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A TROPICAL LIFE

27 Jul 2021

A tropical ? life. Created by Sanctuary Stays. A tropical life is a blog that follows and brings you warm weather and inspiring travel ? accommo...

SANCTUARY STAYS AIRBNB PORT DOUGLAS - WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID

20 Mar 2020

Here at Sanctuary Stays, we pride ourselves on managing a wide range of privately owned Port Douglas accommodation for travellers, holiday-makers and ...

PORT DOUGLAS ACCOMMODATION FOR PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE 2020

19 Feb 2020

Get Ready for Port Douglas Carnivale 2020! Port Douglas Carnivale - the biggest annual event on the Port Douglas calendar - is the number-one reason ...

LUXURY HOLIDAY HOUSE RENTALS PORT DOUGLAS | SANCTUARY STAYS

14 Jan 2020

Book Luxury Holiday House Rentals in Port Douglas with Sanctuary Stays Find your perfect holiday home in Port Douglas with Sanctuary Stays, offering ...

BOOK NOW - AIRBNB PORT DOUGLAS HOT & STEAMY FESTIVAL ACCOMMODATION

18 Dec 2019

Airbnb Port Douglas Accommodation for Hot & Steamy Festival Tickets are now on sale! Port Douglas Hot and Steamy Festival is the next biggest Por...

2020 PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAYS FOR COUPLES NEAR FOUR MILE BEACH

20 Nov 2019

Sanctuary Stays Port Douglas Holidays for Couples If you’re planning a surprise Port Douglas holiday for Valentine’s Day or an affordable coupl...

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS & NYE 2019 IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

21 Oct 2019

What to Do This Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Port Douglas Before the new decade arrives, see off 2019 with a memorable Port Douglas break for Ch...

PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAYS - 10 THINGS TO DO IN PORT DOUGLAS THIS SUMMER

16 Sep 2019

Discover Port Douglas This Summer with Sanctuary Stays If you’re yet to experience Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, make it your destination t...

BOOK CHEAP PORT DOUGLAS APARTMENTS FOR PORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

20 Aug 2019

Experience Port Shorts Film Festival 2019 with Sanctuary Stays Returning to Port Douglas for two unmissable days of nonstop film festival excitement ...

ENJOY SPRING IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAYS

17 Jul 2019

Start Spring 2019 in Port Douglas with Sanctuary Stays Experience the tropical beauty of Port Douglas this spring with affordable Port Douglas accom...

TOP 7 MACROSSAN STREET RESTAURANTS NEAR OUR PORT DOUGLAS ACCOMMODATION

19 Jun 2019

Discover Macrossan Street Port Douglas with Sanctuary Stays At the heart of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, Macrossan Street is a hive of vib...

EXPERIENCE TARGA GREAT BARRIER REEF 2019 WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

29 May 2019

Targa Australia is returning to Far North Queensland for its second event - a must-watch this winter near our Port Douglas holiday rentals. Targa ...

CHEZ WILLOW - YOUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY VILLA AT THE HEART OF PORT DOUGLAS

15 May 2019

Escape to Port Douglas over the school holiday with Chez Willow - a stunning family villa located at the heart of Port Douglas and just footsteps from...

TROPICAL PORT DOUGLAS VILLAS WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO FOUR MILE BEACH

26 Apr 2019

Plantation House is a stunning beachfront villa complex located next to beautiful Four Mile Beach. Enjoy an intimate Port Douglas holiday with onsite ...

BOOK THESE CENTRAL PORT DOUGLAS VILLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

12 Apr 2019

Sea Temple Resort offers luxury villas located in the heart of Port Douglas. Each comfortably accommodates between 6 guests with convenient walking ac...

JOIN IN THE 2019 QUICKSILVER PORT DOUGLAS RACE WEEK WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

25 Mar 2019

Book our Port Douglas self contained apartments for the 2019 Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week, an upcoming five-day regatta presented by the Port ...

DON'T MISS 2019 PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE WITH OUR PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY RENTALS

13 Mar 2019

2019 is underway to be the biggest year yet for the world-famous Port Douglas Carnivale, and you can be ready to soak up the full ten-day program with...

ENJOY THE PERFECT PORT DOUGLAS FAMILY HOLIDAY AT TROPICAL REST HOLIDAY HOME

26 Feb 2019

Tropical Rest Holiday Home is a fully furnished holiday house next to Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Four Mile Beach in picturesque Port Douglas. Ide...

THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS NEAR OUR PORT DOUGLAS SELF CONTAINED APARTMENTS

13 Feb 2019

Treat yourself and your family to a memorable holiday in Port Douglas this April, where the nearing school holiday provides the perfect excuse to pack...

WHAT TO DO IN PORT DOUGLAS THIS AUTUMN SEASON

21 Jan 2019

Port Douglas offers plenty to do all year-round, but there isn’t a better time to explore it than autumn. Home to the famous Four Mile Beach, Mac...

TREAT YOURSELF TO A RELAXING HOLIDAY IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

09 Jan 2019

Have a relaxing autumn holiday in Port Douglas while the weather is still warm and the air is full of excitement! Port Douglas is a quiet beachside de...

