Broadbeach Holiday Accommodation Is Booking Out Fast

The long-awaited Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are almost upon us and the atmosphere in and around Broadbeach has never been better.

The suburb is showing off its recent multi-million-dollar makeover with pride as it awaits the arrival of the thousands of athletes, officials and visitors. Has there ever been a better time to visit this amazing holiday hotspot?

Rooms Still Available

It’s no surprise then that Broadbeach holiday accommodation is getting heavily booked. As of January 31, there were still rooms available, with the occupancy rate sitting at around 66.5%. The Games start on April 4.

More than a million tickets have already been sold for Commonwealth Games events, leaving around 180,000 still available. Tourism chiefs say those last tickets will disappear quickly, along with the availability of holiday houses Broadbeach.

Broadbeach Events

Broadbeach will be one of the most popular destinations for the Games, with events being held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Resorts like the Phoenician are only footsteps from the Centre so they will be popular.

The world’s press will also be based in and around the area, as it provides a central location close to the action.

Work just got underway on a new community green space in Broadbeach, due to be opened in time for the Games. The Star Entertainment Group has invested $1 million into the Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park, which sits adjacent to The Star Gold Coast (formerly Jupiters Casino).

Commonwealth Games

The canal-front park will provide a great relaxation space for families visiting the Gold Coast not only for the Commonwealth Games but also annual vacations and other events.

Broadbeach holiday accommodation has long been a hit with families and couples looking for affordable holiday luxury. Offering immediate beach access plus a massive network of waterways, the suburb has taken over from Surfers Paradise as the favourite Gold Coast destination.


Aussie Visitors Just Love Gold Coast Holiday Rentals

It seems more Aussies are choosing the Gold Coast as their favourite holiday destination – and they are spending more when they get there!

A new National Visitor Survey revealed that more than 4 million domestic tourists visited the region last year, spending $3.2 billion. That’s almost back to the previous record high of $3.25 billion set in 2008, before the Global Financial Crisis.

Responsible for 17% of the Gold Coast’s gross regional product, tourism accounts for 46,000 jobs in the region.

Self Contained Apartments

Many more of those domestic visitors also chose Gold Coast holiday rentals, enjoying the freedom and amenities of staying in self-contained apartments. For families especially, a resort apartment offers excellent value-for-money.


With Broadbeach holiday rentals such as the Phoenician Resort offering year-round deals, families that traditionally camped or stayed in motels are choosing this type of accommodation. It puts them right beside the beach and offers impressive resort facilities, including pools, spa, sauna, gym, games room and more.

Broadbeach Holiday Rentals

Broadbeach holiday rentals are also a great choice because they are conveniently located for access to the theme parks and other Gold Coast attractions. Even without a car, visitors can access everything with regular tours throughout the region.

The increasing number of domestic visitors also includes couples looking for luxury weekend getaways. Just an easy one hour drive from Brisbane or a short flight from Sydney and Melbourne, there’s no better escape at any time of year.

With the area recently revamped in preparation for the Commonwealth Games, and major events held practically every month, Gold Coast holiday rentals are perfect at any time. Couples can take in a show, enjoy gourmet dining on the Strip or try their luck at Jupiters Casino.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy, from relaxing sunset cruises to action-packed adventures. Learn to surf or sail, or hire a kayak and enjoy the local birdlife – there’s always somewhere new to explore.

How To Choose The Best Gold Coast Accommodation Apartments

Have you ever booked holiday apartments on the Gold Coast that you couldn’t wait to get out of? They’ve got a bed but that’s about it! Don’t worry, it’s happened to us all.

Even though most families are keen to get out and explore the area, it’s still important to have safe and comfortable accommodation to return to, at the end of the day.

To be sure of choosing the best Gold Coast accommodation apartments, there are a few things you should check before booking.


If a resort is advertised as being close to the beach, make sure it is! ‘Walking distance’ should not be a 30-minute hike! With the great deals available at resorts such as the Phoenician, ‘close’ means 100 metres or so.

And what about restaurants and cafes? Dining out is all part of the holiday experience, and it’s even better if you can enjoy it without driving, or taking an expensive taxi.

Gold Coast Accommodation

Check out what facilities are included at the resort. They should be good enough to keep you entertained for a whole day without leaving! If you like to holiday out of season, look for a resort with a second, heated, indoor pool. It makes a world of difference.

Does the resort have a gym, a sauna and a spa for the grown-ups, and a games room for the kids. This could be a lifesaver on a rainy day!

And what about inclusions such as security parking?


With so many resorts competing for business on the Gold Coast, you should expect some luxury, even on a budget. What does the apartment include? A good apartment should offer a lounge area, a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen (not just a microwave and a kettle!), and laundry facilities. Then there’s Austar, WiFi, security, and other desirable features.

If a AAA 4-Star resort like the Phoenician can still offer amazing deals, you should accept nothing less!

Why Resorts Are The New Holiday Houses In Broadbeach

My preference for holiday houses in Broadbeach is not actually a house at all, it’s a resort! And I reckon it’s heaps better because you get all the space and freedom, plus amazing resort facilities, at a better price!

When choosing your ‘holiday house’, it’s always a good idea to check out the guest reviews, to get a true idea of what to expect. And it seems that families and couples who stay at the Phoenician Resort in Broadbeach have only good things to say.

Nothing Is Too Much Trouble

1Reading the reviews, you get the impression that nothing is too much trouble for the staff at the Phoenician, from supplying extra towels and pillows, to offering amazing deals.

The thing is, the Phoenician is just metres from the patrolled beach, so there’s a huge advantage straight off, especially for families. If somebody forgets the beach umbrella, it’s just a short walk back to your apartment and, at the end of the day, when the kids are tired and grumpy, you’ll have them home and in the shower in minutes!

