More cosmopolitan than older sister Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach is a relaxed yet stylish nook of the Gold Coast that boasts a renowned dining district, world class shopping, and breathtaking stretches of golden sand beaches.
Even with all of its sophistication Broadbeach has retained its laid-back atmosphere that lends itself to amazing family holidays that are action-packed yet still affordable.
For the ultimate Broadbeach family holiday, Breakfree Diamond Beach offers expansive and exceptional facilities, a friendly family atmosphere, and a stellar location just 100 metres from the patrolled surf beach.
Lagoon Pools and Facilities
The highlight of Breakfree Diamond Beach is the two expansive lagoon pools complete with cascading waterfalls that frame the resort complimented by luscious gardens resulting in a relaxing tropical ambience. There is even a heated rock cave spa to soak away any woes! Mum and Dad can put their feet up and bask in the Gold Coast sunshine while the kids enjoy the fantastic water playground.
When lunch time comes around, there is no better smell than that of a BBQ cooking away. The well-kept BBQ facilities in the expansive garden area are perfect for Dad to cook up a feast while Mum enjoys the sun and the kids enjoy the pool before having a massive family lunch.
Of course for the real deal all you need to do is pack the towels, hats, sunscreen, and water and head across the road to the patrolled surf beach. Long stretches of golden sand are accentuated by red and yellow flags and are lapped by aqua blue waves that are carefully watched by well-trained lifeguards. Even amidst winter the beaches are pleasant and often warm enough for swimming as well as beach cricket, soccer, volley ball, and of course, just general relaxing while the kids have a blast!
Broadbeach Playgrounds and Parks
On your way back to Breakfree Diamond Beach you will pass Pratten Park, the Gold Coast’s first ‘All Abilities Playground’ and you will quickly discover it is a child’s paradise. The unique and entertaining play area caters to kids of all ages and capabilities; it is completely fenced and includes sand areas, spring toys, stepping blocks, a large basket swing, hill slides, sway swings, a flying fox, a huge yellow submarine, a carousel with harness, and a mermaid in the undersea zone.
This is a park that the kids’ will be raving about and telling stories for years to come! Make a day of it and pack a picnic blanket and sandwiches and include a dip in the beach to finish off the day.
Luckily for those planning on staying at Breakfree Diamond Beach is that Broadbeach is the dining epicentre of the Gold Coast. A foodie haven, Broadbeach comes equipped with every type of cuisine imaginable from swanky 5 star restaurants to affordable cafés or take away joints, from fish and chips to Thai, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, American, and more, Broadbeach will cater to your tastes and cravings.
Two DQ favourites are Sage and Yellowfin. With a friendly family atmosphere, Sage excels at delivering popular dishes with an elegant twist and exceptional customer service. Sage is perfect for dinner or a nice lunch with reasonable prices.
Yellowfin is another great family pick that was voted the Number 1 Seafood Restaurant on the Gold Coast 2014 by the Gold Coast Bulletin readers. It enjoys an open air venue with both indoor and alfresco dining options, attentive customer service that are especially great around the kids, and delightfully fresh produce.
Of course since Breakfree Diamond Beach accommodation is equipped with kitchen facilities, there are several full sized supermarkets in the Broadbeach area, meaning you can duck down and pick up a few essentials to keep you going through the day or to prepare breakfast in the mornings. Every family is different, some see eating out each meal as part of a vacation, while others prefer the ease of cereal or toast in the apartment before taking the day by storm! Whatever your preference Broadbeach can cater for you.
Broadbeach in many ways is the hub of the Gold Coast, as well as housing the famed dining district, the area is also a very popular shopping area. You are spoilt for choice as soon as you step outside of Breakfree Diamond Beach.
There are boutique, hipster, and budget shops lining the mall before you reach Oasis Shopping centre which is filled with everything from haute couture to bargain bonanzas.
For the ultimate shopping experience, head across to Pacific Fair. Once you lay your eyes on this castle-like building sitting lazily upon what looks like an island guarded by a moat you will understand its allure. One of Australia’s largest shopping centres, Pacific Fair enjoys a dual indoor/outdoor layout that is quite unique and provides a rare shopping experience.
You can pop over while Dad watches the kids at the Breakfree Diamond Beach lagoon pools, or take advantage of the child minding facilities and take a lengthier excursion while Dad goes on a fishing trip, has a beer, or does some shopping of his own!
Broadbeach Accommodation – Breakfree Diamond Beach
As well as stunning lagoon pools that will entertain the kids for hours, Breakfree Diamond Beach has a great range of room options from 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments there is an option to suit all family sizes. The rooms are all kept to a high standard of cleanliness ensuring you feel right at home.
Unlike the rest of Broadbeach the spacious rooms are famed for prioritising comfort over style, and once you melt into the beds and relax on the sofa, you will appreciate these choices. What the resort lacks in 5 star accreditation it makes up for with a relaxed family atmosphere that ensures you will always feel comfortable and at-home.
For those driving to the resort, there is free parking available to ensure ease of access and day trips are as simple as possible.
This great value-for-money resort delivers an amazing family experience that will create memories for a lifetime. Call the team at Discover Queensland today to get you away on your amazing holiday.
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