Senior discounts on Cairns accommodation

Senior discounts on Cairns accommodation certainly helps the budget in retirement and I found not all but some Cairns hotels, motels, caravan parks and holiday apartments would offer a discount when I asked. The best time of year for senior discounts on your holiday accommodation is outside the Cairns high season during ‘July, August and September’, where your bargaining power is much less. Some Cairns hotels just say no but by asking I have achieved some wonderful deals, upgrades or cheaper prices. Cairns and the Cairns Northern Beaches is a popular holiday destination, especially for senior citizens. There is so much to experience that won’t require a great deal of energy. What’s more, you can enjoy senior discounts on a broad range of activities! If you’re apprehensive about travelling around and would rather relax by the pool, you’ll want to book some comfortable, senior-friendly accommodation there are some great options. I tend to avoid the busy city center and now when I go to Cairns, I prefer to go to the quieter, more relaxed Northern Beaches where I can swim and walk on the beach each day. I tend to avoid high rises and big city hotels and look for holiday accommodation that is self-contained, ground floor with easy access and parking reasonably close to my car and that fits in the mid-range budget. I also look for holiday accommodation, that has limited steps and no stairs.

family apartment Villa Marine

Self-contained apartments Cairns with pensioner discounts

Self-contained apartments offer the best of both worlds and if you are like me and the idea of a busy Cairns city hotel resort isn’t for you, a self-contained apartment might be more your style. I personally like self-contained apartments as they offer peace and quiet, privacy and freedom from noisy holiday-makers and younger crowds. Visiting Cairns city is one thing, but staying in an expensive city hotel is another. Having a kitchen with a proper stove, where I can cook my meals, means saving money on dining out and means I am able to travel for longer. A small low rise holiday accommodation, that I stumbled across at the Cairns Beaches called Villa Marine specializes in affordable senior friendly accommodation away from the city. Unlike large city resorts, Villa Marine is small and family-owned. Situated in Yorkeys Knob, a gorgeous beach hotspot in Cairns, they offer a range of self-contained apartments ideal for seniors. All studios and apartments are self-catering, with unbeatable rainforest views and access to the tropical lagoon. The resort has been awarded Best Standard Accommodation for the region three times in a row and has a string of excellent Tripadvisor reviews to prove it. Like me, that have been around for many years. As a single senior traveller, I like the fact that I can mix with other seniors that are also travelling and I have made some great this way. But for me, nothing beats having my own space that fits all my requirements. If it’s outside the busy high season period, mention that you are a pensioner and I am sure they look after you like they have looked after me.

Cairns Holiday House

Cairns Holiday House YK

Cairns Holiday House is another affordable Cairns accommodation that I have utilized and they have provided me with great senior’s rates on this little holiday home and I have found this a great place to base myself when staying over the colder winter months. With no steps, all ground floor and some disabled facilities, it is a feeling more like being in your home but in the tropics. Cairns Holiday House does pensioner discounts and senior citizens rates for stays throughout most of the year. I once had some friends visit, who had a campervan and here was easy parking to fit it in. For me having my car undercover and parked right by the door, is really helpful when you have limited mobility. Don’t expect the Ritz, this is just a simple basic little house, but it certainly does the trick and should suit most seniors budgets.

Senior discounts on Cairns tours

Senior discounts on tours really helps the budget and allow you to visit the best Cairns attractions and tours and still have a little bit of money left at the end of the day. A really helpful Visitor Information Centre that specialized in senior discounts I have utilized them several times, run by people who understand the needs and interests of seniors. They have extensive information, free maps, discount vouchers, packages and a very helpful way about them. Well worth contacting them.