Broadbeach lies just south of Surfers Paradise and is part of the central Gold Coast's most popular holiday regions. It provides a large portion of the Gold Coast Accommodation that is close to the best beaches, the largest shopping centres, the Gold Coast casino and the Gold Coast convention centre. Broadbeach also has one of the most popular dining out regions and alfresco style retaurants and cafes are on almost every street front and footpath. There are a many new Gold Coast resorts as well as a great supply of old favorites to choose from and as with most of the Gold Coast's most popular accommodation destinations, the best choices are right on the beach front.
Broadbeach accommodation surrounds the pedestrian plaza that extends from the Gold Coast highway to the esplanade. The Oasis shopping centre and Nikon Plaza form a colourful holiday hub filled with tourist attractions, fine dining and superb cafes. The plaza is always full of happy holiday makers, who have walked from the surrounding Broadbeach accommodation, soaking up the fantastic holiday ambience. At the eastern end of the plaza there is a large park that separates the beach from the commercial centre and this provides a fantastic facilitiy for families on holidays with their kids. The surf beach is patrolled and there is a local surf club. There is no better beach on the Gold Coast to take the kids for a surf or a swim.
The esplanade has been a popular place for developers over the last decade and there are a number of new Gold Coast apartment style resorts to choose from. In fact there is more new accommodation in Broadbeach than there is in Surfers Paradise and resorts like Air Broadbeach, Ultra Broadbeach, the Waves resort, Oceana on Broadbeach and Freshwater Point resort are all part of the fantastic supply of Broadbeach accommodation. Jupiters casino also has a large quantity of great holiday accommodation. As far as the established resorts are concerned there are plenty to choose from. Belair resort, Aruba Sands resort, Mantra and Breakfree resorts and the Sofitel Gold Coast hotel, Broadbeach all have superb accommodation to choose from.
For the shopperholicis that visit the Gold Coast, Broadbeach and Mermaid Beach is unbeatable. Pacific Fair shopping centre is the Gold Coast's largest shopping plaza and it is walking distance from the bulk of Broadbeach's accommodation. This combined with the regular bus and monorail services that run through the Gold Coast itself, means that getting from one place to another while staying in Broadbeach accommodation is a truly simple affair.