When it comes to the best places to spend your summer in QLD, the Gold Coast often takes the top spot - and for good reason. With its iconic beaches, sparkling waters, incredible weather and wealth of activities, entertainment and dining, there’s nowhere better to be as summer rolls in.

From Surfers Paradise to Southport and Burleigh Heads to Broadbeach, the Gold Coast serves up everything you need for the ultimate Australian beachside escape. Still not decided where to head to for your summer holidays this year? Here’s why you need to spend your summer in Broadbeach at Australia’s first Dorsett Hotel, Dorsett Gold Coast.

The Incredible Weather

One of the main reasons why Broadbeach is such a fantastic destination for the summer holidays is its incredible weather. With an average daily temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and an average water temperature of 26 degrees, you can take comfort knowing you’re able to pack light. Being located in a sub-tropical region, Queensland also moves into some truly tropical months during the long summer, with endless sunshine and a perfect climate for long and lazy days at the beach.

There’s nothing quite like waking up and stepping out into brilliant sunshine with the unmistakable saltiness of the ocean drifting in the air. From early morning walks along the sand to late-night stargazing from the hotel, you’ll have the weather on your side when it comes to warmth - especially between the months of October to March.

Dorsett Gold Coast Hotel with Pool

The Stunning Beaches

It should come as no surprise that the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast rank highly among the many reasons to visit the region. Situated on the ever-popular Broadbeach Island, Dorsett Gold Coast places guests just 500m from the stunning Kurrawa Beach, with endless stretches of warm sand and sparkling waters. Just off of Kurrawa, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy a cup of coffee and a bite to eat.

Other popular beaches include Mermaid Beach, which is just a short 5-minute drive away. Nobby’s Beach and Main Beach are both amazing spots for a family day by the ocean, with watersports and activities such as paddle boarding, snorkelling and surfing lessons on offer.

The Gold Coast literally spoils you for choice with beachside beauty, making it possible to visit a different beach every day and still have plenty left to explore at the end of the week. Gliding down the Gold Coast is made easy with the G:Link light railway, which is just moments from Dorsett Gold Coast.

Summer In Broadbeach

The Activities & Recreation

Not only does Dorsett Gold Coast form part of The Star Gold Coast’s world-class entertainment and leisure destination, but it also puts guests within easy reach of the best water sports, scenic walking tracks, pampering and retail opportunities. Take full advantage of endless entertainment via the ground floor connection to The Star Gold Coast, with some of the region’s finest bars, restaurants and entertainment on tap.

Wondering what else there is to do in Broadbeach? Why not make your way to the iconic Pacific Fair, with more than 400 international and branded stores, restaurants and lounges to enjoy, it’s a shopaholic’s paradise. If you’d rather spend some time outdoors in the fresh air, the walk from Broadbeach to Surfers Paradise takes you on a scenic 50-minute trail that guides you past beautiful beaches, bustling beachfront markets and lively entertainment.

Or perhaps you are looking for something a little more indulgent? In which case, Azure Spa & Fitness has a brilliant spa menu to choose from, leaving you glowing on the outside and relaxed on the inside. Whether it’s jetskiing along the Gold Coast, snorkelling among schools of colourful fish, or enjoying the vibrant city, boredom is not part of the itinerary.

Pacific Fair Courtesy Taxi

Upscale Dining & Unique Bars

On the Gold Coast, fantastic dining experiences are never far away. Dorsett Gold Coast is home to the chameleon sip-spot, Jin Café & Bar. Serving up epic toasties, warm pastries and fresh barista coffee in the morning, to charcuterie and mixologist-made craft cocktails come evening, eat, drink and enjoy a truly intimate space around the clock.

If you’re a fan of fresh seafood, Cantonese cuisine and mounds of steaming dumplings, then you’ll definitely want to book a table at Uncle Su. Located in The Star Gold Coast, dig into Yum Cha, A La Carte and Banquet menus made for sharing. If Italian cuisine is more your thing, you’ll appreciate the fresh, authentic flavours and seasonal dishes on offer at Cucina Vivo. Enjoy bowls of fresh homemade pasta, rustic bread dripping in olive oil, woodfired pizza and a selection of devilishly sweet Italian desserts.

From breakfast and brunch to dinner and lunch, gastronomic delights can be found across the Gold Coast, with food inspired by the laid-back atmosphere and beachside lifestyle of the region.

Uncle Su Star Casino

Relax & Indulge In Australia’s First Dorsett Hotel

With 313 elegantly designed rooms to choose between, there’s space for everyone at Dorsett Gold Coast. Designed to embrace the beachside beauty of Broadbeach Island, the Pacific Ocean and the distant hinterland, enjoy thoughtful touches, modern facilities and deluxe amenities from the moment you check-in.

Soak up the sun poolside with ice-cold cocktails and stunning views in our oasis in the sky, Isoletto Pool Club. Live your best life as you gaze out over Broadbeach from the 12m viewing wall, relax in the poolside cabanas and make the most of the restaurant and bar. Then make your way to Azure Spa & Fitness at The Star Gold Coast for an indulgent massage, rejuvenating facial or sensational scrub before stopping for cocktails and light bites in Jin Café & Bar.

Experience authentic hospitality, modern facilities and the best that the Gold Coast has to offer when you stay at Dorsett Gold Coast.

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