The Hotel: Mantra Broadbeach on the Park
The Mantra Broadbeach on the Park hotel’s location is an ideal spot for summer vacation. Close proximity to the Kurrawa Beach, parks, bars, and restaurants make the stay joyful and pleasant. And, if guests prefer not to leave the hotel’s grounds, they can lounge by the pool (note: the pool is in maintenance until 7 Nov) or relax in the sauna or steam room. And if the snack time comes, they can have a cookout in the onsite BBQ area.
After fun-filled days guests retire to one- or two-bedroom apartments, which are more like home-away-from-home than standard hotel accommodations, featuring full kitchens with dining areas and private balconies for enjoying the views.
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- The apartment features fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath, TV with Foxtel, lounge area, DVD and CD player, Wi-Fi access, and air-conditioning.
- Bed size/type: Two queen beds or one queen bed and two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
- The two-bedroom apartment features two bathrooms, lounge area, fully equipped kitchen, balcony, TV with Foxtel, DVD and CD player, Wi-Fi access, and air conditioning.
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, Surfers Paradise, lies Labrador – 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 home ware 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 beach-side boulevards for a relaxed high street shopping experience.
Outside Broadbeach, 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.