SKINNY DIPS GAY RESORT CLOSES TODAY

After more than a decade of dedicated service, Cairns gay resort Skinny Dips will close it’s doors today. The proprietors Wayne, Glenn and David all wished to pass on their heart felt thanks to the thousands of people who have stayed and enjoyed the hospitality that was offered by Skinny Dips over the years. Skinny Dips hosted many community fundraisers and events over the years including Mr Q search for a Cover Boi Heats.

The venue was originally opened as 24 James Street and then refurbished when the Skinny Dips’ team moved in, offering a gay and lesbian resort with a bar and restaurant, saltwater pool, spa, fitness centre and sauna.  Many people used Skinny dips as a base to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree rainforest, crocodile farms and the many attractions on offer in the Cairns region. Like most hotels and resorts Skinny Dips was hit hard by the extreme downturn in Cairns Tourism since the floods and Cyclones two years ago.  Wayne said “We plan on taking a well earned break including a  few weeks R&R in Bali and will then contemplate out future plans upon our return”.

The resort has been bought by an Asian business man and will now cater to Asian inbound group tours.  This means Cairns will be left without a gay venue to socialise in after Out Bar also closed it’s doors last year.

Wayne said he was touched by the outpouring of support over the last few weeks from people who have stayed at the resort as the closing day drew closer. The team at QNews wish Wayne & Glenn and their buisness partner David all the best for the future.



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