The Hotel: Grand Palais Beachside Resort
Soaring above safe, patrolled Alexandra Headland beach, the Grand Palais is the ultimate beachside resort with an inviting heated pool and barbecue area perfect for balmy evenings. Check out nearby Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore, and Mooloolaba for shopping, dining and nightlife options. Groupies spend five or seven heavenly nights in a self-contained apartment with a courtyard or balcony, air conditioning, AUSTAR TV and a DVD player.
Settle in with a bottle of wine and delicious chocolates before taking a relaxing stroll along the beach, just seconds away from the apartments. Grand Palais offers bike hire for those looking to explore their surrounds at a faster pace. When hunger strikes, grab a meal at the on-site restaurant. A late 11am check-out ensures guests are well rested before embarking on the journey home.
- Bed size/type: One queen bed and two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- This apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, Foxtel TV, washing machine and dryer, and balcony
Three-Bedroom Oceanfront Apartment
- Bed size/type: One queen-size bed, one double bed and two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Six people
- This apartment comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TVs with DVD, and washing machine with a dryer
The Area: Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is a picture-perfect paradise delighting all who visit and explore it. Boasting dozens of dazzling beaches, the area is a popular favourite for young and old, where lovers of sand and sea delight in gorgeous weather and relaxed, friendly vibes. Relax on the white sand or surf the waves of nearby safe, patrolled Mooloolaba Beach, before retreating to the Esplanade for an alfresco bite to eat.
Head inland to explore famed Eumundi Markets and the nearby Buderim ginger factory, or witness native wildlife at Australia Zoo or Underwater World. Shopaholics enjoy the many items on offer at Mooloolaba, one of Queensland’s great shopping destinations. Those wanting to re-hydrate swirl back a glass at Maroochy Springs Winery or Glastonbury Estate, sipping on a variety of wines.
Head 40 minutes north and check out Noosa for the day. Travellers wander down Hastings Street, where a flurry of experiences assaults the senses. World-class restaurants, cafes and bars bump sides with boutiques and gift shops offering all manner of stylish wares. More active souls can pack their hiking boots and venture to Noosa National Park, where legs get a workout on the trail while eyes are treated to lush bush landscapes. More natural adventures await with an eco-tour out to the famed Fraser Island or a boat trip up to the river and lakes, or visitors simply kick back in a sidewalk cafe with a good book.