The way in which we take holidays has changed a lot over the years but one trend has stayed constant; we still love our seaside vacations.
Seaside towns have long been popular for families, especially those who live in the city. The fresh sea air and invigorating ocean were considered good for the health.
Queensland’s Gold Coast has been a favourite holiday hotspot since the 1950s when Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach first became popular. And whilst the landscape may have changed many of the traditional attractions remain.
Growing Demand for Accommodation
The area was originally known as the South Coast; it didn’t become the Gold Coast until the 1950s. With more and more people aspiring to seaside holidays there was a growing demand for accommodation Broadbeach Gold Coast.
Back then holidaymakers tended to favour boarding houses and campsites. The first hotel to open was Lennons in Broadbeach. Interestingly, in the 1940s, Broadbeach had just five recorded residents but that didn’t stop the developers. Seeing the potential of the area they opened the Lennons Hotel in December 1956. At the time the hotel became the tallest building on the Gold Coast, standing five storeys high, and featured a huge swimming pool.
Gold Coast Holiday Homes
Sadly the hotel wasn’t a financial success and closed its doors in 1987. It was demolished and the site was used for the Oasis Shopping Centre.
It was around this time that the idea of Gold Coast holiday homes caught on. For some people that meant investing in their own property; for others, it was enough to book a resort apartment every year.
Today more and more holidaymakers are choosing Gold Coast holiday apartments. These offer all the perks of having your own Gold Coast holiday home, with the mortgage and maintenance.
Great for Families
This type of holiday home offers many advantages. Space is probably the main one. There’s far more room in an apartment than a hotel room. A two-bedroom apartment at the Phoenician Resort, for example, includes a master bedroom with ensuite, a twin-bedded room, main bathroom, lounge and fully equipped kitchen. You can choose a balcony, courtyard or garden view apartment.
Having the kitchen is a great bonus for families as it saves money and makes it easy to keep the kids happy.
Just like a hotel, linen and towels are provided, along with glasses, crockery, cutlery, hair-dryer, iron, washing machine and more.
Gold Coast holiday homes are conveniently located footsteps from the beach, shops, cafes and restaurants. And there’s easy access to the theme parks and other tourist attractions.
With Gold Coast apartments, you also benefit from the use of all the amazing resort facilities, including swimming pools, spas, sauna, gyms, games room and more.
Unlike some areas of the Gold Coast Broadbeach has managed to retain its original charm. It’s an interesting mix of luxury apartment buildings and traditional seaside attractions.
It’s a short stroll to the beach, park and foreshore, with enough cafes and restaurants to try a new one every day. And you’ll love the Sunday markets with their explosion of colour, local arts and crafts and souvenirs.