The first time I heard about the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort was a number of years ago when about 3 weeks into an 8-month trip we were at morning tea at Mildura and an old couple in the caravan park there took great delight in telling my two daughters about the Pancake Sundays at this great caravan park in Cairns.
They went on to describe in full detail all the fun things there was for kids and from that moment on we were staying nowhere else in Cairns. In subsequent trips back we have stayed there each time it is that great.
The Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is a friendly oasis set amidst 28 acres of immaculate grounds lush with palms, rainforest areas and award winning tropical gardens and is situated on the southern entrance to Cairns, just seven minutes from the city centre.
What is amazing is just what they provide for free, it is kid heaven, and therefore parent heaven. From the giant jumping “pillow” to the free movie nights there is something for everyone. You really settle in to a relaxed routine very easily and it is hard to motivate yourself to move on. We have used it as a base for our Cape trips staying before and when we get back.
Catering to travellers and holidaymakers who appreciate quality, friendly staff, cleanliness and excellent value for money, Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort has a full range of accommodation and sites to suit couples, families, groups or independent travellers looking for a friendly home away from home.
The resort accommodation offers a choice of 9 different styles from the luxurious Sun Lagoon Condos through to standard Cabins. Sleeping up to 8 they are spotlessly clean, modern, and well appointed. Choose from one, two or three bedroom quality self-contained accommodation styles. Whether you are staying for just a few days or a week or two their friendly home away from home feeling will have you relaxed in no time.
Not to be outdone the Caravan and Camping sites range from Super Ensuite sites through to unpowered grassed camping sites. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort has a full range of sites to suit your needs. Exceptionally neat and for the most part shaded they are a bonus for tired travellers.
Once you have regained your oomph there are heaps of resort activities available free of charge to all guests. The park has an extensive range of recreational activities including an amazing splash park, two resort pools with water slide, aqua aerobics, huge adventure playground, gymnasium, enormous jumping pillow for children, day/night tennis, 18 hole mini golf, beach volleyball, badminton, outdoor movie nights, bocce, giant chess, pool side hammock and much, much more.
The recreational room boasts a TV room, video room (videos 4 times a day), pool table and table tennis. A free courtesy coach is available three times daily to the city centre and a well-stocked mini mart is on site. There is everything you need to ensure a fantastic holiday! Take the courtesy bus to town for a spot of shopping or enjoy a meal at the Coconut Café.
There are three well-appointed laundries on site and some of the best campers kitchen’ I have ever seen. They are a great place to meet other travellers while cooking up a storm! Many a solid friendship has been struck while sharing these facilities.
Facilities include barbeques, tropical dining café, gazebo hut with barbeque and fridge, disabled bathroom, family bathroom, fully tiled amenities, campers kitchen, recreation room, pool table, car wash area, tour bookings, tour buses call, city courtesy bus, mini-mart, internet kiosks, coin and card telephones, 3 Laundromats, petrol and diesel, gas refills and van storage.
If you are planning a trip to Cairns and even if you’re not camping, have a close look at the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, it is excellent value for money, friendly staff (they actually seem to enjoy working there), awesome facilities and heaps for the kids to do FREE.
Photos courtesy of Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort