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Heritage Lodge & Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • friendly fauna
  • lots of on-site facilities
  • tranquil rain-forest environs

    Cons

  • limited cell-phone coverage
  • drive or longish trek to beach
  • occasional critters

Heritage Lodge & Spa Review

Nestled in World Heritage–listed rain forest beside Cooper Creek, this secluded spa resort is a great antidote to stress. Queen and family cabins (each with a double and three singles) are minimalist but comfortable, with high ceilings, cool-to-the-touch tile floors, ceiling fans as well as air-conditioning, DVD players, bar fridges, tea- and coffee-making facilities, screened windows, and courtyards or balconies. There's a small, pretty pool, but most guests prefer the clear natural swimming hole, also home to fish and turtles. Everything you need is on site: a good all-day eatery (with a solid kids' menu and limited room service); a well-stocked bar; a day spa offering massages, facials, body wraps, reflexology, and Reiki treatments; and service-oriented staff who can help you book the right activity or tour. There are walking trails nearby and staff can arrange off-site excursions. Thornton Beach and the Daintree Ice Cream Company are close by, too—if you can tear yourself away.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 cabins.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 01-16-2014

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