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Broadbeach Vacay at Avani Residences

Stretching from Southport to Coolangatta the Gold Coast has a plethora of beaches to choose from for your coastal holiday. But how do you choose which coastal neighbourhood is for you?

If you’re looking for dazzling beaches, delectable dining, world class shopping and non-stop entertainment, then Broadbeach might just be the place for you.

The iconic Pacific Fair offers world class shopping with over 400 stores including global brands and Australian retailers. Swing by the Visitor Lounge and pick up a copy of the Visitor Privileges Pass, which provides exclusive offers for visitors.

The Star isn’t just about gaming; the entertainment precinct has a range of restaurants and bars including rooftop bar Nineteen at The Star for glitzy signature cocktails and panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline.

A recent addition to the Broadbeach scene is apartment style gem Avani Residences. Located opposite The Star Casino and Pacific Fair and overlooking the sun, sand and surf of Broadbeach, come and play on the Gold Coast and make Avani your base for fun in the sun and foodie finds in the exciting Broadbeach precinct.

Welcome to Avani Residences Broadbeach

Sweeping up the porte-cochère brings a satisfying sense of arrival, as does the blast of air-conditioning in the lobby on a hot summer’s day. The hotel is brilliantly located a short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants and the aforementioned The Star Casino and Pacific Fair if shopping and entertainment is on your agenda.

Rooms at Avani Residences
We’re allocated an impressive two-bedroom premier ocean front suite on a high floor for our two-night stay, which affords non-stop views of the Broadbeach skyline and ocean beyond. The interiors are soothing greys and pale timbers with splashes of vibrant colour from the artwork and soft furnishings making a cheerful change to the trend of minimalist coastal chic.

At around 75sqm, the apartment is spacious and deserving of its Residences title. It’s kitted out with all the essentials and more for a short or long stay including a fully equipped kitchen complete with Nespresso coffee machine, pods and biscuits to make a cuppa and settle right in.

The open plan design of kitchen, lounge and dining merging with the balcony makes for ideal holiday entertaining. There’s a separate ensuited bedroom with ocean views to wake up to as well as second bedroom and bathroom. Unlike many apartment style accommodation on the coast, Avani offers daily housekeeping, so it’s a joy to return at the end of the day to an expertly made bed and fresh towels.

Stepping Out
Stepping out is easy at Avani Broadbeach, as you have everything you need at your doorstep. Firstly, there are two dining options on the ground floor – Miss Moneypenny’s Restaurant & Cocktail Bar and Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner. Miss Moneypenny’s brings an air of sophistication to the coast, with stylish and plush interiors and charming bar staff who will share their skills via an interactive cocktail making class. Linger longer and enjoy the delicious exploits of head chef Adam Dundas as you savour his ‘Seven Dish Signature Selection’ a shared menu grazing Dundas’ most popular dishes. The Seared Wagyu Carpaccio with smoked enoki mushroom, ponzu jelly, Spanish onion, crispy garlic and shiso was a standout although each dish was spectacular.

Wake up and smell the coffee at beloved Gold Coast eatery Elk Café. Now firmly ensconced in its new location beachside at The Oasis, it’s a short walk from Avani and the perfect breakfast spot on your Broadbeach vacay.

For dinner, wander nearby Oracle Boulevard and settle on a dining destination of your choice such as the divine Orzo, a contemporary coastal Italian restaurant. The upscale bistro has a concise menu of snacks, starters, pasta, mains and sides or if you can’t decide, opt for the 5-course chef’s tasting menu. The Risotto of scallops, preserved lemon, fresh herbs and lemon verbano was the perfect choice for a balmy night with a crisp white wine from exceptional WA winery Cullen.

Avani Broadbeach Residences is the perfect base to explore all the Gold Coast has to offer or simply leave your car at the hotel and wander Broadbeach to discover delicious dining and beachside happiness.

Avani Broadbeach Residences
2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Book Avani Broadbeach Residences here.

The writer was a guest of Destination Gold Coast. Image credit IG @_sally_scott_

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