How far is it really from Mariott resort to the beach?
We (my partner and I) really want to stay in the main area where there's restaurants/bars/pubs etc and easy transport to the theme parks, but close to the beach would be great.
Mariott looks like a really nice resort, which is the kind of place we'd like to stay in, but I don't want to be a long walk to the beach.
Also, does anyone know the cheapest way to book for Mariott? I have an entertainment card which says 50% off the rack rate, but I haven't been able to get through by phone to ask what the rate would be!
1 more thing - is it really busy over Easter in the Gold Coast? And are shops etc open? Or should I just come after Easter?