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Tamarind Sands

49 Tamarind Ave, Cabarita Beach, New South Wales 2488 Australia
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Beautiful swimming pool with beach type entry, waterfall, and separate spa
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4.5
#1 of 3 hotels in Cabarita Beach
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Located just 20 kilometres south of Tweed Heads and 20 minutes from Coolangatta Airport, Cabarita Beach is bounded by a nature reserve to the north and the west and the Pacific Ocean to the East. It is located in the heart of the Tweed Coast. The Resort is set on about one acre of lush tropical grounds and features a swimming pool and spa, mini golf, tennis court, games room, kid’s room, children’s playground and BBQ areas. A delightful little coastal town renowned for its excellent surfing beach, Cabarita is an ideal holiday venue. A small but well equipped shopping centre with takeaway food, restaurants, beachside hotel, supermarket, surf and fishing needs will supply you with the necessities of life whilst you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the surrounding town. Cabarita Beach boasts an ideal climate, it has moderate summer temperatures with the average maximum of 29°C and during winter it has an average maximum of 21°C.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Game room
Mini golf
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Wifi
Paid internet
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range

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49 Tamarind Ave, Cabarita Beach, New South Wales 2488 Australia
196Reviews5Q+A56Room tips

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arcpl wrote a review July 2020
Orange, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely resort in a quiet location, just a very short stroll to the beautiful beach, shops and eateries. Great if you like the quieter beaches and hinterland, views and character filled towns within short driving distance. The resort itself is not new nor 5 star, it is however kept in excellent order and all the inclusions and amenities are everything you you will require for a fabulous holiday. The management make every part of your stay easy... offering many extra trips and in house activities (mainly for kids) The grounds, pool , mini golf, tennis court and BBQ areas are in excellent order and constantly maintained. We have been to Tamarind Sands before and will try to come back again. A great holiday and not to hot at this time of year.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 19 July 2020
Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you have enjoyed your well deserved holiday at Tamarind Sands Resort and can appreciate all of the hidden gems in Cabarita Beach and our surrounds. We hope to be able to host you again in the future.
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Pathfinder276232 wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed a great holiday at Tamarind Sands - the location is ideal and the environment just so relaxing after a year of confinement due to COVID-19. The Cabarita Beach locals welcomed us - there were so many things to see and do, just a few minutes drive away. We highly recommend visits to Tropical Fruit World, the Husk Distillery and dinner at Paper Daisy, Halcyon House, Cabarita.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 21 May 2021
We are delighted to hear you had a relaxing stay and that you enjoyed our facilities and surroundings! We hope to be able to host you again in the future!
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Lisa M wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tamarind Sands is great accommodation for families and those holidaying in groups. Meet at one of the spotless BBQ areas for dinner or resort activity, enjoy the pool, spa, jumping pillow, playground, tennis court and games room. The location is great for access to beautiful beach walks, theme parks, Byron Bay, Mt Tamborine and the national parks. Don't forget to treat yourself to a cocktail at Halcyon Hotel. There are also local markets and good shopping at Brunswick Heads.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Beach towels can be loaned from the office
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 26 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and surrounds. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Karen C wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia60 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We particularly chose this accommodation as it clearly stated that there was an oven in the unit as my daughter and I have food intolerances and for the most part prefer to prepare our own meals and an oven is essential Also she has a young baby so dining out isn’t always an option either.

When we arrived I was horrified to discover there was no oven in the apartment at all and when I asked at reception I was told there should be but there isn’t as they use convection microwaves instead. This was not satisfactory at all as this does not replace an oven adequately at all and I feel the listing is totally inaccurate and misrepresentative of what is actually available at this particular accommodation. If a convection oven is the only “oven” in the unit it should be clearly stated on the listing but it states “Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bath or shower and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and oven are also provided”. We struggled all holiday to prepare meals for ourselves using only the hob.