BOOK OUR PORT DOUGLAS SELF CONTAINED APARTMENTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

26 Dec 2018

With Four Mile Beach within walking distance, you’ll have the perfect holiday this Valentine’s Day in our affordable Port Douglas holiday rentals...

GET THE BEST IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH OUR PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

12 Dec 2018

When it comes to first-rate Port Douglas holiday accommodation, you won’t find a better choice than with Sanctuary Stays. With an unbeatable select...

HAVE SUMMER ON FOUR MILE BEACH WITH OUR PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY RENTALS

20 Nov 2018

If you’re looking for your next summer holiday, look no further than Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. Known for the famous Four Mile Beach...

OUR STUDIOS, APARTMENTS, VILLAS AND HOUSES TO RENT IN PORT DOUGLAS

10 Nov 2018

When it comes to booking a holiday there’s nothing better than having plenty of choice, and with Sanctuary Stays, our wide selection of studios, apa...

WELCOME 2019 IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH OUR PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY RENTALS

24 Oct 2018

Start 2019 with a bang in Port Douglas, one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Far North Queensland. Book our Port Douglas self cont...

EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

10 Oct 2018

Our fantastic Port Douglas holiday rentals are your ticket to experiencing a unique Christmas in Port Douglas, the home of the world-famous Four Mil...

TREAT THE FAMILY TO A PORT DOUGLAS BREAK AT TROPICAL REST HOLIDAY HOME

28 Sep 2018

Tropical Rest Holiday Home is just one of our fantastic Port Douglas holiday rentals for families looking to soak up everything Port Douglas has to ...

HAVE THE PERFECT COUPLE€™S GETAWAY WITH OUR ESCAPE ACCOMMODATION

04 Sep 2018

Located at Hibiscus Resort at the heart of Port Douglas, Escape Port Douglas holiday accommodation is a fantastic choice for couples where everythin...

3 STUNNING VILLAS TO CHOOSE THIS SPRING WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

19 Aug 2018

Garden Villa on Murphy For up to 4 guests, Garden Villa on Murphy is a fantastic choice for families. Fully-furnished with 2 large bedrooms and 2 bat...

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN PORT DOUGLAS

10 Aug 2018

Make the most of the school holidays in October by booking our Port Douglas holiday accommodation and getting yourself to Port Douglas. Home of Four...

VISIT PORT DOUGLAS THIS SPRING WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

21 Jul 2018

Welcome spring this 2018 with an exciting getaway to Port Douglas. Port Douglas offers a wide choice of opportunities to enjoy when the warmer weather...

3 PERFECT THINGS TO DO FOR FATHER€™S DAY IN PORT DOUGLAS

11 Jul 2018

Give the perfect treat this Father’s Day in Port Douglas! Port Douglas is a relaxing location in Far North Queensland, famous for its lengthy beach ...

SAMPLE BALI WITH OUR BALINESE STYLE ACCOMMODATION

21 Jun 2018

Located at Hibiscus Resort at the heart of Port Douglas, our Balinese Style accommodation offers you a relaxing holiday with a beautiful tropically-in...

TARGA GREAT BARRIER REEF - COMING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS AUGUST

13 Jun 2018

Targa comes to the Great Barrier Reef this winter with its highly-anticipated inaugural event, all set to host three days of spectacular racing throug...

WHAT SANCTUARY STAYS OFFERS YOUR HOLIDAY IN PORT DOUGLAS

25 May 2018

Sanctuary Stays provides the perfect holiday for couples and families looking to discover Port Douglas, one of Australia’s premier holiday destinati...

TAKE THE KIDS TO WILDLIFE HABITAT OVER THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY

12 May 2018

The school holidays in July are just around the corner, and offer the perfect chance for families to bond over an exciting winter holiday. This year, ...

BOOK OUR SOLITUDES ACCOMMODATION AT SEA TEMPLE RESORT

29 Apr 2018

Solitudes Studio Enjoy a romantic getaway for two in Port Douglas with our Solitudes Studio accommodation. This intimate studio apartment is located ...

THINGS TO DO IN PORT DOUGLAS THIS WINTER

13 Apr 2018

Winter is just around the corner but that’s no reason to put your Port Douglas holiday on hold. Book your ideal holiday with Sanctuary Stays and enj...

BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION NOW FOR PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE 2018

19 Mar 2018

Port Douglas Carnivale is back and set to be bigger than ever before. This huge annual event celebrates the tropical lifestyle of Far North Queensland...

VISIT PORT DOUGLAS WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR MOTHER'S DAY

02 Mar 2018

Visit Port Douglas and enjoy a special getaway with the whole family this Mother’s Day. Port Douglas is one of Far North Queensland’s favoured hol...

STUNNING HOUSES TO RENT IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

22 Feb 2018

The Coconut Hut The Coconut Hut offers a tropical indoor-outdoor experience. This spacious holiday home can  accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 stunnin...

