For a great family getaway head to Main Beach, Gold Coast

boys as fishes at parkWe have recently discovered this great little spot at Main Beach, Gold Coast for a great family getaway. We just had a weekend away with the kids (Ollie 6, Harry 3) at  Xanadu Main Beach.

It fronts onto Main Beach Parade so the beach is just across the road (most rooms have full ocean views). The life saving flags are not directly in front of the apartments but there are flags only 200-250 metres away in either direction. The road is a little noisy but you only notice it when you are at the outdoor pool.

Xanadu from beach

Xanadu from beach

View from apartment

View from apartment

The resort has excellent facilities. There are two tennis courts, an indoor pool which is fabulous, an outdoor pool, bbq area, games room and gymnasium.

The best thing about Xanadu Apartments is you don’t have to get in your car once you arrive if you don’t want to. There is a great kids park about 150 metres up the road, with swings, slides and rope games. It’s an easy 5 minute stroll to Tedder Avenue which has great cafes, restaurants, a convenience store/newsagent (open from 5.30am – 10.30pm daily), a hair dresser, bakery, beauty and massage as well. Things seem to start around 6am so the early morning coffee and croissants kicked off our day nicely.

Indoor Pool at Xanadu

Indoor Pool at Xanadu

We had a great dinner with the kids at La Roma, a family friendly Italian restaurant. The best thing was we had a lovely night out with the kids and we both enjoyed a bottle of Chianti as we could walk home easily. The kids also loved the flashing fairy lights at the restaurant.

There is also a Seven 11, Subway and a great cafe open for breakfast to around 4pm daily about 150 metres down Main Beach Parade heading towards Surfers.

The staff at Xanadu were extremely helpful. My hubby and I always treat ourselves to a massage when we go on holidays and we usually go to Calmer Therapies at Mantra Crown Towers Resort . I booked myself in and got the last appointment available, I went down to reception to ask about other places my hubby could go and they went out of their way to help me. They rang a few places and came up trumps with an appointment at The Golden Door at the Mirage Resort. Before or after your treatments you can relax in the relaxation lounge and take advantage of the complimentary steam room and spa bath. Brad really enjoyed it.

There is nothing better than ocean views, sounds of the waves on the beach, having breakfast on the balcony overlooking the view and loads of family time swimming and having fun together.  This is the second time we’ve stayed here and it is definitely not be the last.

Park near Xanadu

Park near Xanadu

Main Beach

Main Beach

Please visit Haggus and Stookles E-store. We sell Swimming Bags and other great travel products for your kids.

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