whole team, who made our stay most enjoyable. Marvellous environment as well. Hope to be back someday.

MELANIE, SHANE & NOAH MACINTOSH, MELBOURNE It’s a rarity to find such warm, generous hearted and helpful people. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay and for all the small things you did for us with a newborn, that made all the difference. Merry Christmas!! (18/12/10)

BETTY & DEREK JEFFS, ENGLAND We’ve had a wonderful stay – so many places to choose from – and we chose the right one!! PERFECT in every way. Great location and superb staff, endless patience for a couple of “old fogies”!! THANK YOU!! (17/12/10)

JAY & SANDY RAE, USA Its everything you would want and hospitality is outstanding. It is 4 star and the town is beautiful. (16/12/10)

GLENN & SHEILA UK Its all been said before and its all true – well done girls you are quite fantastic. (16/12/10)

IAN & CINDY MUNRO, SOUTH AFRICA What a wonderful little find. Thank you for an amazing week. Scuba brilliant, forest warm, but people @ By the Sea made it. Thanks! (12/12/10)

MILL & MATT, LONDON UK Everything was just perfect. Thankyou for your excellent service! Lovely place to stay! (11/12/10)

KEITH AND KATIE GREEN, ENGLAND What makes this place special are the people who work here! Great location, great apartments, great break! We shall be back! (10/12/10)

YVONNE & FELIX AHN, GERMANY Thanks a lot for this great stay, your help, and this great location! We will come back! (5/12/10)

GARRY & MAGGIE, NEW ZEALAND A great Ozzie place – Great time. Greatplace, great women! Full of fun, laughs, will recommend to all. We will be back! (24/11/10)

MARGARETTA & KENNETH PETTERSON, SWEDEN A most enjoyable stay. Friendly and helpful staff, we’ll be back!

ANNE & PETER SHAW, ENGLAND Thank-yoo for a very comfortable holiday. We have had a great time. Lovely, friendly, helpful staff and clean, well appointed apartment. (19/11/10)

MARIANA & WOLFGANG, SWITZERLAND Everything was lovely. Thank you for all, you are super ladies. We will come back again! (17/11/10)

PENNY & JACKI Thank you ladies for a great stay @ By the Sea in a fantastic location.

JAN & KEN SINCLAIR, ENGLAND A fantastic weekend break in a high standard venue. Everything was fantastic and more – we’ll definitely be back!! (14/11/10)

SIMON & MICHELLE GARNAUT, CAIRNS Wonderful experience, lovely place with great facilities. Will certainly be back with the family, Thank you!! (14/11/10)

EDDIE CARNEGIE, PERTH What a lovely stay, you can detect the woman’s touch. (14/11/10)

SUE & JOHN, ENGLAND Ideal stay, very clean and comfortable. The staff seem so happy – would definitely recommend! (12/11/10)

RACHEL JAHNSON & MICHAEL LORD, CALIFORNIA Wonderful stay and the staff are terrific!! (13/11/10)

KATIE & MEZ, ENGLAND A perfect hotel in a perfect location – best few days ever – Thank you! Wish we could come again!

PETER, ANNE & NIAMH WYNNE, IRELAND Had a great time, nice place, nice people, hope we live long enough to return (4/11/10)

DAVID WILLIAMS & KIM DARDIS, IRELAND Wonderful memorable stay. Thanks for helping. We will always remember our engagement with fond memories! (29/10/10)

VINCENT & MARIA Wonderful stay – thank you Smiley

SHE PING & DIANA Had the most brilliant and happy stay and thought your service was the absolute BEST!!! Thank you all… We will recommend you to all our friends.

LOUISE COX Back again J Thanks again, had a blissful stay! I just absolutely love staying here – love you, love the resort.

GLYN & VALERIE MAY Absolutely one of the great places ever!! (after 50 years of travelling). Great location, great always – helpful friendly staff. We’ll be back!!  (25/10/10)

AL & HANNA, MELBOURNE The friendliest staff ever! Thank you, and see you next year. (25/10/10)

LINDA & FRANK ZAGHINI, BRISBANE A perfect stay at By The Sea. A little piece of paradise in paradise, thank you Wendy and staff.

