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What Our Guests Are Saying:-


CHRISTINE & VICTORIA - Thank you! Your knowledge and kindness surpassed all expectations. We shall visit again Emma & Marieke – you were both absolutely magnificent 25/01/16

THE BENEDICK FAMILY , MELB – We have enjoyed a beautiful week up here in Port Douglas and have been thoroughly impressed by everything at “by the sea” it was great being able to borrow everything from towels to eskys to chairs for out trips to the beach and around the area . The staff are excellent, so helpful and easy going. The kids loved the free WIFI & DVDS 18/01/16
PAUL MCNAMARA – Been to Port Douglas a numerous of times but id wish id found this earlier. Amenities, staff, free extras and location make by the sea a must visit and we will be back 14/01/16

PENNY, CHRIS, JUSTINE, MADDIE & ELIZABETH, SURREY UK – What a fantastic place to stay. Having visited many European and American hotels we can honestly say this is the best ever. Accommodate – superb location superb staff – absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for allowing us to have such a memorable holiday. 25/12/15

SARAH-JANE & PETE HORNER – Wow, wow, wow such an awesome place to stay in an amazing area. The girls at the hotel are second to none and couldn’t be more helpful if they tried. The living accommodation was fab and the equipment on offer was superb. Thank you to everyone involved in keeping this place running how it is and keep up the good work 18/12/15

ROBERT, CARDINE & LUKE MCMULLEN – Amazing place to stay, all details perfect, staff even better. Thank you very much we have an amazing visit 10/10. 14/12/15 BAYLOR- Cannot than you enough for all the ease, convenience and friendliness – you made our trip 14/12/15

PETER, SUSAN & NIAL DALY , ENGLAND- Thank you for all your help during our stay, by the sea is a perfect location all the amenities you provide to help make the stay comfortable are exceptional , we would thoroughly recommend you. 9/12/15

JULIE & SARAH GOWER, BRISBANE- Thank you ladies for a beautiful stay at such a lovely holiday destination. We loved every minute of it and felt truly welcome by your helpful and friendly team 26/11/15

PETER STEVENS/ JULIA HIGGENS, CANADA – Truly a wonderful stay in Port Douglas!! Thank you to the girls at by the sea who were most friendly and helpful, we will be back 24/11/15

DEANA & LAUREN, AMERICA – Our second time in Australia but our first time in cairns! Absolutely LOVED Port Douglas and really enjoyed saying at by the sea!!! Best holiday ever. All the ladies here are so wonderful and so helpful  Thank you for making this mother-daughter trip unforgettable & truly enjoyable. 20/11/15

LYNNE & MIKE, UK – Perfect location, fabulous weather, friendly staff and would definitely return 13/11/15

JAMES & LESLEY – A great relax. Great weather, great walking, great activities and would love to return 9/11/15

PAUL & SUE, TASMANIA – Wonderful holiday, perfect location, service & staff are excellent, very helpful and very friendly. Will definitely recommend to family & friends & we will be back 5/11/15

SCOTT & LEO, AUSTRALIA – Awesome place, awesome staff, great location. We felt like big kids being able to use all of the toys. 29/10/15

TINA & HARRI BACKMAN, FINLAND: Stayed for four days and really enjoyed ourselves.  Did snorkelling on the reef – what great experience! Thank you! 24/10/2015

DENISE & TREV YOUNG, MT MARTHA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: We had a great time here. Sad to Leave! Thank you to the girls for all the help. 21/10/2015

VAL & JOHN SMYTH: Would love to have stayed longer. 21/10/201

GINA NEWALL & VAL COTGREAVE, ENGLAND, UK: We have had a fantastic time at this hotel. There is nothing that you could not provide, lovely clean room and friendly staff. If we are back in Australia in the near future we will certainly stay here again. By for now xx 30/09/2015

