World Famous Café Del Mar Will Present an Unforgettable Sunset Session during Port Douglas Carnivale

World Famous Café Del Mar Will Present an Unforgettable Sunset Session during Port Douglas Carnivale

Spend sunset on Sunday 21st May ‘Living your best life’ at the iconic Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort.

Picture this….locals, visitors and guests gathering for a sunset to remember as they swim in Australia’s most iconic pool during this special Carnivale edition of Sheraton Sunset Sessions.

World famous for celebrating spectacular sunsets in Ibiza since the 80’s, Café Del Mar remains one of the much-loved Spanish island’s most treasured venues to this day. The true pioneers of bringing music, sensational sunsets and fun together with Mediterranean food and cool drinks, this special Café Del Mar edition of the regular Sunset Sessions at Sheraton is sure to be a hot ticket during Port Douglas Carnivale 2023.

As the sun gets ready to set on Sunday the 21st of May, Australia’s most iconic beachfront resort will come to life as colourful cocktails, Mediterranean bites and Café Del Mar tunes by DJ ‘Jus Joe’ will flow onto the shore of the resort’s Main Beach.

Attendees can choose their level of indulgence with event packages – the most exclusive being the ‘Pearl Package’ where ticket holders can play in a private poolside cabana by day and settle into the sounds of Café Del Mar by night. Think premium champagne, tapas, paella, Yarra Valley caviar, freshly shucked oysters, olives and more! The ‘Shell Package’ is the local’s pick as it gives the flexibility to choose food and drink favourites with a $50 credit included in every ticket.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort’s General Manager Steve Molnar, said “Globally, our brand celebrates human connections with experiences that foster moments of togetherness for travellers and the local community, on this occasion in a spectacular setting usually exclusively available to resort guests”.

Marketing Director, Deb McDiarmid adds; Café Del Mar in Ibiza started the unique sunset session tradition which they now continue all over the world and we are delighted they join us during Carnivale to bring the experience to Tropical North Queensland”. 

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas also presents two additional events in the Carnivale programme on Saturday the 20th of May. Both pay homage to the sugar industry, particularly the Cane Cutters and their descendants who still farm the local land today.

In the Daintree Bar, Head Distiller and Director of Mt Uncle Distillery, Mark Watkins, will lead a Sugar Cane Rum Masterclass – his unpretentious commentary going down smoothly with samples of three award winning products from his FNQ Rum Co. label. What makes this class extra special is hearing the story behind the rum-making process – from planting to harvest, fermentation to copper still and, finally, placement in oak barrels for ageing.

Saturday evening celebrates the start of the Harvest Season with a symbolic cane burning, followed by an Italian family style feasting menu under the stars on Sheraton’s Four Mile Lawn. Inspired by stories of shared suppers and the smells of tomato sugo drifting from the cane cutter barracks, this gastronomic experience will be complimented by authentic stories told by descendants of the region’s sugar pioneers, a selection of Italian wines and live music.

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Event: Sugar Cane Rum Masterclass
Date: Saturday the 20th of May
Time: 3pm to 4pm
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Event: Italian Harvest Feast
Date: Saturday the 20th of May
Time: 6pm to 9pm
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Event: Sheraton Sunset Sessions Featuring Café Del Mar
Date: Sunday the 21st of May
Time: 5pm to 9pm
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For further information and imagery please contact:

Deb McDiarmid, Director of Marketing
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
M: +61 409 617 626 

Stephanie Salway, Marketing Manager
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas
M: +61 499 229 973

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About Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas 

Positioned within Australia’s first eco-certified destination at the step off point to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas is a stunning five-star beachfront resort in Tropical North Queensland.

Enveloped within 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling lagoons and an 18-hole golf course, the 5-star resort amenities represent the resort’s fresh beachside manner inspired by the Tropical North Queensland lifestyle. The impeccable 295 rooms, suites and villas offer captivating views of tropical gardens or lagoon pools, with exclusive rooms featuring swim-up entry and private balconies.
Seven exquisite dining venues provide inviting delicacies; from an experience at nationally-awarded, fine-dining restaurant Harrisons by Spencer Patrick, through to the new Lagoon House Restaurant with poolside open kitchen offering an entirely unique experience crafted to embellish the laid back lifestyle of Port Douglas. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas also offers 18 flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, the largest catering for up to 1,000 delegates.