You’d think that its idyllic location between the entryway to the Great Barrier Reef, the vast Australian outback, and the Daintree Rainforest would be this waterfront hotel’s trump card. But the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas has even more to offer. A riot of tropical vegetation shades the property; five acres of saltwater lagoons with white sandy shores are found throughout. Sunlight floods the 294 serene rooms, where a neutral palette—white and polished woods—keeps the focus on the outdoors. The additional 90 split-level villas are ideal for families, who use the resort as a home base for diving, sailing, horseback riding, and even whitewater rafting.