The Road Ahead : October November 2008
travel & leisure treatment ROYAL RACQ members can now get discounted rates and special offers at Royal Pines Resort, on the Gold Coast. RACQ members can now get discounted rates and special offers at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast s STORY BELINDA PETERS ACQ members can now enjoy their next Gold Coast escape at Royal Pines Resort for less, thanks to the Club’s exclusive partnership with new resort owners RACV. R RACV recently purchased the Royal Pines Resort and RACQ has partnered with its Victorian counterpart to give Queensland Club members the benefi ts of discounted rates and special offers all year round. The resort is set in 200 ha of parklands with hinterland and coastal views, within easy reach of the beaches of Surfers Paradise, the shopping and nightlife of Broadbeach and the theme parks. RACV Royal Pines Resort has something for everyone, from the avid golfer to young families and couples looking for a romantic getaway. For sporting enthusiasts, there is a 27-hole golf course with its three distinct course layouts, fi ve tennis courts and a fully equipped health club featuring a 25 m heated lap pool. Families are well catered for with the children’s recreation area and kid’s pool, upgraded main pool, and even more facilities and services for families planned for the future. For those looking to relax and unwind, there is the renowned Angsana Day Spa, offering a range of invigorating treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind. ‘Foodies’ are also well catered for, with a choice of four restaurants, a cocktail bar and coffee lounge. The 21st fl oor RPR restaurant offers a luxurious culinary experience coupled with great views and service. The Arakawa restaurant offers authentic Japanese cuisine, while the Kalinda restaurant is the place to go for a fresh seafood buffet. All day casual dining is available at Tees’ Clubhouse, while the 38 OCT/NOV 08 Panorama lounge is a good place to head for a caffeine hit in a relaxing environment. The resort has 331 recently refurbished fi ve-star rooms and suites, including 46 Corner Spa Suites. All rooms are spacious with individually controlled airconditioning, cable TV, in-house movies, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, 24-hour room service and complimentary morning paper. RACQ member specials Romantic Getaway: 3 nights for 2 adults ($609). Three nights in a deluxe room, dinner for two on one evening in Arakawa (teppanyaki menu) or RPR (five-course degustation). Breakfast and newspaper daily. Valet parking. Family Escape Getaway: 3 nights for 2 adults and 2 children (in existing bedding) ($737.50). Three nights in a deluxe room. Breakfast daily; free breakfast for children 12 years and under. Two-day World Pass to Dreamworld and WhiteWater World. Both packages valid until December 28, 2008 and are subject to availability. GETTING THERE WITH RACQ RACV Royal Pines Resort is in Ross St, Ashmore, 30 km north of Gold Coast Airport and 80 km south of Brisbane Airport. For directions, visit racq.com/tripplanner. For bookings, call RACQ on 1800 629 501 or visit racq.com/accommodation. For more information on RACV Royal Pines resort, visit www.royalpinesresort.com.au.
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