If you and your partner are looking for a romantic holiday retreat and fun things to do for Valentine’s Day, here are a few ideas to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
The Sunshine Coast is a favourite for couples who want a scenic, relaxing environment to refresh and rejuvenate and Coolum Beach is at the heart of the Sunshine Coast.
Whether it’s decadent dining, enjoying the sunshine, shopping or live entertainment, it’s all here at Coolum Beach.
Greet the Sunrise on Mount Coolum
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from 208 metres above the sea. Mount Coolum is part of a volcanic dome located just a short walk from the seaside.
The summit gives a 360 view of the area, including Mount Coolum National Park, expanses of beach and the hinterlands. Watch the sky gradually transform from stars to sunrise as day breaks.
The park is home to an amazing array of native wildlife and plants. Sunrise is a perfect time to see wildlife on the move, as nocturnal animals return to their nests and diurnal animals begin their day.
The trail goes through several ecologic zones including wetlands, open forest, shrublands and montane heath at the top. The trail alternates between loose gravel, stone steps and boardwalk. Be sure to bring water.
Head down from Mount Coolum to one of the many Coolum Beach coffee and tea bistros for an early morning treat of hot coffee and breakfast. Freddy Fuddpukkas Café, rated number one on Trip Advisor (like us!) for great coffee and good eats, features all day breakfasts that include vegan and vegetarian fare.
Wine Tasting in the Sunshine Coast vineyards
The local climate supports a range of grape varieties from Chardonnay to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The boutique wineries include restaurants and cellar doors for tasting these award-winning wines. Vintners are hospitable and eager to share their wines and histories with visitors.
For a romantic evening meal, Coolum offers several dining experiences including local seafood, Italian, Thai and Indian food.
If you and your partner are looking for a restaurant with a great seaside view, try the always reliable Coolum Beach Surf Club. The extensive menu includes fresh seafood, steaks roasted over a wood fire chargrill and both vegan and gluten-free fare. The Surf Club’s chefs prepare desserts in-house daily.
Coolum Beaches and Outdoor Activities
Shimmering blue water, breathtaking scenery and lots of sunshine along white sandy beaches are the main attraction at Coolum.
Coolum Beach is one of the most popular in the area. If you and your partner are surfing beginners, why not try surfing lessons?
Coolum Surfing School starts with the basics to make your seaside experience memorable.
Nearby beaches include Mooloolaba Beach with gentle waters and a stunning view. Find rock pools in secluded coves along the beach between Noosa and points south.
Noosa Main Beach is one of the few north-facing beaches along Australia’s eastern coast. Nearby boardwalks, restaurants and boutiques provide opportunity for shopping, dining and people watching. Other seaside activities include water skiing, boarding, deep sea fishing and even skydiving with a landing on Coolum Beach.
If you and your partner enjoy tennis, golf or other sports, Coolum is home to several sports clubs including football, croquet, cricket and netball. Several public golf courses, a private course at Peregian Springs and golf practice ranges are available for all skill levels.
Stay at The Point Coolum Beach for Your Valentine’s Day Retreat
The Point Coolum Beach features one-, two- and three-bedroom Mediterranean-style seaside villas. The resort cascades down the terrace overlooking Point Arkwright and Third Bay. Private balconies, spectacular views and proximity to a private beach are part of what helped this seaside resort win the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
The Point Coolum Beach is featuring a special February offer. Extend your Valentine’s weekend getaway for a long weekend. Stay two nights and get a third night free. Book directly with The Point Coolum Beach for this great offer. If you would like a longer stay, the resort offers special weekly and monthly rates.
The one-bedroom villas and one-bedroom executive villas are perfect for couples who want a spacious, well-appointed apartment. Each villa comes with Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, a kitchenette, a private balcony overlooking the beach, onsite parking and more. The executive villas come with a fully equipped kitchen and a separate lounge area.
Two- and three-bedroom villas are available for families or groups of friends who want a spacious, luxurious retreat. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas are on three levels. The main living area is above the tree line, with a clear oceanfront view looking toward Noosa to the north. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath villas are also on three levels with a large living and dining area on the upper storey. The master bedroom and living area have private balconies with stunning views overlooking the beach.
Make your Valentine’s Day weekend escape memorable with a stay at The Point Coolum Beach and explore the attractions of Coolum.