Mali Mali – Luxury Escape, Port Douglas Hinterland

WINNER – AUSTRALIAN House of the Year!
WINNER of the 2008 Queensland State Building Design Awards
Category: Custom Designed Homes over 450 sqm

Crowned Australia’s Best House in a gala awards ceremony in Canberra, Mali Mali also won Queensland’s Best House. One of the worlds romantic getaways, this award winning private, boutique luxury self catering accommodation is spectacular.

Sitting on top of Mount Somerset in tropical north Queensland with spectacular views  to the Coral Sea and Cairns, the Low Isles and Snapper Island is this breathtaking property that couples dream about.

Mali Mali is located on 40 acres of absolute hilltop. With 360 degree panoramic views from the Daintree Rainforest to the Pacific Ocean and back to the rainforest, this idyllic retreat is in a league of it’s own.

Designed by internationally acclaimed, multi award winning designer, Chris Vandyke and built by multi award winning Keith Tesch, Mali Mali features cascading water gardens that run alongside tropical pavilions to meet the infinity pool at the master pavilion. The shimmering swimming pool with its Italian mosaics offers views to Port Douglas and beyond. Three king bedrooms (and a Media Room) offer superior accommodation for up to 8 discerning guests. The pool pavilion features a generous lounge room, dining room and open plan kitchen complete with all the necessary modern appliances needed for a luxurious tropical getaway.

Complete with it’s own heli pad and world class tennis court, all offering breathtaking views of Tropical North Queensland, Mali Mali is a premium luxurious holiday retreat fit for a pro!

Mali Mali is a popular retreat for weddings and special events. Pemission for events is required at time of booking.

Ambience surrounds and time stands still!


SUMMER SPECIALBook a minimum 5 nights and receive one complimentary night  View Dates

SUMMER SPECIAL 25% OFF – Book a minimum 3 nights and receive 25% off the total rate.  Use PROMO CODE SS20  View Dates

Nightly Rate: $950.00 ($2,850 for 3 nights)
Minimum Nights: 3
Guests included: 6
Additional Guests: $50.00 per person per night
Maximum Guests: 8
Check-In: 2pm
Check-Out: 10am

Tariff shown is applicable for up to 6 guests and is accommodation only.

Facilities & Features

  • Accommodation to sleep 6 guests (maximum 8 accommodated)
  • 3 king size bedrooms with ensuites (+ Media Room with double sofa bed)
  • 40 acres of absolute hilltop
  • 360 degree panoramic views of the mountains, rainforest, oceans and beaches
  • Absolute privacy, seclusion and confidentiality
  • World class tennis court with tennis pavillion
  • Helicopter pad
  • Heated wet-edge infinity swimming pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Gourmet kitchen including dishwasher and Nespresso machine
  • State of the art entertainment and appliances
  • WiFi (excessive use may be charged to guest)
  • Media room (with fold out couch)
  • Water gardens
  • Sunbathing deck and massage pavillion
  • Tropical gardens
  • Fully air conditioned and ceiling fans
  • Double car garage
  • Full laundry facilities
  • All linen and beach towels are provided
  • A complimentary mid stay service is provided for bookings of 8 nights or more

Executive Service

We offer a personal meet and greet service upon your arrival at Mali Mali.

We can arrange day excursions, car rental, in house catering, babysitting, spa treatments, massages and private yoga sessions at an additional cost not included in tariff.

Spa Indulgence

Lay by the amazing infinity pool looking up into the Daintree Mountains while you enjoy a relaxing foot soak, full body massage, desert salt exfoliation and warmed mapi mud body wrap. Your mind drifts away while your scalp is massaged before being led to your bath to soak and wash away any remaining tension. Complete the experience with a nurturing facial and foot and hand treatment. Revive your senses with the sounds and fragrances of the tropics and make this wonderfully indulging spa treatment a part of your breathtaking holiday experience – 3 hours.

We are happy to tailor personalised spa packages for your stay.

Weddings & Functions

Maximum people 80
Minimum stay 5 nights
Location fee $2,000.00


“I cannot say enough positive things about Mali Mali or the Executive Retreats staff. This is a beautiful villa in an incredible location. We could not have been happier with the villa or the tours in both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Mali Mali was one of the most unique villas that we have ever stayed in, and we would highly recommend it to all. Heather set up tours that our entire family (my wife andI as well as our three kids ages 14, 13, and 10) found more than exciting and exhilarating. We will always cherish this special vacation. Thanks for everything!”


Mali Mali has a confidential location to protect guests privacy. It is located just 5 minutes drive from the nearest town, Mossman and just 20 minutes from Port Douglas. A map with directions is provided on payment of the final balance. Mali Mali is located in absolute seclusion on top of Mt Somerset. Mali Mali covers a stretch of hilltop, 40 acres in total and offers panoramic 360 degree views from the Pacific Ocean to the Daintree Rainforest. Views are enjoyed to Port Douglas and beyond including Low Isles off Newell Beach and Double Island off Cairns. Mali Mali offers the perfect location for experiencing the wonders of the local region from rainforest tours to snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.