Palm Cove in three words? Fine-dining, resorts, and luxury. In my travel guide Palm Cove is described as “the St. Tropez of Cairn’s Northern Beaches” and with it’s top-notch restaurants and luxurious resorts along a spotless white-sand beach, that is how I would describe it as well.
Now, you are probably wondering, what are a couple of backpackers who eat Easy-Mac all the time and who are constantly looking at the floor for coins* doing in St-Tropez? Honestly….not much but by the end of our two day stay, we became a couple of lazy, and demanding tourists…
It all started when we were looking for Internet. Up until now, we have had our eye out for a wireless connection in any cafe, restaurant, or bar. Failing in our search, we thought “hmm, why don’t we try the resorts”?
It just escalated from there…
Oh, yes. We tested them all from the 3 star to the 5. We never found a free wireless connection but we did find; various pools, fitness rooms, spas, bar/lounge areas, a private entrance to a resort from the beach (this one ended up being our favorite), and fancy toilets. (You know you are in a fancy toilet when every time you flush there is a perfume dispenser that sprays a flowery scent.) We were also able to charge up our various cameras, computers, etc.
In order to comfort ourselves into thinking that we weren’t stealing, we thought back at a “Visitors are welcome” sign we saw at one of the resorts.
Note to parents: No one went to jail or got into trouble during these technically illegal activities.
After those exhausting two days lounging at the pool, and bathing in the sun on the palm-tree covered beach, we hesitantly decided to move further north to Port Douglas….
*We have found a total of 52 Australian dollars on the floor since the beginning of our trip.