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Family Retreats are the specialists in luxury holiday accommodation and destination wedding venues in Tropical North Queensland. Offering a premium portfolio of beachfront houses and villas, luxury and lifestyle retreats and resort style apartments, we offer an unprecedented standard and service to our clients.

Choose between unique and luxurious destinations dotted along the northern beaches near Cairns, Palm Cove and Mission Beach, in the heart of Port Douglas or on private acreages near the Daintree. Let our experienced concierge tailor your holiday experiences. Stay in Luxury, Play in Paradise. Indulge… in ‘The Art of Tropical Living’. Choose Family Retreats holiday accommodation for your next Queensland holiday.

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“Fantastic to deal with! Best accommodation provider for Port Douglas and surrounds.
Have booked with them on many occasions. Wendy and her team are first rate, reliable and professional.
Save yourself some time and only book through Executive Retreats if heading to FNQ for work or leisure”.

Discover our Retreats

  • Shambhala


    Shambhala Wake up in a paradise!  Shambhala was created after a guest stayed with Family Retreats and longed to have his own luxe 'Executive Retreat'.  The owners sought out the best tropical architect in the north and this beautiful Chris Van Dyke creation was welcomed in to the Family Retreats family. The house is inspired by the beauty of Tropical North Queensland and has been designed pavilion style over one spacious level.  The home is open plan, with the kitchen and dining areas opening to the verandah and beyond to the wet edge swimming [...]

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    Bali Hai

    Bali Hai Bali Hai wins BEST HOLIDAY HOME OR VILLA for 2018 and 2019 in the Douglas Business Awards! Bali Hai wins AGFG Readers' Choice Award for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020. So private its address is ‘somewhere in the rainforest’. Bali Hai is the ultimate in tropical living and is a Signature Lifestyle Property for Executive Retreats. Bali Hai has been thoughtfully designed reflecting the balance between tropical living and the architecture of South East Asia and this slice of heaven can be yours. Bali Hai is an idyllic hideaway where every room opens up to views to [...]

  • Mali Mali

    Mali Mali

    Mali Mali - Luxury Escape, Port Douglas Hinterland WINNER – Mali Mali AUSTRALIAN House of the Year and WINNER – 2008 Queensland State Building Design Awards, Category: Custom Designed Homes over 450 sqm Crowned Australia’s Best House in a gala awards ceremony in Canberra, Mali Mali also won Queensland’s Best House. The luxe Queensland holiday property is located on 40 acres of absolute hilltop with 360 degree panoramic views from the Daintree Rainforest to the Pacific Ocean.  This idyllic and private retreat is in a league of it’s own and a stay here will ensure an unforgettable holiday experience. [...]

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    The Beach Villa on Newell Beach

    The Beach Villa on Newell Beach The Beach Villa on Newell Beach holiday accommodation is a romantic getaway in the tropics. Walk down a lush garden lined path and enter through a private gate to a view of the glistening Coral Sea and wet edge swimming pool. Private balconies and terraces offer panoramic views to Port Douglas and across to the island of Low Isles in the Great Barrier Reef. This Villa is a perfect honeymoon haven - soak up the sunshine, lay under the moon and stars and enjoy balmy breezes from the ocean through the palm fringed beach. [...]

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    6 Beachfront Mirage

    6 Beachfront Mirage 6 Beachfront Mirage Port Douglas holiday accommodation offers ultra-modern and luxurious tropical living, just moments from the golden sands of Four Mile Beach and the greens of the Sheraton Mirage Golf Course. This luxurious four-bedroom home designed by Wolveridge Architects sits adjacent to the beachfront at the Mirage Estate. Designed over two sleek and sophisticated levels, up to 8 guests can be comfortably accommodated in four spacious bedrooms. The sparkling blue swimming pool leads you along the timber deck, past the rumpus room and outdoor dining area to the luxurious lounge and kitchen where views of [...]

