Give me a Mediterranean-style Villa right on the Esplanade of buzzing Cairns any day! This place was perfection! Not only was it centrally located, as in, we walked EVERYWHERE! But it was so spacious! I almost felt like I needed to know more people in Cairns just to fill it. The bedrooms all have closets I’ve only ever dreamed of, I love me a door-less shower in the bathrooms, equipped with jet-spa bath! The shutters opened up to palm trees or views of the beach/marina at your doorstep with a warm ocean breeze filling the Villa, the worlds comfiest couch that you can maybe take afternoon naps on after scuba-ing the Great Barrier Reef all day and an enormous patio to chill out and watch the sunset on. So do you feel like you’re on holiday yet?
We definitely did, within mere minutes! I was so in love with our Villa I didn’t even notice the pool and BBQ area until the last day, but what can I say, we had all we needed at our finger tips! It was really nice that my friend and I both had our own bedrooms and bathrooms, it actually felt like we were room mates for a minute and this was just general life. I would make comments like “There’s no way you could ever be mad in this place, like if you lived here with a friend or a boyfriend, you’d just never fight, it’s just perfect” Yep! Easy, breezy, good life living! We made an effort to make use of the kitchen, (and by make use of I mean make nachos) and sit on the patio with a cider, chatting about anything and everything with our feet up and the warm summer breeze to put the cherry on top of an awesome day! The supermarkets were also walking distance, not that they were even needed since a 5min walk away and you’re at a strip of restaurants. But we had the kitchen, must use at least once right?!
Usually with aparthotels or Villas you have to bring most of your normal hotel items, but nope, there were plenty of toiletry essentials – hair dryer, soaps, fresh bath towels and even your own washer and drier just in case you forgot to hang your towel back up….woops! So fresh and so clean clean!
The owners John & Jan were always super friendly and helpful as well, they lent us an AUX cord for the stereo to jam out, I was able to go down to use the printer & John even gave me his homemade fruit salad while I was down there. They were just so lovely and accommodating, even when one of our early morning activities got cancelled when we were due to check-out, Jan was in the middle of cleaning already but stopped to let us go back in before we needed to head off to the airport, it was just really nice, friendly accommodation!
I would recommend these Villas 10 times over! They have everything, BBQ, Pool, Parking space (not that you’d even need it since everything is a 20min walk away or less!) It’s got such a great location on the Esplanade, nice & peaceful, you have everything you would normally have in your own home so you don’t have to stress over forgetting the essentials, Floriana has got you covered! It’s just simple, easy, spacious and relaxing, so kick back and holiday your little hearts out!
For bookings and availability head over to www.FlorianaVillas.com.au