A detailed guide summarising the best-rated Cape Tribulation accommodation options for your next stay. Find out where to stay in Cape Tribulation to see where the ancient rainforest meets the reef.
Cape Tribulation is one of the world’s best eco-tourism destinations in the world. It’s a unique and incredibly biodiverse region offering visitors a chance to witness the point where the ancient Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.
In this guide, I’ve compiled a round-up of the absolute best Cape Tribulation accommodation options to make the decision of where to stay a little bit easier.
I’ve included luxury resorts, mid-range hotels and budget hostels and bungalows to make sure I’ve covered every budget! If you’re in a rush, choose out of the below four and you simply won’t go wrong.
Best Hotel in the Cape Tribulation Daintree: Wildwood
Top Cape Tribulation Luxury Accommodation: Mist
Best Value Accommodation in Cape Tribulation: PK’s Jungle Village
Most unique Cape Tribulation Lodge: Cape Tribulation Farm
A Quick Rundown of Where to Stay in CAPE TRIBULATION
Best Area to Stay in CAPE TRIBULATION
While there isn’t a central township as such to visit in Cape Tribulation, there is kind of “hub” which is just opposite Myall Beach near Mason’s Cafe and waterhole. From here, you’ll have access to many activities including the boardwalks, Cape Tribulation Beach, Mason’s swimming hole, a small grocer, cafe’s and restaurants.
Many of the Cape Tribulation accommodation options recommended on this list are located near this mini hub.
However, you’ve driven to Cape Tribulation along the Great Barrier Reef Drive in your own car, then you have the luxury of exploring this incredible region a little more broadly.
In summary, the below areas are covered in this Cape Tribulation accommodation guide to give you a bit more of an understanding of where to stay.
- Cape Tribulation – the area surrounding the actual cape
- Thornton Beach – 13 kilometres south
- Cow Bay – 28 kilometres south near the Daintree Rive
cAPE TRIBULATION Accommodation Map
Summary of the Best Hotels in CAPE TRIBULATION
Below are a few quick table summaries to help you decide where to stay in Cape Tribulation. If you continue reading below, you’ll see that I’ve gone into a bit more detail and included photos of each hotel from Booking.com.
You can click each link which will take you directly to the booking site, which guarantees the best price you’ll find on the internet.
|Alkira Luxury Beachfront||Cape Tribulation||$2600|
|Cape Trib Holiday House||Cape Tribulation||$315|
|Villa Zena||Cape Tribulation||$282|
|Cape Trib Farm||Cape Tribulation||$200|
Best Value Hotels
|Daintree Cascades||Cape Tribulation||$275|
|Cape Trib Beach House||Cape Tribulation||$166|
|Thornton Beach Bungalows Daintree||Thornton Beach||$114|
|Safari Lodge||Cape Tribulation||$90|
Best Budget Hostels & Camping
|Epiphyte B & B||Cape Tribulation||$135|
|PK’s Jungle Village||Cape Tribulation||$85|
|Daintree Crocodylus||Cow Bay||$80|
Best Places to Stay in CAPE TRIBULATION
Without further ado, here’s the list of the best Cape Tribulation accommodation to help you choose where to stay. I’ve broken this list up in Luxury, mid-range and budget options to help you pick something suitable for your budget.
Best Luxury Hotels
alkira Luxury beachfront Holiday House
Alkira is by far the most mind-blowing luxury accommodation in Cape Tribulation. This place is situated right near Cape Tribulation on private land beside a beautiful rainforest lake.
This apartment is definitely not cheap. But, for your money you’ll get a 6-bedroom architecturally designed apartment with air-con, kitchen and everything you need to have an unforgettable experience.
Are you looking for a private Daintree villa during your next visit for Cape Tribulation? Mist is one of the best-rated accommodations for couples on Booking.com, with an impressive score of 9.6/10 at the time of writing.
This lodge offers a patio with garden views and fully-equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge. You’ll also get your own private bathroom and shower.