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    Thirty One Degrees

    Thirty One Degrees It's no wonder this Oak Beach house has been favoured by many design and lifestyle magazines including Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and marie claire. Originally converted from a 1970's fisherman's cottage, Conde Nast Traveller UK named thirty-one degrees, Oak Beach in its international beach house feature as one of the 'Best Beach Houses in the World' – an accolade that acknowledges a functional, unpretentious beach house with style. This is the home where sand on your feet doesn't matter! Tariff Cleaning Fee: $250.00 Guests included: 6 Maximum Guests: 6 Check-In: 2pm Check-Out: 10am [...]

  • amalé – Villa 2

    amalé – Villa 2

    amalé – Villa 2 amalé Villa 2 is an opulent resort home featuring three bedrooms all with full ensuites. Located in a beautiful resort, your luxury villa with total privacy awaits, complete with tropical pavilion style architecture, your own heated pool and lush tropical landscaping. This opulent three bedroom, three bathroom home with an additional separate powder room is stunning. You are in for an indulgent stay and this is evident from the moment you enter the private gated estate.  This 5-star home features a rainforest backdrop and is located on over 920m2 of tropical paradise.  There is [...]

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    Shangri-La - Private Hideaway, Port Douglas Hinterland If you are looking to seriously escape to a safe haven then this is your Shangri-La with the majestic Daintree Mountains as your vista. Shangri-La Port Douglas  holiday accommodation offers privacy and indulgence ensuring a relaxing and unforgettable holiday for a family, friends or honeymooners. Forget the stresses of everyday life and rekindle the soul at this tropical paradise. The senses are saturated as soon as you enter the 500 metre winding drive through a coconut and mango grove dotted with neem trees and exotics. The stone walled, French provincial design house [...]

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    38 Beachfront Mirage

    38 Beachfront Mirage Welcome to paradise – 38 Beachfront Mirage Port Douglas luxury holiday accommodation! So Richard Branson has his own private island? Well you can have your own private resort with the luxe 38 Beachfront Mirage. Designed around a central pool, 38 Beachfront Mirage can accommodate up to 16 guests in eight bedrooms! Just add some of our In-House Catering services and a massage therapist and you have landed in paradise! With a poolside entertainment pavilion, the sparkling lap pool is the central feature of this property. Divided into two wings, the eastern wing houses the master [...]

  • Pearl on Newell Beach

    Pearl on Newell Beach Pearl on Newell Beach holiday house is a luxurious holiday home situated directly on tropical Newell Beach. Set on 1,100 square metres of absolute beach front, the beautifully appointed, private home has been designed for comfortable living in both the dry season and the wet season.  Could this be your next luxury escape? The impressive, secure gated driveway leads you to a front door flanked by pots filled with purple blooming water lilies. Enter through the double front door and this stunning house opens up. One can immediately see past the tropical gardens, onto [...]

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    The Edge

    The Edge Über fresh and funky, The Edge has pride of position on the sand at tropical Newell Beach in Far North Queensland. With the bold contrast of black and white with lime accents, this is stylish, contemporary living at it’s best. Soak up the sunshine in the horizon swimming pool or stroll down to the beach for sunset drink. The tennis court awaits for those eager to keep their fitness levels up. This Newell Beach holiday house features 4 bedrooms, with one located in an upstairs loft. Three bedrooms are located on the ground floor, the master with [...]

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    ReNewell Definitely a showstopper! ReNewell is one of the newest holiday houses on Newell Beach  and is located on absolute beachfront. This brand new four bedroom home opens up to enjoy views of the Coral Sea from the open plan living and entertaining spaces and the master bedroom and ensuite. Designed by local award winning Architect Charles Wright, this luxe home was designed to capture the natural light and gentle sea breezes. With two kitchens including one poolside with gas BBQ, this home presents itself as an outstanding reflection of tropical architecture. ReNewell is a popular retreat for Port [...]

  • The Beach House on Oak

    The Beach House on Oak Beach

    The Beach House on Oak Beach Located on absolute beachfront on exclusive and private Oak Beach, with brand new designer furnishings throughout the house, The Beach House on Oak Beach is a luxurious 3-bedroom Oak Beach holiday house. The architect designed pavilion style luxe home gives views of the Coral Sea throughout the house, the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. Relax on the daybed, swim in the heated saltwater swimming pool, prepare meals and entertain in the indoor or outdoor kitchen or relax in the lounge area watching the 60” Plasma LCD TV with Foxtel. At night, listen to the [...]

