Why I Love to Stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns


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One of my favourite places to stay for a holiday to relax and rejuvenate is the Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns.

Here are my reasons:

1. Location, Location, Location

The Shangri-La Hotel is situated at the Marina with picturesque ocean views. The hotel is also central to the town main centre with an easy walk to shops and restaurants.

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2. Horizon Club

A lovely place to relax morning, afternoon and evening with the friendliest staff. A scrumptious selection of food is offered daily for breakfast and canapés along with a full bar daily from 5 – 7pm.  The Horizon Club is well worth including in your stay.

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3. Swimming Pool

The hotel has a beautiful large swimming pool with plenty of chairs and day beds to relax by the pool.

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4. Restaurants with water views

There are many restaurants in Cairns and my favourite are Dundee’s, Salt House, Waterbar & Grill and North Bar & Kitchen.

5. Activities and Sightseeing

Helicopter ride to the Great Barrier Reef

A short stroll from the hotel will have you at GBR Helicopter for a scenic aerial ride over the Great Barrier Reef.  The helicopter ride goes around Green Island with a close look over the Great Barrier Reef. During the ride we spotted a stingray and a turtle. I was amazed at how beautiful and picturesque the Great Barrier Reef truly is. GBR Helicopters staff are very professional, friendly and courteous and I look forward to my next helicopter ride with GBR Helicopters at Port Douglas.

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Day trip to Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a 50 minute bus trip from the main centre at Cairns and is a great spot for swimming in the ocean, beautiful beach walks and shopping.

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Cairns Botanical Gardens

A taxi driver recommended the Botanical Gardens as a great place to visit whilst in Cairns. I was certainly glad I followed his advice. The butterfly enclosure was lots of fun and the orchids were spectacular.

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Other activities include jet skis, jet boat rides and Great Barrier Reef Cruises.

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The Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns is a wonderful place to visit and I look forward to returning with my Drone http://www.droning4all.com.

K.

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