The Hotel: Surfers Aquarius on The Beach
Tranquil beach surroundings, golf courses, casinos and numerous shopping and dining venues are all at a hand’s reach for those staying at Surfers Aquarius on The Beach. The apartments are nestled in between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, the region’s best-known beaches. Outdoor and indoor pools invite to take a swim, no matter the weather conditions, while relaxation is a fine experience with the heated spas, sauna, and steam room. Active types can also enjoy a game of tennis or squash on the on-site courts, while the little ones are kept busy at children’s playground.
Groupies can make the most of the home-like conveniences when staying in the spacious Two-Bedroom Apartment. Each one features a fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, and laundry facilities, as well as Foxtel channels TVs when it is time to relax.
- Bed size/type: double or twin bedding
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
- Extra person surcharge: $50 per night
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 home wares 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 Surfers, 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.