Located in Cairns within 2 miles (3 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. This 3.5-star hotel has 89 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Cairns North, the hotel is also a short walk from Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Base Hospital.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All of Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments's 89 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

At Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Bay Village Tropical Retreat in Cairns sits on a corner intersection on the outskirts of the city center. The low-rise boutique hotel has 89 guestrooms over two levels with staircase access, and the main building encircles a free form swimming pool. Reception and the restaurant face the street. Other guest services include a tour desk, self-service laundry, library/reading area, and 24-hour front desk and check-in. Basic business services are available on request, including a meeting room, and an Internet room offers printer facilities and free high-speed Internet access at four work stations. Parking is available on site, in a parking area behind the hotel, using a gate code. On-street parking is also available directly outside the hotel.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 89 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Garden 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments offers 89 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant - Decorated with imported furnishings, the 100-seat restaurant serves a changing selection of authentic Balinese dishes. The Rice Table, or Rijsttafel as it is known in Dutch, ensures a selection of menu items are presented with a separate dish of rice. Dishes include Braised Beef in Coconut Milk, Braised Squid with Lime and Lemon Basil, and Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce. Dining is alfresco or indoors, with the kitchen open to view. Vegetarian dishes are available and the restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bayleaf Bar - Within the restaurant, and accessible from the central courtyard, the bar serves a selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.


Start your morning with a full breakfast, available each day from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM for a surcharge. You can order a meal from room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The freeform saltwater swimming pool is located in the centre of the hotel courtyard.

Nearby recreational opportunities include a fitness facility diagonally opposite the hotel in a neighbouring hotel, which provides aerobics classes. A tennis court is also available at the neighbouring hotel. Activities include the 3 km boardwalk along the Esplanade for walking/jogging with workout areas positioned along the boardwalk, a public saltwater lagoon pool, and an unsupervised children's playground. Outdoor aerobics classes take place at the Esplanade; attendance can be arranged through reception. Basketball is available within 2 km of the hotel at the convention facility/stadium. Bicycle rentals are available in the city, within 2 km of the hotel.

Marlin Marina, at 2 km from the hotel, is the pick-up and drop-off area for various water sport activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling. Helicopter sightseeing and fishing charters can also be arranged at the marina. A golf-driving range can be found at Half Moon Bay golf course, within 8 km. Hiking/biking trails are at Red Arrow, a mountain walk, within 5 km of the hotel.

Bird watching opportunities are available at the Esplanade and also at Centennial Lakes, within 3 km of the hotel. The Botanical Gardens offers a range of walking tracks, and Centennial Lakes includes a boardwalk through swamp areas. The hotel can assist with tours that include horse riding, sky diving, rafting, and canoeing, all within 20 km of the hotel, at Yorkey's Knob and other locations. Tours to the Great Barrier Reef can also be arranged, which is approximately 30 nautical km, or 80 minutes by boat. Golf is available for non-members at the Paradise Palms golf course, located approximately 15 km from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 25.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 8.0 per day.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: AUD 50.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 15 and AUD 19.50 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 8.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Bay Village Retreat
  • Bay Village Tropical
  • Bay Village Tropical Retreat
  • Bay Village Tropical Retreat Cairns North
  • Bay Village Tropical Retreat Hotel
  • Bay Village Tropical Retreat Hotel Cairns North
  • Bay Village Tropical Retreat Apartments Cairns North
  • Bay Village Tropical Retreat Apartments

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining).

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