Located on the New South Wales coast, Coffs Harbour is roughly halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is popular with tourists thanks to its many beautiful beaches. The lush surrounding is home to many banana plantations, which as well as tourism is one of the biggest sources of income for the area.
Overview of Opal Cove Resort
The Opal Cove Resort is only a short distance from the centre of Coffs Harbour and has its own beach front. The Korora Bay beach however is unmanned and therefore swimming is not recommended. The Pacific Ocean can sometimes be wild, and a little unpredictable.
There are several beaches nearby that do have lifeguards stationed for safer swimming and should not be missed as the beaches are lovely and at the right time of year the water is warm. The resort is the ideal getaway for anyone, couples, and families and even for business conferences. The surrounding landscape is gorgeous and consists of rainforests and banana plantations.
The resort is packed with features, the outdoor pool is stunning, but be warned before jumping in; it is not heated and might feel really cold on the skin on a hot day. From the pool there is a gorgeous view of the ocean that just can’t be missed. There are four tennis courts to choose from that don’t tend to get too busy, so at least one is usually available for those who want to play.
Sports fans will love the fact there is a fabulous golf course, gymnasium, badminton court and a volleyball court so there are plenty of activities to keep them busy.
Taking in the spa and the sauna is a great way to relax after all that strenuous activity. There are plenty of things to do for those who prefer a more sedate activity, such as the boules court, a giant chess set and plenty of trails for getting back to nature and enjoying a hike.
What is really great too is the fact you can hire bikes, so for those who would prefer to cycle the nearby trails rather than walk this is also possible. The fabulous freshwater lagoon is a lovely place to spend an hour or two and fishing rods can also be hired. The barbeque area is a great place to meet other guests for those who do not want to spend their time in the bar.
There is a laundry service on each floor of the hotel and a dry cleaning service is also available. Rooms are available for the disabled with independent access. The porter service and room service facilities are there to make life much easier for guests so whether there on holiday or at the hotel on business, it is easy to relax and let others do all the hard work.
The Opal Cove Resort has a wide variety of accommodation to suit a range of budgets, tastes and needs. There are 135 hotel rooms that have a choice of either an ocean view or a garden view, both of which are truly beautiful.
In addition to that there are also private villas that can be reserved. The two bed and three bed villas are located near to the golf course and are perfect for a quiet family holiday or for a group of friends taking a golfing holiday together.
If that wasn’t luxury enough the resort also offers 10 four bedroomed, beach front units that are 20 metres from the water and have great views. All rooms are designated as non-smoking, even on the balcony or terrace areas. There are set smoking areas located around the resort.
The Opal Cove Resort is great for families and there are several features that the kids will love. Apart from the separate children’s pool, there is also a games room and child’s play area filled with fun activities to keep the children amused for hours.
The Lizard Activity Room is for children between the ages of 5 and 12 and sessions are available both in the daytime and in the evening. The room is fully staffed by qualified personnel.
Session times can vary depending on the season and there is a requirement that a minimum amount of child are in attendance each session. For those with children under the age of 5 there is a babysitting service also available for when parents want a little quiet time.
If all this is not enough then it is possible to arrange for excursions to areas outside of the resort. There are several extreme activities available such as skydiving and white water rafting.
It is possible to arrange for surfing lessons, always fun for anyone who has never tried it before, or more peaceful activities such as whale watching, which is a breath-taking experience that can be enjoyed by anyone of all ages.