For those in Port Douglas looking for a true 'taste of the tropics' in every sense of the word, there's no better spot to start than the Port Douglas Sunday Markets, which take place every week from 8am to 1pm and offer a diverse array of goods to see, sample and purchase. Situated in a picturesque location in ANZAC Park on the waterfront with lovely mountain and ocean views, the markets offer all the typical arts-and-crafts-oriented trinkets one would expect from a local market - however the main highlight is the fruit and the various ways it's utilised. There's an array of beautiful, fresh, tropical fruit available for purchase here; standouts include the juice mangoes which can be purchased for far more reasonable prices than those of markets in southern states, a coconut stall that provides the chance to eat directly out of the shell and numerous excellent fruit juice stalls which make for some ideal refreshment on your typical hot Tropical North Queensland day. Other non-food goods are worth browsing here as well, as there are a range of stalls selling beautiful flowers, cheap pearls, unique clothing and more - all of which combines to make this the best spot in Port Douglas to purchase souvenirs to take home. Children are also catered for with face painting and live entertainment to keep the little ones occupied. It's both shaded under trees and near the waterfront too, which offers a cooler atmosphere in which to peruse during hotter periods, and in all is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Port Douglas. Be sure to get there early as parking spaces fill up quite quickly.