The Hotel: Royal Palm Beach Resort
Conveniently situated between Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, Royal Palm Resort invites holidaymakers to a tropical retreat with direct access to the beach. Guests can unwind thanks to an array of on-site facilities, including a lagoon pool, tennis court, sauna, and an electric barbecue. There’s also a mini putting green and an outdoor giant chess board for those keen on games and competition. The local area abounds with watersports opportunities, while the family attractions such as The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sea World and Movie World can be reached in less than an hour by car or public transport.
Guests are accommodated in a two-bedroom self-contained apartment which features a fully equipped kitchen and a separate living and dining area. Guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views and private balconies with some outdoor furniture.
- Bed size/type: one large double bed and two single beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: four adults (no capacity for extra beds in the room; one baby cot allowed in the room at $10 per night)
- This apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, two bedrooms and a separate living and dining area with cable TV
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 homeware 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.