Testimonials

Blue Cowrie Testimonials

The owner , Hazel, was lovely to deal with and provided great customer service. The apartment has recently been refurbished & was beautifully clean & inviting, nestled amongst tropical gardens making you feel like you're in the rainforest. Set at the back of Palm Cove, the apartments are out of the rush & traffic? We loved breakfast on the balcony overlooking the gardens, saw lots of wildlife including the beautiful Ullysees butterfly. Even though we were in a block of apartments we had our privacy. The amenities were great, 5 adults didn't feel cramped. We would definitely revisit.

Kathy G Oct 17

Well appointed and comfortable 3-bedroom apartment with poolside views and green aspect from balcony makes this the perfect relaxing location for a sunshine break. Love the use of the electric BBQ on the balcony, full size fridge / freezer and two TVs.

Chris H July 16

Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this apartment. Will recommend to everyone. Had everything we could have wanted and was lovely and clean

Jackie C April 16

In total 6 of us stayed at the unit, 3 adults & 3 teen children. The unit was clean, modern, spacious & equipped with all the facilities that we required for our 10 nite stay. The view overlooking the pool & trees was very pretty, lots of different wildlife & birds to be seen from the balcony at different times. Overall I would highly recommend this unit, Hazel the owner was very prompt in her communication to me & all details to access the property, we look forward to going back next year! Thanks Hazel

Lisa T Sep 2015

My family recently stayed at the Blue Cowrie apartment in Palm Cove and loved it! The apartment was very spacious, clean and modern. The resort facilities very perfect and we were on walking distance of everything palm cove has to offer. We loved our stay and will be returning for sure!

Rachel A Sep 2015

This was an excellent location. Blue Cowrie was in walking access to the beach, shops, and restaurants. The apartment was spacious for our family. Our boys (8 & 12) enjoyed listening and looking for birds off the balcony. Great communication with Hazel. We appreciated that very much. Would recommend this apartment for a nice relaxing stay.

Nicole E Jul 2015

This was a fantastic apartment. Spacious, clean and well furnished, the apartment had everything we needed. The pool was lovely!

Schwartz Family - Melbourne Dec 2014

Great place & well equipped kitchen, nice BBQ & great pool. Weather so so but all trips to Barrier Reef, Atherton, Skyrail, Port Douglas were all very nice & very enjoyable.

Lund Family Malmo - Sweden Dec 2014

A very nice stay & outside BBQ on the balcony was great – basically every meal was cooked outside. Great apartment & location – will definitely stay again & recomm

Waite Family - Melbourne Nov 2014

We have stayed at blue cowrie several times over the years and always have a wonderful time. The apartment has had a great update since our last visit. The large pool is just at the bottom of the building and being able to watch the kids in the pool from the apartment balcony is a bonus. We were often able to have the pool to ourselves which was terrific to get a break from the hustle and bustle of Palm cove beach which is also just a few minute walk away. We will be back again.

Hawley Family - Melbourne Oct 2014

We recently spent a fabulous 10 days at Blue Cowrie in central Palm Cove. the location was perfect and walking distance to excellent restaurants, bars and cafes. The apartment was spotlessly clean with great cooking and dining facilities. the two bathrooms were great when travelling with a family. The kids loved the pool and the weather was perfect. This is a great holiday apartment and we couldn't fault it.

Dawn R - Melbourne Sep 2014

My family and I recently spent a very relaxing 10 days at Blue Cowrie. The apartment has everything you need, it's clean and fresh with plenty of room to relax. The location is great too, walking distance to everything you need in Palm Cove and of course the kids loved the pool right outside the door. Highly recommend this apartment if you're looking for quality accommodation in Palm Cove. We'll be back!!

Paterson Family - Melbourne Sep 2014

A beautiful outlook from this apartment – looking into tropical treetops!! We dined outside often to enjoy it all. Everything we needed was here – pool, superb weather, comfortable & relaxing amenities. Palm Cove is delightful & has so much to see in a really short distance. We would all love to come back again !

Smith Family - Victoria Sep 2014

When we entered this spacious sunny & delightfully furnished apartment we knew we had made the right choice. We enjoyed the luxurious balcony, especially for sunny breakfasts. Everything is clean, well equipped & functional. We had many fantastic days seeing the unbelievable sights of FNQ & were surprised at how uncrowded this unique place – in Europe it would be so overcrowded. Thank you, Hazel & Andrew for providing this superb apartment & helping make our holiday in Palm Cove very special before our return to Germany after my sabbatical in Adelaide.

