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On the Beach Holiday Apartments

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We returned in December 2017 from a four week holiday at On the Beach Apartments. This was our 3rd visit and we still enjoyed it so much we will be back. The apartments are comfy, clean and contain all you need. Staff have changed over a three year period but all have been extremely friendly and very helpful. Reception will book tours and cars for you, offer advise and look after you. The views are superb the location second to none. The glorious beach directly opposite. The resort is quiet, trips into Cairns half hour away for nightlife. But a great base for exploring this region of Australia. Definitely our favourite place for a holiday.

My recent visit to On the Beach was the 2nd time in 4 years that we have stayed at On the Beach(last time for a 3 week period and this time for 4 weeks). It was interesting to read other reviews before I wrote this as we have only stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at the block of 6 apartments known as Blue Marlin. These apartments have tiled floors so are much easier to keep clean. They are cleaned and serviced every week(the day dependant on the day you arrive) with linen changed also, and are fully equipped to cook a 3 course meal(if you so wished). The downside of a beach front apartment some 30 yards from sand is that some of it is going to be blown onto a balcony and into the apartment when the doors are open but are far outweighed by the upsides i.e Beautiful views of the sea, a cooling breeze especially welcomed when the temperature rises above 30 degrees centigrade and one wants to sit outside and being able to sit on the balcony, enjoying breakfast whilst sitting in the morning sun. Trinity Beach itself is a very peaceful location and ideal for those people who want to retreat from the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life. The shopping available at Trinity Beach is more than adequate and a visit the the Kebab Outlet a must(the fish and chips are stunning😛). There is a large shopping mall at Smithfield which is a 20 minute bus ride from Trinity Beach in the direction of Cairns. The WiFi was very reliable as was the FOXTEL box with the occasional low cloud and storms being a disruption to the satellite signal.(outside the control of Gerald and his team). I am already looking forward to my 3rd visit to On the Beach.

Literally being a stones throw from the beach has its pros and cons. Fantastic to sit out on the balcony overlooking the ocean accompanied by some crackers, cheese and a bottle of wine. On the flip side, excessive exposure to the salty air made the carpets and furnishing feel very sticky and unclean. We were in a one bedroom apartment above the pool area. The accommodation was cosy, no frills. The kitchenette was sufficient for a few nights but if you intend on self catering for a longer stay, you might find the kitchen to be limited. Note that this is not a serviced apartment complex so you’ll need to wash your dishes & take out your rubbish daily. There is also a stern notice in the kitchen that threatens an additional cleaning fee if the apartment is left in a messy state upon check out which I found to be over the top. Management were helpful in providing local advice and the longer term residence of the complex were quite friendly. On a side note, definitely book a table at Blue Moon Grill while in Trinity Beach. Extensive menu with a local twist. Don’t order an entree, they serve large portions, providing good service along with a large choice of Australian and foreign beers.

Very nice apartments facing the beach. Not a lot of cooking facilities but nice food eating out. The beach is very good but a limited area for swimming as that area of coast has marine stingers and saltwater crocodiles. The safe area is cordoned of and has a lifeguard.

We always stay here in Trinity Beach. Amazing location opposite the beach with stunning views. The self contained apartments are modern, spacious and we love to sit out on the balcony to relax and unwind. The pool is a decent size for those that don’t want to cross the road to the beach. Cafes and the Surf Club are all within a few minutes walking distance. Highly recommended.

Stayed in the one bedroom apartment on the top floor. Was great to sit with an early morning coffee on the balcony after a swim. Nice to have undercover parking out the back. Local eateries were quite good. If you want a quiet place to kick back Trinity Beach is the go.

We stayed during the end of July. The location is great, just opposite the beach. The staff are helpful and friendly and the apartment was spotless. We had a one bedroom apartment on the ground floor, in front of the pool. Although opposite the beach, being on the ground floor meant that we couldn’t see the view that well. If staying here, request an upper floor apartment. Although the apartment was spotless, it was a little tired and needed updating. The living area was very comfortable and the kitchen is well appointed but didn’t have an oven (which we were aware of prior to booking). The bedroom was small and the mattress was just okay. The dining chairs had a covers on them, but the vinyl underneath was was peeling and a bit shabby. It was a comfortable stay and the apartments are in a great location, but the apartment we stayed in, although comfortable, needed updating.

We recently spent 5 nights at On the Beach. We booked a one bedroom apartment on the top floor which and a great out look and wonderful sea breezes. The staff were friendly and helpful with our numerous questions. We will stay here on our next visit to Cairns.

Hotel was good, did get an older room than shown on website which was a little disappointing. Had good views of Trinity Beach and walking distance to restaurants and beach. Room was comfortable and we had a pool to ourselves.

Loved our stay loads to do and see, apartment had everything we needed. Beautiful location, car cheap to rent and easy drinking to different locations, staff very friendly and helpful thank you would definitely visit again :)

49-51 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach Trinity Beach QLD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 7 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities

On the Beach Holiday Apartments places you within a 10-minute drive of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Clifton Village Shopping Centre. This 35-room, 3-star apartment welcomes guests with 7 outdoor pools and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's on the beach and also close to Half Moon Bay Golf Course and Clifton Beach.


The 35 individually decorated apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, sofa beds, and coffee makers. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

7 outdoor pools, 2 spa tubs, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at On the Beach Holiday Apartments. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 70 per person roundtrip. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this beach apartment include a computer station, a library, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Beachfront

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Beachfront

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 306 reviews