Family holidays can be quite an experience, right! Get it right and it will be the source of happy memories for years to come; but get it wrong, and it could turn into the holiday from hell!
Booking a holiday for a couple is quite straightforward; there might be a bit of compromise but generally, you both get what you want. Booking a holiday for a family means taking into account many more factors.
How many children do you have? What ages? What do they like doing? Are there any special needs? Do you have transport? And what can you afford? Let’s run through a few options.
Seaside Holiday A Great Choice
Most kids love the beach, so a seaside holiday is a pretty good option. Ideally, you want a safe, patrolled beach within a short distance of your accommodation. You also want a destination that guarantees plenty of sunshine but won’t be too hot.
The good news is that the Gold Coast ticks all of those boxes. It offers a lovely climate, not too hot thanks to those lovely sea breezes, but still boasting around 300 days of sunshine a year. It also offers around 70km of coastline, with one of the best patrolled, family beaches being Broadbeach.
At Broadbeach, you’re never too far from the beach. For example, the AAA 4-star rated Phoenician Resort is just 100m from the sand. So easy, if you forget something essential and have to go back to the apartment to fetch it. And just right at the end of the day, when the kids are tired and grumpy!
Hot Deals On Family Apartments
Some of the best family apartments on the Gold Coast are in Broadbeach and, in my view, the Phoenician Resort tops the bill on price, spaciousness, comfort and facilities. For example, an air-conditioned two-bedroom apartment here can sleep up to six, with a queen sized master suite, a twin-bedded room, plus a fold out double sofa.
A huge bonus here is the fully equipped kitchen, where you can quickly knock up a snack to keep the children happy AND save on your budget. Having your own washing machine and dryer is a big help, too.
When you look at the level of luxury here, you would be forgiven for thinking it might be beyond your budget. Well, that’s the other family-friendly thing about the Phoenician – year-round accommodation specials on the Gold Coast!
Grab A Special In December
As an example, the resort’s Early Bird Xmas Special offers a two-bedroom apartment for $615 for 3 nights, $975 for 5 nights, and $1330 for 7 nights, between December 1 and December 23. Remember, that’s for the whole apartment, making it exceptional value for a family of four or six. Especially when you check out the facilities!
The resort includes both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, sauna, gymnasium and games room, as well as lovely barbecue areas, a handy tour desk and secure undercover parking.
The apartments include Austar so, even if the weather is a little cloudy, you can all relax in your spacious private lounge, or on the balcony.
Something tells me that all these amazing features will ensure a stay at this resort will be a holiday to remember!