For a reasonably priced, family-friendly resort right in the heart of Griffith Street, the Oaks Calypso Plaza is a very good option indeed.
With all the strip’s shopping and dining right on your doorstep and the beach just a short distance away, the location is very convenient. Rainbow Bay, Point Danger and even Tweed Heads are within walking distance.
The resort features self-contained apartments with either one or two bedrooms. You can choose between Standard and Executive apartments: this isn’t the most luxurious accommodation you will find, but it’s clean, comfortable and provides good value.
Being self-contained, you can expect just about all the facilities you need for a home-away-from-home. They are contemporary in style and while they are not the most spacious on the coast, they are certainly big enough. Each apartment is allocated 30 minutes of free internet connection per day.
The facilities are good, especially if you are travelling with kids. There is a heated, lagoon-style pool with waterslides they will love. There is also a wading pool just for the children, as well as a sauna, spa, gym and games room.
There is undercover parking, a tour desk, a 24 hour reception, and you can get a valet laundry service and daily housekeeping if you want it for a fee. There are also conference and meeting facilities available, although this is probably not the best venue for the business traveller.
For families with children this is a very good option, with it’s comfortable accommodation, handy location and of course, the pool. Couples may find it a little on the busy side, and naturally when you are around children there will be noise – you may prefer to find a quieter, more private option elsewhere.
Oaks Calypso Plaza is located at 99 Griffith Street in Coolangatta. Telephone 1300 662 293 for reservations or (07) 5599 0000 for information.