So, Palm Cove is a beautiful destination with some amazing environments and engaging attractions to keep your delegates busy, and sumptuous fresh local produce to keep them well fed - and we all know that no matter how exciting the speakers are, delegates will remember the food. Palm Cove also has some amazing hotels, here are a few of my favourites; Reef House, Peppers Beach Club, Sea Temple, Novotel Palm Cove & Paradise Palms.
I know it seems like I spent all my time working slavishly to bring you the news about Palm Cove conference venues, but rest assured I spent several delightfully lazy moments soaking up the tropical ambience, cup of tea, good book, t-shirt and shorts, reclining by the pool - even managed to squeeze in a gentle stroll along the beach. All part of the Palm Cove experience!
|Reef House - Restaurant|
Reef House Resort & Spa is built around the oldest guest house in Palm Cove, it has been renovated and extended over the years but retains the old world charm and guest house ambience, it has a great story and a welcoming embrace that allows you to feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. I hate using the word 'boutique' as i'm not exactly sure what it means, but staying at Reef House was special, a bit like house sitting for your favourite rich old uncle.
It's not a huge conference venue, the conference room is quiet and does have natural light and they offer complimentary WiFi through out the hotel. Reef House is well suited to small residential conferences or training seminars. One of the highlights of this venue is sitting in the restaurant gazing out over the palm trees, beach and coral sea - breakfast with home made scones, a cup of tea with glorious sunrise was my favourite.
|Peppers Palm Cove - Pool|
The conference centre opens onto a deck that fronts the pool, so I suggest delegates wear their swimmers and take a quick refreshing dip in the pool during morning and afternoon breaks, the pool is a large resort style lagoon with a 'beach' section which is just great for the partners and kids.
|Peppers Palm Cove - Meeting Room|
|Novotel Palm Cove - Pool|
Novotel Palm Cove Resort is the largest of the conference venues in Palm Cove, located a short walk from the Palm Cove Beachfront, it is a great venue for a conference or event. They have just opened up an on-site outdoor venue under the Rainforest canopy, Staging Connections provided lighting and theming and a little music to create a magical atmosphere, I attended a dinner for around 20 people in this space and it was a memorable evening - this would also be a great space for a cocktail event.
|Novotel Palm Cove - Conference Room|
Novotel Palm Cove is a great place for conferences where delegates will bring partners and families, there are plenty of on-site activities - a couple of pools (one with a really cool Crocodile Water Slide), games room, kids club, 9 hole golf course, tennis courts and Day Spa.
|Sea Temple - Conference Room|
|Sea Temple Palm Cove - Pool|
Must also mention getting an amazing massage in the Sea Temple Day Spa, and I had a several people telling me that this is the best Day Spa in Palm Cove.
|Paradise Palms - Conference Room|
|Paradise Palms Resort & Country Club|
Paradise Palms is a 5 minute drive south of centre of Palm Cove, near Kewarra Beach, it offers a championship golf course, driving range and 18 hole mini putt-putt as well as high quality accommodation and a couple of excellent light filled conference rooms. The largest of the conference rooms can seat around 200 people in a theatre style setting. These conference rooms offer large undercover balconies and it is possible to have lunch or even set up your conference on the balcony.
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