This is a gross misrepresentation and we feel like we were misled as no way would we have booked this particular accommodation if it stated there was no oven!
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Date of stay: November 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 23 May 2021
Thank you for your feedback. Our profile has been updated to include that our ovens are convection/microwave ovens. We understand that you have spoken with our management and this has been resolved. We hope that you were able to enjoy the many activities and amenities at Tamarind Sands.
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holidayms wrote a review Dec 2020
Benalla, Australia452 contributions191 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved our unit 114 first floor apartment just above the office overlooking the pool. Thank you to management for giving us this room in block one. Spacious and clean enjoyed early mornings 6am sit with coffee on the balcony and evenings with the sound of birds and people in the pool. This early December with no flys or mossies at any stage was very pleasant break compared to life back in country rural Victoria
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 21 May 2021
Hi @holidayms! We are so glad to hear you all enjoyed your week away at Tamarind Sands! See you next time :)
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DFK4655 wrote a review Nov 2020
Urangan, Australia65 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose this property as it was close to Qld, and provided everything that we needed for a 14 night stay. The accommodation is primarily a timeshare with some ad hoc letting.

Our booking was web based. The property seems to have a preference for direct contact. This was attempted , but no answer and no call back. Check-in was easy, however there seems to be some gaps in knowledge regarding current covid isolations and travel restrictions. This caused us a lot of grief.

Our room was a 2 bedroom unit. There are beds for 4 people, and if you choose there are additional sofa beds as well. This was spotlessly presented on arrival.

The beds are very comfortable, linen of very good quality. There are 2 bathrooms, both of good size. The kitchen is very well equipped with cutlery, crockery and cooking appliances. We also had undercover parking (very well appreciated as we experienced a hail storm). The property provides information of events in the local and surrounding areas. Also they do organise social events on site.

There are the usual amenities of swimming pool and BBQs, also mini golf, tennis and a trampoline. All good and useful and appear very well maintained. The location is an easy walk to shopping, restaurants and the beach.

The buildings are over 3 levels, and there are no lifts. The ground level is easily accessible, the upper levels will depend on your own circumstances.

Overall, and with some qualifications, we were very happy with Tamarind Sands.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 21 May 2021
Hi @DFK4655! Thank you leaving us a review! We are delighted to hear you had a relaxing stay and that you enjoyed our facilities and surroundings! We hope to be able to host you again in the future!
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Belle B wrote a review Oct 2020
Tuncurry, Australia7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is quiet and perfectly located with a lovely, peaceful bushland outlook. The unit we stayed in (401) was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Beds were super comfy and we loved waking up to the bird song each morning. The grounds, pool & gardens were beautiful & very well maintained. Staff were extremely helpful with parking being made available for the two caravans we were travelling with and assistance to park them up was on hand as well. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Happy to spread the word and we will return.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 27 Oct 2020
Thank you for your lovely review Belle! Our staff certainly work hard to ensure that you can relax and do as little or as much as you want when you join us for your holiday. We look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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Pink_suitcases wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tamarind Sands is an idyllic resort a few hundred metres back from the wide white sands of Cabarita Beach. Adjacent to the Cudgen Lake Reserve, the bird life is rich and varied and we have really enjoyed our family game of "Spot the (endangered) Stone Curlew family" who have lived on the grounds and surrounding property for years. The sound of the ocean constantly in the background is mesmerising.

The facilities at the resort are very well maintained and the hosts are friendly and lovely. However, it was disappointing that for the second time in a row that we have holidayed here, the spa was not working. Apart from this, we will be back soon!

There are lots of amazing places to eat nearby, and we find something new each year. The Stunned Mullet is our go-to for fish and chips every time, and this year's foodie discovery is Lolita's Mexican Restaurant just 5 minutes drive towards Kingscliff.

