While the Gold Coast is more popular as a prime destination for partygoers and adventure seekers, it’s fast gaining popularity among people who are over 50 years of age as well. A Gold Coast Holiday for seniors can be a tricky thing to plan, though, especially if you’re booking yourself in the wrong hotel. Unless you like the noise and the crowd, there are things you should talk to with your travel agent.
First of all, consider your lodging’s proximity to bars. As much as you love the excitement that the daytime offers, you would want to get enough sleep at night. This is close to impossible if you’re booked in a resort that’s right next to a bar filled with noisy college kids.
While there are exclusive Gold Coast apartments & Resorts in the Surfer’s Paradise area, you’re safest bet would be hotels in the inland suburbs which are tucked in the more solitary creeks, hillsides, and riverbanks of the gold coast. Most of them are only short two minute walks from the beach, too, so you won’t be depriving yourself too much of the seascape.
Next, look at the resort’s facilities. If you’re on a wheel chair, make sure that the Gold Coast accommodation you’re booking yourself in have ramps and safety handlebars in the rooms and bathrooms. Look for accommodation which have spas which cater to the needs of travelers over their 50s. There are a lot of those, these days. If they offer group tour packages, you may want to sign up with friends.
You should also consider your itinerary. Unless you’re in a group tour which offers a canned itinerary for every single day of your stay at the Gold Coast, you can actually choose the hotel you’re staying in so that it’s close to the attractions you would want to visit. If you’re going to the gold coast to play golf, inland suburbs like Cararra offer impressive resorts which are very close to the area’s best golf courses.
If you’re still fit enough to explore the wildlife of the Gold Coast and you would like to go bird watching, consider booking a hotel near the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a popular destination for families with kids, as well, so it’s a perfect attraction to visit if you happen to be traveling with your grandkids.
Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy the sunset. The gold coast is beautiful no matter what time of the day (or night) it is, but it’s simply spectacular when the sun sets. Consider signing up for a luxury champagne sailboat cruise with your special someone, or if you’re more adventurous, perhaps a trip up in the air in a hot air balloon.