Interior of apartment - kitchen and living space, photographed 12-11-2020.
Interior of apartment - bedroom on arrival, photographed 12-11-2020.
At Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments
, there is a great reason to relax in perfect weather, in a perfect place and with plenty of activities, experience the perfect holiday. There is a lot to this place, from the resort itself to the Carlo Sand Blow, Fraser Island access, Double Island Point and in a little enclave, seemingly isolated to the north-east of Gympie is essentially a paradise. I'm realising that I got exhausted from travelling here and couldn't sleep because I had to wake up early for dolphin watching at nearby Tin Can Bay. Keep in mind, this can be accessed in a cruising boat format from the Rainbow Beachside of Tin Can Bay, although my understanding is you won't get the same interaction as I got at the dolphin centre in Tin Can Bay town.
So, I am a little bit unable to review the entire Rainbow Beach experience in this, due to sunburn and tiredness, yet the resort can still be reviewed, so I have added some pictures to give people a bit of an idea on how the place looks. I've so far witnessed an IGA across the road, with densely packed shelves, prices not spectacular, but for a family holiday, it's ever so convenient. Some great barbeque areas are dotted throughout the expansive grounds here, There are advantages to having the apartments a bit set back from the ocean and you would need a car anyway to access it with a family, so it's a lot easier to drive to the resort and drive up to the beach. That's because there is no real airport nearby - you're sort of halfway between Maroochydore and Hervey Bay.
Gym at Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments, photographed 12-11-2020.
As I said, it's advantageous to be set back. One reason is it's a fair but not over-the-top walk to Carlo Sand Blow
. What exactly that involves is still a mystery but I did some research and there is a significance about it; as the sand has been blown into a skateboard-ramp like structure on a massive scale, it's a giant gap in the dunes, colossal, and there are also unrivalled views and a neat bushwalk. Another reason to be set back is they can build very roomy apartments and price them competitively, as believe it or not, Rainbow Beach can be expensive, so the space and value is great for a family. So hopefully, for the hard-working and skilled staff, they will get good business this year, and full credit to them for making this possible. The reason I say that is mainly, because as seen in the photos, and despite any ongoing global concerns about health, they deliver a good quality product, so I value that very highly.
Barbeque area - at the resort, photographed 12-11-2020.
Just as a quick checklist of the property, there was indeed barbeques, ornaments and tropical gardens for each apartment on the ground floor. This along with plush lawns, a small gym, which looked clean and hygienic (see photo), luxury items in the apartments, such as quality linen, firm pillows, soft leather couches and chairs, while the fan keeps one nice and cool in the peak heat of the daytime in mid-November. The staff did me an early check-in and the pool looked like you could swim a few short healthy laps. It's a green coloured pool, big and is solar heated. I don't believe that it is landscape but the solar-heating is worth thinking about for a March or April getaway, as it's only a short drive from Brisbane - a short distance by Australian standards. It's got all the usual expected stuff; the staff are professional about things and there's wi-fi, tea and coffee - if you expect it, they are likely to have it here, and even so, the price isn't too bad. I claim it's because it's not on the beach, but as I said, there are some advantages to that. It's even got a useful social media
page and the rooms have air-conditioning by split system. Finally, in my opinion, the staff listen to the customer and that's good because they make your stay more enjoyable. As an example, I arrived from my bus at 12.45pm, and despite it being 2pm check-in because I mentioned it the day before arrival, whatever they did, they had it ready for me at 12.45, which while not impossible, saves me sitting somewhere else with my luggage. It really enhanced my stay to get that request done for me.
A super stay already and perhaps I will get to Carlo Sand Blow tomorrow. It should be added that the resort is a hiking distance from the Greyhound coach sheltered stop on Spectrum Street, provided you don't have too much luggage. Greyhound, according to their staff in a phone enquiry, have resumed their services, so for the solo or couple travellers that is worth considering. In terms of my own pandemic heads up, it's easy to get a seat, although the prices seem high yet plausible. Rainbow Beach also have a taxi service, found here
. So hopefully, I have outlined a lot of things to consider, and, of course, a lot of reasons to consider a booking here, or at least at Rainbow Beach in the next few months.