Don’t waste a minute – whizz up in the lift to the pool deck and admire that view. There are two pools here, one bedecked with sun loungers and the other geared as a family play area. It’s a smart way to keep everyone happy. Those who are hankering for exercise or activity should head to the well-equipped gym or the tennis court (play day or night; it’s lit up once the sun goes down). Inside, all of the 296 rooms have a private balcony, overall décor is crisp and classic and some suites have small kitchenettes so you can self-cater, if desired. The Luxury Ocean View Room has impressive 180-degree views that extend to the bathroom so you can gaze at the seascape panorama from your spa bath – perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is also big on weddings and has a number of set packages.
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.
81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach