The Hotel: Royal Palm Beach Resort
Situated a two-minute walk from the beach, Royal Palm Resort invites holidaymakers to a tropical beachfront retreat located in Palm Beach. Guests can unwind by the newly refurbished heated lagoon swimming pool with waterslide, or steam room, or entertain energetic ones with a floodlit tennis court, a mini-golf course, a fitness centre and a games room. Without crossing a road, guests can meander down to the beach with direct access, or stroll down to nearby restaurants and shopping centres.
Enjoy panoramic ocean views from a private balcony, in modern self-catered apartments with fully equipped kitchens and stylish separate living areas.
The local area abounds with watersports opportunities, while 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. Coolangatta Airport is only a 10-minute drive away.
- Bed size/type: one large double bed and two single beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: four adults
- Up to one more person can stay on request for $30 per night using rollaway
- 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.