The Gold Coast, located south of Brisbane along Australia’s east coast, is famed for its endless stretches of sandy white beaches, world-class surfing spots, theme parks, and internationally famed luxury hotels and resorts.
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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is the only 5-star beachfront resort on the Gold Coast and is the ultimate realm of luxury and opulence. The refurbished resort is located on six hectares of dazzling lagoons and pristine tropical gardens and features 295 rooms and suites with exquisite dining options and breathtaking views.
Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks at one of many chic pool bars or make the most of the direct beach access with a day in the sun. Alternatively, just 10 minutes away is Surfers Paradise, while a 15-minute drive will take you to The Star Casino for a night of glitz and glam.
Palazzo Versace now the Imperial Hotel
It has been over 20 years since the Palazzo Versace opened its doors on the Gold Coast, making it the first fashion-branded hotel in the world. It is the epitome of glamour and luxury, with the 200 rooms reflecting the opulence it has become famous for and now under a new moniker the Imperial Hotel.
Located just a few minutes walk from the ocean and close to other major tourist attractions, upmarket shopping retailers, and fine-dining restaurants, you will be mesmerized by the intricate pebble mosaic in the porte cochere and the vaulted ceilings hand-detailed in gold. The lagoon pool has a small sandy beach and plenty of comfortable cabanas ideal for a day by the water. Service and facilities include a day spa and VIP transfers in a shiny black Rolls Royce Phantom.
RACV Royal Pines Resort
The RACV Royal Pines Resort is the ideal destination for experiencing the beauty of the Gold Coast. Surrounded by pristine gardens and a championship golf course, the 100-hectare location is the perfect distance for the white sandy beaches of Surfer Paradise and the breathtaking beauty of the lush Gold Coast Hinterland.
The resort features something for everyone, from award-winning restaurants and bars to a day spa, gymnasium, a brand new children’s water park and playground, and refreshing pools. Furthermore, guests can choose to dine at any of the five quality restaurants onsite or take a shuttle bus to Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise five times daily.
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise
Meriton Suites Surfers Paradise is a luxurious beachfront accommodation option located directly on The Esplanade. The 75-story building, appropriately named ‘Ocean,’ is a towering skyline landmark in Australia’s premier leisure destination, boasting jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean.
Guests can choose from one-, two-, or three-bedroom hotel suites, as well as two exclusive luxury Penthouse Collection suites. There is also a refreshing indoor pool, a fully-equipped spa, and a fitness center. Guests can enjoy the onsite cafe or one of the many fine dining options within the precinct. Furthermore, the beachfront location is ideal for transport services, with light rail and express train lines offering the ultimate travel convenience.
The Langham is one of the few beachfront hotels on the Gold Coast, located at the southern end of Surfers Paradise. Despite its rather austere lobby, guests will be treated to a comfortable and intimate haven to enjoy pre-drinks, afternoon tea, or supper snacks under a soaring atrium that overlooks the enticing lagoon pool.
Guests can enjoy two heated pools with a swim-up bar and hot tub, with a conveniently located gate fence giving access to the walking track that passes between the hotel and the beach. The tranquil Chuan Spa is based on traditional Chinese medicine with a wide range of treatments for singles and couples alike. There is also a 24-hour gym and heated indoor lap pool for those who don’t want to miss their workouts while on vacation.
The Artique Resort is not like a typical resort. Instead, it is a 30-level apartment/hotel at the southern end of Surfers Paradise, with picturesque views of the Gold Coast beach strip, the Nerang River, and the spectacular mountains of the hinterland.
Its large open lobby, styled in shades of gold and white, is a classic contemporary look, while the neutral colors in the apartments provide the perfect backdrop for unique and personal decor based on the owner’s taste. Guests can enjoy a large, heated lap pool, a separate hot tub, a fully equipped gym, a sauna, a steam room, and a barbeque area, which are all accessed from the lobby level.
Additionally, there is a 12-seater cinema with leather recliners and a driving range simulator, with a choice of roughly 20 golf courses from around the world for golfers who want to keep up their swing while on vacation.
The Star Grand at the Star
The Star Gold Coast is the premier entertainment destination on the Gold Coast. With a seamless mix of luxury and sophistication that is synonymous with world-class hotels and the excitement that comes with award-winning restaurants, bustling bars, spectacular stage shows and concerts, and the non-stop action of a 24-hour casino, you will hope the days never end.
Located on seven hectares of perfectly landscaped gardens and stunning parklands, all rooms come equipped with individual climate control, cable TV, in-room safe, and high-speed internet. A 10-minute stroll will have you on the beach for the ideal sunset view.