MICHELLE BAXTER (KIWI) Just wonderful! Thank you Smiley

CAROL & DAVID GRIBBLE, NZ A great place. Thank you so much for everything. You could not have been more helpful.

CHRISTAJAST & MARIANNE WEBER, SWITZERLAND What a wonderful place! We loved it very much! We’d like to stay longer. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

BRIODY FAMILY (Fee, Rich, Lucy, Colleen, Gerard, Laura) THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU for making Olivia and Luca’s wedding so special. We will tell all to stay BY THE SEA! Xx

ANDREA JONES, NSW Yet another wonderful stay with our “Port Douglas Family” Thanks a million guys! See you in September 2011. Lots of love to you all Smiley

ALICE AND JONATHON PRESCOTT, MELBOURNE Wonderful location and very helpful service. Beach chairs and eski and bonus!! Thanks very much!

STELLA AND JESSI NELSON, MELBOURNE/GERMANY The best location in Port Douglas and very good service. Lovely people. Great pool and rooms! Thanks heaps.

CLAUDIA, JACK, STEVE AND MARTA TONNER Lovely staff and community, Great stay! We had a lovely time, Thanks! You are very helpful and we can’t wait to come back!

TONY AND JOAN DORIO, MELBOURNE Enjoyable stay – Friendly staff – bright building. Loved beach towels and chairs, many thanks!!! Smiley Be back!

AULA & SELWYN, QLD Fantastic stay, we will be back. Thank you

RICKY & VALE We have had a great time! You are very nice!

SUE MITCHELL AND FAMILY All the ingredients for a fantastic family holiday. Fabulous location, great accommodation, very friendly staff and all the essentials laid on. Thank you for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

DIANNE & JOHN Fabulous stay. Value for money accommodation. Gals so helpful with activities and great food.

FRANC PETRINI & NINA GUBALSKA, ENGLAND Fantastic stay, great value for money. Thank you for upgrading us to a superior room with beach view. This is a definite stop when we visit Queensland again. Top marks!

CARLA EDELENBOS, SWITZERLAND It’s well worth the 24 hour flight from Genova, Switzerland to Sydney – Cairns – Port Douglas – Cape Tribulation, Daintree Ferry and all thos coddly crocs – The Barrier Reef deserves its World Heritage Status and we non-Australians go from awe to a new appreciation of Nature and conservation. To the ladies that run this lovely spot- many many thanks! We are really tempted to return! Carla and Alf

STEWART AND VALERIE, SCOTLAND WOW! What a place! Spotlessly clean, Incredibly friendly and helpful – Thanks so much.

NIAMH, CAROLINE & CATHY, IRELAND We absolutely loved our little apartment by the ocean. The perfect location and very friendly and helpful staff. Thanks.

BEV & JOHN BOWIE, AUCKLAND, NZ Home away from home. 3 weeks have flown by. EVERYONE here – just super. Will definitely be back, thanks!

IASMO GRASSI, VARESE, ITALY Port Douglas is really a great place. By The Sea is very welcoming and friendly!

DIANNE & DOUG FERGUSON, VIC, AUS Great place to stay whilst in Port Douglas, had a great holiday, even in the room!

JAMES FOWLER, TORONTO, CANADA Loved everything, except for the rain. A wonderful place.

GEORGE & VIRGINIA HOWARD w ANNIE GREEN, BIRMINHAM & USA.  Fantastic in every way – convenient – knowledgeable – helpful – exactly what we needed.  Thanks for all the special touches. (28/08/10) 

GEORGE & VIRGINIA HOWARD w ANNIE GREEN, BIRMINHAM & USA.  Fantastic in every way – convenient – knowledgeable – helpful – exactly what we needed.  Thanks for all the special touches. (28/08/10) 

ROSEMARY, RON & SUELLEN BERRY, MELBOURNE. Many thanks to Wendy, Cathy & Sharon for making our holiday so easy & relaxing.  Great staff, Thanks. (18/08/10)

