The Hotel: The Retreat Beach Houses
Nestled amidst the sand dunes, just a few steps from the tranquil Peregian Beach, the Retreat offers comfortable two-floor holiday homes right off a sandy beach, with a pool and an array of other sports facilities right at the fingertips for all the outdoorsy types to thrive. Each of the houses has three bedrooms, a bathroom and an external hot and cold shower as well as a spacious living and dining room with a fully equipped kitchen onto ocean-facing decks. For a full convenience, guests can use an online grocery ordering service.
Three-Bedroom Ocean Front Apartment
- Bed size/type: One queen bed, four single beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: Six people
- Well equipped kitchen, laundry, bathroom, balcony, air conditioning,
- Cable TV with over 50 channels
The Area: Sunshine Coast, Queensland
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 Noosa Beach, before retreating to the Peregian Village and 30 minutes south is Mooloolaba for an alfresco bite to eat.
Head inland to explore famed Eumundi Markets and the nearby Buderim ginger factory, or witness native wildlife at the Australia Zoo or Underwater World. Shopaholics enjoy the many items on offer at Mooloolaba, one of Queensland’s great shopping destinations. Those wanting to rehydrate swirl back a glass at Maroochy Springs Winery or Glastonbury Estate, sipping on a variety of wines.
Just 10 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 the 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 famed Fraser Island or a boat trip up to the river and lakes, or simply kick back in a sidewalk cafe with a good book.