Shangri-La – Private Hideaway, Port Douglas Hinterland

If you are looking to seriously escape to a safe haven then this is your Shangri-La with the majestic Daintree Mountains as your vista. Shangri-Laoffers private accommodation ensuring a relaxing and unforgettable holiday for family, friends, or honeymooners. Forget the stresses of everyday life and rekindle the soul at this tropical paradise.

The senses are saturated as soon as you enter the 500-metre winding drive through a coconut and mango grove dotted with neem trees and exotics. The stone-walled, French provincial design house accommodates 6-8 people with an intimate atmosphere. The well-traveled owners have paid attention to detail with touches that you would only find in European havens. The house features a 20-metre heated wet edge lap pool with glorious views of the Daintree Mountains. Rediscover the simple pleasures of life. Reading, breathing the mountain air, swimming, exploring the fascinating valley on bicycles, taking a dip in a mountain stream, and long walks through the lush unspoiled gardens this property offers. Incredible views to dine by with the mountains luring the sun to bed in spectacular sunsets. A magical private paradise…absolute seclusion. If you like bird watching, this retreat is for you!

Shangri-La is a popular retreat for Port Douglas weddings and special events. Permission for events is required at time of booking.

Choose Shangri-La for your Port Douglas holiday house or Daintree accommodation.


Nightly Rate: $595.00 ($2,975.00 for 5 nights)
Minimum Nights: 5
Guests included: 2
Additional Guests: $50.00 per person per night
Maximum Guests: 6
Check-In: 2pm
Check-Out: 10am
Tariff shown is applicable for up to 2 guests and is accommodation only
Comparable Rate: 2 guests per night: Airbnb from $700.00, Stayz from $631.00

Facilities & Features

  • 4 bedrooms (2 king, 1 queen, 1 single and +1 king day bed for nature lovers under a Balinese style cabana)
  • 2 bathrooms & 1 outside bathroom
  • Well equipped kitchen including gas cooking, Nespresso machine and dishwasher
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Ceiling fans throughout
  • Outdoor dining in 3 settings
  • Undercover BBQ area
  • Heated saltwater swimming pool (heated in winter months only, June – September)
  • Full laundry facilities
  • TV with Foxtel, DVD/CD surround system
  • WiFi (excessive use may be charged to guest)
  • Decks to sunbathe
  • 30 acres of grounds
  • All linen including beach/pool towels are provided
  • A complimentary mid stay cleaning service is provided for stays of 8 nights or more
  • Children most welcome
  • Holidays with pets permitted with prior permission only (bond may apply)
  • Please note that the Vichy shower is currently out of order

Executive Service

We can recommend day excursions, car rental, in house catering, babysitting, spa treatments, massages and private yoga sessions at an additional cost not included in tariff.

We can help tailor make the ultimate Port Douglas vacation whilst staying at this Daintree Holiday Accommodation.

Spa Indulgence

To enhance your holiday experience, we offer a 3-hour spa experience for your ultimate relaxation. In the comfort and luxury of your own retreat, you will be relaxed and grounded with a foot soak, a full body desert salt exfoliation, a warm mapi mud body wrap, and a scalp massage. Refresh with a tropical shower, then surrender body and soul to a full body massage, followed by a facial and indulgent pampering for the hands and feet. Re-harmonise in your natural surrounds and drift away to the soothing sounds of the ocean.

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

Weddings & Functions

Shangri-La is a Port Douglas destination wedding venue.

Maximum people 60
Rate per night $695
Minimum stay 5 nights
Maximum guests 6
Location fee $2,000.00

Wedding & Event Terms & Conditions 2019


‘We have done nothing. So many plans for trips and such before we got here, but as soon as the bags went down so did we. We loved it and thank you so much for being such magnificent hosts – first class all the way!’

‘Our time spent at Shangri-La will always be etched in our minds and memories as one of our favourite holidays. The simplicity of just enjoying the amazing views and breathing in the best of the valley has been an indulgent pleasure that has been welcomed by our whole family. The kids have had the time of their life, exploring, learning, discovering and just being free in such a wonderful place. While my husband and I enjoyed relaxing, talking and remembering who we are again. Pure bliss!! Thank you – your hospitality is unrivalled!’

‘We have just left Shangri-la and have had an absolutely wonderful time.  Thank you so much for sharing that lovely slice of heaven with us.  We hope to be back at some stage in the future.’


Shangri-La in Whyanbeel Valley has a confidential location to protect guests privacy. It is located just 15 minutes drive from the nearest town, Mossman and 30 minutes from Port Douglas. A map with directions is provided on payment of the final balance. Shangri-La is hidden in a valley in the most exclusive area of lifestyle properties of North Queensland. Whyanbeel Valley is home to the world famous The Botanical Ark, Diane Cilento’s Karnak Playhouse under the stars, High Falls Farm and tropical flower and fruit orchards.