We are so happy at the Sands Mediterranean in Burleigh Heads, Queensland. It is well-maintained. Lovely landscaped gardens, an outdoor pool with some shade and waterfalls, lots of lounge chairs or tables and a couple of barbecue areas. The indoor pool, spa, sauna and gym are handy on rainy days. The rooftop also houses barbecues, dining tables and lounge areas, as well as amazing views.
The beach is perfect for walking: miles of pristine sand; no pebbles/rocks; firm sand when the waves recede; well patrolled. The beach front also has great walking/bicycle trails with exercise equipment and playgrounds.
For shopping excursions, we prefer Marina Mirage, beside the Palazzo Versace and opposite the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa.
It's become tradition for the Dads to kit themselves out at Gazman during February sale time. Store Manager Meg is a fantastic help.
Conrad Jupiter's Casino offers a popular buffet at Food Fantasy -- a family favourite. Prawns, lamb roast, stirfry, soups, salads, desserts, ice cream.... It's $39.95 for adults, while children are free.