Cape Tribulation Holiday House
Would you prefer to stay in a 2-bedroom holiday house on your visit to Cape Tribulation? By far, the best option is this aptly named house located just a few minutes walk from the central hub in Cape Tribulation.
This one is set on 5-acres of property and features a balcony and great kitchen.
Villa Zena is a colonial-style holiday villa found right in the heart of the Cape Tribulation valley. The property has a tropical garden and a fruit orchard and is only 15-minutes walk to Cape Tribulation beach and Myall Beach.
Villa Zena is one of the best-rated Cape Tribulation accommodation options for location!
Cape Tribulation Farm
Looking for something unique in your search for where to stay in Cape Tribulation? Cape Tribulation Farm is an exotic fruit orchard offering luxury private bungalows.
A little bonus with this one is that every single morning you’ll be treated with an exotic fruit basket so you can try some delicious fruits you’ve probably never even heard of!
Best Value Accommodation in Cape Tribulation
Wildwood is another Cape Tribulation accommodation option situated on a fruit orchard.
Wildwood is located in the heart of Cape Tribulation and offers rainforest bungalows at an affordable price. What’s great about this one is that guests even get access to the orchard and can freely roam the farm and pick rare, exotic fruits.
Did you come to the Daintree to get away from everything? If so, this will be your best bet! Daintree Cascades is located further south from Cape Tribulation, just in from Thornton Beach.
These small houses are built in the Daintree right next to freshwater creeks and surrounding waterfalls.
Cape Tribulation Beach House
Cape Tribulation Beach house is one of my favourite picks for rainforest accommodation near Cape Tribulation town. This huge property is set on 7 acres and has a pool.
Guests will have the choice of quaint bungalows and exquisite cottages, each with access to the onsite bar and restaurant.
Thornton Beach Bungalows
Do you want to stay somewhere affordable that’s right on the beach? Consider Thornton Beach Bungalows when searching where to stay in Cape Tribulation!
These bungalows are located across the road from local cafe and restaurants and provide comfortable accommodation right where the rainforest meets the reef.
The Safari Lodge is an affordable resort-style accommodation in Cape Tribulation. This lodge is run by the same team who operate the Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef trips from Cape Trib.
The resort is located right near Myall Beach, meaning its location is perfect. There are options for private or shared bathrooms, with dorms also available for budget travellers.
Best Budget Accommodation in Cape Tribulation
Epiphyte B&B offers accommodation is located just 5 minutes from the beach at Cow Bay. They offer spacious rooms with a balcony, as well as private cottages near the creek.
This is a good bet if you’re looking to get away in a private area with comfortably accommodation without breaking the bank.
PK’S JUNGLE VILLAGE
PK’s Jungle Village is one of the most popular accommodations in Cape Tribulation for budget travellers. They offer bungalows, camping and dorm rooms for reasonable rates. Included in your stay, guests will also have access to a large swimming pool, onsite restaurant, bar and cooking area.
For backpackers and those on a budget who would prefer a bit more of a raw Daintree experience, I’d recommend the Crocodylus hostel. Located in Cow Bay, closer to the ferry, but just a short hop from Cape Tribulation and Myall Beach, this hostel offers safari-tent style rooms which are built from wood and canvas, with high ceilings, fans and mosquito net.
All rooms have rainforest views and include access to their swimming pool!
More Travel & Adventure Guides to CAPE TRIBULATION & CAIRNS
That wraps up this accommodation guide to where to stay in Cape Tribulation. While you’re here, make sure to check out some of my other articles covering travel and adventure inspiration for Cape Tribulation and the Tropical North.
Things to do in Cape Tribulation: The Ultimate Guide
Best Swimming Hole: Emmagen Creek Swimming Hole
Best Crocodile Tour in Cape Trib: Solar Whisper Croc Tour on the Daintree (Review)
Favourite Activity: Cape Trib Horse Riding on Myall Beach (Review)
Best Hike in Cape Trib: Mount Sorrow
Guide to the Great Barrier Reef Drive: Cairns to Cape Trib Drive