Mali Mali

  From $950 pn
  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 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 offer superior accommodation for up to 6 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 luxury family-friendly tropical escape.

Mali Mali is a peaceful sanctuary with good populations of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants native to Tropical North Queensland. Complete with a world class tennis court set against a backdrop of the ranges of the Daintree National Park, play tennis with an unforgettable view amongst the native fauna and flora.

Mali Mali is a popular luxury home for couples and families wanting to truly relax, be amongst nature, and enjoy the serenity – all with amazing views over the coral sea.

Ambience surrounds and time stands still!

Choose Mali Mali for your Tropical North Queensland Holiday Accommodation.

No parties are permitted at this retreat. As per council regulations in this area, we please ask that noise be kept to acceptable levels.

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  From $950 pn
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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: 6
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!

Facilities & Features

  • Accommodation to sleep 6 guests
  • 3 king size bedrooms or 2 king and 2 singles with ensuites 
  • Absolute hilltop with unobstructed views
  • 360 degree panoramic views to the mountains, rainforest and ocean
  • Absolute privacy, seclusion and confidentiality
  • World class tennis court with tennis pavilion
  • Wet-edge infinity swimming pool (Heated in Winter months June, July, August)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and Nespresso machine
  • State of the art entertainment and appliances
  • WiFi (excessive use may be charged to guest)
  • Media room 
  • Water gardens
  • Sunbathing deck and massage pavilion
  • Tropical gardens
  • Fully air conditioned and ceiling fans
  • Double car garage
  • Full laundry facilities
  • All linen and beach towels are provided
  • A complimentary mid stay service is provided for bookings of 10 nights or more
  • Holidays with pets permitted with prior permission only (bond may apply)

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 and bookings are essential.

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 and I 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."

Guest 2021

"I recently enjoyed a week at Mali Mali with my wife and 3 children. It was a wonderful experience and we had a truly lovely stay. The house was well presented and an accurate reflection of the photos and description. The team at Executive Retreats were on hand to assist as required and the process was completed seamless. The pool and view was magnificent and the house was well appointed. The tennis court was well maintained and the surroundings were the ultimate in peace and tranquility. We truly had a wonderful time and will be back! Thank you for a lovely stay!"

Guest 2022

'A truly beautiful location and an amazing house. The view was truly spectacular and the vibe is that of a balinese resort. We spent most of our days at the house and in the beautiful pool and used the tennis court a lot. Kitchen was well equipped and there is a great BBQ so we ate most meals at the house. Given we were surrounded by rainforest it was to be expected we would have a lot of wildlife, this was definitely the case, especially at night time. This made the walk from the living area to the bedrooms was a little unnerving at times as you have to go outside and walk on the walkway beside the pond to get to your room, there were always lots of frogs and geckos to be seen. The bedrooms were always nice and cool even on very hot days and the beds were very comfortable. We would definitely recommend Mali Mali if you are looking for a very peaceful, private and relaxing holiday.'

Guest April 2023

'It was our  first visit to Port Douglas and the home really enhanced our impression of the whole area .What a stunning property and despite the flight over the Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling tour of the reefs and Skyrail experience in Kuranda I organised  … when I asked my son is favourite thing about our  stay he said “the house".'

Guest June 2023


Executive Service

We can recommend car rental, day excursions, 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.


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 on top of Mt Somerset and covers a stretch of hilltop offering 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.

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