Bay Village Tropical Retreat
Enter a relaxed, village-style oasis in the heart of Cairns.
Lush, tropical gardens shade a collection of boutique apartments and rooms encircling a tranquil pool. Perfect for slow, peaceful days amid the vibrant city and Tropical North Queensland attractions, Bay Village Tropical Retreat, exists in tandem with the Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant. A 3-minute walk from the stunning Cairns Esplanade and waterfront, this inviting sanctuary offers a naturally relaxed base for a welcomed retreat after days of exploration.
About the Resort
Adorned in hibiscus flowers and palms, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat is sprinkled with touches of Balinese flair. Beautifully carved doors with dark wooden finishes, timber venetian blinds and deep emerald accents offer a cool escape on your tropical holiday. At only 4-kilometres from the Cairns Airport, settle into well-appointed accommodation as soon as you land and take advantage of the onsite Tour Desk to book a myriad of breathtaking Cairns experiences.
Why Go to Bay Village Tropical Retreat?
The award-winning Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant offers delicious cuisine from traditional Indonesian dishes to healthy smoothie bowls. The lagoon-style pool is easily accessible from each accommodation option, accompanied by outdoor furniture on the ground and second floor surrounding the pool. Wander the Esplanade, take a dip in the outdoor lagoon pool and embark on Great Barrier Reef tours departing from the Cairns Marna less than 2-kilometres away. With so many attractions within close proximity of Bay Village Tropical Retreat, make the most of famous rainforests, Kuranda Historical Village, Fitzroy Island, reef attractions and idyllic Palm Cove and Port Douglas, all from your central Cairns base.
6 Nights in a Upgraded Studio Room
The studio room features a microwave, fridge, and dining area so you can enjoy some of the conveniences of the kitchen with the luxury of a hotel.
Return Flights with Checked Luggage
We do the searching for you to find the best flights so you can book and relax. This deal includes return economy flights to Cairns with 20kg of checked luggage – how good is that.
Return Airport Transfers
Arrive at your destination with the confidence of knowing a friendly face is waiting to take you and your bags to your accommodation, and vice-versa when it’s time to go home.
Continental Breakfast Daily
Start your mornings the right way, with a stomach full of sumptuous breakfast foods.
Peace of Mind Guarantee-If Things Change, So Can Your Holiday
There’s no place for worries on a holiday. That’s why when you book with us, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that whatever the future may hold, your travel plans can be changed. If your holiday plans are impacted by government restrictions, we’ll work with you to find a suitable date in the future to rebook your well-deserved holiday, guaranteed. Please see the important info tab for more detail.`
$1200 Bonus Value
Full Day Rainforestation and Kuranda Tour*
Join Tropic Wings, the longest established coach operator in Cairns, for a full day Kuranda tour. Journey to Kuranda, a picturesque village located in the middle of the World Heritage Rainforest. Your experience includes a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, where you will board a historic World War II Army Duck for a rainforest tour. At the Koala and Wildlife Park, you can hand feed kangaroos and meet the iconic cassowaries. Learn about Indigenous Culture on the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, which includes boomerang and spear throwing and traditional Aboriginal Dances. Afterwards, enjoy free time in Kuranda Village to browse the many markets, attractions and more.
Full Day Fitzroy Island Tour*
Fitzroy Island is an unspoiled tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches located within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Discover spectacular walking trails, abundant marine life, and local wildlife, and more during your visit to this stunning National Park. Only a 45-minute fast catamaran cruise from Cairns, Fitzroy Island has so much to do and explore. Visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre or enjoy the abundance of water activities available on the island. Kayaks, snorkels, stinger suits, and stand-up paddleboards are available to hire.
2 Course Dining Experience at Award Winning Ochre Restaurant*
Enjoy the culinary delights of Australia in an amazing location right on the inlet at the Award Winning Ochre Restaurant. Choose between either a 2 course lunch or dinner while sipping on a welcome cocktail and taking in the view.
