Escape to the tropics this winter for a week of bridge sessions and lessons with John Roberts at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.
Picturesque Port Douglas is an international holiday destination with an array of outdoor cafés, superb restaurants, stylish boutiques and modern and indigenous art galleries. Nearby are North Queensland’s World Heritage sights — the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
The bridge holiday includes:
♠ Direct Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Cairns with coach transfers to Port Douglas
♥ Bridge sessions every day
♦ Four interesting intermediate bridge lessons
♣ Luxury accommodation at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
♠ Buffet breakfast each day
♥ A welcome dinner at Feast Restaurant
♦ A final evening dinner at the renowned Nautilus Restaurant
Balmy days and warm tropical evenings are not far away – just a three-hour direct flight from Sydney to Cairns followed by a spectacular one-hour coastal drive to Port Douglas.
Sheraton Grand Mirage
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a world-renowned hotel perfectly situated on 130 hectares of park-like gardens right on Four Mile Beach. Last year the hotel completed a 40- million-dollar rejuvenation and is now one of Queensland’s premier resorts.
The hotel’s 294 spacious rooms are decorated in contemporary style and feature one king or two double beds, comfortable sitting areas and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers or baths. The rooms are equipped to the highest standard with individual air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safe, mini- bar, bathrobes, cable television, internet access and tea and coffee- making facilities.
The hotel is surrounded by two hectares of magnificent lagoon swimming pools with a number of pool-side beaches and decks. Fifty three of the hotel’s rooms now have direct pool access from swim-up balconies.
The hotel has the usual first-class facilities and guest services including 24-hour room service, valet service, restaurants, bars, a tour desk and an internet centre. The Mirage Country Club features an 18-hole golf course, nine floodlit tennis courts, a gym, a 25-metre lap pool and a sauna.
The Bridge Program
The bridge holiday is suitable for players of all standards. There is plenty of bridge with lessons most mornings and duplicates in the afternoon or evening.
You can play as much or as little as you wish. There will be players coming on their own so you can turn up to any session without a partner and have a game.
For players who wish to learn some new strategies there is a series of four interesting intermediate lessons. Masterpoints will be awarded in all sessions, including red masterpoints in some sessions.
Tours and Activities
Port Douglas is the closest mainland point to the Great Barrier Reef and there are numerous cruises and helicopter flights each day to different locations on the reef for snorkelling, diving and viewing the colourful coral gardens and marine life.
The Daintree National Park is just twenty minutes north of Port Douglas. This stunning area is home to the picturesque Daintree River, majestic Mossman Gorge and spectacular Cape Tribulation. There are a variety of tours that visit the Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation and venture further north to historic Cooktown.
For shoppers, Macrossan Street has boutiques that offer everything from casual beach wear to designer clothing.
Of course, you may just wish to stay at the hotel to enjoy its tropical gardens, relax by one of the lagoon pools or go for a stroll along Four Mile Beach.
Our booking includes Mirage Resort Rooms with views over the hotel’s tropical gardens and Lagoon Rooms with views over the swimming pools.
Please phone for availability and costs of Lagoon Edge Rooms, with direct access to small lagoon pools, and of Suites and Villas. Additional nights may be booked through Bridge Away from $285 per room per night for Mirage Resort Rooms and $335 per night for Lagoon Rooms. Breakfast is $20 per person per day.
We have a group booking with Virgin Australia on the following flights:
VA1413 Sydney – Cairns
8.50 am Monday 24 July 2017
VA1418 Cairns – Sydney
12.35 pm Sunday 30 July 2017
Coach transfers have been booked to meet these flights.
We can assist with bookings for flights from other cities. If you are making your own flight bookings please subtract $472 from the holiday prices. If you are supplying your own transfers subtract $50 from the holiday prices. If you are not playing bridge subtract $300 from the holiday prices.
A deposit of $300 per person is required when booking. Deposits are fully refundable for cancellations made by 23 June 2017. Final payment is due by 23 June 2017. After this date cancellations will incur loss of deposit plus any cancellation charges levied by Virgin Australia and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.
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Port Douglas 2017 booking form