Gold Coast, Australia

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Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜› We did not even roam around much because we were way too dedicated to the sun, sand and the sea. πŸ˜€

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- IΒ 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 capturesΒ during this short trip in our photos!

Wait for some real crazy excitement in our next post from Cairns! πŸ™‚

See you very soon. love you. :-*

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first coffee!
but first, coffee!
welcome to our apartment!
welcome to our apartment!
we have a guest room in case you want to pop in!
we have a guest room in case you want to pop in!
soak in!
soak in!
an inviting bed to jump on!
an inviting bed to jump on!
when your bath room has a view! : D
when your bath room has a view! : D
the golden hour
the golden hour
magic in the sky!
magic in the sky!
leads you to heaven
leads you to heaven
green!
green!
the calm and the thrill!
the calm and the thrill!
make me a cup of coffee and I'd tell you stories about life and all things nice!
make me a cup of coffee and I’d tell you stories about life and all things nice!
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view from our room
happy days!
happy days!
bikini days!
bikini days!
rise high!
rise high!
paradise
paradise
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beach bums!
seafolly-bikini
sunny days!
salt in the air, sand in my hair!
salt in the air, sand in my hair!
can clouds touch the ocean?
can clouds touch the ocean?
holidays! this was raspberry and mango
holidays! this was raspberry and mango

goldcoast-beaches

this little street full of cutie little restaurants. they even had a one named 'social'
this little street full of cutie little restaurants. they even had a one named ‘social’
lazy afternoon drinks!
lazy afternoon drinks!
and then this happened!
and then this happened!
sanjeev had this chicken dish everyday...like everyday. :| Bavarian Bier CafΓ©, broadbeach
sanjeev had this chicken dish everyday…like everyday. 😐 Bavarian Bier CafΓ©, broadbeach
got ready and enjoyed the cool breeze
got ready and enjoyed the cool breeze
breakfast here!
breakfastΒ at no name lane
i am eating so much avocado in australia, i might start looking like shrek in a few days. : |
i am eating so much avocado in australia, i might start looking like shrek in a few days. : |
hugs mugs and death by chocolate : P Max Benner chocolate
hugs mugs and death by chocolate : P Max Benner chocolate

Yellow Dress : Cos, shoes : zara, bag : givenchy
Black lace top : reformation, skirt : 431-88 by shweta kapur, shoes : zara, bag : chanel
bikinis : seafolly australia

Australia Trip So far…
Melbourne, Australia Part 1
Must Do things in Melbourne, Australia
The Magical Sydney, Australia Part 1
Must Do Things in Sydney : Koalas at Featherdale Zoo, Blue Mountain, River Cruise

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37 Responses to Gold Coast, Australia

  1. Priya says:

    Lovely post. You should check out Hawaii , you will love the beaches there ?

  2. Esha says:

    Wow Ratidi…This place looks so awesome….
    N you like always…superrrrrrrrr…
    The black lace dress is such a perfect piece!!!!
    Love you :*

  3. Shatarupa says:

    Love this so much!!!! Each and every frame is right out of a lifestyle magazine!!!

  4. jomol says:

    There are many things that I want to say after I saw this post!! First things first- you are the hotttts and your frame is goals, babes :* Every outfit in this post, the bikini, burns you hot!! Second thing, Sanjeevji, the clicks, the sunset, rati’s beach pics, no words to describe, they are that beautiful. But I can’t just take my eyes off your biwi, :*

  5. That apartment is pure love, right out of some movie set kinda! <3 <3
    Make me a cup of coffee and__ is the kind of pic that one's husband/bf would want to keep as wallpaper forever! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
    I really like your yellow dress and girl, you are looking gorgeous in every frame. And the pictures are like too much awesomeness in every frame. Kudos! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Sheetal says:

    Beautiful Pictures πŸ™‚ Your every look is just outstanding πŸ™‚ That apartment is splendid, This post lift up my mood πŸ˜€

  7. Shilpa says:

    Waaw,.. Awesome pics,…

  8. Monika says:

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Can’t stop smiling! Loved every frame…that apartment…the sand…and of course you…so beautiful.
    And that sunset pic, aisa lagraha hai someone added rooh afza to the sky :D..awesome!

  9. Divya says:

    YOU are super gorgeous!! You are stunning in each and every frame!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    And the place is nice too…..The beach…the sunset…the apartment…the coffee……….everything is beautiful!!!

    Hey! Why no selfie with Hubby?? πŸ™ πŸ™‚

  10. Roshni Gokani says:

    You are looking super awesome in that yellow dress!! Beautiful clicks as usual!! πŸ™‚

  11. Rashmi Ajay says:

    Wow. Could travel the place through the photos. Love how you have captioned each pic Rati di. That yellow dress is so elegant. Sanjeevji is a gifted photographer indeed.
    Travel safe folks!

    • Rati says:

      thanks rashmi. i love the details sanjeev captures through his photos. i keep going through them again and again! πŸ™‚

  12. Manaswini says:

    Oooohh!! Rati, your pics are such a treat to the eyes.. you look so lovely in that mustard yellow dress.. simple, elegant and so comfortable.. and that blue bikini is super s*xy :).. i have never been to Goa and do not consider myself too much of a beach person… but having spent last 2 Christmas vacations on Caribbean beaches, I now feel there is no better place on earth other than in front of those blue waters…

    • Rati says:

      hahha i can imagine because sea is really enchanting and keeps calling you back. πŸ™‚ thanks a ton!! πŸ™‚

  13. Neetu says:

    Sizzling hot and divine thats what I felt after scrooling down the post, the picture, the scenic view, the photography, the subjects and Rati you simply divine out of this world, I really loved the lace outfit and this mustrad attire on you :hatsoff You carried them so well with a gorgeous personality and smile.. πŸ™‚ superb stunning………….

    • Rati says:

      thanks a ton neetu. :)) i wish we could have clicked more pics though… but so happy to read your comment. πŸ™‚

  14. nirmal says:

    oooo mg rati i only wish that pics in your post never end…. he he droolinggg .superstar love

  15. Hey,
    You look fabulous and ur posts are always perfect!
    I feel terrible that u did not have a great experience at the Hotel,I would recommend you next time if you visit gold coast,Stay at the RCI resorts or near Surfers Paradise.The Hilton Apartments are situated at the main surfers paradise beach and you will not find any complain.Even at Coolangata.
    Actually in these luxury resorts we have also faced the same problem…there is no one to take your luggage.The Housekeeping come only to check any trchnical difficulty otherwise they leave early in the evening.Its like Self-service.Even with the dishwashing system in all the resorts they just wash it and keep them otherwise its the guest who have to do it.
    Beaconber Resort at Coolangata,Tiki Village,Mantra&Hilton at Surfers Paradise which are really good places to stay.
    πŸ™‚
    PS: I loved ur outfits

    • Rati says:

      thank you for the lovely detailed comment , Nashi. Would keep these in mind if we plan to go there and your comment is really helpful for others who are planning to visit the place. really appreciate it. thank you πŸ™‚

  16. Jeslin says:

    Hi Rati, loved that mustard yellow dress. Such a summery color..looks beautiful on you ! πŸ™‚

  17. Kimi Shrivastava says:

    You look so gorgeous in all the pics Rati …and I loveddd your yellow dress….Australia is definitely in my travel list since a very long time.. Hoping to plan a visit now as my son is growing up and might make it possible soon. :P… All the pics are super amazing…..God bless!! πŸ™‚

  18. Khushi says:

    I loved that super soothing yellow dress, you look in a complete holiday mood in there. Living the holiday with you through these stunning pictures.

  19. perkymegs says:

    All the pics are so amazing Rati. I specially love the yellow dress. It is such a pretty color with gold glow in it which is totally apt for summer. Love it so much !!!

  20. Tara says:

    Lovely pics and you look hot in the bikini pic Rati. The magical sky is such an amazing shot Sanjeevji.

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