$50 Resort Credit
With a $50 credit to redeem in Bay Leaf Restaurant, enjoy a delicious feast and a drink (or two) without breaking the bank.
Late Checkout of 12pm
Hang on to that holiday feeling and take your time on your last day. Enjoy a late checkout of 12pm so you can stay relaxed the whole way home.
Guaranteed Room Upgrade
Everyone loves an upgrade, and this one is on us. Enjoy an Upgrade from a Standard Room to a Studio Room.
Welcome Bottle of Wine
Enjoy something a little special on your holiday. The drinks are on us.
Privileges Dining Card*
Enjoy exclusive and rewarding experiences at a variety of popular restaurants and cafes with a limited-edition, award-winning, Privileges Dining Card, that offers you 25% (and more) off the bill, for you and your accompanying guests – increasing your spending power at participating venues.
Local Experience Passes
Your holiday includes an exclusive collection of My Holiday Experience Passes, offering you discounts across a range of amazing local experiences.
Executive Room – Upgrade from only $50pp
Modern, spacious and sophisticated, an Executive Room offers partial ocean, city or hinterland views and access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge with evening drinks and canapes served from Sunday to Thursday between 5pm-7pm. On Friday and Saturday nights, drinks and canapes will be served between 5pm – 6.30pm & 6.30pm – 8pm.
Car Transfers – return car transfer from only $60pp
Have a car waiting for your at Gold Coast Airport to seamlessly transfer you to Bay Village Tropical Retreat and return you to the airport after your holiday.
Airfares are based on the best available airfare at time of publication and are subject to availability & change. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Air surcharges apply during Australian school holidays and other peak travel periods. Applicable charges will apply for changes. Tickets are non refundable at all times.
*Full Day Rainforestation and Kuranda Tour
Join Tropic Wings, the longest established coach operator in Cairns, for a full day Cairns Kuranda Tours! Adventure to Kuranda, located in the middle of World Heritage Rainforest. Your experience includes a visit to the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park, where you can take a tour on a historic World War II Army Duck, as well as feed a kangaroo and see a Cassowary in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Learn about Indigenous Culture on the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, including boomerang and spear throwing and traditional Aboriginal dances. Explore Kuranda Village and enjoy free time to browse markets, attractions and more. Travel in style in the comfort of our modern, air-conditioned coaches including transfers to your accommodation.
*Full Day Fitzroy Island Tour
Up to 6 hours to explore Fitzroy Island
45 minute ferry to Fitzroy Island return
Depart Cairns 8:30am – Depart Fitzroy 4pm
More time to explore, relax and play!
Enjoy more optional extras
Walk through the rainforest
Picture perfect scenery
Upgrade to our hot or cold packed picnic lunch from $20 per person, with dietary choice available
Please note – Infants must be pre-booked and lunch is NOT included
Transfers from hotel are not included.
*Privileges Dining Card
Enjoy 25% off (or more) at a variety of popular restaurants & cafes by registering for a free 30 Day digital Dine-Around Privileges Card membership, to unlock tasty savings during your holiday. Click this link to get your card: https://privileges.cards/your-dine-around-program and enter your Booking No. but please also make a note of the unique Promo Code, which is needed to complete the registration. Please don’t register until a few days before your departure, because the membership runs from the time it’s activated. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com and, if you want to preview the current dining offers, please visit www.privileges.cards.
*2 Course Dining Experience at Award Winning Ochre Restaurant
2 course menu (at lunch or dinner) with a welcome drink each. Welcome cocktail for 2. Entree: Coconut prawns – mango kimchi, desert lime mayo or Morganbury beef carpaccio – native peppers, green ants with rocket and pecorino. Main: Braised Beef cheek – bush tomato and coconut red curry sauce – spring onion rice cake or Chicken breast – prosciutto wrapped, pocketed with bocconcini, smoked tomato, and avocado. * dietary requirements can be accommodated.
Please note Ochre Restaurant is closed on Sundays.