Fischer Family - Adelaide / Germany Aug 2014

We had a wonderful stay despite Cyclone Ita – very comfortable apartment & great pool.

Catherine Mitchell - Sydney Apr 2014

Lovely clean fresh apartment – couldn’t ask for more. Thanks for the starter toiletries. Awesome location – this is our 4th year running up here at this time. Definitely coming back to Blue Cowrie again if available. Loved the Zumba classes at the PPCC – ladies very welcoming – great “me time” while hubby took the kids .

The Osborn Family - Sydney Jan 2014

We loved Blue Cowrie – a very relaxing time was had by us 2 adults & 3 kids. The pools were very popular & the weather was great. Now back to the cold in Melbourne

The Schnabels - Melbourne Nov 2013

We came from Darwin to get married. Fantastic facility for our little family & all in all we loved the apartment & Palm Cove – so much so that we extended our stay for an extra week !!

The Reillys - Darwin Oct 2013

This really was a great family holiday with superb weather which made it a very welcome break from NZ winter. Kids loved the beach & pool – we loved it all

The Browns - New Zealand Aug 2013

This really large apartment is perfect for a large family like ours. It was quiet, spacious & the omplex has so many swimming spots – we didn’t manage to try them all. The apartment was fantastic & had all necessities & more – a great place to escape the FREEZING Melbourne winter!

Peacock Family - Melbourne Jul 2013

We had a sensational time in the apartment. There’s always a nervous moment when first opening the door – “will it be nice?” In this case there was zero disappointment – super clean, huge & well-placed – we loved it ! Thank you so much for the care you clearly take in providing a first class experience for families – we really appreciated it.

The Ryans - Sydney Jun 2013
We've had a great holiday – our kids had a ball in the pool & everyone is so friendly in Palm Cove. Palm Cove is a great location for going to the Daintree, the reef & the tablelands – we have found our way to some spectacular places.
Sam Jones & family - Melbourne Aug 2012
We have had a great 9 days in this very comfortable & well equipped apartment. It's location was excellent & convenient for getting to all the tourist sights. We specifically came for the total solar eclipse on 14th Nov & enjoyed this amazing spectacle with many other local, national & international tourists on the beach at Palm Cove.
Carol Mudie & friends - NSW Aug 2012
We have had the most restful & lovely time in your most comfortable & lovely apartment. We loved everything about it, very clean, love the 2 bathrooms & the lovely toiletries provided, the bed is very comfortable & the kitchen has everything one could need. Great balcony overlooking the fabulous pool & lovely gardens. Many thanks & we will come back.
Tony & Frances Marletta - Sydney Oct 2012
Great apartment – fantastic location & lovely clean pool. Beautifully presented & very clean.
June Luxmore & family - Melbourne & Ireland Sept 2012
Delightful apartment – big & roomy with wonderful views and pool & beautifully presented – thank you. Friendly kookaburras !!
Garry Watson & friends - S.Aus & WA Aug 2012
What a wonderful holiday we have had. The weather has been good to us with sunshine every day. The apartment is VERY spacious & comfortable in a great location & handy to Palm Cove village. A hire car is necessary to do the "touristy things" & see the beautiful scenic coastline. Many thanks to the owners for making our stay a very pleasant one.
Margaret McNamara & family - Sydney & UK Aug 2012
Lovely spacious apartment which looked exactly like the internet pics which was a nice surprise! Wonderful weather, amazing environment & had a ball !!
The Sadlers - Gisborne, VIC Jan 2012
We've had a fantastic holiday in this lovely part of the world! The apartment has been great – spacious, welcoming & with everything we needed. Many trip highlights including sunrise on Palm Cove beach.
The Kessels family - Te Panu NZ Oct 2011
What a wonderful place this is – my family & I had a ball! The apartment pool & the croc pool were great. Loved the walk to the beach & the weather couldn't have been better. Thanks for your lovely apartment for a great stay.
The Woodcock family - Melbourne Oct 2011
What a great apartment! We loved all the space & the pool – we'll be back!
The Cook family - Wellington NZ Sept 2011
A wonderful place to end our holiday & we wish we had more time here – but alas! The kids loved the crocodile pool & I loved the poolside cocktails! Thanks for a wonderful place to relax.
The Pepping-Simpsons - Auckland NZ Aug 2011
Thanks for a great place to soak up the warmth & escape the Melbourne winter. The apartment was fantastic!! We loved the walk down to the beach & the girls loved the crocodile pool – we will be back !
The Munro family - Melbourne Aug 2011
Had a fabulous holiday! Wonderful apartment to stay in – facilities are great. Swam everyday & loved Palm Cove – plan to come back – a great way to avoid Sydney's cold winter.
The Skerritt family - Sydney July 2011
Had a fabulous time! Loved the apartment – the girls loved the beach theme & frangipanis & the boys loved the pay TV sports channels! Loved the tennis & bike hire and the walkway to the beach is just beautiful.
The McKay family - Melbourne July 2011
Great place – lovely & luxury & wide open space with great view from the balcony looking out towards the forest.
The Lal family - Melbourne Oct 2010
We had a great time!! The apartment is spacious & well appointed. The kids loved the pool & the nearby friendly orb spider they named Kevin & also the fabulous kid's croc pool at the main resort.
The Leavey's - Melbourne Sept 2010
What a great place to spend the holidays! The apartment has ample space for 7 people & still space to do many other things. The beach was wonderful & the resort beautiful.
Wolfowicz & Donatti families - Texas USA July 2010
Great spacious apartment! Love the wrap around balcony & had a fantastic time and will definitely recommend to others.
Sara & Steven Johnstone - Victoria June 2010

