The Hotel: Vibe Hotel
Groupies can easily see the best of Surfers Paradise with a stay at Vibe Hotel. Bunker down in the comfortable and contemporary digs full of natural light for a few nights of rest and relaxation. Wander around the property, which overlooks the Nerang River, or take in the views from Curve Café while enjoying a hearty buffet breakfast. Guests can take advantage of Queensland’s beautiful-one-day-perfect-the-next weather by walking just five minutes over to Surfers Paradise Beach. Those inclined to stay closer to home can refresh with a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or soak in the hot tub.
Thrill-seekers will be pleased to know that they are only a 10-minute drive from Sea World and a 25-minute drive from Dreamworld, Movie World, and Wet’n’Wild. Holiday-makers after a slightly more relaxing experience can head into the heart of Surfers Paradise for boutique shopping, dining and a vibrant nightlife scene. When it comes time to bed-down, return to your aqua view room to get a full eight hours of beauty sleep in the plush king bed. Take advantage of the room’s blackout curtains and the late checkout to feel truly well-rested before returning to reality.
Aqua View Room
- Bed size/type: King bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
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 Labrador, 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 of bars, pubs and clubs within close reach.