OCEAN SOUNDS PORT DOUGLAS ACCOMMODATION AT SANCTUARY STAYS

10 Feb 2018

Ocean Sounds Studio For up to 2 guests, Ocean Sounds Studio offers a comfortable Port Douglas retreat for couples. This relaxing holiday studio apart...

TEMPLEMOON PORT DOUGLAS VILLAS AT SANCTUARY STAYS

23 Jan 2018

Our Templemoon Port Douglas holiday rentals are located at Sea Temple Resort in the heart of Port Douglas and provide just a few minutes walk from Fou...

VISIT AGINCOURT REEF DURING YOUR STAY IN PORT DOUGLAS

12 Jan 2018

Port Douglas in one of the few locations in Australia that offer unbeatable close access to The Great Barrier Reef, and of the most famous diving spot...

VISIT THE PORT VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTRE FOR ALL YOUR PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY SHOPPING

27 Dec 2017

For all your holiday shopping needs in Port Douglas, visit the Port Village Shopping Centre that’s located in the heart of Port Douglas. You’ll fi...

DON'T FORGET TO VISIT THE PORT DOUGLAS SUNDAY MARKETS

14 Dec 2017

Head to Anzac Park on any Sunday and discover the famous Port Douglas Sunday Markets. From 8 am to 1.30 pm Anzac Park becomes full with flea market st...

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS WHILST THEY LAST!

23 Nov 2017

Sanctuary Stays offers the perfect Port Douglas holiday for couples and families. We have a wide choice of luxury Port Douglas holiday rentals that ...

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR HOLIDAY IN PORT DOUGLAS

06 Nov 2017

Four Mile Beach This famous Far North Queensland beach is Port Douglas’ most visited destination, and it’s easy to understand why. Four Mile Beac...

HAVE A MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS IN PORT DOUGLAS WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

31 Oct 2017

Have a Christmas to remember with Sanctuary Stays, your ideal choice for affordable Port Douglas holiday accommodation. Experience something unique th...

DON'T MISS NEW YEAR'S EVE IN BEAUTIFUL PORT DOUGLAS

16 Oct 2017

Port Douglas is a popular spot for both locals and visitors to welcome the New Year in Far North Queensland. Four Mile Beach Four Mile Beach, one o...

FIND ROMANTIC PORT DOUGLAS ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 WITH SANCTUARY STAYS

21 Sep 2017

Located at Hibiscus Gardens, this Balinese-inspired resort is the ultimate retreat for couples. Surrounded in lush tropical gardens and tall palm tree...

SET SAIL FOR LOW ISLES ON YOUR PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY

07 Sep 2017

With an abundance of spectacular marine life, corals, and sea turtles, Low Isles is just as good as being in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. You ...

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS WITH PORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL THIS OCTOBER

24 Aug 2017

The Port Shorts Film Festival is an unmissable event this Spring in Port Douglas, offering the opportunity to enjoy movies and share ideas with other ...

TREAT THE WHOLE FAMILY TO A DAY OUT AT WILDLIFE HABITAT IN PORT DOUGLAS

09 Aug 2017

This school holiday treat the whole family by booking a holiday with our studios, apartments, villas, and houses to rent in Port Douglas. With Sanctu...

COSY STUDIO ACCOMMODATION FOR A PERFECT PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY

23 Jul 2017

Escape to Port Douglas, a peaceful Queensland destination for shopping, good food, Four Mile Beach, discovering the Great Barrier Reef, and more. Sanc...

SPACIOUS SANCTUARY STAYS VILLAS WITH STUNNING BEACH VIEWS

10 Jul 2017

Visit the famous Four Mile Beach and experience the beauty of tropical Far North Queensland with Sanctuary Stays, offering the perfect holiday with ou...

EXPERIENCE SPECTACULAR SNORKELLING AT OPAL REEF

22 Jun 2017

Opal Reef has become one of the Great Barrier Reef’s more intimate areas for viewing the spectacular underwater reefs and corals that the Great Barr...

YOU CAN'T MISS PORT DOUGLAS' VERY OWN FOUR MILE BEACH

05 Jun 2017

It’s no question whether Four Mile Beach is one of Queensland’s most famous and most-visited beaches sitting along the eastern coastline. This pri...

SANCTUARY STAYS [email protected], LUXURY PORT DOUGLAS STUDIO ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS AND COU

19 May 2017

If you’re looking for luxury, convenience, and relaxation in Port Douglas our [email protected] has it all. For individual travellers and couples lo...

HEAD TO THE PORT DOUGLAS MOSSMAN MARKETS FOR AN EASYGOING SATURDAY MORNING

15 May 2017

The Mossman Markets in Port Douglas are the place to be for those who love to browse and leave with a good bargain. Every Saturday from 7am to 12pm lo...

SANCTUARY STAYS MOONAH TOWNHOUSE, LUXURY PORT DOUGLAS HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

27 Apr 2017

What better way to enjoy tropical North Queensland than in a Queensland-inspired townhouse; spacious and with a smart decor good for up to six travell...