Sands Turtle Beach Resort may have just the place that grown-ups and children both love. It's just undergone a $1 million upgrade and the four-and-a-half-star property not only looks better, but offers a higher level of service.
Set in a subtropical oasis and just 300m from the beach, there are 298 fully self-contained apartments, with one-, two- and three-bedroom options and balconies and terraces.
It's packed with recreational facilities. There are four lagoon and two lap pools, four spas, Putt'n Around Sands (their 18-hole themed putt-putt course), two interactive playgrounds and kids' zones, floodlit tennis courts, gymnasium, two games rooms, nine barbecue areas and walking trails.
Putt'n Around Sands is integrated throughout the property with nine holes on both its northern and southern sides. Guests interact with the environment and it has an educational theme based around native animals. The massive new playgrounds provide a great way to burn off some of that holiday energy.
If you want to take some time for yourself, send the children to the theatrette and indulge in a therapeutic massage at Chelonia Day Spa.
Rainforest Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has Kids Eat Free nights if children are dining with their parents. Woodfire Pizzeria and Bar is also popular for the family. Both offer affordable dining.
Queensland's Gold Coast.
Sands Turtle Beach Resort starts at $144 a night for one-bedroom accommodation, $181 for two bedrooms and $209 for three. Use of all facilities is included with the exception of Putt'n Around Sands which is $7 for adults and $5 for children, and tennis court hire which is $5 an hour which is for equipment hire. If guests take their own equipment there is no charge.
Virgin Blue has flights to the Gold Coast.
One-way fares from:
- Sydney $75
- Melbourne $99
- Adelaide $125
- Perth $320
There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at September 18, 2008 and are subject to change.
Prices correct at September 18, 2008.
For further information
Sands Turtle Beach Resort
2346 Gold Coast Highway
Mermaid Beach 4218
Ph: (07) 5595 6666 or 1300 302 733
Fax: (07) 5554 6988
Ph: 136 789
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