Step inside the calm elegance at Peppers Broadbeach and you’ll instantly know you’re on holidays. Lodgings are spread over two soaring towers; one- or two-bedroom suites have either sea or hinterland views, while three-bedroom ‘Skyhomes’ have breathtaking ocean panoramas – it’s actually a struggle to find superlatives to do the vistas justice. All suites are spacious and airy; they have separate lounge and dining areas, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Peppers prides itself on great facilities – and they deliver. There are several pools to relax by, including a lap pool if the need to exercise strikes, not to mention the gym, sauna, steam room and outdoor spa. There are outdoor barbecues for entertaining and, if you’re the introspective type, check out the Tai Chi lawn and Zen gardens. There’s even a private cinema. For getting around, the helpful concierge can book you a limo (enquire about fees with the staff).
Broadbeach is Surfers’ grown-up sister: sophisticated, self-assured and composed. Near the Oracle building, chic boutiques and salons line the streets; cool cafes and smart restaurants abound. Like Surfers, the beach is mere metres away. For those who like to try their luck, Broadbeach is also home to Jupiter’s Casino.