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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Soak up the last of the warmth at these Cairns hotels

The winter months have rolled in and you're probably looking for ways to hibernate and get out of that cold air. Well, we've got a solution for you; why not chase summer and visit Cairns? While you're starting to rug up in your winter gear, they are still enjoying temperatures in the mid-to-high twenties. If you want to escape the cooler winter temperatures of the southern cities, we've found the best beachside accommodation in Cairns so you can take advantage of the perfect North Queensland weather. Pack your bags (and don't forget your togs!) and check out these incredible hotels in Cairns.

Aquarius Apartments

Enjoy a beach view from the balcony, Aquarius - Cairns
Enjoy a beach view from the balcony, Aquarius Apartments – Cairns

For an incredibly convenient stay in the middle of Cairns, check out the Aquarius Apartments on The Esplanade. What better way to enjoy the weather, than with an uninterrupted view of the ocean? Stay in one of the four different room types and soak up the sun from your balcony or pop across to the beach and spend your day relaxing on the warm sand.

Choose an apartment to suit your holiday and budget; whether you’re after the affordable level one apartment, the large family apartment, or the luxurious five-star suite, the Aquarius Apartments will have the perfect option for you. In each apartment, you’ll have an ocean view to go with the spacious lounge and fully equipped kitchen. On top of this, you can enjoy the weather in one of the two resort-style pools, cooking on the fantastic barbecue facilities or playing a game of half-court tennis.
Where: 107 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

Shangri-La Hotel

Stay in a suite by the marina, Shangri-La Hotel - Cairns
Stay in a suite by the marina, Shangri-La Hotel – Cairns

For absolute beachfront luxury, book a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel. Perfectly situated in the marina and near the casino, the Shangri-La Hotel boasts five-star accommodation and all the facilities you could possibly need to squeeze out those last few drops of sunshine. Choose to stay in a room or a suite; the rooms are comfortably furnished and have easy access to the facilities of the hotel, and the suites are designed for a totally luxurious stay (the royal suite even has a marble bathroom and bidet!).

No matter your room type, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool (plus a children’s pool if you’re bringing the family), along with table tennis and a fitness centre. During the day, you can take a stroll along the marina boardwalk and enjoy the weather, or make a short trip to the local Cairns shopping precinct. No matter how you like to relax on your holiday, the Shangri-La Hotel will be able to cater to you. Don’t forget to take advantage of their laundry and valet services, as well as the onsite restaurants and bar!
Where: Pier Point Road, Cairns QLD 4870

Waterfront Terraces

Relax at the beach or by the pool, Waterfront Terraces - Cairns
Relax at the beach or by the pool, Waterfront Terraces – Cairns

If you want to enjoy the Cairns weather in a completely self-contained, beachfront apartment, then don’t go past the Waterfront Terraces. Choose from one or two-bedroom sea-facing apartments, all equipped with full kitchens and laundries, so your stay doesn’t have to be a short one. You’ll be able to spend your days relaxing in the spacious lounge, reading a book and enjoying the fresh sea breeze.

Walk across to the quiet beach and soak up the sun, or take a dip in the heated salt water pool. There is also a spa and barbecue area, so you won’t go without plenty of activities to relax and just enjoy the weather. Last but not least, you’re within walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores and bottleshops, so everything you will possibly need is at your fingertips.
Where: 233 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

While you’re enjoying the beach, try these great seafood meals in Cairns!

Are you refusing to let go of the summer heat? Comment and let us know where you’ll be staying in Cairns to enjoy the last of this weather!

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