Welcome to Tropical North Queensland, you have finally found paradise!

The area of Port Douglas is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage sites exist; the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation provide perfect framing for the wonderous Great Barrier Reef. More Information >

Port Douglas is an easy 50 - 60 minute drive from Cairns International Airport via the spectacular Great Barrier Reef coastal road overlooking the aquamarine water of the Coral Sea. With this drive you are already in holiday mode before you get to your destination.

You will be revitalised just seeing the beautiful clear water along palm fringed beaches, let Port Douglas become your own reality of paradise.

The climate is sensational and the warm balmy nights almost always ensure a star filled night sky, can you remember what it was like to have starry nights as a child?! Port Douglas is a delight for your senses both day and night.

There is so much to do in this unique part of the world, tours galore or enjoy the glorious simplicity of tropical life. You will not want to leave!

A selection of private villas and homes

We have a selection of 2 / 3 / 5 bedroom villas and homes just waiting for you to call them your sanctuary as you fall inlove with this unique area of Australia. Each villa / home is loaded with special touches to make each place special just for you.

Our dream is that your holiday home becomes a tranquil sanctuary for you… Quite literally where holidays and dreams become one.


Beach Pavilions

No. of Guests: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Pool: yes
per night

Island Point Villa 4

No. of Guests: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Pool: shared
per night

The Bahama House

No. of Guests: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 1/2
Pool: Large
per night

About us

Arial of Sanctuary Villas

In 2014, we had a career seachange, with our passion for Port Douglas, Sanctuary Villas evolved. We had fell in love with Port Douglas back in 2005 when we bought our first holiday home. We now have four holiday homes and villas, that we have either bought, renovated or built. Home for us is Mt Martha & Port Douglas with our 2 teens and our cavoodle, Tizzy. More Information >


AIRBNB - Super Host award


AIRBNB - Super Host award


RUNNER UP - The Bahama House - Best Private Holiday Home / Villa, Port Douglas Business & Tourism Awards

FINALIST - Beach Pavilions - Best Private Holiday Home / Villa, Port Douglas Business & Tourism Awards

AIRBNB - Super Host 




FINALISTS - The Bahama House & Beach Pavilions - Best Private Holiday Home, PD Bus & Tourism Awards

AIRBNB  - Super Host

TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE - Island Point Villa 4 / Beach Pavilions / Paradise at Niramaya / The Bahama House.



WINNER - The Bahama House - Best Private Holiday Home / Villa, Port Douglas Business & Tourism Awards

FINALIST - Beach Pavilions -  Best Private Holiday Home or Villa, Port Douglas Business & Tourism Awards

STAYZ FINALIST - The Bahama House - Stayz Peoples Choice Awards 'Interior & Design'

STAYZ FINALIST - Paradise at Niramaya - Stayz People Choice Awards 'Indulgence' 

TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE - Island Point Villa 4   /  Sanctuary at Thorntons  /  Beach Pavilions  /  Paradise at Niramaya

AIRBNB - Superhost Status 4 consecutive awards.


Our ‘guest focused’ staff are dedicated to ensuring yourvilla or home is a sanctuary for you, literally!

Our personal ‘meet and greet’ service is designed to make you feel special as soon as you walk through the door of your holiday home.

We are happy to provide you with comforts (see Sanctuary Packages) and to have special touches ready and waiting for you. When possible for our late arrivals, candles will guide your pathway as you enter your tropical sanctuary.

For children we can provide pool noddles, toys, games, cots, stairgates and the like, even libraries and DVD’s await you.

Even your beach towels will be ready and waiting for you…

We thank you for choosing Sanctuary Villas, we are confident that Port Douglas will always hold special memories for you & your family for many years to come.

Transfers / Car Hire

Arrive in style, independently or on a budget…it’s all very easy!

Port Douglas is a one hour drive north (70 km or 43 miles) of Cairns, which is the major city for air, coach and rail services including the Cairns international and domestic airports.

On arrival in the Airport there is an information desk to assist you with ways to reach Port Douglas and car hire companies are also represented.

We suggest you organise your transfers before arriving at the airport for your own peace of mind. More Information >


Exemplar provide a meet and greet service with different vehicles available to suit your needs.

Each flight is met on arrival and you are driven to your accommodation in comfort. Transport can include coach, sedan-limousine or a stylish Hyundai Imax 7 seater.

Please make sure to pre-book all arrival and departures. Adult price for a one way coach transfer to or from Port Douglas is $39, child $19.50, or Sedan limousine $195, Stretch limo $340, Contact Exemplar direct to arrange your Airport Transfer : 07 4098 5473 or visit their web site. Also, Sun Palm Transport offer a shuttlebus service and limosine transfers to and from the airport.

Car Hire:

Cairns Airport Rentals for a comprehensive list of prices.

The car hire at Cairns airport is very easy and convenient, for all arriving visitors both domestic and international.

Please note there are some cheaper car hire deals off site from the airport, in this case the car hire company provides a shuttle bus in most cases to reach car hire site in the Cairns township.

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