About

Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 ½ star apartments for couples in a selection of self catered Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over 16 years of age.

Meridian has recently completed extensive upgrades to all apartments and studios; the contemporary new interiors offer fresh and modern stylish decor combined with new furniture. Soft lime washed wood; sumptuous leather sofa and bursts of colour in the art and the soft furnishings echo the colour palate of the surrounding tropics, rainforest and ocean.

The resorts central feature is the heated lagoon style pool with a sundeck, large BBQ area and 8 guest Jacuzzi all set amongst lush tropical gardens. For the true romantic our private pool decks extend from the superior rooms directly into the lagoon or select a superior room with your own private Jacuzzi on your private balcony.
Meridian is a true haven for couples wanting to escape, in the heart of vibrant Port Douglas.

With pristine wilderness, total tranquillity, superb golf courses and a wealth of activities including the magnificent underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, this is a magnetic destination for travellers of all ages and all walks of life.

Port Douglas sits on an isthmus beside the sparkling waters of Dickson Inlet and the rolling waves of the Coral Sea. Overlooking ‘Port’, as everyone calls it, is Flagstaff Hill, which is the best place to capture the striking views of the town and its superb Four Mile Beach.

Port Douglas is just an hour’s drive from Cairns and is the gateway to the area. A winning combination of a cosmopolitan township and a friendly village, it has world class resorts and shopping, award winning restaurants and superb galleries and craft stores. Before being discovered by infamous real estate developer Christopher Skase in 1986, Port Douglas was a quiet seaside town frequented by fishermen and locals from Cairns.

Today, it’s an international mecca attracting heads of state, film stars and a host of holidaymakers from within Australia and around the globe.

One of the reasons for Port Douglas popularity is its proximity and access to the Great Barrier Reef. From the Marina, all kinds of reef trips leave daily. Reef operators travel daily to the Low Isles, Agincourt Reef and other renowned sites like the Cod Hole near Lizard Island.

Since marine tourism was first pioneered in the 1970′s, Port Douglas has been established as the closest destination to visit the amazing Great Barrier Reef. The choice of how to experience the amazing Great Barrier Reef is extensive.

A short scenic drive 15 minutes north of Port Douglas will take you to Mossman, a picturesque township set amongst the cane fields and gateway to the Mossman Gorge, a stunning natural beauty in the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.

Enjoy the friendly Mossman hospitality exploring country stores and historic pubs in the tree-lined main street. Take a guided rainforest walk with the native Kuku Yulanji indigenous people. Stop by the tropical fruit winery and sample some of the award winning mango, pineapple and passionfruit wine. During the sugar cane crushing season (June-October), the region’s biggest sugar mill offer guided tours of the entire process of making sugar inside the mill.

Five minutes west of Mossman you will discover Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders that line the gorge creating cool clear freshwater swimming holes. Awe inspiring tree-clad mountains rise sharply up from the river banks. Walk upstream as far as the suspension bridge across the river or explore the 2km rainforest loop trail.

The Mossman Gorge is home to the Kuku Yalanji people, the area’s traditional Aboriginal landowners who strive to protect their natural heritage as they share its unique qualities with visitors. Guided bushwalks are available that give a rare insight into the special relationship the local indigenous people have with the rainforest, while traditional dance performances and artefact displays portray their rich cultural heritage.

Casual light clothing is suitable year round. From mid June to mid September, a light sweater and long pants may be needed in the evenings. Port Douglas is very relaxed; smart casual wear is accepted in all restaurants and bars. Beach towels are available for hire from reception.