Features & Amenities

Reef Resort by Rydges offers premium features and amenities to all resort guests.

Besides being surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the iconic Four Mile Beach, Reef Resort Port Douglas – By Rydges is set amongst 15 acres of lush tropical gardens and offers guests premium features and amenities, making it easy to spend days without even leaving the resort.

When it comes to wining and dining, we have two outstanding options. Our on-site restaurant, Straits Cafe, serves up modern Australian cuisine that focuses on fresh local produce and seasonal ingredients. And when it’s time for alfresco refreshments, enjoy a relaxing poolside cocktail at Swish Bar – make sure you’re there for happy hour from 4pm to 6pm daily.

We didn’t think that the one beside our restaurant and bar was enough, so we opted for two massive lagoon-style pools and a leisure pool. There’s also a children’s pool and playground to keep the kids entertained, as well as tennis courts, a gym and lap pool for those wanting to keep active in between drinks.

The friendly staff at reception and the tour desk are there to meet your needs throughout your stay and are expert in making your check-in, check-out and tour bookings a breeze.

Each of our private villas come with a fully equipped kitchen, separate laundry, balcony or patio, free broadband internet, individual climate controlled air conditioning and more to ensure a comfortable and easy stay.

We also have complimentary parking for all guests, as well as airport transfer options.

Restaurant & Bar

Wining and dining is such an important part of being on holiday and we get that. Our on-site restaurant, Straits Cafe, is all about using the freshest local produce and seasonal ingredients to serve up mouth-watering modern Australian cuisine. When staying at Reef Resort Port Douglas – By Rydges, your local watering hole will be Swish Bar, which just happens to be perched next to one of our lagoon-style pools. Embrace the fact that you’re in the tropics; bask in the sun poolside with an exotic cocktail and remember, Happy Hour is every day from 4pm to 6pm.

Children’s Playground

Reef Resort Port Douglas – By Rydges makes sure to cater to families with kids. We have an on-site children’s playground and a separate children’s pool – we want the little ones to enjoy their Tropical North Queensland adventure as much as the big kids do.

2 Onsite Lagoon Pools

Floating about and basking in the sun are major parts of a hotel experience – that’s why amongst our lush tropical gardens sit two massive lagoon-style pools, one of which is very conveniently located right next to Swish Bar. Take full advantage of Queensland’s tropical weather and go for a dip.

Leisure Pool

Our leisure pool is the ideal spot to take a relaxing dip before exploring all that Port Douglas has to offer.

Gym & Lap Pool

Don’t let a holiday stop you from being healthy and active. We have an fully equipped gym and lap pool for the really energetic guests wanting to keep the fitness levels intact.


If you have any questions regarding your stay, don’t hesitate to chat to the staff at our reception desk – they’re super friendly and extremely helpful. They are experts at their job and make check-in and check-out a breeze. Reception is open from 7am-9:30pm to attend to all your needs.

Tour Desk

There’s no need to trawl through websites to find out about what to do in Port Douglas, simply visit our tour desk in the main lobby for expert advice and to book your tours.

Free Wi-Fi & Broadband

Stay connected throughout your stay – all guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and restaurant as well as broadband connection in all villas.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers to and from Cairns Airport are available. Call us on +61 7 4087 2790 to organise a pick up or drop off.

Tennis Courts

Stay active and enjoy some leisure time with your loved ones at our on-site tennis courts. Ask reception for more information.

Complimentary Parking

Reef Resort Port Douglas – By Rydges provides complimentary on-site parking to all guests.