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What to do in Noosa

We recently took our first trip to Noosa! After a busy year of travel we didn’t fancy any long haul flights so decided last minute to have a little break somewhere that was easy with good food. The other option was staying at home but you know how that goes. ‘I’ll just clean the garage’, ‘I’ll just do the washing’, I’ll just do some work bits’. It’s never that easy to completely switch off at home I don’t think.

In a nutshell – Noosa is beautiful.

However, not having children with us probably meant we picked the wrong dates to travel as Noosa is an incredibly family friendly place and destination. So if you have kids, then over Christmas and New Year will be a great time for you and the children as they can meet new friends and play to their hearts content. If you don’t, or you do but want a break from children than I recommend travelling out of school holidays. I’m sure that  this is not NEW information to a lot of you but there may be some reading this who are not aware of the Aussie school holidays as you live in another country.

 

Food

You need to book the restaurants if you don’t want to be disappointed. I booked them all last minute so ended up with 8 p.m. slots but this worked well as the children had finished the earlier sittings.

 Sails

I was told to eat the Crab Lasagna and Caprese salad. Both were delicious when having a late boozy lunch. Sails also has beautiful views on the beach so does not disappoint on that front.

Seasons

 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try the Crab Spaghetti! It was my favorite dish of the holiday and we went back twice so I could eat it after trying my husbands the first time we went there. I had massive food envy! Their fish dishes are also beautiful. The fish in Noosa is so fresh and tasty.

Miss Moneypenny’s

A great venue that hosts IBIZA music sessions with a DJ. It has a very modern vibe and the food was fantastic. I recommend the New Orleans doughnut dessert, the Prawn Pizza, the Portuguese style roasted chicken and Salt and Pepper squid. Also a great venue for cocktails with friends.

Bistro C

 

Always jam-packed! Breakfast was OK but I would be inclined to do a late lunch or dinner here. Bistro C also has  great beach views, even better if you can sit at the very front outside.  I recommend he fish curry and Prawn and Spanner crab Tostada.

Accommodation - Sofitel

We stayed at the Sofitel on Hastings Street. We cannot fault the location, the room or service. The pool was very nice with lots of beds, a swim up bar and also private Cabanas. We missed out on the private Cabanas so book them in advance.

I would also recommend signing up for an AMEX Platinum card as this gives you membership of the ACCOR hotel group. This gave us a free nights accommodation and also 50% off food at the Noosa Beach hotel which was great as we had breakfast there most days which was very good quality. This week alone paid for the AMEX platinum membership.

Spa

I didn’t venture far to try a Spa treatment as they had a spa on site at Sofitel called AQUA Day Spa. The staff here were wonderful, especially the new Manager Melissa. I tried my first Thalgo treatment as I felt like I needed a little detox after the party season! Thalgo did not disappoint! I had an exfoliation and seaweed body wrap. Often you can be left cold and not that comfortable in an exfoliation and wrap treatment but my therapist made sure I was warm and looked after the whole way through. The spa has a steam room and also a gorgeous Riviera style area outside where you can bathe before you have your treatment. It is a boutique spa, which was lovely as it wasn’t too busy in the bathing bit. The treatment and service was excellent!

Wellness

Daily walks through the national Park is a must! You stroll by the beach and sea and its stunning.