ROY, WENDY & MEGAN GRAINGER, NZ.  Thank you very much for a wonderful stay.  We hope to see you again soon. (20/08/10)

PAUL & ALICE CADMAN, UK.  A wonderful stay here at By The Sea. Would love to come & revisit one day.  Fab! (23/08/10)

DEBBIE & PHILL WICKS.  Fabulous staff who did everything possible to make our first stay in Port Douglas so wonderful.  Hope to come back very soon. (19/08/10)

VIV & NEVILLE SWINNERTON, NZ. All staff could not have been more helpful or more friendly.  We enjoyed every day with unlimited helpfulness. (17/08/10)

HARALD, USCHI, NORA & OLIVER MIESSEN, AADIEN GERMANY. We had a beautiful stay and enjoyed the good service. (18/08/10)

MARGUERITE ALFORD & FRANK LEPONIS, TEWANTIN AUSTRALIA.  Hospitable, welcome, efficient & friendly service, beautiful unit.  What could be better?  Thank you. (06/08/10)

GRAEME & GAYLEEN CROSSMAN, TE PAKE NZ. Another lovely holiday in Port Douglas.  Superb accommodation, very well looked after.  We have had a wonderful time.  Thanks for everything. (18/08/10)

PAM & KEVIN CROSSMAN, TAURANGA NZ.  A wonderful stay, all the more for you, friendliness & help.  Great to stay with rellies. (18/08/10)

DAVE, ZOE & LAUCHIE PARROT, OHUPO NZ.  The superb service you provided, coupled with a lovely place to stay made for a perfect holiday. Thank you. (14/08/10)

SARA, PHIL & KATIE DUTTON.  Everything was lovely – the room, the pool, the weather!  Thank you!

TERRY & FAY GARLICK, BONNIE HILLS AUSTRALIA. What a great position. Handy and quiet, very comfortable accommodation and fantastic “nothing is too much trouble”.  Lots of thanks, girls! (03/08/10)

QUINTON WHITE & EMMA HOBBS, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.  Thanks for having us, it was great.  See you next time.

BARRIE & JANE WARD (Newly Weds!), UK Thank you so much for everything. You made us feel welcome and special. We had a fab time! Xxx

JANE, CHARLES, KIRSTIE & GLENN HARRIS, TEXAS Wonderful place with helpful and friendly service

MARILYN SHERRY, USA Lovely stay – you all are most accommodating and afford a most relaxing stay – many thanks.

ALLAN & TRISH CRIPPS A short but wonderful stay! Super friendly & informative staff & very clean facilities

BELINDA, STEVE & STEPH ATCHISON Great location. Such helpful and friendly girls! We’ll be back.

BILL & LORETTA SMITH, SYDNEY This has been a most relaxing stay for us on our driving holiday through NSW & QLD. The attention to detail is fantastic!

JUDITH & COLIN ECUYER Girls @ By The Sea – well done, had a great stay, all the best for your plans.

NOEL & JUDY MORTON, MELBOURNE A Wonderful stay. Happy team looked after us. Everything in the room was beautiful. Thanks so much.

S, S, C & T DUNNE, SYDNEY Thanks for helping us with bike rides, DVD players & more. Outstanding!

KEITH & JULIE, MELBOURNE Great spot to kick back and avoid the frigid south!!

EMMA & KIM & ALISA & GREG Had the best stay, love the pool! We will be back  xx

YVONNE & GRAEME O’BRIEN, NZ Fantastic place & staff, we will be back.

ROBYN & STU FLEMING, NZ Dear Wendy, Cathy & Olivia, Many thanks for your assistance in making our holiday such a good one – we really appreciated it. We will be in touch RE: booking 6B once we get home and sorted. Thanks again, it was great to meet you all. Kind Regards, Stu and Robyn Fleming.