We had a lovely trip to FNQ - very relaxed and happy with your apartment once again. We had a lovely break with only a couple of days of rain - the heat compensates for the rain though !! We will certainly be visiting FNQ again - this was our 4th trip up - and we will be in touch in the future. Please feel free to email any specials that you have with your properties from time to time. I told my husband last night that all my sarongs are now washed, dried and ironed ready for the next FNQ holiday !!

Julie Keel - Victoria Feb 2010

Hi Hazel, I just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time in Palm Cove! We were thrilled with our accomodation and we appreciated all the extras including the little Christmas tree which greeted us upon our arrival. My daughter and her boyfriend live in a tiny room in Melbourne so they really enjoyed the spacious apartment, wrap around balcony, pool and the fitness centre. We did all the usual tourist activities but were happy to be able to relax and enjoy the terrific view from the apartment. I appreciated all your suggestions as we rented a car and self catered. Although it was hot, most places have air conditioning and we enjoyed the new experience of celebrating Christmas in the summer. We spent some time in Melbourne and then came home to a raging snowstorm the day after we arrived. We will never forget our amazing trip to "down under" and if we ever get back, we will be sure to look you up. Many thanks and Happy New Year!

The Cox Family re-union - Canada & Melbourne Dec 2009

We loved Palm Cove - the kids loved the Croc Pool & all the wildlife around. We had everything we needed at hand in the apartment & plenty of room for our group of 9. Great position, great weather & lovely apartment - we'll be back, again !!!

The Hartman & Merlino Families - Melbourne Oct 2009

We just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at the Blue Cowrie. What a fantastic resort!! The pool was great, the gardens were very nice, the apartment was clean and perfect for all of us. Palm Cove is very wonderful!! Thank you for everything.

The Deptuck family - Canada Oct 2009

We had a lovely relaxing 10 days at Blue Cowrie. Thank you, Hazel for your very comfortable apartment - our 4 year old daughter has had a ball swimming in the pool & having ice-cream treats. Thanks for the helpful hints about what to do for entertainment. We wouldn't have gone to Hartley's if it hadn't been recommended. Who knew a crocodile could become a $40,000 hand bag in NY! We love Palm Cove & will no doubt be back again.

The Carters - Sydney Sept 2009

We had a wonderful stay in Palm Cove - the Blue Cowrie accommodation really suited our family of 4, including 1 20 & 17 year old. We will not forget or Far North experience.

Cooper Family - Sydney April 2009

We had a wonderful stay in Palm Cove - sunny & hot - just what we needed. Lovely quiet area but with plenty to do - car hire made a big difference & not expensive. Barrier reef trip, croc farm & Port Douglas were all fantastic - thanks for all your help, Hazel.