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    28 Beachfront Mirage

    28 Beachfront Mirage Designed by award winning architect Charles Wright, 28 Beachfront Mirage a four-bedroom contemporary Port Douglas holiday house located close to the village heart and just moments from Four Mile Beach. This luxe home was awarded the FNQ residential architecture award from the Australian Institute of Architects and is published as one of the top 150 houses in the world in the publication ‘21st Century Houses – 150 of the World’s Best’.  If you are seeking Port Douglas luxury accommodation, consider 28 Beachfront Mirage for your Port Douglas accommodation. 28 Beachfront Mirage – The (w)right House is [...]

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    amalé – Twenty One

    amalé – Twenty One Amalé – Villa Twenty One Port Douglas luxury accommodation is exclusive to the Executive Retreats portfolio and is a private four bedroom villa, located within a beautiful boutique resort in Port Douglas. The resort features a day spa, tennis court, gym and restaurant, all available for private guest use.  Inspired by the tropical pavilion style living of South East Asia, amalé – Villa Twenty One features lush, tropical gardens with a northern and southern pavilion and leads to a wet edge swimming pool complete with poolside cabana with daybed. The southern pavilion features the gourmet [...]

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    Absolute Newell Beach

    Absolute Newell Beach Absolute Newell Beach holiday house is true to its name with its beautiful oceanfront location. Designed by an Adelaide architect with a passion for our North Queensland tropical lifestyle, Absolute Newell Beach holiday accommodation features luxurious, oceanfront living. Designed over two spectacular and spacious levels, sunshine beams through the house. Two generous master bedrooms with decks feature ocean views and ensuites. Two additional bedrooms offer views to the lush garden.  Laze by the pool and sip on a cocktail whilst watching the sunset over the Coral Sea. Dine under the stars then sleep to the sounds [...]

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    amalé – Sundaram

    amalé – Sundaram Amalé – Villa Sundaram is a luxurious three bedroom villa, inspired by the tropical pavilion style living of South East Asia. Located within an exclusive boutique resort in Port Douglas guests have use of a day spa, tennis court, gym and restaurant. Amalé – Villa Sundaram is a luxury Port Douglas villa and features private gated access with a central garden path. The path leads to a northern and southern pavilion with a wet edge swimming pool complete with poolside cabana with daybed. The sparkling swimming pool is located lakeside and you have your own private [...]

  • Oswego


    Oswego Oswego Port Douglas holiday house, WINNER of the HIA QLD Award for Best Townhouse of the Year is a luxury retreat just moments from the sands of famous Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. Award winning and with all the mod cons, Oswego is a luxe, relaxing sanctuary hidden in Port Douglas. Featuring the very best in fixtures and fittings, this retreat is an entertainers paradise. Enter down the garden path and over the fish pond bridge into a spacious entertaining level, complete with gourmet kitchen and a classic butler’s pantry, dining room, lounge and outdoor areas [...]

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    Clifton Beach House

    Clifton Beach Holiday House The Clifton Beach House is a contemporary and modern home in a lush tropical setting just a short stroll from the golden sand at Clifton Beach. Designed over one level, five generous bedrooms accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. This beautiful holiday house is ideally located just a 20 minute drive north of the Cairns International airport. Designed for the tropical North Queensland lifestyle, the Clifton Beach House features an open plan kitchen, dining and living area which open on to a timber deck. Rather than cutting trees down to make space for this [...]

  • Mystique Beach House

    Mystique Beach House

    Mystique Beach House Soak up the sunshine as you float around in one of the worlds’ best pools! Mystique Beach House, a Newell Beach holiday house offers one of the most amazing views in the far north, all from the cool waters of the wet-edge saltwater swimming pool or from the comfort of your king size bed in the master bedroom. Designed to enhance Queensland’s tropical lifestyle, Mystique Beach House has been architecturally designed and furnished to invigorate your senses. Four bedrooms accommodate up to eight guests, plenty of room for the whole family or a great getaway [...]