Coolum is the largest resort town on the Sunshine Coast with the main attraction being the beautiful beach which the town is built around. There’s been a lot of development around Coolum with new shops and holiday apartments but as the population is capped it hasn’t lost that cool, beach town vibe.
Accommodation in Coolum is varied from budget motels to the most luxurious resorts with lavish romantic retreats, family friendly apartment buildings, tropical resorts and cheaper hotel rooms for the money conscious.
As you are so close to picturesque Mount Coolum you'll also find some great Bed and Breakfasts and Hinterland retreats.
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Coolum Holiday Accommodation Providers
Situated in the heart of Coolum, this new luxury resort offers self-contained apartments and villas. Coolum @ The Beach is ideally located opposite Coolum's famous surf beach and close to shops, cafes and 3 world-class golf courses. All accommodation is privately located throughout a meandering tropical landscape. It contains 4 swimming pools, including a children's pool, a heated lap pool, an ocean pool and a heated resort pool.
Coolum Caprice offers self-contained apartments located right in the heart of Coolum Beach. Ideally positioned for exploring the Sunshine Coast, Coolum Caprice is directly opposite the patrolled beach and close to shops and restaurants. There is a choice of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, all of which have private balconies with ocean views. All apartments are fully self-contained with open-plan living and dining areas, plus fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Facilities at the resort include a heated swimming pool and spa pool, sauna, fitness centre and games room. There are barbeque areas located in the surrounding tropical gardens. Coolum Caprice is situated on the corner of David Low Way and Beach Road. There is a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance.
Palmer Coolum Resort is a luxury resort at the base of Mount Coolum, on the Sunshine Coast. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it covers 370 acres of natural woodlands. Guests enjoy 9 swimming pools, a tennis centre and an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. There is a range of modern suites peacefully located in the resort's gardens, each offering relaxing views. All include a luxury bathroom well-equipped with a bathtub and walk-in shower. The 2-bedroom suites have an expansive living area, DVD player and laundry facilities The property offers a wide choice of fine, international cuisine as well as freshly-caught, local seafood. The resort also features a deluxe spa and activities centre. There are a range of outdoors activities on offer, including cycling, hiking and kayaking. Palmer Coolum Resort Suites is a 15-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport and a 30-minute drive from Noosa.
Overlooking the Coral Sea at Point Arkwright, The Point Coolum features self-contained villas with private balconies and ocean views. All villas have a CD/DVD player and a washing machine. The Point Coolum Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport and a 25-minute drive from Noosa. The hotel is within easy reach of golf courses, shopping and dining. Guests can choose between 2 tropical swimming pools. Some villas have a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Villas with beautiful ocean views are also available. The hotel is a short walk from secluded bays and a 5-minute drive from Coolum Beach.
Pandanus Coolum Beach Resort offers spacious, well-appointed apartments just metres from Coolum Beach. All have private balconies and terraces with outdoor furniture and views of the ocean. Pandanus’s apartments include LCD TVs with cable TV. All have full kitchens with a microwave, dishwasher and laundry facilities. The hotel has extensive tropical gardens with a covered gas BBQ area and an outdoor lagoon-style pool and heated spa. The Pandanus is a 20 minute drive from Noosa and Maroochydor, and only 10 minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport.
Centrally located 50 metres from one of Australia’s popular surf beaches, Coolum Beach Resort offers apartments with private balconies, most with ocean views. All apartments at The Coolum Resort include full kitchen facilities with a fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Laundry facilities, cable TV and free secure undercover parking are also provided. Guests can relax beside the large heated swimming pool, in the hot tub or in the sauna. Dining options include 2 restaurants and a barbecue entertainment area. Coolum Beach apartments are situated 5 minutes’ walk from Coolum town centre, close to restaurants, shop and golf courses. The property is 15 minutes’ drive from Noosa and 30 minutes from Mooloolaba. A shuttle service to and from Sunshine Coast Airport is available for a small additional charge.
Mt Coolum Retreat 'A Bed & Breakfast' is nestled in the foothills of Mount Coolum, just 2.5 km from the beautiful beaches on Sunshine Coast. Renovated in September 2012, it offers a full breakfast served on the second level deck or dining room. Guests can enjoy views of Hinterland from the property. Rooms at Mt Coolum Retreat 'A Bed & Breakfast' are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and a ceiling fan. All rooms have an en suite bathroom, and most are air conditioned. Tea, coffee, biscuits and chocolates are provided in all rooms. The property has a lounge and a kitchen area for guests' use. Mt Coolum Retreat 'A Bed & Breakfast' is a 12-minute drive from Maroochydore and a 20-minute drive from Noosa. Eumundi Markets and Yandina are both a 20-minute drive from the hotel. It is a 1.5-hour drive from Brisbane Airport.
