The Hotel: Santa Anne by the Sea
Nestled in a peaceful spot, yet just minutes away from the gold Kurrawa Beach, the four-star Santa Anne by the Sea makes for an ideal holiday destination. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, spend some time relaxing in the sauna or wander around the centre of Broadbeach which allures visitors with a plethora of bars, restaurants, and boutiques.
Groupies can settle into holiday apartments which are decorated in a classic, modern style and come complete with TVs and en suite bathrooms. Cook up a storm with the on-site barbecue facilities or simply take in the scenic views of the area while unwind on a private balcony.
- Bed size/type: Queen bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- This open-plan apartment boasts air conditioning, a well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a TV, and a furnished balcony
The Area: Gold Coast, 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. Just north of the centre of the action, Surfers Paradise, lies Labrador – a relaxed suburb with soaring views across the Broadwater and back to the glittering Gold Coast skyline.
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 homeware 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 beach-side boulevards for a relaxed high street shopping experience.
Outside Broadbeach, 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 bars, pubs and clubs within close reach.