Mission Beach Accommodation That Celebrates The Rainforest And Is Close To The Beach. Licuala Lodge.

This Queenslander-style home was designed and crafted to provide boutique bed and breakfast Mission Beach accommodation. All of the rooms have their own private ensuite, complete with complimentary toiletries, ceiling fan, towels and a large shower. There’s free WIFI throughout the lodge and guest facilities and amenities include a spacious lounge with cooking facilities, laundry and BBQs.

Breakfast is served each morning on the verandah of the main residence, providing panoramic views of the gardens and rainforest surrounds. It’s prepared fresh daily and the room rate includes fresh tropical fruit salad, Greek yoghurt, cereals, juice, tea, coffee, homemade bread and cakes. A full ‘English’ breakfast and other options can be added at a small supplement. It’s as delicious as it’s abundant and the views make it the perfect way to start your day.

From there, the day is yours. Relax by our beautiful swimming pool, wander around our 2.28 acres of private property or explore magical Mission Beach and its surrounds.

At Licuala Lodge You Relax And Unwind Amongst The Rainforest

This Mission Beach accommodation is for those who want to relax and unwind. To connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of magical Mission Beach with its reef, rainforest and golden beaches. Its communal spaces are well appointed and spacious. The grounds are a tropical haven which attract creatures great and small, including several Cassowaries which are often spotted wandering through. Wide verandahs provide the perfect place to enjoy the views and your hosts live on-site, available to assist with any enquiries and/or tour bookings you might like to make.


Comfortable Rooms

With private ensuite facilities.


See Cassowaries

Majestic and endangered creatures.


Tropical Breakfast

Served on the deck, with a view.


Photographers Delight

In our garden and surrounds.


Mission Beach

Golden sandy beaches and more.


Great Barrier Reef

Day trips and dive courses.


Ancient Rainforest

Waiting to be explored.


Things To Do

Tours, attractions and activities.

Mission Beach Accommodation Surrounded By Rainforest

This Mission Beach accommodation is suitable for individuals, couples and/or friends who are traveling together. The communal lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities are all located underneath the main residence on the ground level. Floor to ceiling glass windows and doors maximise the views, with comfortable seating in lounge chairs or at the dining table. As well as the large television, there are lots of board games including Trivial Pursuit, chess, dominoes and cards. The kitchen is equipped with all you need to prepare meals, including microwave, induction plates, toaster, culinary utensils, crockery and cutlery. There are also two BBQ areas.

Our wonderful swimming pool is one of our biggest assets. Relax beside it, have a swim, read your book or your tablet.

Creatures You May See During Your Stay

There’s an abundance of wildlife you may see when you choose to stay at this Mission Beach accommodation. Yellow-Bellied Sunbirds have nests around house and the striking Ulysses Butterfly and Cairns Birdwing Butterfly are often seen dancing through the garden, along with several other varieties of moths and butterflies. Our grounds are frequently visited by Cassowaries, Pademelons, Stone Curlews and more.

At night, you’ll fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest. A chorus of frogs and cicadas.

We stayed for two nights however honestly would have loved to stay a week! Blair & Dawn are friendly welcoming hosts, delicious breakfast on the deck, comfortable room with access to the veranda, loved the resident Cassowaries and chicks. An easy 25 min walk to the Mission Beach Resort or you can book a courtesy bus if walking is not for you.

Loraine A

We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stay longer. Arriving here was like arriving in paradise; the gardens stunning and full of wildlife, with the accommodation clean, relaxing and with modern touches. The owners were fantastic, helpful, social and so welcoming. Breakfast was delicious served on the balcony. Cannot recommend this place enough!

Cat J

The hosts were really lovely, helpful and informative. The property is excellent and is next to the rainforest. Cassowaries visit the gardens from time to time and if you want to see one, then this is the accommodation to reserve. We enjoyed our two nights there very much.

Jeffrey H

My wife and I had the absolute pleasure of staying here for 2 nights. We could not have been more pleased when we realised the location was set in the countryside. Not only was the setting beautifully positioned off the road but also looked the part too. A real paradise as you go along the driveway to something exceptional. Dawn and Blair are terrific hosts, nothing is too much trouble. They recommended restaurants to eat at, as well as walks and items that may be of interest. Their cooked breakfast was a terrific start to both days. The rooms are clean and cosy. If you want to relax and be looked after, we highly recommend here. We’ll be back !!!

Adrienne B

Dawn was one of the best B&B hosts we’ve ever met - and we’ve met a lot. Try to stay 2 or 3 days in this paradise. It is so relaxing, peaceful and beautiful! Excellent breakfast. Cassowaries pass by during the day!

Dagmar M

Not very common to stay at a place where every morning the Cassowaries visit! A very special place looked after by special people - Dawn and Blair. Nice special breakfast – home baked bread, special mix yoghurt, local fruits. This is the best place if you like a nice and quiet place to stay, surrounded by tranquil garden and lots of birds. Highly recommended!

Emily W

We picked this place because it looked a little bit different from the regular beachfront accommodation and we weren’t disappointed. As we drove in, we were literally greeted with a Cassowary and his chicks strolling past and disappearing into the rainforest that surrounds this special property. This Cassowary was no stranger either, he hung around. While you are still close to the beach, you get to fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest, and wake up to a beautiful breakfast served high on the deck of this pole home looking down on a tropical garden. Dawn and Blair were very welcoming hosts, thank you for making it special.

Kim P

The quiet, peacefulness of this property was a tonic for our soul. The breakfast was amazing and the hospitality was helpful warm and respectful. We loved this property.

Murray A

This is one of the best kept secrets in Oz! Dawn & Blair offer a 6-star experience of a lifetime. This beautiful stay nestled in enveloping, beautifully landscaped luscious tropical gardens, along with meandering local Cassowaries that gives you a feeling of total isolation, yet only minutes to local shops/dining/attractions. Their sumptuous breakfast of homemade bread/jam/cake inc much more, leaves you so fulfilled ready for a day of amazing adventure in this most wonderful place named Mission Beach.

Zena C

We were lucky enough to stay at this lodge for a couple of nights. We were impressed with the impeccably clean rooms, wonderful garden surroundings, fresh fruit and friendly hosts. We got to see one of only a few hundred rare Cassowaries wondering through the garden one morning, which was super special. The lodge has a fantastic location surrounded by World Heritage rainforest on one side and the stunning beaches and the Great Barrier Reef on the other. We loved it at Licuala Lodge and cannot wait to come back again.

W Shim

We really enjoyed our short but delightful stay at this lodge. The room was clean and comfortable. The gardens and pool area are well tended and lovely. Felt we were in the rainforest in this secluded and cosy accommodation. There was a communal area where breakfast was served. Full English breakfast was delicious. Thank you to Dawn and Blair who made us feel so welcome. Only wish we could have stayed longer.

Julie L

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