Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me with this: There's 7 of us (2 adults and 5 kids aged 7 to 17), and we'll be at the Gold Coast for a week, without a car, to take surfing lessons (we're beginners), visit Dreamworld and maybe another theme park, maybe visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary or take a bushwalk of some kind. We would prefer a hotel on the beach, but not high-rise, and Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, or Coolangatta sounds nice, I think (but maybe Coolangatta is a bit far by bus to theme parks, etc.?) I found a nice place at Currumbin, but the reviews advised having a car to access restaurants and shopping. We'd be fine with a hotel that has a restaurant, but it seems there's mostly apartments, without restaurants, that are beachfront? We could walk a bit to a restaurant, though. I don't think we'd use a kitchen in an apartment. I'm assuming that all apartments have to be cleaned before you leave them? (I'm just used to staying in hotels, no cleaning.) So...could anyone advise a place (preferably nice low-rise hotel or apartment) that has sandy beachfront (preferably no roads to cross), with a restaurant nearby, near a spot for surfing lessons (or where the surf lesson company would pick us up), and easy access to a bus to the theme parks/Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary? Whew - maybe I'm being too picky:)Trying to figure this out is exhausting me, so I appreciate any suggestions!
Thank you!! (P.S. any suggestions on where to take surfing lessons or the location of a good spot for beginner surfers would also be appreciated!)