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Skinny Dips Resort & Spa, Cairns, Australia

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Skinny Dips Resort & Spa

From the stylish international city of Cairns, the islands, rainforest and reef of tropical North Queensland are on your doorstep. Snorkel, dive, or do a trip to the Great Barrier Reef—a World Heritage-listed spectacular of coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and trawl the restaurants, shops, and bars. Go white water rafting in the nearby rivers and take the scenic railway to the tranquil, butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda. Enjoy a day trip to the magical Daintree Rainforest, thought to be the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest.

Whether from abroad or within Australia, Skinny Dips offers a secluded, relaxing Resort and Spa for the discerning gay traveller. This is an exclusively gay tropical resort situated 2km’s from Cairns city centre, the Casino, and Convention Centre. It is located just a short walk from the Esplanade and the ideal stepping-off spot to the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage Rainforest, white water rafting, and Cairns lagoon beach.

Enjoy the energy and friendly vibe of Skinny Dips in the tropical, leafy courtyard, fenced discreetly from passers-by. Skinny Dips is ideal for couples and singles. They take pleasure in providing delicious, healthy breakfasts, light lunches, and excellent value-for-money dinners. Dinner is available nightly overlooking the sparkling pool or indoors in the Bistro.

Clothing Optional Pool Area

If you’re seeking a gay vacation with balmy weather, relaxation, and lots of attractions and activities, then Skinny Dips Resort & Spa is the ideal choice. Stretch out by the pool and top up your all-over suntan, relax with a drink poolside, or fill your time with tours and activities.


  • 21 spacious, stylishly appointed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • Choose from our Avoca Rooms or Ardoch Studios
  • Tariff includes a complimentary tropical breakfast
  • Bar & Bistro and Poolside Cafe
  • Exercise room, sauna, leisure lounge & internet station
  • Wi-fi internet access with pre-paid packages available
  • Salt water pool, heated spa and lush tropical courtyard
  • Resort Store with tour & hire-car booking service
  • Guest Laundry
  • Off-street parking
  • In-house movies in Ardoch Rooms
  • Dinner available nightly poolside or indoors
  • Close to city centre, Casino & Convention Centre and the Esplanade

Bar & Bistro

Erase your tan-line in total privacy around the pool, soak in the spa, or sweat it out in the sauna. The pool, spa, and secluded courtyard is a clothing optional area—this is Skinny Dips, after all!

Bar & Bistro:

Make new friends at the poolside Bar & Bistro with a cool vibe and an irresistible cocktail list. There is always a mélange of international and Australian guests enjoying company over clinking glasses and effervescent conversation.

Poolside Café:

Perfectly situated to bathe in the morning sun, the Poolside Café offers a complimentary tropical breakfast daily between 7am and 9.30am. Hearty cooked breakfasts are available at café prices. Pool snacks are available Noon – 2pm. As a fully licensed premises, only food and beverages purchased at Skinny Dips may be consumed in the licensed area. Naturally guests may enjoy food or beverages purchased elsewhere in their rooms. Relax over a frosty drink and dine poolside or enjoy the indoor ambiance of the Bar & Bistro.

Chillout Centre:

Pump it up in the exercise room and sweat it out in the sauna. Check your emails at the internet station in the Guest Courtesy Lounge which offers the latest magazines and a serene place to relax. The Guest Courtesy Lounge is available 7am – 9pm daily for house guests.

Comfortable Rooms

Smart, modern and masculine in design, each room has en-suite bathroom, individual air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV, tea and coffee facilities, fridge and direct dial phone.

Avoca Room – choose a queen sized or twin single beds with courtyard views.

Ardoch Studio has a king sized bed, pool views, hairdryer, iron & board, DVD player and bathrobes.

Budget Room – For the cost conscious traveller, we have a limited number of Budget Rooms, offering one queen sized bed or twin single beds, but which have no outlook.

Skinny Dips Resort & Spa offers the perfect relaxing gay vacation with the added excitement of The Great Barrier Reef excursions and trips to the rainforests. Go home with the perfect all-over suntan!

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