After rather crazy exciting time at Sydney and Melbourne we headed to Gold Coast in Australia. We were there for a little more than 2 days and we decided to do NOTHING. seriously and we did that. The everyday routine was – wake up, walk in a little lane near our hotel, pick a cutie restaurant for breakfast, come back to the hotel, pack for the beach, soak in the sun, take a dip in the ocean, pick some lunch on way back, get ready for evening, go out for drinks and depending on our mood have dinner outside or do a takeaway. 😛 We did not even roam around much because we were way too dedicated to the sun, sand and the sea. 😀
This was a mixed bag of 2 days. Let me finish off with the bad first.
First our camera stopped working so the pics you see in this post are a mix of my iphone photos and camera photos (until it was working).
We stayed at the Pepper’s Hotel at Broad Beach. It was a gorgeous all white apartment style hotel. I had ever stayed in a hotel like it. It was a home away from home. Plus the location was spot on. It was minutes walking from the beach, shopping areas and restaurants. There are a lot of issues with this. You’d think it is right ‘on’ the beach ( the way it is marketed), it is not. The photos on their site are kind of misleading. There were other sea facing properties that you can pick that would give you a view of ocean when you wake up. The staff was so laid-back. They’d call it a day at 4:30-4:45 and then you’d have to rely on one attendant who is looking after some 100 rooms. The housekeeping was also not good. They’d leave the dishes in dishwasher and expect you to use them from there itself. We had an early morning flight, there was no one to take our luggage downstairs..and this is a luxury property. I could really go on with a lot of other small issues as well. Would not recommend it.
Now the good. We had the most amazing and relaxing time here. After travelling the world so much, Sanjeev and I had a single opinion about the Goa beaches- they are the best. But Gold Coast beaches are the ones that would give some real competition to our Goa beaches. They were huge- I mean you look left or right all youd’ see is the infinite sky and ocean. Plus the water was such that you could have some real fun with the waves. Infact all the beaches that we have been to so far in Australia have been real kickass. So it was a mixed bag of a mini trip to Gold Coast but I only have happy warm memories of the place. I would go back any day to relax and refresh myself in this cute little town.
I hope you enjoy the photos of whatever we could captures during this short trip in our photos!
Wait for some real crazy excitement in our next post from Cairns!
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