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.