Palm Springs meets the Gold Coast, that is what the web site says. For a long time, the one respectable lodging choice on the Gold Coast had been fancy high-rises constructed close to the seaside proper up the opposite finish of the Coast round Surfers Paradise. But Tessa’s On The Beach is the epitome of the brand new southern Gold Coast lodging model. A Nineteen Sixties-era motel has been remodelled right into a retro-but-modern new-age block of residences and rooms set proper on the seaside. Palm Springs certainly, however with a mouth-watering ocean-front vantage level.
Convenience, comfort, comfort: you will not want a automobile. Less than two kilometres from the airport, and constructed proper beside one of many Gold Coast’s widest and quietest seashores (Bilinga), there’s solely a strolling/biking path that separates you from a salty swim. Rent a motorcycle (accessible on-site) and journey simply down the street to Kirra, or north to Currumbin and Palm Beach.
You’ll love the vibe of the pool space: seize a cocktail from the cafe/bar and chill out on a sun-lounger between laps of the magnesium pool (that is when you can draw your self away from the ocean past). Occasionally an acoustic performer performs songs on the faux-lawn beside the seaside. You’re so near the seaside that you’re going to make loads of use of the out of doors bathe by the doorway – it is my favorite characteristic. With its billion-dollar location, this seems like the last word Gold Coast seaside haunt. Just convey sunscreen.
There are a number of differing types to decide on between: however fork out for the seaside view rooms alongside the entrance of Tessa’s On The Beach. These views are to die-for. Gaze throughout sun-loungers set on the garden to the glistening Pacific Ocean, with not even a street in the best way (only a strolling path). Other rooms supply views of the pool or the terrace. There’s double, queen and king-sized rooms or deluxe and superior residences, all with tropical print wallpaper to amp life up.
FOOD & DRINK
Order a connoisseur boxed breakfast delivered to your room, or a cheese platter to take pleasure in overlooking the ocean. On-site Tony’s Cafe & Bar serves nice espresso and cocktails, and there are kitchenettes within the residences, however for correct meals you may need to step out. Relax, you will not have far to go.
OUT AND ABOUT
Keep prices down and keep away from a rental automobile. Hire a motorcycle from reception and journey just a few kilometres south to Kirra and Coolangatta the place you may have scores of eating places, bars and cafes to select from, together with Siblings, the modern, stylish eatery that was constructed the place the outdated Pizza Hut sat on Kirra Point for many years (now there is a view). Palm Beach can also be a journey away (or splash out on an Uber). It’s the hippest new ‘burb for drinks and dinner on the entire Coast.
This is what the southern Gold Coast has been screaming out for; it captures all the things that is so nice about this a part of the world. Bilinga’s seaside continues to be an area’s secret and Tessa’s On The Beach has the very best location inside it that cash can purchase. Life is straightforward right here, get up to whales breaching as you stroll 100 metres for a swim within the sea. Then spend your day biking across the fast space. Can life get sweeter?
OUR RATING OUT OF FIVE
Rooms from $300 an evening. 281 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga. See tessasonthebeach.com.au
Nothing is ever distant. The ocean, 100 metres; a latte, 50 metres; the pool, 50 metres, the bike path to in every single place – 10 metres. This is the best vacation you may have.
You’re two kilometres from an airport. While it is surprisingly quiet for this a part of the Gold Coast, planes are huge they usually do make noise.
Craig Tansley travelled courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.