This is our 12th year of coming to Endless Summer resort for a family holiday. We have stayed in a variety of apartments, 3-bedroom with friends when our first child was small, then more recently in a 2-bedroom unit with our 2 children, now aged 13 and 8.
As we first came with a 9- month old baby in 2000, the small baby pool was a big plus as I could sit in very shallow water and play with her without freezing. It is 'beach-like', with a graduated entry. As our daughter grew, the water slide, swimming under the waterfall to the 'sea cave', and playing water basketball became great fun. Friends' children who popped in to visit still talk about the amazing time they had in the pool and say they 'wish they could stay there'. The spa is always lovely and warm and the children go back and forth when they get blue from hours in the big pool!
In terms of room specifics, I feel the 3-bedroom units furthest from reception (i.e. units 27 on 3rd floor and 19 on 2nd floor)are far superior to those above reception, in that the main bedrooms are at the front and have balconies overlooking the sea. They have a much better layout and are light and airy. The 2-bedroom unit we usually stay in on the 2nd floor (unit 20) is much better equipped and has nicer furniture than the one we're in on the 3rd floor this year (28) - owners take note: Little things like a cake tin, lots of food storage containers and serving platters make a big difference for a small outlay! Unfortunately for us, but fortunately for future guests, they were renovating the kitchen and bathrooms in unit 20 this year so it was unavailable. We will definitely request it for next year, as the one thing we really notice after 12 years is that the kitchens are getting very dated and a bit worn looking. We have never had any issue with appliances apart from one year when the dishwasher broke down - and a brand new one was delivered the next day! Air conditioning works well, but we rarely need it as there are ceiling fans which suffice on most September/October days. It was nice to have the year we came in December though. Car parking is easy to access and there is a lift for groceries or luggage.
Now that the children are so much older, we love being able to sit on the balcony and supervise them in the pool, and the resort has a supply of buckets and spades near the entrance for guest use - we just pick one up on our way to the beach and drop it back in the pot on our way back. The gold coin donation for mini-golf clubs means our son happily spends ages down there in the shade when it's time to get out of the sun. I have used the beauty service many times for waxing, massage and facials and it is better than my local salon at home. Unbelievable massages.
This is turning into a long review, but there are so many positives. The resort is one block from the beach up a hill, so it looks over the shops to the ocean and we spend many balmy evenings enjoying a glass of wine while looking out on the view down the coast. The beach itself is more sheltered, and the surf less wild than most Sunshine Coast beaches, and the surf club staff are more vigilant than many we've encountered over a lifetime of visiting Queensland beaches! The shops right below mean that it's easy to pop across in the morning for fresh bread and a fantastic latte at either Sunrise cafe (for the view) or Raw Energy (for the quality of the coffee, the friendly staff and the live acoustic guitar on Saturdays). We love est restaurant for a special meal, and can't go past the scallops in kaitiifi pastry for a starter! A scooter ride to Gelato Mio (beautiful authentic gelato made with natural ingredients) is always fun after dinner at 'home'.
Occasionally we wonder if there's something better out there, but in terms of value for money, comfort, position and the incredible pool, nothing matches Endless Summer. If you want glamour and 5-stars, this is not the place. It is a relaxed family resort where you are guaranteed a wonderful holiday and there's no need to put your make-up on if you don't feel like it! We'll be back again next year.........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Endless Summer Resort is perfectly located on a quiet street, less than 100m from Coolum's beautiful patrolled beach. Trendy cafes and boutique shopping are an easy stroll away. Four star 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained, air-conditioned (kitchen/living area) apartments, all with private balcony and many with ocean views. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, cable TV and there is WIFI available. There is free, undercover parking on site and lift access to most apartments. Featuring a 25 metre heated pool with cascading waterfall and slide plus children's wading pool. Other resort facilities include: mini golf, games room, heated spa, steam room and tropical barbecue area. Conveniently situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Coolum is an easy 20 minute drive to popular destinations such as Noosa, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore & Eumundi. Venture a little further afield to experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast hinterland or the gateway to Fraser Island. Talk to the friendly reception staff to book your unique Sunshine coast experiences. Whether you are looking for a couples retreat or a family vacation, Endless Summer Resort is the perfect destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Endless Summer Resort Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast