The Hotel: Sandcastles on the Broadwater
The ideal beach escape for couples and families alike, Sandcastles on the Broadwater is close to all the must-see attractions of the Gold Coast. Travel only 10 minutes to the bright lights of Surfers Paradise and 15 minutes to the popular theme parks. The Broadwater lays on the doorstep, offering a myriad of activities like fishing, swimming and water sports.
Couples or groups of four make a fully-furnished Apartment their home away from home, fitted with a kitchen featuring European appliances, large outdoor balcony and open-plan living area. When not soaking up the views or kicking back with pay-TV, guests are kept busy with the swimming pool, spa, gym and games room.
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- Bed size/type: Queen bed and two twin beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
The Area: Gold Coast, QLD
A glittering stretch of golden beaches fringed by soaring skyscrapers, the Gold Coast is a vibrant holiday destination where buzzing bars and nightclubs sit alongside glitzy boutiques and a thrilling multitude of action-packed theme parks. Just north of the centre of the action lies Surfers Paradise – a relaxed suburb with soaring views across the Broadwater and back to the glittering Gold Coast skyline.
Head straight to Surfers Paradise beach, where folks can take a surfing lesson, embark on a soft-sand run or just have a good old-fashioned splash in the blue waters. Walk up to the Esplanade, where food can be found in every form under the sun and trendy boutiques offer up clothing, gifts and homewares at a range of price points or move through to Elkhorn Avenue for designer stores including Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Try the foot of Chevron Renaissance or the DFS store on Orchid Avenue for fashion chains, or wander the leafy beachside boulevards for a relaxed high street shopping experience.
Whole days can be spent at any number of famous Gold Coast theme parks like Dreamworld, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Warner Bros Movie World and even Tropical Fruit World. Slightly further afield is the “green behind the gold” Hinterland, which can be explored on a day trip to Tamborine Mountain or Currumbin Valley. By night, put dancing shoes on and hit the myriad bars, pubs and clubs within close reach.
Only five minutes away from international discount shopping outlets, including Harbour Town, a shopping centre that incorporates multiple factory outlets in one centre. This is especially popular with tourists, although many locals also shop here because everyone loves a good bargain.