AMY & LUCY SHENNAN, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: We really like our stay and enjoyed all the free stuff including an enormous amount of DVD’s & beach toys! Great location, why would you stay anywhere else! Thank you. 04-10-2015

CAROL & DANNY PARKER, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: A great place! We will be back with the rest of the family. Wonderful friendly staff & great location. 28-09-2015

LARA KENT & FAMILY, GLADESVILLE, AUSTRALIA: A great place to stay for a nice relaxing, fun & adventurous holiday. Thank you! 26-09-2015

GAIL & JULIAN DEETCHER, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Thanks to all the friendly staff. Had a relaxing 10 days in this lovely location. 22-09-2015

HELEN & CHRIS PRICE, AUSTRALIA: Thank you for your amazing hospitality. We loved staying and it was a wonderful place to spend our 30th wedding anniversary. We most certainly would recommend you to anyone. Thank you. 22-09-2015

MARK & JENNI GRAHAM, WARRAGUL, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: A wonderful place to stay. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks!! 20-09-2015

CHRISTINE KLIPPEL, ALBURY/WADONGA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Great visit. Loved every minute. Perfect room & the staff are excellent. Thank you!17-09-2015

LYNDA & RACHEL, DAYLESFORD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: This is our 2nd stay since July 2014 and though it’s hard to believe, not only have you maintained your unique holiday experience concept there have actually been improvements. The Bose sound dock in the room are awesome. We recommended you to many & we will be back! J 06-09-2015

MICHAEL & ANJA, STRIDE, AUSTRALIA: What a great place to stay. Such a beautiful place and a great relaxed atmosphere!!! Loved all the food around town & the free beach gear & DVD’s they provided have made the stay so cool. Thank you so much, cheers!! 03-09-2015

WINNIE, CHRIS & TIMMY XIONG, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Love the location & the lovely colourful decor in the rooms. Also the free beach gear was awesome! Thank you for a lovely stay! 03-09-2015

ALAN ROBJOHNS, AUSTRALIA: A great experience & we will be back! 01-09-2015

LES & CHERYL SMITH, BERKELEY VALE, NSW, AUSTRALIA: Why would you stay anywhere else? J 31-08-2015

LES & MARIANNE SILAGY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Great place for a holiday. The girls are a special asset adding an extra 100% to the enjoyment. Planning to come back.  30-08-2105

DON & JENNY COLGAN, NEW ZEALAND: We had a wonderful stay. Great pool with perfect temperature. Great location. We don’t want to leave. We definitely plan on coming back!  26-08-2015

SANDRA & JOHN DENAHY, AUSTRALIA: Thank you to all the girls in the office & housekeeping. Wonderful as always. 24-08-2015

LES & CAROLE WARD, CABOOLTURE, QUEENSLAND: Awesome! Attention to detail rarely seen elsewhere. Thought behind everything, eskies, chairs etc., which travellers would not have. Its helps to make the most of this wonderful area. Many thanks for recommendations and help from the lovely staff. I will be singing your praise to all!  We were told on check-in “ 5 days would not be enough” – how true, would love to come see you again! 25-08-2015

KERRY & RUTH CROSSMAN, TAIRUA, NEW ZEALAND: Thanks Wendy & the girls for a great stay. Excellent facilities & top extras. The girls are great out front, bright, cheerful, friendly, courteous & thoughtful. What a great start to our month in Oz. Well done team! Will recommend to all in Tairua!! Best room in town!! 19-08-2015

HAYLEY, CHRIS, CHARLIE & POPPY BERRY, GUILFORD, UK: We’ve had a fantastic stay. Myra, Emma & Amanda are so helpful. The Extras we borrowed are brilliant, I’ve never seen it anywhere else before. This is a great business & should we return we would definitely stay here. Loved it all xx. 16/08/2015

CHRISTINE KLIPPEL, ALBURY/WADONGA, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Great visit. Loved every minute. Perfect room & the staff are excellent. Thank you! 17-09-2015