ROSE & PAUL WALTHERS, VIC Too many times you come expecting sooo much and in the end you feel very let down. BUT not in this case!! The location is perfect, the rooms are great, but this must be the most FANTASTIC set up for asssistance in the world. Cathy, Wendy & Olivia have been brilliant with their advice, suggestions and service throughout the whole process, from booking to departure!!! The whole time we have been here, all staff have been fantastic!! Lots of people would be paying hundreds and hundreds more for the service we have recevied for much less! Well done! By The Sea has made our holiday a wonderful experience. Nothing is too hard or too small to help you! :) (30/6/10)

CATHY  & IAN SLATER, VIC Thanks so much for your wonderful friendly service... You have been more than helpful and provided us with an excellent holiday! Wishing you all the best Wendy, Olivia & Cathy. (28/6/10)

LIES, A short stay but great time by the reef (27/6/10)

MOLLY, AMY, & HENRY MULLEN, CHICAGO, CHICAGO We had a great time at By The Sea! Great rooms and a perfect location. Everyone was helpful and very friendly, overall, a perfect holiday. (27/6/10)

CHARL & LIEZEL, SYDNEY What a wonderful place! Best location, wonderful room, quiet, fantastic service. We’ll be back! (26/6/10)

ED (GUAM), TASH (MELBOURNE) We had a great time! Perfect location! Tidy room with a sense of style! (Not sterile). Above and Beyond with the amenities and warm service. (26/6/10)

THE BRUNNER GIRLS FROM AUSTRIA Thank you for the lovely stay! Hope we can come back soon! Australia is amazing! :) (25/6/10)

THE MORGAN FAMILY Thank you for such a wonderful stay. The personal friendly service was secondto none! Wonderful staff, wonderful location. Thanks for helping us out of our trouble :) P.S. The kids really enjoyed the surfboard! (20/6/10)

PAUL & CLARE, MELBOURNE Thank you for such a great holiday. Friendly service, great staff. Fantastic destination. Sad to be leaving. (19/6/10)

SCOTT & MEGAN, PENNSYLVANIA USA It was an excellent stay. The room was very clean and we loved the kitchen. It was a joy to stay here!!

TRISH & KAY, TEXAS USA We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. Accommodation was excellent, staff were extremely helpful, a joy to interact with!  (13/6/10)

MIKE & PINKY, UK Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay; everything was perfect; we look forward to coming again!

WENDY & HARRY BRADSHAW, MELBOURNE  What a wonderful place, how relaxing, comfortable, clean and terrific. We’ll be back!! (10/6/10)

GAYLE SMITH & MARITA SCOTT, TASMANIA Thanks to the wonderful Girls from “By The Sea” you made us feel welcome and cared for, you made our holiday special. Go Girls. (10/6/10)

CLAIRE SEENIOUR, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND Thank you for a really fantastic stay, enjoyed every minute, shame not here for longer. (9/6/10)

DEB BROWN, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND  You are a joy to stay with! What a great time, sorry to be leaving. THANK YOU (9/6/10)

SUE & JOHN WINSTANLEY, YOURKSHIRE, ENGLAND One work Amazing!! Everything was fantastic. Thank you for the best holiday ever. One regret – not here longer xx (9/6/10)

ED & JEANNE, IOWA CITY, USA 5-Star location and friendliness! Thank you! (8/6/10)

DAVID DEMAREST, SAN FRANCISCO, USA Thank you for everything to all of you. Wonderful location/bed/kitchen perfect. Will return! (7/6/10)

PATRICIA IEZZI & EMANUELCUTHBERT Thank you for a wonderful stay. We’ll definitely be back again, hopefully soon. Love it up here and so warm and friendly xoxox (30/5/10)

KEN & DIANNE MAIN, VIC Great accommodation, Great hosts, tour bookings and information most helpful, Will be back again

DANNY & PENNY KOSTUIK Absolutely fabulous!! Very comfortable accommodation, every need thought of. THe staff ultra helpful. Very clean & fresh apartments. Will definitely come again and spread the word! Thanks again. (26/5/10)

SAMANTHA MOYLAN Everything about my stay was incredible. I will never forget this place and I cannot put down in words how amazing you, your staff and your hotel is. Thank you so much for a holiday to remember, I will definitely be back (: (25/5/10)  

ANN & MAURICE ANDERSON, NZ Wonderful place to relax, forget all your worries and recharge batteries. THANKS TO YOU ALL for making our stay so special. Good Luck! (23/5/10)  

