In this very busy world of ours, it’s all too easy to say we haven’t got time for a holiday. We often feel pressured into staying at home, because ‘it’s so busy at work’, or ‘so-and-so in accounts is off sick so I have to cover for them’, and so on.
But holidays are really important for our physical and mental health and, the truth of it is, that by taking a break and coming back to work refreshed and happy, we’ll probably do a better job!
Perhaps you only have a few days off, maybe a long weekend. Where do you go? Overseas would be great but you don’t want to spend half the holiday travelling! So where are the best places for short holidays here in Australia.
The Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast are always popular choices, because they’re easy to get to, offer fabulous weather all year round and, let’s face it, they’re just stunning.
The Gold Coast has always been a great choice for all ages. There’s a million things to see and do if you feel like it, or it’s a great place to just chill out and relax. Just look at what’s on offer – kilometre after kilometre of pristine beaches, sparkling waterways, the picturesque hinterland, with its lush mountains and valleys and, of course, the ocean itself.
There’s gourmet dining for the foodies, theme parks for the young, and young-at-heart, Jupiter’s Casino, major shopping, the list just goes on.
But whereas Surfers Paradise always used to be the major drawcard, smart travellers now favour the gorgeous beachside suburb of Broadbeach.
Broadbeach apartments are perfectly placed to enjoy everything the Gold Coast has to offer. With some resorts just 100m from the beautiful beach, it’s just a stroll to the famous dining strip, with its huge choice of international cuisine.
Accommodation in Broadbeach is pretty much within easy reach of everything. The famous Jupiter’s Casino is practically on the doorstep and, even if you don’t fancy a flutter, there are four amazing restaurants to choose from, as well as world-class entertainment.
Within walking distance of trendy beachside cafes and bars, the living is easy when you rent a Broadbeach apartment. In fact, this whole suburb is very laidback, with its beachside facilities, pretty parks, and nostalgic architecture.
Broadbeach is that classic mix of the old and the new – it hasn’t forgotten its original beachside charm, yet it’s on the mark when it comes to top class accommodation and facilities, such as the AAA 4-Star rated Phoenician Resort.
Broadbeach apartments are generally self-contained, although some offer better facilities than others. Broadbeach apartments are about affordable luxury, so you should expect fully-equipped kitchens, modern bathrooms, Queen-sized beds, private balconies, air-conditioning, Austar, security systems and more.
Check out the resort facilities, too. There are some great deals available at resorts offering luxury facilities, such as indoor and outdoor pools, spa, sauna, gym, secure parking and, of course, beautiful tropical surrounds.
Broadbeach apartments put you within easy reach of the Gold Coast’s main attractions, but keeps you well away from the rather crowded and noisy suburb of Surfers Paradise.
It’s an easy drive to the theme parks from Broadbeach, and with the great money-saving annual passes, you can save a bundle!
A scenic half hour drive will take you out to the hinterland, where you’ll feel like you’re entering a different work! On the hottest of days, the hinterland is a cool oasis of calm, where you’ll discover ancient rainforests, waterfalls and refreshing swimming holes.
The countryside is gorgeous, and the views spectacular, when you head up higher to Mount Tamborine. And then there are the quaint tea-rooms, art galleries and antique shops – you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time, as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, sipping from fine porcelain cups!
The hinterland is a great place to pick up souvenirs and gifts to take home, too. A haven for artists and craftsmen, you’ll always find something original and unusual here.
The popular Sunday markets at Broadbeach are great for souvenirs, too. Held in the park, the markets are a riot of colour, with all sorts of fascinating stalls, as well as food and entertainment.
Entertainment is something the Gold Coast does really well, with major events on offer all year. If you are visiting for an event, definitely consider Broadbeach apartments as your base, as it’s just a short drive or taxi ride, avoiding any stress or hassle.
The Gold Coast hosts everything from top sports events to music festivals, boat shows and, of course, the sensational V8 Supercars, where you’ll be so close, you can even smell the tyre rubber!
With plenty of natural attractions, flora and fauna, too, the Gold Coast really does have something for every taste, and every budget. So next time you fancy a break, grab yourself a Broadbeach apartment and enjoy!