Many people ignore great deals on Gold Coast holiday rentals, because they wrongly believe the whole area is nothing but bars, clubs and partygoers! The truth is, while suburbs like Surfers Paradise are just like that, there are many other areas to stay that are totally different.
Take Broadbeach, for example. This gorgeous beach suburb has been a favourite seaside destinations for families and couples since the 1950s, and was the location of the Gold Coast’s very first hotel.
Of course, Broadbeach includes modern resorts and apartment buildings, but it still retains much of its old charm and the development here has been handled sensitively.
Perfect for Families and Couples
With its pristine patrolled beach, lovely green parks, and impressive restaurant strip, Broadbeach is a suburb that’s perfect for both families and couples.
Indeed, after their first stay, most visitors agree that the very best Gold Coast accommodation apartments are in Broadbeach! There are many reasons for this, the main ones being that there is something for everyone here, and it’s superbly located to enjoy everything the region has to offer.
If wining and dining is your thing, Broadbeach is certainly a great choice. Just leave your car at the resort and walk to the recently rejuvenated restaurant precinct and enjoys flavours from all around the world.
Kitchen vs Kitchenette
Of course, not everyone has the budget, or the inclination, to dine out every night, which is why I tend to choose resort apartments that include a kitchen. And I mean a fully equipped kitchen, not a kitchenette with a toaster and a bar fridge! That way I have the flexibility of dining in or out, however the mood takes me.
This is a great option for families, as it can really help keep the cost down, and it’s far easier when the kids are overtired and grumpy after a big day at the beach!
Even if you decide to dine in, there’s nothing to stop you from taking an after dinner stroll along the beach and stopping off for dessert, or an ice-cream – perfect!
Choosing Your Resort
As mentioned, some resorts offer a sorry excuse for a kitchen, so make sure you check out exactly what’s included. If you choose a better quality resort, like Peppers Broadbeach, or the AAA 4-Star rated Phoenician Resort, you will get the real deal.
The Phoenician Resort even offers a full kitchen, with European appliances – plus a washing machine and dryer – in its one-bedroom air-conditioned apartments – perfect for younger couples who wish to treat themselves to a weekend away, without breaking the bank.
Another reason why some guests love a kitchen is because they wish to make the most of the region’s amazing local produce. Head out of town towards the Gold Coast Hinterland and you’ll discover amazing country markets, farm gates and cellar doors, overflowing with the most delicious goodies.
Sample the Local Fare
Here you’ll find local wines, beers and ciders, breads and cakes, fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs fresh from the chickens, and locally-made pickles, jams and marmalades. You’ll discover amazing cheeses and yoghurts, locally cured meats and salamis, fresh cream, sweet treats and more.
What could be better than stocking up with all these goodies and heading back to your spacious balcony, in your private apartment, and enjoying a feast!