Coolum Beach Getaway Resort offers self-contained apartments with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a private balcony overlooking the courtyard, swimming pool and half-size tennis court. All air-conditioned apartments at Getaway Resort Coolum Beach feature free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a DVD player. Ironing facilities and a private garage for secure car parking are provided. Guests have access to an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a poolside covered barbecue area. There is a DVD library available from reception. Shops, cafes and restaurants are a short stroll away. Located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Coolum Beach Getaway Resort is 20 minutes’ drive each from Maroochydore and Noosa. The beach is less than 5 minutes’ walk away.
Located directly opposite Coolum Beach, Seachange Resort offers luxurious self-contained apartments with private balconies, satellite TV and DVD players. It features an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue facilities. Seachange is just 5 minutes’ walk from the cafés, restaurants and shops in the Coolum Beach town centre. Sunshine Coast Airport and Noosa Heads are each a 15-minute drive away. All air-conditioned apartments include laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Each apartment comes with spacious living and dining area. Most also feature ocean views. The Seachange Coolum Beach tour desk can recommend local attractions and help guests with travel arrangements.
Clubb Coolum Beach Resort offers self-catering holiday apartments directly opposite Coolum Beach. Guests can relax in the swimming pool with heated spa pool, or work out on the full-size tennis court. Each apartment at Clubb Coolum Resort Sunshine Coast includes a full kitchen, laundry facilities and large living/dining area with satellite TV. All apartments have a private balcony with ocean views. Barbecue facilities are located amongst the peaceful gardens. The on-site restaurant, Paradise By The Sea, specialises in Thai cuisine. There are many dining options within a 5-minuite walk. Facilities include a games room, golf putting green, and air-conditioned fitness centre. Free secure underground car parking is provided. The tour desk can arrange trips to Fraser Island. Hyatt Regency Coolum's golf course, home of the Australian PGA Championship, is 3 km away. Sunshine Coast Airport is 11 km from the resort.
Just 300 metres from Coolum’s patrolled surfing beach, the 5-star Coolum Seaside Resort offers fully self-contained modern apartments with satellite TV and a balcony or courtyard with pool and garden views. Guests can enjoy a swim in one of 3 heated pools with relaxing spa pools attached to each. The fitness centre, tennis court and lap pool are ideal for those wanting a workout. Each apartment is air-conditioned and includes cooking facilities, LCD TV, DVD/CD player and ironing facilities. All have en suite bathrooms and, some with a spa bat. Most feature laundry facilities. Facilities include an internet kiosk, tour desk and a garden entertaining area with BBQs. Secure basement car parking, with elevator access to all apartments, is provided. Sunshine Coast Airport is only 12 km from Coolum Seaside Sunshine Coast. It is a 10-minute drive to Peregian Springs Golf Club.
Just 2 minutes’ walk from Coolum Beach, Coolum Motel features a saltwater swimming pool and a barbecue area. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Coolum Motel Budget Accommodation is 15 minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport, and 20 minutes’ drive from Noosa. Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo is a 40-minute drive away. You can prepare a meal in the communal kitchen, or swim in the pool. The tour desk can book trips to local wineries and the Sunshine Coast theme parks.
A short 50-metre stroll from the Coolum Patrolled Beach, Endless Summer Resort boasts self-contained apartments with a full kitchen. It features a 25-metre heated pool with cascading waterfall and waterslide, an outdoor heated spa and free undercover parking on site. Bathed in an abundance of natural light, apartments feature a spacious lounge area and a private balcony. Amenities include laundry facilities, a DVD player and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Guests can prepare simple meals in the kitchen, which comes with a stove, microwave and a fridge. On good days, guests can enjoy an outdoor barbecue in the landscaped garden. The staff at the tour desk can assist with booking trips to Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the Australia Zoo. Resort Endless Summer is 6.5 km from Mount Coolum National Park and 12.5 km from Sunshine Coast Airport. It is 17 km from the Noosa Heads and 25 km from the Underwater World.
Located 10 minutes' walk from Main Coolum Beach, Papillon Villas feature a spa bath and a private balcony with ocean views. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. Papillon Coolum are a 14-minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport. Maroochydore and Noosa are both 25 minutes' drive away. All air-conditioned villas feature a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Each has a living area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There are several restaurants, cafes and shops within 10 minutes’ walk.
Just 300 metres from Coolum Beach, Surf Dance Apartments offer self-contained apartments with a private balcony overlooking the beach. The property features a solar-heated pool, barbecue facilities and a tour desk. Surf Dance Holiday Units are 4 km from Mount Coolum Golf Club, and 15 minutes’ drive from Sunshine Coast Airport. Steve Irwin’s famous Australia Zoo is a 40-minute drive away. All apartments have laundry facilities and a full kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. Each apartment has a separate living room with a flat-screen TV, and a bathroom with a bathtub and a hairdryer.
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