ASH WOODWARD Absolutely amazing. Loved the time here – definitely recommend it. All the Best! :) (23/5/10)   JAMES SMITH Fabulous staff, had a great time, will be back. (23/5/10)  

JORDAN COOK Had a great time! (23/5/10)  

RAE & JIM NIEMANN Fabulous! We enjoyed everything, staff so helpful. Thanks (19/5/10)

JOHN & MARYANN WALSH Many thanks for organizing such great tours, and for your outstanding service. We will return. (15/5/10)

LEO & DAVID & SARA BARRE Thanks for a peaceful holiday. Very nice staff and perfect locations for quiet holidays. Thanks! (15/5/10)

JANE BISHOP & SUE WHITE The lovely ladies thank you so much for a wonderful stay in the wonderful place on Port Douglas. I will be back. Thanks again. (14/5/10)

ANNABEL KEECH, UK So beautiful and such lovely hospitality. Thank you. (13/5/10)

GEORGE BENHAM Thank you for being the perfect Port Douglas bolt hole x (13/5/10)

CHRIS & NANETTE SAARI Thank you for making my birthday week extra special. Your friendliness & organisation was outstanding. Will recommend to all. Thanks for a great time! (12/5/10)

PATRICIA JENTZCH, NORTH AFRICA Thanks very much. Had a great time and you’ve been so helpful! (12/5/10)

SUSI KURTEFF Fabulous stay – Thank you Olivia for being such a sweetie. Will recommend you all! :)  (9/5/10)

HENRY THRASH, PORT MACQUARIE, NSW Had a great stay! (: (9/5/10)

MARGERY & IAN McGURREN, MANCHESTER, UK What a fabulous place- wish we were here longer. Great staff – great accommodation. Thanks!! (9/5/10)

KAREN VAN DE SANDE Absolutely lovely staff, surrounding, accom & weather. Thank you soooo much! :) Back to freezing Vic! Ahah! Cheers! (9/5/10)

ROBB MOLLINSON Had a great stay. Thank you guys, will recommend to many! (9/5/10)

JULIA LEHMANN, JOERN HINZE & MARTHA Thank you so much, we had a lovely time here. Everyone was so wonderful to us and especially little Martha – She’ll be missing Bronwyn and Cathy! (7/5/10)

NORM & LINDA NICHOLLS, NEWCASTLE Beautiful apartments. More than friendly staff that go out of their way to help everyone have a great time and enjoy the beauty of Port Douglas. Thank you so much. I will return! (6/5/10)
     -    Dear Management,
Thank you so much for your hospitality and assistance in making our stay with you so enjoyable. I only wish we had more time to spend here. I will be sure to recommend ‘By The Sea’ to all of my friends. THa apartments are beautifully presented, well-equipped and comfortable. I am sure we will return. Thank you,
    Norm and Linda Nicholls

PENNY, DEBORAH & MISCHA, NICE FRANCE Great aparment, wonderful position, so close to the beach and town. Thank you for supplying all we needed for the baby. (6/5/10)

HOPE DAVIS, TOWNSVILLE Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks for the great hospitality. (6/5/10)

ANNE & DEREK HATHAWAY, UK What can we say! It’s fantastic, comfortable well equipped rooms, and wonderful staff. Well done! (17/5/10)

DENISE NIEMCOW, MELBOURNE To all the staff of B.T.S your support, advice, info has been wonderful. Thank you to the housekeeping who keep the place immaculate. Wish you all the success, thanks a million times! (17/4/10)

JOHN TURNER, CANBERRA Wonderful stay, appreciated the care and hospitality. xxx (28/4/10)

EDA & RACHEL NULMAN To the staff and management of By The Sea – Thank you so much for the lovely stay. Your most helpful suggestions and kind attention certainly enhanced our stay. The hotel is lovely, comfortable and hospitable. Much thanks. (29/4/10)

