November 15, 2019

Your Summer Staycation starts here!

Let’s all just take a moment to comprehend that Christmas is only six weeks away… And school will be officially finished for the year in 4 weeks… Now is the time to finish – or even start planning, your summer staycation! We know it can be a bit hard to decide where to stay and research things to do while you are away. So, let us make it easier and give you the inside knowledge on all the “must see and do” attractions on the Gold Coast this Festive Season.

So, first things first – Accommodation. Why should you stay with us? Good question and here is a good answer. Mercure Gold Coast Resort is the perfect central location for anyone and we mean anyone looking to discover all the treasures of Australia’s Playground – the iconic Gold Coast. From solo travellers, to couples, young families and retirees, everyone is sure to enjoy how the resort is nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise and Broad Beach but still close enough to enjoy our popular tourist attractions. Not only can you still enjoy the famous sandy beaches but you can also explore the “green behind the gold” in the Gold Coast hinterland which is only a short drive away. However, if you were after a location where you don’t have to leave and can enjoy a relaxing retreat – we are the spot for you! With nine accommodation blocks spread across the resort, with beautiful lush, tranquil gardens and scenic views of Palm Meadows Golf Course. If these features tick all your boxes, now is the time to take advantage of our summer time offer to kick start your holiday preparation with savings of up to 25% off!

Now, what to do during your summer staycation at the sunny Gold Coast.  Here at Mercure, we always ensure that the resort can provide everything you need for a relaxing holiday and this Summer is no exception. From 23 December to 12 January 2020, the resort will be a flutter of activity with movie nights from 6pm every day and a special kids area! Of course there is plenty for the parents as well including, dining and bar specials, the onsite Day Spa, swimming pools and Gym as well as the greenbelt of Golf Courses as our very own backyard. If you are up for more of an adventure, we are an incredibly convenient location to all the signature attractions so your options are endless, but here are our top picks.  

The Star Attraction – Sandy beaches

It goes without saying that a trip to the Gold Coast and not visiting our beautiful beaches, is just a trip not worth having! You can take your pick from any of the various beaches that line the shore but we all know the sun can be a little intense throughout the summer season, so why not enjoy a sunset beach walk? Watching the sun set behind the skyline into the hinterland while the waves wash over your feet is an experience everyone should have!

The Dining Scene –

The Gold Coast has become the home to some iconic dining destinations such as Burleigh Pavilion and Miami Marketta, who both highlight the strong established dining culture of the area. With incomparable beachfront views, Burleigh Pavilion is a casual outdoor space offering an extensive list of tasty bar bites including wood-fired pizza’s, burgers, salads, and beer-battered fish and chips; quickly becoming one of our top go-to locations.

Described as a laneway dining experience, Miami Marketta has 25 food vendors of multiple cuisines in the one space. Spanish, Thai and French cuisine to name a few – making it a culinary sensation not to be missed! With live entertainment to be enjoyed and a brand new Gin Parlour, this unique venue is only open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings so best plan your next trip soon to experience the extraordinary Miami Marketta.

If you are planning on holidaying over the festive season, celebrate the magic of Christmas Day with Mercure Gold Coast Resort! With dining packages to suit everyone, you can enjoy the holidays stress free while we look after all your dining needs! Choose from a festive family package in our ballroom or an adults only Mistletoe Moments in the restaurant – both packages include a traditional buffet feast and the kids will thoroughly enjoy their visit from Santa! Bookings can be made: https://mercuregoldcoastresortchristmas.eventsmart.com/

Explore the Hinterland-

While exploring the hinterland is not the traditional activity associated when holidaying on the Gold Coast, it is something that if given the chance, you cannot miss! Exploring the natural beauty of the hinterland which is largely known for its famous World Heritage sites, picturesque mountain villages with antique shops, art galleries, award-winning wineries and sweeping coastal views, not to mention stunning hikes delivering some of the most beautiful waterfalls. From Mount Tamborine, to Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park, you will be speechless with the natural beauty. Whilst we think the natural beauty speaks for itself, we are also all about making the most of every situation and fully support indulging and treating yourself and there are numerous places to do just that!

That rounds up our list of top picks for how to enjoy your summer staycation, of course we don’t want to give it all away so the rest is up to you to discover!