Hooray for summer and the return of warmer days and longer evenings. With Christmas hurtling towards us, now is the perfect time to head off to the seaside for a rejuvenating break. Karen Daniels can’t wait to feel the sand between her toes and she has found four destinations where you can enjoy luxury accommodation, fine dining and beautiful beaches.
Surfers Paradise, Queensland
It’s is impossible to miss the soaring towers of the Hilton Hotel in Surfers Paradise (above) with their elegant sweep into the skyline. Right in the heart of Surfers and only minutes from the beach, the hotel offers a range of accommodation from guest suites to one, two and three-bedroom residences. And there is a tempting array of wining and dining choices including Luke Mangan’s Salt grill restaurant. After a stroll along the beach relax at one of four pools, visit the spa and sauna or enjoy a cocktail at the pool bar or outdoor terrace. Indulgent weekend packages include Australian sparkling wine and strawberries on arrival, a special 60-minute massage for two at eforea: spa to help you relax before enjoying a delicious three-course dinner. Guests have access to the exclusive Executive Lounge, offering a continental breakfast each morning, tapas at sunset and drinks. Weekend package prices range from $657-$897 per night for two people.
Address: 6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217. Bookings and details: www.hiltonsurfersparadise.com.au. Tel: (07)5680 8000