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Broadbeach is the neighbourhood that puts the “gold” in “Gold Coast”. From rays of sunshine glinting off the skyscrapers to “seeing stars” (yes, real celebrities) in the clubs and cafes along Surf Parade, this is one place that is sure to put a special shine on your holiday.
Speaking of celebrities, where do you think they stay when they visit? Not in the local motel, that’s for sure. Wanna see a Hemsworth brother or catch sight of Kylie Minogue? We can’t guarantee it, but when you’ve got a room at one of the Broadbeach boutique hotels, you just might have a chance.
Star-spotting isn’t the only thing to do here, of course. You won’t be surprised to see that “Broadie” is home to beautiful beaches along with its beautiful people—it also has bustling weekend markets, one of Australia’s largest retail centres, and dining that ranges from five-star to dive-bar. Read on to plan your strategy for fun and find your perfect boutique accommodation in Broadbeach.
First things first: the beach! All you have to do is walk east, and you’ll soon come to the long, gorgeous stretch of sand that Broadbeach is known for. Throw out the towel and get to sunning, or—if you fancy you’ve got a bit of Kelly Slater in you—take a surfing lesson.
Need some shade? No need to admit that to your mates. Just suggest a trip to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, that giant mall we mentioned earlier. Popping into stores like Michael Kors, Gucci and Zara will give you a break from the sun without losing face.
If you’d rather live like a celebrity instead of shopping like them, start with your digs. Boutique Broadbeach hotels offer up all the amenities that will make you feel like royalty. Just 100m from the sands of the beach lies the Palazzo Versace, an opulent 5-star hotel that’s attracted stars like…well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.
Even Kelly Slater has to eat (in fact, we’d venture to say he eats quite a bit). If it’s Sunday, your choice is easy: head on down to Kurrawa Park for the Broadbeach Art and Craft Markets. You can bite into some fresh produce and get your souvenir shopping done all at once! These are no regular tchotchkes, though—unique handmade jewellery, soaps and belt buckle bottle openers are sure to impress everyone on your list.
Of course, the best boutique hotels in Broadbeach will have plenty of noshing options nearby—or right on-site. Kurrawa Surf Club is an old standby—it’s right on the beach with incredible al fresco dining views, and it’s open for all three meals a day. Score!
You’ll definitely notch another win on your belt when you book your Broadbeach boutique accommodation right here on Wotif. Want the ultimate seclusion instead? Escape to the hinterlands by reserving a spot at a hotel like Witches Falls Cottages. We’ve got a great selection of spots where you’re sure to find the personalised service and little design touches that make your holiday truly special.