Your go-to guide on where to find Palm Cove accommodation to suit every budget.
For that instant ‘on holiday’ feeling, look no further than the picture-perfect resort town of Palm Cove, known for its gentle pace, palm-fringed beach, luxury charm and delightful accommodation.
Here you’ll be greeted by ocean breezes and signature Melaleuca trees along the beachside esplanade with an array of restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops to explore. And as this coastal enclave is just 25 minutes north of Cairns, it’s the ideal base to explore everything that Tropical North Queensland has to offer.
So, whether you want to relax in style as a couple or you’re searching for a getaway for the whole family to enjoy, there’s a Palm Cove accommodation option to suit every occasion. Check out our favourites below.
Palm Cove Holiday Park
Popular with families, Palm Cove Holiday Park is a classic accommodation option next to the beach. Pick a caravan or camping site and soak up the sweet simplicity. The park is also pet-friendly so you can bring your four-legged friends along too.
Lush greenery meets the sea at Palm Cove Holiday Park.
Address: 149 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Price: $46 – $66 per night
Best for: Simple stays and pet-friendly
Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove
Escape the bustle of the esplanade inside the gates of Melaleuca Resort Palm Cove where you’ll find one-bedroom self-contained apartments, and a vibrant tropical garden featuring a lagoon-style walk-in pool. Onsite managers, Margaret and Stephen offer a warm and friendly welcome.
Address: 85 – 93 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Price: $200 – $300 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required
Best for: Old-fashioned hospitality
Oasis at Palm Cove Resort
For a spacious and private stay while surrounded by one hectare of manicured tropical gardens, head to Oasis at Palm Cove Resort. Just a short stroll from the esplanade, there are a mix of apartment sizes to choose from where you’re free to relax on the poolside deck, use the onsite BBQs, and hit the tennis courts.
Address: 1 McDonald Cl, Palm Cove
Price: $200 – $400 per night. A four-night minimum stay is required
Best for: Tropical garden vibes
Drift Palm Cove Beachfront Accommodation
Another idyllic beachfront option is Drift Palm Cove, adorned with tranquil, seaside decor.
Drift Palm Cove is adorned with tranquil, seaside decor.
With a deluxe 1000-square-metre lagoon pool, a 12-seater spa and a gymnasium, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Wake up to sweeping sea views at Drift Palm Cove Beachfront Accommodation.
Address: Veivers Rd &, Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Price: $200 – $400
Best for: A spectacular pool
Mantra Amphora Palm Cove
With apartments to suit every type of traveller, Mantra Amphora is an affordable option for many budgets.
When you’re not taking a soak in the heated spa, you’re just a hop, skip and jump from the bustling esplanade.
Bask in tropical vibes at Mantra Amphora Palm Cove.
Address: 49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Price: $300 – $600 per night. A two-night minimum stay is required
Best for: Mixed budgets
Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove
Chic and contemporary spring to mind at Peppers Beach Club – perfect for a relaxing family holiday.
Stay in a contemporary beach suite at Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove.
Choose between a variety of one, two, and three-bedroom suites, and spend your days relaxing at the resort’s rainforest rock pool, cooling off in the lagoon pool or cooking up a BBQ on the rooftop terrace.
Sip cocktails at the poolside bar.
Address: 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Price: $300 – $1100 per night
Best for: Socialising areas for group travellers
The Sebel Palm Cove
Take in the views of the Coral Sea from your private balcony at The Sebel Palm Cove. Along with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and family-sized seating areas, this stylish resort has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
Address: Coral Coast Dr, Palm Cove
Price: $400 – $600 per night. A two-night minimum stay is required
Best for: Long or self-sufficient stays
Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa
If you’re looking for five-star luxury, Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa is the one for you. Here you can order a cocktail at the pool-side lagoon bar, indulge in world-class therapies at its onsite Vie Spa, and dine at the tropical terrace restaurant Temple of Tastes.
Address: 5 Triton Street, Palm Cove
Price: $450 – $1050 per night. A two-night minimum stay is required
Best for: A luxury escape
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
As the only resort in Tropical North Queensland with direct beach access, it’s never been more convenient to relax than at Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore.
Lounge by the beachfront pool at Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore (Image: Rhiannon Taylor).
When you’ve had your serve of sand and waves, laze beside one of the three pools (choose between adults-only or kids-friendly), soak in a treatment at its renowned L. M. Spa, or dine at the fabulous beachfront restaurant, Nu Nu.
Settle in your tropical island retreat at Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore (Image: Rhiannon Taylor).
Address: 1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove
Price: $650 – $1050 per night. A two-night minimum is required
Best for: Direct beach access
The Reef House Boutique Hotel and Spa
For a tranquil stay without kids by the pool, The Reef House situated in the heart of Palm Cove is the ultimate adults-only escape.
Cool off in the pool at The Reef House Boutique Hotel and Spa.
Enjoy a gin-infused welcome drink on arrival, daily wellness classes, luxury room touches, and its award-winning restaurant and spa.
The Reef House Boutique Hotel and Spa evokes a rustic charm.
Address: 99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Price: $700 – $1000 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required
Best for: A couple’s retreat