*Return Airport Transfers
Type of Vehicle for Seat in Coach Transfer:
• Toyota Coaster: 20 pax, no baby seat anchor points
Guidance: From the Airport
Travelling times are approximately as above with the exception of trips into the city from the airport. As drop-offs have less delays than pickups the journey is usually quicker. Early morning and evening trips to Palm Cove/Port Douglas may proceed via the City. Traffic is minimal and, discounting the congestion of the daytime trips, the transit time to Port Douglas via the city is the same as during the daylight-hours direct service (approx. 1.5 hours). Airport statistics show that first bags are arriving at the Domestic Terminal carousels between 11 minutes and one hour after aircraft arrival. There is no consistency/pattern to baggage delays and last bags can be delayed considerably longer. To this end, Exemplar staff at time of booking will assign you to the most feasible departure time based on our analysis and best estimate of ‘Ready to Depart Time’.
Guidance: To the Airport
Allowing for passenger pickups, and with moderate traffic levels and good weather, typical travelling times, are:
1.5hrs Port Douglas to Airport
45 mins Palm Cove to Airport
30 mins from far end of Cairns city to Airport
Please note, this does not factor in Check-in Time.
Please base your calculations on these figures to establish the pickup time from the timetable. If trips are likely to be longer because of adverse weather, road works or local events, etc., Exemplar will recommend a more prudent time. But please note: it is the passengers’ ultimate responsibility to stipulate their pickup time.
Arrival Procedures – Transfers
Our Airport Concierge and/or driver will meet all passengers at the relevant luggage carousel at Cairns Domestic or in the arrival hall (Customs exit) at Cairns International.
The driver will come to the collection point:
• International (Customs Exit) 30 mins post aircraft landing time, and
• Domestic (relevant carousel) 15 mins post aircraft landing time.
Concierge/driver will be holding an Exemplar sign. If the passengers cannot locate the driver they are to call Exemplar on 07 4213 3333.
Departure Procedure: Passengers are to wait adjacent to hotel reception/porte cochere for their pick up. Passengers must be ready 10 minutes prior to departure time.
Confirmations: Guests are requested to reconfirm with the office 48 hours prior to travel by calling Exemplar on 07 4213 3333.
• Adults 12 years (inclusive) and older
• Children between 2 and 11 years (inclusive)
• Infants (under 2 years) are free of charge, even if occupying a seat.
No Show/Waiting-Time/ Missed or Delayed Flights:
Non-airport, Private and Seat-in-Coach: Any party not at the booked/confirmed, place and time of pickup will be fully charged.
Airport Seat-in-Coach: Vehicle will depart at scheduled time. Pax who are late for vehicle will be assigned to next available vehicle. If there is no practicable “next available vehicle” Exemplar will assist with finding alternative transport. Either a Refund or a No-Show Fee may apply depending on the circumstances. (E.g. flight delayed/cancelled then refund; if pax slept in and missed flight then No-Show)
The same luggage restrictions apply as per standard economy domestic flight Terms & Conditions. However, a reasonable amount of luggage beyond this will be carried for free if passenger has a seat-in-coach booking and there is space in the trailer. If passenger is in a sedan limousine and there is too much for the boot then either the luggage will be carried for free in an Exemplar coach/trailer that is headed in the same direction at the same time, or, if no coach/trailer is available then Exemplar will assist passenger in making alternative arrangements (at passenger expense).
Child seats, baby seats and baby capsules:
Cannot be fitted to seat-in-coach services (not required by law and no anchor points).
All prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice. Flights are not included unless otherwise stated & if included, are economy class unless otherwise stated. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable.
Peace of Mind Guarantee – If Things Change, So Can Your Holiday`. If your booking is directly impacted by any COVID-19 Government restrictions, we can offer you the option to amend or cancel your booking date up to 24 hours prior to arrival and you may be eligible for a fee-free amendment or full refund. For more details refer to the general terms and conditions.
Travel insurance is not included but is strongly recommended. Ask your Travel Expert about our great value coverage options.
General Terms & Conditions
In addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined above, upon purchase this package is subject to general terms & conditions.