When most young newly-wed couples, expecting a baby think 'babymoon', they don't think two bedroom self-contained apartment, rather an exclusive adults only luxury resort! However we didn't have a babymoon the first time around, so when we were expecting our second baby we headed to North Queensland, Australia for a mini-break to savor the last few weeks we had left as a family of three.
We chose Trinity Beach, just out of Cairns, as our perfect, relaxing destination. (As relaxing as it can be with a 18 month old!) This is where the Marlin Cove Beach Resort comes in. We booked a two bedroom apartment, which was ideal, meaning come 7pm, we could pop the toddler in bed, and relax without worrying about tip-toeing around a studio hotel room.
Although we enjoyed the odd meal at the restaurants in Trinity Beach, the fully-equipped kitchen in our apartment came in handy for breakfast and snacks during the day. As did the BBQ area by the pool, for an alfresco dinner one evening.
Our room had direct access to the amazing resort swimming pool. This is one of the best I have come across at a resort. Don't think big, busy, overcrowded resort pool, think, calm, relaxing and practically secluded. The pool is surrounded in sand, which Bodie happily played in while I rested my pregnancy induced swollen ankles on the sun lounges! The pool had a great shallow area for Bodie to swim in, and was a lovely warm temperature. Thank goodness this pool was so great and mimicked the beach, as at the beach we were greeted with signs saying "Crocodile sightings, swim at your own risk!"
Another highlight of Marlin Cove Resort was taking an evening stroll through the grounds to spot the wallabies hopping around. They must enjoy doing the same thing with the guests, as we had one hop right up to check out Bodie's breakfast on the courtyard, one morning!
With Cairns being so close to Trinity Beach, we decided to take a trip in for the day. The Cairns Esplande is fantastic area for families, and Bodie had a ball, playing in the free water park.
If you too, are looking for a relaxing resort in a laid back town, yet close enough to all the excitement and adventure that North Queensland has to offer, then I highly recommend Marlin Cove Resort.