Strike Holiday Gold At The Luxurious Xanadu Main Beach
Waking to ocean views from your sun-drenched private balcony. Sipping coffee as you watch the passing beach parade, a relaxed itinerary of swimming, dining, and shopping stretching before you. Starting the day right with a romantic stroll along the sugar-white sands of Main Beach with the one you love. This is life at one of our favourite holiday playgrounds, Queensland’s glorious Gold Coast. And we’ve found the perfect base for all your GC adventures — the beachfront apartments of Xanadu Main Beach.
Here’s everything you need to know.
THE MAIN EVENT
Sun, surf, and sand are a good start. But in a state blessed with beautiful beaches, it takes a little extra to create a destination as stellar as the Gold Coast. Nowhere else blends laid-back beach culture, extreme adventure (everything from hot-air ballooning to big-fun theme parks) and luxe accommodation, shopping, and dining quite like the GC. It’s all just an hour south of Brisbane along the M1 Motorway — although we also recommend jetting into the Gold Coast Airport or upping the glam quota with a helicopter arrival.
The iconic waves and glittering skyline of Main Beach (at the northern end) have enticed surfers and honeymooners here for decades. And opposite these beloved shores you’ll find the coastal oasis of Xanadu Main Beach, ready to deliver everything a pair of beach-lovers could want in a seaside escape. Chic, self-contained apartments with epic ocean views, indoor pool and spa, outdoor swimming pool and barbeque area, and location, location, location.
We love an easy-breezy beach break where you can park the car and walk. At Xanadu, you’ll have the beauty of Main Beach on your doorstep, some of the region’s top restaurants, surf clubs, and cafes just a stone’s throw away, and the superb seafood and chic boutiques of Marina Mirage nearby.
VIEW FROM THE TOP
Just steps from the sand, Xanadu’s spacious and well-appointed one- and two-bedroom apartments combine the conveniences of home with the indulgences of a holiday hotel. Self-contained with generous private balconies and sweeping ocean or garden views, they feature plush king beds, ducted air-con, fully equipped modern kitchens, and a contemporary coastal vibe. All apartments include a full laundry (perfect for a post-beach freshen up), complimentary WiFi, LCD television and DVD player, Foxtel, and secure parking. Thoughtful details (we love the welcome pack from Australian botanical-based brand Appelles) add a dash of luxe.
Which to choose? If you prefer a speedy ticket to the sand, the lower-floor Garden View apartments are lovely — but honestly, we can’t go past Pacific Ocean vistas for the classic GC getaway. You’ll also have a suite of resort facilities at your fingertips including an indoor heated swimming pool and spa, outdoor swimming pool and spa with shade umbrellas and sun lounges, gym, two tennis courts, sauna, and a library/reading room.
EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT
The Gold Coast is a foodie’s paradise, a place where the nostalgic joy of fish & chips (try the 1930s Main Beach Bathing Pavilion Café just across the road) meets a world-class dining scene. Check out the fabulous restaurants within a five-minute walk of Xanadu or beach-hop your way south to the dynamic culinary hub of Burleigh Heads. Rick Shores and The Tropic (both on the beachfront) and Restaurant Labart are just a few of our Burleigh faves. We also love kicking back at Xanadu and enjoying the great Aussie sizzle of a barefoot barbeque in the sunshine.
Another tip? Leave your car in the complimentary undercover parking and take advantage of the light rail G:link that will connect you with some of the region’s highlights. You’ll know it’s a Gold Coast tram when you pass the dedicated surfboard racks (a world first!). Awesome shopping/dining destination Pacific Fair awaits you at Broadbeach South, where you can pick up something pretty for date night at Kiyomi Japanese Restaurant (Star Casino) or Omeros Brothers Seafood Restaurant (Marina Mirage).
CHOOSE YOUR GC ADVENTURE
If your couple style is ‘play all day’ you’ve come to the right seaside playground. The Gold Coast’s famed theme park line-up starts with Seaworld, just up the road from Xanadu, while myriad local activities offer thrills big and small. Tick off that bucket list with a breathtaking hot-air balloon ride over the ocean and nearby hinterland, a tandem skydive, or surf lessons on Main Beach which boasts one of Australia’s most reliable breaks.
Perfect for a romantic weekend escape or an indulgent week-long vacation, Xanadu Main Beach is looking super-fresh right now thanks to a contemporary-coastal makeover which included the re-paint and update of the two Xanadu towers and adjoining common areas.
A two-night stay starts from $495 (one-bedroom with ocean view) including complimentary parking and WiFi. Just don’t forget to mention HOL4GOLD for an exclusive rate and a $50 dining voucher for Domanis restaurant on Tedder Avenue.
See you on the beach.
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