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How to spend a long weekend at Xanadu Main Beach Resort

How to spend a long weekend at Xanadu Main Beach Resort

If you are looking to enjoy the best of the Gold Coast with limited time, Xanadu Main Beach Resort has you covered. Offering year-round best rate guarantees, our friendly team and great prices ensure guests can enjoy all of the action, glamour and seaside bliss that the Gold Coast has to offer. Read on for top tips on how to spend your three days in paradise.

Day one
Enjoy a sunrise from the comfort of your apartment Xanadu Main Beach Resorts proximity to the beach means many of our guests can rise early and enjoy the spectacular hues as the sun rises over the ocean … from their very own balcony. Pour yourself a cuppa and settle in for the show.

Get a taste of Main Beach
Energise your tastebuds and prepare for a day of adventure with a wholesome and delicious breakfast at Hot Shott. Just a short stroll from your accommodation, this popular haunt serves up the freshest flavours with a breakfast menu inspired by classic favourites served with a modern (and delicious) twist. Highly recommended.

Hit the beach
You’ve come to the Gold Coast for sun, sand and surf, so it’s now time to hit the beach. We highly recommend you walk off your breakfast and feel the sand between your toes with a casual stroll along the Main Beach shoreline. Reward yourself with a dip in the ocean and some warming rays as you take in a good book.
Or, if you are feeling inspired by the region’s keen surfers, you can try it for yourself with a private, group or children’s session with Get Wet Surf School.

Enjoy some seaside seafood
A day by the sea is best complemented with fresh seafood - served salty and hot. At lunchtime, can we suggest you head to Peter’s Fish Market for a mouth-watering selection of fuss-free fresh and cooked seafood.

Head for the Hinterland
A little over 30 minutes from Xanadu Main Beach accommodation, you can immerse yourself in lush, tropical Queensland Hinterland. Cool down after your morning in the sun with a wander along Mount Tamborine’s Rainforest Skywalk for the ultimate family-friendly hinterland experience. For something truly unique, take a late afternoon tour and meet some truly unique hinterland residents! Australia’s largest population of Glow Worms inhabit Natural Arch and into the evening, these illuminated critters resemble a magnificent starry sky.

Casual, coastal dinner
For an authentic Gold Coast dining experience and an endless smorgasbord of cuisines, we suggest you try and head to Miami Marketta. Every Friday and Saturday night, this popular hotspot turns on street food, live music, boutique wine and craft beer in an electric environment.


Day two

Breakfast on the balcony
A day at a theme park is a must do when you visit Australia’s theme park capital. Whether you love the thrill of a roller coaster, the entertainment of a full-scale production or an up-close and personal experience with a rare animal, there is something for every member of the family and every level of confidence.

A Gold Coast icon since the 70’s Seaworld combines close encounters with marine animals with spectacular shows, stunt performances and water-inspired rides. Synonymous with high-energy action, Dreamworld has plenty on offer for every member of a thrill-seeking family. Firm favourites include the Giant Drop and the Tower of Terror, while Wiggles World and Madagascar Madness are perfect for littlies. The park also includes entry to White Water World in your ticket price, so you can cool down toward the end of your day.

Movie World is home to big-screen heroes including Superman, Green Lantern, Looney Tunes any many more. All of the rides, shows and street performances are led or inspired by entertainment favourites, so be sure to pack you camera and snap a photo with a star! When the temperature is soaring, head to Wet’n’Wild for a dose of high-adrenaline in the water. This park boasts thrill waterslides, vertical drops, Super 8 slides and much, much more.

Dress up and dine out
After a day of action, your stomach is sure to be rumbling.

We highly recommend you take the opportunity to dine out at any of Tedder Avenue’s chic restaurants, located within easy walking distance of your Xanadu Main Beach Resort accommodation. Tedder Avenue is home to countless culinary treats, from Italian to Thai, Spanish to French cuisine. We particularly like Bistro Chico, where the cocktails are equally as delicious as the creative fare, and Le Jardin Café for French flavours and delicious desserts.


Day Three

Takeaway breakkie at the beach
Embrace the casual, coastal lifestyle while taking in the sights (and some extra Vitamin D) over a takeaway breakfast. Grab your coffee and delicious morning meal from Xanadu Main Beach favourite Local & Co and nestle in on the shoreline.

Secure a souvenir … or several
Now is the time to indulge in some retail therapy and secure a lasting memory from your Gold Coast holiday. A short stroll from your accommodation will land you in the heart of the fashionable Tedder Avenue, where boutiques are intermixed with great cafes, so you can enjoy a quality coffee between stores! Finally, the super-chic Marina Mirage Shopping Complex is just a short walk away, while world renowned Pacific Fair is only a 16 minute ride on the Gold Coast popular light rail.

Finally, the super-chic Marina Mirage Shopping Complex is just a short walk away, while world renowned Pacific Fair is only a 16 minute ride on the Gold Coast popular light rail.

No matter how you look at it, the Gold Coast has an incredible range of activities for those whole family. Whether it’s wining and dining, shopping and entertainment, or just some time to relax in the blissful scenery, Xanadu Main Beach Resort has got you covered.


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