The Hotel: Monaco Caloundra
Nestled in the heart of Caloundra, Monaco Caloundra serves as a perfect base for exploring the attractions of Sunshine Coast. On site, holidaymakers can take a dip in the swimming pool, stay active with the fully-equipped gym, cook up a storm with barbecue facilities or simply soak up the panoramic views over Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage to the Glass House Mountains.
Groupies can settle into spacious apartments which are decorated with sleek furnishings and come complete with kitchen and laundry facilities, flat-screen TVs, and private balconies. Standard apartments offer panoramic views of the hotel’s surroundings, while Waterview Apartments overlook the sparkling ocean.
- Bed size/type: Queen size bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- The apartment boasts a spacious living area with a TV, kitchen and laundry facilities, en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a private balcony
- Bed size/type: Queen size bed and two single beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
- The apartment features two bedrooms, a spacious living area with a TV, kitchen and laundry facilities, en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a private balcony
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 vinos.
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.