It’s been years since I was there and if you haven’t been for a while, I have to report it is really pretty fabulous!
There are lots of great apartments right on Noosa Beach, suitable to families or couples with swimming pools that virtually sit on top of the sand. We stayed at a very new development called the Seahaven Noosa Resort and would be really happy to recommend it. Best rooms would have to be their largest family suites, (which we were lucky enough to nab and they were nice enough to transfer us into – at no extra cost! for the last 5 nights.
Further, if going with kids I really recommend getting one on the ground floor as they have super easy access to the pools (there are 3!), they have a little manicured lawn out front and the beach. Really awesome.
If you would prefer to stay in a hotel the Sheraton on Hastings is fantastic and has an awesome pool. It is decorated in a gorgeous laid-back plantation island vibe and has one of the best restaurants in town.
Check out the restaurant in the Sheraton Hotel by Peter Kuruvita. Called The Beach House, the menu is gorgeous and while not cheap the service was impeccable and the kids menu really well thought out, for a change.
The street at night is lit up with millions of little fairy lights and Hastings street is dotted with ice cream shops and plenty of clothes shopping for everyone.
Support local businesses by visiting Local Labels, which also sells pretty good coffee!
The coffee shop next door is also pretty good (in the food court) and sells Campos (for all you coffee addicts – me included).
At the other end of town is a terrific little store called Coconut Noosa where I managed to pic up a gorgeous and not too expensive summer dress from the USA.
MUST – Pack the kids’ scooters as the boardwalk along Noosa beach makes for a wonderful scooter track!
– Take the kids for a snowcone – not overly healthy but we called it a holiday treat – from Bill’s Snowcones – you can’t miss his quad bike contraption, which sits outfront of the Surf Club on Noosa Beach.
– Eat at one of the beautiful restaurants situated right on the beach – we particularly loved Sails. Perfect for lunch or get there at 5.00 for an early dinner and cocktails while the sun sets.
– Take a morning walk on the beach and finish it with breakfast at Bistro C. The views are gorgeous and the food terrific.
– Hire a kayak off the main beach and head out!
– Visit in the off months when it is less busy