Mali Mali – Luxury Escape, Port Douglas Hinterland

WINNER – Mali Mali AUSTRALIAN House of the Year and WINNER – 2008 Queensland State Building Design Awards, Category: Custom Designed Homes over 450 sqm

Crowned Australia’s Best House in a gala awards ceremony in Canberra, Mali Mali also won Queensland’s Best House.

The luxe Queensland holiday property is located on 40 acres of absolute hilltop with 360 degree panoramic views from the Daintree Rainforest to the Pacific Ocean.  This idyllic and private retreat is in a league of it’s own and a stay here will ensure an unforgettable holiday experience.

Designed by internationally acclaimed, award winning designer, Chris Vandyke and built by multi award winning Keith Tesch, the property features cascading water gardens that run alongside tropical pavilions.  The infinity pool with Italian glass mosaic tiles at the front of the master pavilion offers breathtaking views to Port Douglas and beyond. Three king bedrooms (and a Media Room) offer superior accommodation for up to 8 discerning guests. The pool pavilion features a generous lounge room, dining room and open plan kitchen complete with all the necessary modern appliances needed for a luxurious tropical getaway.

Complete with it’s own heli pad and world class tennis court, this is a premium luxurious holiday retreat fit for a pro.

Mali Mali is a popular luxury escape for those wanting to truly relax with amazing views over the coral sea.

Ambience surrounds and time stands still!

Choose Mali Mali for your Port Douglas Holiday Accommodation.


Nightly Rate $950.00 ($4,750.00 for 5 nights)
Minimum Nights: 5
Guests included: 2
Additional Guests: $50.00 per person per night
Maximum Guests: 8
Check-In: 2pm
Check-Out: 10am
Tariff shown is applicable for up to 2 guests and is accommodation only.
Parties, weddings and events are not permitted at this retreat without prior approval!
Comparable Rate: 2 guests per day: Airbnb from $1,118.00, Stays from $1,007.00

Facilities & Features

  • Accommodation to sleep 6 guests (maximum 8 accommodated)
  • 3 king size bedrooms with ensuites (and Media Room with double sofa bed)
  • 40 acres of absolute hilltop
  • 360 degree panoramic views to the mountains, rainforest and ocean
  • Absolute privacy, seclusion and confidentiality
  • World class tennis court with tennis pavillion
  • Helicopter pad
  • Heated wet-edge infinity swimming pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and Nespresso machine
  • WiFi (excessive use may be charged to guest)
  • Media room (with fold out couch)
  • Water gardens
  • Sunbathing deck and massage pavillion
  • Tropical gardens
  • Fully air conditioned and ceiling fans
  • Double car garage
  • Full laundry facilities
  • All linen and beach towels are provided
  • Holidays with pets permitted with prior permission only (bond may apply)

Executive Service

We are here to help you tailor-make your perfect Queensland vacation. Upon your arrival at Mali Mali, a personal meet and greet service will be provided to help you settle into the local area. We can also recommend day excursions, car rental, in-house catering, babysitting, spa treatments, massages, and private yoga sessions at an additional cost not included in the tariff.

Spa Indulgence

Lay by the infinity pool while you enjoy a relaxing foot soak, full body massage, desert salt exfoliation and mapi mud body wrap. Your mind drifts away while your scalp is massaged and then be led to your bath to soak and wash away any remaining tension. Complete the experience with a nurturing facial and foot and hand treatment. Revive your senses with the sounds and fragrances of the tropics and make this wonderfully indulging spa treatment a part of your holiday experience – 3 hours.

We are happy to tailor personalised spa packages for your stay.


“I cannot say enough positive things about Mali Mali or the Executive Retreats staff. This is a beautiful villa in an incredible location. We could not have been happier with the villa or the tours in both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Mali Mali was one of the most unique villas that we have ever stayed in, and we would highly recommend it to all. Heather set up tours that our entire family (my wife andI as well as our three kids ages 14, 13, and 10) found more than exciting and exhilarating. We will always cherish this special vacation. Thanks for everything!”


Mali Mali luxe accommodation has a confidential location to protect guests privacy and because of this a map with directions is provided on payment of the final balance.  The property is located just 5 minutes drive from the nearest town, Mossman and Port Douglas is a further 20 minute drive.   The property is located in absolute seclusion on top of Mt Somerset and covers a stretch of hilltop, 40 acres in total and offers panoramic 360 degree views from the Pacific Ocean to the Daintree Rainforest. This is the perfect location for experiencing the wonders of the local region from rainforest tours to snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.