Impressive Facilities

I’d say that the Phoenician Resort’s facilities are another reason why guests enjoy their holidays; indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas, sauna, gymnasium, games room, barbecues, tour desk, even secure undercover parking for the car. When you consider the great deals on accommodation at the Phoenician, those are some pretty impressive inclusions.

One And Two Bedroom Apartments

10A quick look online tells you the Phoenician has a choice of one and two-bedroom air-conditioned apartments, all with comfortable lounge areas and private balconies. The thing that really impressed me was that the smaller apartments still have the same amazing inclusions. And as we have all discovered I’m sure, that is not always the case at other resorts!

However, you wouldn’t want to just take my word for it! The Phoenician Resort currently has some great deals on offer, so why not jump on their website at and try it for yourself!

Broadbeach Holiday Resorts The #1 Choice All Year Round

We’ve probably all dreamed of buying the ultimate beach house – or at least some little seaside shack, where we can pull up a deckchair and relax. But the reality is that we can’t all afford to do that.

What we can afford to do, however, is stay at Broadbeach holiday houses on the Gold Coast.


What better way to take a well earned break than renting your very own beachside retreat for a week or so. And by choosing Broadbeach holiday resorts you get all the benefits without the ongoing costs of owning a second property.

A Superb Destination

Broadbeach is a superb destination for your next break, offering all the attractions and facilities of the Gold Coast, but without the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise.

Broadbeach is not only exceptionally beautiful, with its beaches, waterways and parks, but it also offers excellent amenities, including its famous restaurant strip.

Centrally located, so you can easily access other beaches, the theme parks, and even the lush Gold Coast hinterland, Broadbeach is also very self-contained, with two major shopping centres, Jupiter’s Casino, and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Two Patrolled Beaches

There are two safe patrolled beaches, heaps of cafes and ice-cream bars, boutiques, entertainment and so much more, to keep all the family occupied.

Sundays are wonderful in Broadbeach, as that’s when the park comes alive with colour and chatter, at the weekly markets, where you can find all sorts of goodies to take home.

AAA Rated

If you’ve never been to Broadbeach, you may be wondering where to stay, as there is plenty of choice. And thanks to year-round hot deals, you can usually grab a few days at one of the top resorts, such as the Phoenician Resort, Peppers Broadbeach, the Aruba Surf Resort or the Mantra Sierra Grand.

The AAA 4-Star rated Phoenician is a great choice, as it puts you within 100m of the beach, while also offering wonderful resort facilities, including both indoor and outdoor pools.

Hope online now and see if you can score a great deal!

Check Out Resort Facilities And Services Online Before You Book

When people use the term, home away from home, it used to make me smile. Isn’t the whole point of a holiday getting away from the daily grind? But now I understand that what people mean by that phrase, is that they have all the comforts of home.

And that’s certainly true when you book your holiday accommodation at Broadbeach apartments on the Gold Coast.

Of course, some are better than others, so it pays to check them out online and read reviews about the resort facilities and services.

Excellent Restaurants in Broadbeach

pic012For example, if you’re a bit of a foodie, and looking forward to a weekend or week of pure indulgence, you’ll want a resort within walking distance of the excellent restaurants in Broadbeach!

And you’ll also want a good choice of restaurants. Fine dining is great for a special occasion, but there’s nothing like good old fish and chips on the beach when enjoying a seaside break.

Resort facilities and services can vary, so take a look at what you’re getting for your money. For example, is there one swimming pool, or two. Does that matter, you ask. Yes, it certainly does if you’re holidaying in winter and you want a heated indoor pool!

Check Out What’s Included

And check out what’s included with the apartment. For example, don’t get caught paying for a kitchen that turns out to be a kitchenette and includes 2 glasses and a mug!

That’s why I tend to stick with AAA 4-Star resorts, like the Phoenician, as I know that whatever special offer I get on accommodation, I’ll have a spacious apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom, comfy queen-sized bed, lounge and private balcony, as well as all the bells and whistles, like air-conditioning and Austar.

The best thing about booking accommodation in Broadbeach apartments is the wonderful ambience of this pretty suburb, the beach and the proximity to all the attractions.

Gold Coast Holiday Packages More Popular Every Year

For many people, the first place they think of when you say ‘holiday apartments’ is the Gold Coast – because they just belong together!

Holiday apartments are extremely popular throughout Australia but it has to be said that Queensland probably has more than its fair share of amazing destinations.
For those not wanting to travel as far as tropical North Queensland, the most popular choices are the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast – and both destinations are just fantastic.

Gold Coast holiday packages are very popular with families, largely because of the many theme parks, all concentrated into one area.

Great family holidays

Since the introduction of the combined theme park annual passes, a Gold Coast holiday package is excellent value for those who have children.

But it’s not just families who love holiday apartments on the Gold Coast – they are also really popular with couples, who want a romantic weekend away, and with groups of friends, looking for somewhere fun to hold, say, a school reunion.


It’s no surprise that most guests want to be as close to the beach as possible – and who wouldn’t, with an incredible 70km of coastline to choose from, and some of the best surf breaks in Australia.

The most popular Gold Coast holiday packages tend to be based in and around Surfers Paradise, or Broadbeach.

Fabulous beaches & ocean views

Both areas offer fabulous beaches and ocean views, with Broadbeach considered the more sophisticated choice, with its timeless charm, parks and world-class restaurants.

Of course, Broadbeach also has all those great seaside activities and treats, such as boating and fishing, surfing, fish and chips, and ice-cream!

Pick a resort just footsteps from the sand and you’ll be in the middle of the action, within walking distance of the restaurant strip, Jupiter’s Casino and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Holiday apartments on the Gold Coast? A match made in heaven!