Emma & Anna - England March 2009

What a lovely apartment in a great position. We've had a great holiday with our overseas visitors from the UK. Many thanks, Hazel.

The Halls & The Owens - Sydney & Liverpool Oct 2008

We had a very comfortable stay at Blue Cowrie - home away from home. We loved the Gold card extras at the Novotel. Kids enjoyed the crocodile pool & adults loved the sports centre and lap pool. Half price buffet breaky was great too. Thanks so much.

Rozairos - Melbourne Oct 2008

Great holiday, very clean, great facilities - couldn't ask for anything better! We had a very enjoyable time here.

The Stantons - Sydney Oct 2008

A beautiful & relaxing holiday with a lovely outlook and all necessary accessories. Thanks a lot.

Chris & the Jenkin clan - Melbourne Oct 2008

What better place to get away from the southern winter. The beautiful tropical gardens, the fine wining and dining and best of all sharing it with good friends.

Maggie R - Melbourne Aug 2008

We've had a very happy return to Palm Cove and to Blue Cowrie. Lots of golf, shopping and exploring. For art lovers, we recommend the Catholic Cathedral of St Monica in Cairns - a great wonderful surprise awaits you.

Liz H - Melbourne Aug 2008

Enjoyed another wonderful holiday here, weather great - did all the usual things - shopping, golf etc. Thanks, Hazel - apartment fantastic.

Marg Burke - Melbourne Aug 2008

What a fantastic place to stay. It's so well set out, with everything you need in a great complex. The whole family had a ball. If only you could control the weather !!

The Harrington's - Sydney July 2008

Back now to a chilly New Zealand at 15 degrees. Had a lovely holiday in Palm Cove and would recommend the Blue Cowrie as a base - the accommodation was excellent.

The Newman's - NZ July 2008

Thanks Hazel, just to let you know, we thought the apartment & location was great - beach toys & kids' DVDs/books a stroke of genius. We would definitely like to stay there again, probably later in the year work permitting.

Richard Thambyah - NSW May 2008

We have had a wonderful holiday stay here at Blue Cowrie. The unit is so beautifully laid out with all the convenience of home away from home. Just a gorgeous apartment to stay in. Thank you again

The Panting's - WA May 2008

Great place to stay - Blue Cowrie has everything you need - especially lots of champagne glasses. The resort is great & we made good use of the complimentary PCCC Gold card for the lap pool and tennis courts.

Rod, Julie, Justin, Rachel & Emily - Melbourne April 2008

The apartment exceeded all expectations and was a very comfortable base from which to enjoy & explore the natural & tourist attractions of the Cairns region. The pool & lush tropical garden made sitting on the balcony enjoying a wine (or 2!!) an even more pleasurable experience. We would not hesitate to recommend to all our southern friends & hope to return to Blue Cowrie again. Thank you !!

Dirk & Julie - Goulburn, NSW Feb 2008

Stayed with Dirk & Julie & had the best holiday - great weather and location. Used all resort facilities & felt so comfortable in the apartment.

Menno & Jenny - Geelong Feb 2008

Had a wonderful time; played golf almost everyday with a choice from Palm Cove, Paradise Palms & Half Moon Bay at Yorkeys Knob. We also had a great trip to the tablelands - don't miss Gallo at Mareeba for delicious cheese and homemade chocs.

Doreen, Barb & Marg - Melbourne Oct 2007

Had a heavenly holiday but a week is not enough - we'll stay longer next time. Blue Cowrie is a luxury home from home - everything you need, in a perfect tropical paradise.

Chris & Ken - Melbourne Sept 2007

Fantastic apartment - great for relaxing on our quiet days & great for sharing - lots of room. We did "the lot", a fun packed week - rafting, reef, quad bikes and the Daintree. Great holiday but alas - all too short.

Steph, Glenn, Jane & Udi - Melbourne May 2007

Hi Hazel, We returned from our Cairns trip last night and have had a wonderful time. I was absolutely delighted with your apartment - it was much more than I had hoped for - the photos do not do it justice. The resort was lovely, but I thought the Spindle block was the best part of it and 229 the best located in the building. It really is huge inside and the veranda is fabulous with the pool on one side and the rainforest on the other side. Having the next door apartment for my brother's family was great, but we did all the communal living in your apartment. Drinks on the balcony overlooking the pool at dusk, is just superb!

Mark Williams - ACT Sept 2006

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