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#1 doolz84

Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:12 AM

We are headed to the Gold Coast in late May, with my whole extended family for mum's 60th birthday.
There will be 10 adults and 7 kids under 8yrs. Staying 4 nights.
I haven't been to the GC for a few years, and never with such a large group. There are so many accommodation options, that I just cant decide what the best option will be.
We need something close to the beach (within a few blocks), and a park/playground, some places to shop and eat out within walking distance also. Would really love a pool, and i think it would need to be heated (or indoor) at that time of year.
My biggest thing is trying to decide what sort of accommodation will suit a large group of us well, so that we can have rooms close together and space to spend time all together.
Have looked into a house via air b'n'b etc, but they all seem to be further out from the beach. We are trying to minimise the need for cars (all but two people are flying in from Vic)

Has anyone done a similar trip with fam and can recommend a place to stay?

#2 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:22 AM

You need apartments. We booked three 2 bedrooms in an older block near Broadbeach. Near the supermarket,  onsite parking for rentals, one block from the beach with a pool. Didn't matter the furniture was a bit old as we all had young kids. Also great to have a washing machine.
We found it was cheapest to book direct and they got us apartments across the landing and one flight ip up the stairs.

#3 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:22 AM

Check out Sandcastles in Labaradore

#4 Pearson

Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:39 PM

Why not a tourist park?
Main Beach, Tallebudgera, Nobby Beach.
Their cabins take a lot 8-9 per cabin. Also,they do heat their pools as well, being from Vic, it may not to be too bad. There'll not be an indoor pool required for most.

#5 Apageintime

Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:45 PM

I would book something in surfers. Something like the Mantra crown towers has a great pool area, couple blocks back from the beach, and a variety of apartment sizes to suit different groups.

We've stayed there a few times and while I don't love surfers it's definitely got restaurants etc for eating out and is a good central spot when you're catering to big groups with diverse interests.

#6 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 29 January 2020 - 09:20 PM

In addition to the back of surfers, have a look around southport / the broadwater.
Broadwater is fabulous for kids that age (jumping pillow, etc), Australia Fair shopping centre and then, close to the light rail so you can get to surfers and Broadbeach easily, but no 3am nightclub noise.

#7 purpleblaze

Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:23 PM

We just booked the waves resort in Broadbeach. Looks like a great location and really close to a fabulous park and the beach.

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