The Hotel: Mari Court Resort
Mari Court Resort makes for an ideal holiday base for those who want to explore the attractions of Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, and Gold Coast. With a sandy beach just a five-minute stroll away and convenient access to theme parks, Cavill Mall, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and a plethora of restaurants and cafes, the area caters to all kinds of preferences.
Groupies settle into spacious, self-contained apartments with kitchen and private balconies. Take a dip in the on-site swimming pool, cook up a storm with the on-site barbecue facilities or have some fun at the mini putt-putt golf course. The on-site tour desk can arrange various day tours and tickets to the local attractions such as the Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild theme parks.
- Bed size/type: One large double bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- $8 per night for a baby cot for a child under 2 years old
- $30 per night for an extra bed for a child older than 2 years or for an adult
- The apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, two balconies, Foxtel TV, and air conditioning
The Area: Surfers Paradise, 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.
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.
Outside Labrador, 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 of bars, pubs and clubs within close reach.