LYNDA & RACHEL, DAYLESFORD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: This is our 2nd stay since July 2014 and though it’s hard to believe, not only have you maintained your unique holiday experience concept there have actually been improvements. The Bose sound dock in the room are awesome. We recommended you to many & we will be back! J 06-09-2015

MICHAEL & ANJA, STRIDE, AUSTRALIA: What a great place to stay. Such a beautiful place and a great relaxed atmosphere!!! Loved all the food around town & the free beach gear & DVD’s they provided have made the stay so cool. Thank you so much, cheers!! 03-09-2015

WINNIE, CHRIS & TIMMY XIONG, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Love the location & the lovely colourful decor in the rooms. Also the free beach gear was awesome! Thank you for a lovely stay! 03-09-2015

ALAN ROBJOHNS, AUSTRALIA: A great experience & we will be back! 01-09-2015

LES & CHERYL SMITH, BERKELEY VALE, NSW, AUSTRALIA: Why would you stay anywhere else? J 31-08-2015

LES & MARIANNE SILAGY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Great place for a holiday. The girls are a special asset adding an extra 100% to the enjoyment. Planning to come back.  30-08-2105

DON & JENNY COLGAN, NEW ZEALAND: We had a wonderful stay. Great pool with perfect temperature. Great location. We don’t want to leave. We definitely plan on coming back!  26-08-2015

SANDRA & JOHN DENAHY, AUSTRALIA: Thank you to all the girls in the office & housekeeping. Wonderful as always. 24-08-2015

LES & CAROLE WARD, CABOOLTURE, QUEENSLAND: Awesome! Attention to detail rarely seen elsewhere. Thought behind everything, eskies, chairs etc., which travellers would not have. Its helps to make the most of this wonderful area. Many thanks for recommendations and help from the lovely staff. I will be singing your praise to all!  We were told on check-in “ 5 days would not be enough” – how true, would love to come see you again! 25-08-2015

KERRY & RUTH CROSSMAN, TAIRUA, NEW ZEALAND: Thanks Wendy & the girls for a great stay. Excellent facilities & top extras. The girls are great out front, bright, cheerful, friendly, courteous & thoughtful. What a great start to our month in Oz. Well done team! Will recommend to all in Tairua!! Best room in town!! 19-08-2015

HAYLEY, CHRIS, CHARLIE & POPPY BERRY, GUILFORD, UK: We’ve had a fantastic stay. Myra, Emma & Amanda are so helpful. The Extras we borrowed are brilliant, I’ve never seen it anywhere else before. This is a great business & should we return we would definitely stay here. Loved it all xx. 16/08/2015

CHRIS & TANYA HALL, NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND: We’ve had a fantastic time here at ‘By The Sea’. The service great; the girls are so friendly & all the added extras make for an unforgettable stay. Thanks especially for the card & bottle of fizz to celebrate our anniversary! We would love to come back and will definitely recommend staying here. 16/08/2015

MERRYN & GRAHAM HUGHES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Very relaxing & friendly place. Nice to be in a relaxed and quirky environment which is different to ‘the rest’. Thank you! 12/08/2015

BETTE & BOB BARBUTO, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: We had a wonderful week. Lovely room & view, friendly staff. Loved the pool, was great fun. Sad to back in the cold!! 14/08/2015

KERRY McCALL, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: Had the most PERFECT 4 days here. Lovely room, wonderful staff & beautiful location J 11/08/2015

DEBBIE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: If we didn’t live on the other side of the planet I’d come back every year! Perfect – everything we needed & great staff. Thank you! xx 08/08/2015

TRISH, JUDE, & HEATHER MATHEWS, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA: Thanks ladies at ‘By The Sea’. A very welcoming, relaxing & enjoyable week here. Everything we could possibly want. We will be back J 08/08/2015