SUE & TONY SHEPPARD, UK What a lovely, experience we’ve had here. Thank you so much for your help and friendly advice but mostly the superb accommodation so beautifully fitted out. Our only disappointment is that we haven’t been here as long as we’d like to have been (courtesy of volcanic ash in Ireland!). Nice to see real artwork on the walls instead of mass-produced prints. I particularly like the blockprint ‘Verandah View’. Good Luck! and thanks to you all. (30/4/10)

REBECCA & TRENT Had a wonderful time in this lovely town. THank you to the staff of By The Sea. Hope to see you again soon. (4/5/10)

SAL & JOHN HOLDER, UK We Have has a lovely time regardless of the wet weather. Lovely resort. All the best! (2/4/10)

JEZ & LOU CAINE, UK Thank you so much for all your advice. You really do have the knack of working out what people like. All your tips about trips and restaurants were spot on. For guests reading this book, Poseidon is an amazing boat trip for divers and snorkellers alike. They are the best. Don’t bother with Discovery unless you are really into types of trees! Habitat on your doorstep is a must with all the Ozzie animals you want to see. Salsa, Billy’s and Tortilla’s Cucina are great restaurants. By the Sea, we will be back and will be recommending you to all our friends and Trip Advisor. Wouldn’t change a thing! You’ve made staying here like staying with family. Thank you once again. Also forgot to mention Soul and Pepper can’t be missed for breakfast. (1/4/10)

KAREN & GEORGE ANDERSSEN, CANADA Lovely place – Great women – We loved it, Thanks!! (31/3/10)

DAPHNE & ALFIE CASTILLO Thank you so much for a very pleasant stay BY THE SEA. More power to all of you! Warm regards. (30/3/10)

DANNI & DAN ROBINS Thank you very much. Lovely place. Definitely back here next time! (29/3/10)

C & G WELLER We will be back, great place! (27/3/10)

BROUGHAM, UK Perfect Stay, Thanks! (26/3/10)

MARGO & STEVE COGSWELL, UK Had a lovely time. Apartments and hosts were superb. Thanks! (26/3/10)

THE PALFREY FAMILY, BRISBANE We have had a lovely time, with exceptional hospitality! Hopefully we will be back soon! Thanks!! (25/3/10)

JON & SARAH, UK Great location, lovely room and facilities – Great hosts – wish we were staying longer. Thanks Wendy & Cathy!! :) (22/3/10)

CLAIRE & DAN SENECAL, USA So glad we stayed here, Thank you so much – lovely town – our stay here was wonderful (21/3/10)

TINA, JEYA, CALUM & MICHAEL, CANADA We absolutely loved being here!! Thank you!! (21/3/10)

JAP & MONICA Great stay in here for 2 days. We enjoyed it so much, thank you!! (20/3/10)

CHRISTINA, GERMANY Wonderful days of leisure in an excellent appartment. Australian hospitality at its best. Thank you!! (20/3/10)

GIANNI POLI, HOLLINGREN 4 wonderful days in this splendid Port Douglas! We’ll be back!! Thanks to the receptionist! (18/3/10)

MARY, CHRIS & SALLY HARROWER Splendid week, thanks. Couldnt swim in the sea but there’s so much else to do it hardly mattered. Will certainly recommend ‘By The Sea’. (17/3/10)

JOY & ROGER PULSFORD Excellent stay. Staff and Management were so wonderful! They went out of their way to make me happy and comfortable. Love you all! Thanks, Joy and Roger. (18/3/10)

MICHAEL & CHRISTINE O’CONNOR We had a great stay, accommodation excellent. All the girls were very friendly and helpful. Great trips. Hope to see you again! (16/3/10)

BROOKE & SAM, USA We had an amazing time y’all! We loved everything about Port Douglas. Its hospitality was very nice. Thank you for everything and laking the trip truley momorable. THANK YA’LL SO MUCH!!! Be sure to book a dive on Poseidon and Ride the Beach for the horseback riding!! Make time for the market on Sunday! The trip of a lifetime made perfect by the wonderful staff here and at all the fabulous establishments! Thanks for EVERYTHING YA’LL!! (13/3/10)

JUDY & KEN LUND We had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous place, and couldn’t have been looked after better! Thank you girls!! (12/3/10)