The Reef House & Spa is a boutique beachfront resort with a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Perfectly positioned in the heart of Palm Cove and just 20 minutes from Cairns International Airport, the resort is just steps away from the white sandy shores of the Coral Sea and the perfect place for a short trip, honeymoon or a romantic weekend getaway.
The Reef House & Spa is situated amongst tranquil tropical gardens and ancient towering paperbark trees. The colonial-style architecture is designed to capture the romance of the tropics and the charm of a bygone era. Candle-lit corridors and fresh white washed walls give way to three pristine pools and two spas. The award winning Reef House Restaurant offers a superb dining experience with unsurpassed ocean views, while the poolside cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a light snack, meal, or cocktail beside the hotel's freshwater pool, shaded by palm trees, rambling bougainvillea and a cascading waterfall.
Previously a VIP guesthouse owned by Army Brigadier David Thompson, The Reef House and Spa has maintained its history and traditions throughout the years. Every evening candles are lit around the resort at sundown and guests gather to share their stories over a complimentary glass of Brigadiers Punch. The resort also boasts the only true honour bar on mainland Australia, similar to an Officers Mess from yesteryear.
The 69 spacious rooms and suites were luxuriously refurbished in 2007. Whilst maintaining their colonial charm. All rooms and suites feature oversize beds draped in light muslin netting, warm teak furniture and wide verandahs to ensure guests are given an “experience”, not just a room. Some rooms also offer private Jacuzzi's and twin bedding is also available upon request.
Nightly turndown service, complimentary book and board game library and exceptional service are just some of the additional features that we offer at The Reef House & Spa to ensure your stay is memorable.
Enjoy luxuriously pampering treatments at the award-winning Reef House Day Spa, voted No.2 "Best Spa" in Australasia/South Pacific and voted in the "Best Top 10 Spas in the World" (Conde Nast Spa Awards, 2008). Therapies include facials, head and body treatments, speciality massages to name just a few and are based on ancient Aboriginal techniques and medicines combined with Li'Tya natural spa products.