You will need a car here if you want to get out and see the surrounding attractions. It's 20 minutes to Coolangatta, and about 45 minutes to Byron Bay. Lots of things to see and do both at the resort, as well as within just one hour's drive of it in any direction!
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you have kids that you want to keep an eye on, choose rooms where the balconies overlook the...
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 22 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review. There is certainly so much to offer in and around Cabarita Beach, we are so glad to hear that you enjoy our little piece of paradise. We are sorry to hear that the spa being out of action put a bit of a downer on your stay though. Unfortunately with COVID restrictions we did have to turn the spa off for some time and once turned on back it required unexpected maintenance from the months of unuse. Rest assured it is back in action now. We look forward to seeing you again soon….and for you to enjoy a relaxing spa 😊
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J3038LAmargaretm wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to holiday for all ages. The area has good beaches and shops , Pipies for the Fisherman and even a few fish. The weekends were popular with Young Surfers and all the food outlets had good meals at reasonable cost.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Hi Margaret! Thank you very much for leaving us a review. We hope to be able to host you again in the future!
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Jill C wrote a review Sept 2022
Redbank Plains, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a 3BR 2bath apartment for 3 couples to enjoy a get away. We checked in prior to going as requested.

The room was not ready at check in time.

The unit was reasonable but we had not been aware that the 2 bathrooms were both en suites which made it awkward for night time toilet visits by the 3rd couple. The 2nd bedroom door had to be left open all night to allow access, thus no privacy.

This should be made clear in advertising details.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Holiday Concepts, General Manager at Tamarind Sands
Responded 10 Oct 2022
Hi Jill. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We believe you confirmed your booking via RCI. Please know that RCI has since advised us that this information has been updated on our end. In future, please feel free to ring the resort reception directly to discuss as we offer various different unit configurations & the resort can assist with allocating a suitable unit for you & your guests.
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Answer from Holiday Concepts
Cremorne, Australia1 helpful vote
Hi there! Unfortunately there are no lifts at the resort but you can certainly request a ground floor unit at the time of booking and if it is available we can do our best to secure this for you. Thanks.
Jane L G B asked a question Mar 2018
25 contributions1 helpful vote
What does the "self-serve laundry" consist of, please?
Answer from Holiday Concepts
Cremorne, Australia1 helpful vote
Hi Jane, all units have their own washing machine and dryer. They also have an iron, ironing board and airing rack (clothes horse)
ChrisCorbs49 asked a question Jan 2017
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
Are there fishing spots nearby?
Answer from Ken G
Brisbane, Australia
Yes, many locations for river, estuary and beach fishing within walking distance or just a few minutes drive.
Vivien N asked a question Aug 2016
Capalaba, Australia2 contributions3 helpful votes
Is the pool/Spa heated?
Answer from Andrew H
Whyalla, Australia197 contributions84 helpful votes
The spa is heated the pool wasnt
Julie G asked a question Jan 2015
Phoenix, Arizona19 contributions10 helpful votes
Hello, I need to do some work while on vacation. Is there internet access?
Answer from Maree S
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia3 contributions6 helpful votes
There is Internet offered but it costs,minimal. So you can work while away.
Luena13 wrote a tip 14 Apr
Mooroolbark7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very family orientated."
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Sharon S wrote a tip 13 Apr
31 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take time to explore the local areas! There's lovely places to visit and interesting things to see and do, all within an hour of the resort!"
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tekohiwi wrote a tip Mar 2024
Whitianga, New Zealand505 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You definitely need a car "
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Dagmar P wrote a tip Nov 2023
12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Woollies in Cabarita Beach a bit pricey but there is good shopping in Tweed Heads. "
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sandra m wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location to explore the Tweed and Gold Coast regions."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$193 - AU$373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesCabarita Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tamarind Sands
Which popular attractions are close to Tamarind Sands?
Nearby attractions include Cabarita Beach (0.6 km), You and Bamboo (0.7 km), and The Adventure Club Toys (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tamarind Sands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Tamarind Sands?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tamarind Sands?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tamarind Sands?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tamarind Sands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paper Daisy, The Stunned Mullet, and Caba Social.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tamarind Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tamarind Sands?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
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