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Where to stay in Port Douglas with teenagers

With the ever independent seeking and ‘go it alone’ attitude of your blossoming teenager(s), finding a balance can be difficult. Giving them their freedom and simultaneously ensuring their safety is tantamount.  Finding accommodation near to activities that will interest them to avoid the ‘I’m bored’ response is a good thing.  It keeps them near to you, but still gives them the long leash of perceived independence. 

Four Mile beach stretches from central Port Douglas along one side of the peninsula for around four miles.  

Most accommodations are within an easy 5 minutes’ walk of the beach.  All accommodations offer swimming pools and there are regular private bus services that go into Port Douglas central.

In Port Douglas (central location) there are skate ramps, kite surfing lessons (Four mile area) and stand up paddle boarding (Four Mile area), and on central Four Mile beach (you can check up on them on the webcam on this site) they can rent boogie boards, catamarans, surf boards and sea kayaks (central location).

Whats the best type of accommodation for teenagers?

There are many types of accommodation on offer in Port Douglas.  These various options will allow you to give the teenager[s] in your life that extra space but at a healthy distance. 

With hotel rooms you can have an arrangement to have interconnecting doors between both rooms so you can be separate but together.

If you would like more space then there are many private apartments and houses that you can rent as holiday accommodation.   Some of these even have two reception areas!  So your teens can watch their own TV and play computer games in a separate area (15 Wharf Street), some holiday houses even have a separate living pavilion next to the main house (7 Wharf Street).

Facilities of the accommodation should be considered and what is included. Big factor as mentioned before is the internet.

Other considerations should include whether they have satellite TV, DVD players, a library of DVD films, swimming pool (a must), large screen TV’s, stereo (Bluetooth?) or iPhone docking.

If coming from abroad always a good idea to travel with a few plug converters – iPhones, iPads and computers have a tendency to always need a lot of ‘juice’ some charger plugs come with USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at once. 

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