The Gold Coast in Australia is a coastal city that has become a very popular tourist destination for surfers and beach bums.
The 57 kilometers of coastline has some of the most known surf breaks and surf beaches in Australia and the whole world.
Dotting this coastal city are accommodations to house the 10 million visitors who arrive every year. With the rise of tourist arrivals, there are around 65,000 bed spaces available that ranges from budget to luxury living giving guests wide choices in terms of accommodation.
It can get expensive to live in Australia, but living quite luxuriously on the Gold Coast can be within reach if you plan to stay longer and you know where to look for the best deals. Interestingly, penthouse living is within reach are some suggestions on where to live and experience the luxurious high life without the high price.
10 Sierra Grand penthouse at Broadbeach ($405)
This 3-bedroom penthouse is a good deal starting at $405 per night, if staying for seven nights. It features a media room and a roof-top entertainment deck, spa, barbecue area, lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, and fully fitted with designer furniture. Since it is located at the top of Sierra Grand resort, guests can enjoy the resort's amenities like: heated outdoor pool, heated indoor pool and spa, fully-equipped gym, sauna and steam room, all-weather tennis court, 20-seater in-house theatre and secure parking. Location-wise, it doesn't get better than this too. It is walking distance to Jupiters Casino, Broadbeach and nearby parks, playgrounds, shopping center and restaurants.
9 Sea Temple Surfers Paradise at Soul three-bedroom sub-penthouse ($1,222)
It's a luxurious home away from home that is centrally located very near the famed Surfers Paradise Beach. This three-bedroom penthouse is located on the top floors of this 77-level modern, elegant tower. One can expect nothing short of luxurious in this penthouse that has very spacious living and entertaining areas, oversized balcony with amazing ocean views, 65-inch surround sound 3D television, European Gaggenau appliances and designer leather furniture. Guests are given access to the main building facilities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, and a fully-equipped gym. Guests also enjoy valet parking, breakfast for two and wireless Internet connection.
8 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments penthouse at Burleigh Heads ($700)
This accommodation lets you occupy the whole 30th floor of Burleigh Heads as well as half of the roof top. The penthouse has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, its own pool, spa, sauna, and sun room. It can comfortably accommodate two families, making it a very wise and affordable choice for families or group of friends on vacation.
7 Kirra Surf Apartments sub-penthouse ($460)
This three-bedroom very spacious penthouse's greatest asset is its balcony that wraps around it and overlooks the ocean. The balcony also has outdoor seating area to maximize enjoying the breathtaking view. The penthouse that can accommodate up to seven guests is furnished with state of the art appliances while the resort has the following features: swimming pool with ocean views, indoor and outdoor heated lap pool, indoor spa, steam room and sauna, Zen gardens and Tai Chi lawn, state of the art gymnasium and in house cinema with surround sound
6 Q1 sub-penthouse at Surfers Paradise ($399)
This spacious three-bedroom sub-penthouse has all the necessary luxurious features to make your stay a truly comfortable one. It comes fitted with one king size bed, two queen size beds, two bathrooms, double fold out bed, powder room, kitchen and laundry facilities. Enjoy the view from the top with its unique glass enclosed balconies. One of best parts of living at Gold Coast's tallest residential/apartment tower is the amenities that can be enjoyed in Q1 Resort & Spa.
5 Aria at Broadbeach ($1,000)
This ultra modern building was awarded Building of the Year in 2003. The sophistication that the building exudes from the outside is carried well into its multi-level three-bedroom, three-bathrooms, a multipurpose media room, a private pool and roof top entertainment area. It has free cable TV and Internet connections.
4 Reflections Coolangatta Beach ($600)
Staying at the Penthouse of Reflections Hotel means being directly opposite the famous Coolangatta Beach. The three-bedroom penthouse sleeps six guests with two queen size beds and two single beds. It has an upstairs private heated pool, large sun deck and BBQ area. To avail of the $600 rate, a minimum of two-night stay is required.
3 Mantra Circle on Cavill, Surfers Paradise ($2,800)
Rising 68 stories high and right smack in the Surfers Paradise, it couldn't get more central than staying at Mantra Circle on Cavill. It is exclusive luxurious living with a 180 degrees view from the floor to ceiling windows. This three-bedroom penthouse has modern chic furnishings, marble features, kitchen fully fitted with Miele appliances, open plan bathroom and dining area, large screen televisions, and a study area. The large outdoor balcony is perfect for entertaining with its BBQ area, large lap pool and sauna, all overlooking the Surfers Paradise.
2 Chevron Renaissance sub-penthouse, Surfers Paradise ($295)
With a price like $295, it's no wonder that this penthouse is rarely available. It offers the best bang for the buck with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge and dining area, fully equipped designer kitchen, entertainment system and floor to ceiling glass doors and windows that open to a balcony with outdoor seating.
1 Oceana on Broadbeach three-bedroom sub-penthouse ($500)
This absolute beachfront on Broadbeach sub-penthouse accommodation is comprised of three bedrooms with bathrooms and individual balconies, a guest powder room, formal dining aside from casual living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertop, cooking stove, microwave and oven. The location offers the convenience of being a few minutes away from restaurants, coffee shops, and convention centers. The resort facilities are numerous: lap pool, heated pool, spa, sauna, gym and BBQ area.