Palm Cove Australia

Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach

Last October, in our trip to Australia, our second city after Sydney was Cairns. We settled in our room in Pullman Hotel, at Palm Cove and decided to explore the area in the afternoon and have some lunch. From our hotel, it was a 15 minutes walk to the center of Palm Cove, which is a very cute and tiny little town, with some nice restaurants and little shops, all settled by the beach. The beach has a lovely view, with tropic plants and white sand, however, the sea crocodiles make it dangerous to swim. So we just enjoyed good food and the nice view.

With the advice of helpful reception staff, we sat down at Vivo Bar and Grill restaurant for lunch. A very Mediterranean menu, with Australian seafood.

Tiger Prawn Bruschetta

Tiger Prawn Bruschetta

Spiced calamari

Spiced calamari

Baramundi fish

Baramundi fish

A very nice, calm and relaxing restaurant, with a lovely view of the beach and the palm trees. After lunch, we also did a small walk to enjoy some shopping from local shops and to be surprised by the lovely plants and trees.

Cute beach shops

Cute beach shops

Very calm shopping area

Very calm shopping area

So nice to walk between the trees

So nice to walk between the trees

Next: Kuranda Scenic Railway

 

 

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort, Australia

Palm Cove beach

Palm Cove beach

Remember my post of best hotel room we have ever stayed, and my one and only choice was in Pullman Hotel in Palm Cove, Cairns. Well, here it is in more detail.

We arrived to Cairns, from Sydney, with a 3 hours of domestic flight of Virgin Australia airlines. Very strangely, Queensland does not apply “summer time” for daylight saving thing, while New South Wales does. Therefore even though we flew to West, we gained an hour extra for our day. We were once more met by a local agency to be transported to Palm Cove and enjoy the rest of our day relaxed.

Our hotel was very nicely situated, just by the center of Palm Cove, a tiny beach village. Both our hotel and the village itself were, big enough to enjoy nice restaurants and some local shops and small enough, not to get stresses by the crowd. After check in, we first headed to my mom’s room, which was actually very ordinary, small, moreover, no net on windows against mosquitoes (and other tropic creatures), which meant to be sleeping with air condition. Than we went to our room. Well, here it is:

Our bed

Our bed

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Our loundry

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Our private pool

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Our kitchen and living room

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Our bedroom view

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Our terrace

Our son's room

Our son’s room

The largest hotel room I have ever stayed. We came to Cairns to explore ocean and rain forests and Aborjin life of the area. But we did our best to also stay in our room as maximum as possible. For instance, we ordered our breakfasts in our room and altogether we enjoyed it very much.

The entrance of the hotel

The entrance of the hotel

The beach of the hotel

The beach of the hotel

The beach looks so lovely but actually it is almost impossible to swim, as it is said to be ocean crocodiles in the sea.

Restaurant area of the hotel

Restaurant area of the hotel

Next: Palm Cove center and a lunch at Vivo Bar and Grill restaurant