KATE & NIAMH PICKERING, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: What an amazing place! We have loved staying here! Absolutely everything you need in one place. We will definitely recommend our Aussie friends & our English ones too. The girls are so friendly. Thank you xx 07/08/2015

JUAN & GEOFF FORMAN, AUSTRALIA: Thank you for a nice few days. The reception girls are so nice & helpful. Great location! 02/08/2015

JANET & HARRY STAIT-GARDNER, AUSTRALIA: Had a lovely relaxing time. Everyone very helpful. Thank you! 29/07/2015

ROGER & LESLEY BERRY, AUSTRALIA: What a great place – we keep coming back! Our fourth stay here, we love Port Douglas. 25/07/2015

DIANE & SANDY RHODES, AUSTRALIA: Had a lovely stay, very relaxing week. We’ll see you next year for 2 weeks! 19/07/2015

NATHAN & AMANDA HARRIS, AUSTRALIA: Had a pleasant stay at By The Sea. Great location with lots of free inclusions. The staff are very friendly & accommodating. Will recommend to others. Thanks! 07/07/2015

HELEN & BRETT ROGERS, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: An absolutely beautiful place – The setting, the rooms, the service, all the free beach gear etc. Such Lovely friendly staff. We’ll be back. Thank you! 28/06/2015

ADRIAN, LISA & LARA DOHERTY, CAMMERAY, NSW, AUSTRALIA: Fabulous stay. Great service & friendly staff. Thanks so much. 28-06-2015

HANSEN, NEW ZEALAND: Thanks for a great stay & so much helpful advice – also all the free extras for the beach etc. Loved every minute of our stay, hope to get back girls! 25/06/2015

HAZEL DORRINGTON,WARE, HERTS, UK: Don’t know what I can possibly add to whatever has already been said. PERFECT! 09/06/2015

MEG & JOHN PHYTHIAN, LONGWOOD, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Thank you for a wonderful break. Enjoyed riding the bikes (after 30 years!), the beach & your great movie library. The location is perfect, supported by great service & support. We will return. 13/05/2015

CAROL & COLIN GLYNN, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA: In a word FANTASTIC! 11/05/2015

JENNY & TONY JAGODZINSKI, USA: What a great gem. Above & beyond service. Location, location, location   03/05/2015

SMITHS-COLLETTE’S & THE STEPHENS FAMILY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Amazing – what a delightful villa. Beautifully presented with everything you could ever need. Location superb and service & smiles from ‘the girls’ second to none. 23/04/2015

ALAN & ANN HOLLAND, BENDIGO, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Perfect. Right product, right price & terrific people. Thank you for a wonderful stay. 20/04/2015

HELEN WATSON & FAMILY, RENFREW, SCOTLAND: Absolutely 1st class. The attention to detail and the thought behind everything was evident throughout. All compliments & praise are fully deserved. Great job guys!!

SHEILA & RICHARD, LIVERPOOL, UK: Had a great stay in your resort. The service  was wonderful & everyone very friendly. You will come highly recommended. Also enjoyed the tropical storm at the end of our stay. Many Thanks. 12/03/2015

GRAHAM & ANNA SAGE CO KILDARE, IRELAND: Great stay – Such a wonderful quirky place with so many facilities.  Very helpful staff. Would love to come back again! 19/03/2015

MAL & CYNTHIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Had a wonderful stay. Weather was perfect, the staff were great, friendly & helpful. Love to come back sometime. Thanks. 03/03/2015

NIGEL & AMANDA, UNITED KINGDOM: Utterly outstanding!! Thank you very much. 27/02/2015

SANDRA & ALAN LAKE DISTRICT, UK: Had a great stay. The girls at By The Sea were brilliant. A bottle of bubbly & balloons for Big Al’s 60th Woo Hoo & a free upgrade to sea view superior (super).

DIANA & MATT, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  Wonderful stay and so much more than what we expected. Lovely people, and so grateful for all the extra beach towels. Will definitely recommend to any & everyone to stay here. 24/02/2015

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