Very disappointed in our stay here. We stayed a few years back and had heard the location was great for windsurfing and kitesurfing (which it is!). There was also a little restaurant where we could have a late afternoon drink and the staff were great.
Don't expect any of that! No restaurant or bar and no facilities other than the pool (unfortunately there is a real mosquito problem so there is no option to relax around the pool)
It is certainly not a 'resort' ( no facilities) - there are also many people living here permanently so it feels too much like a rental unit block.
Yorkey's Knob is a beautiful beach and the locals are great. I would say you would be better off based in the city and drive or catch a bus out to the beaches for a day or two - it's only a 15 minute drive and you will have much more access to other activities from town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Sands Beachfront Apartment Resort is located at Yorkeys Knob, just 15 minutes from the Cairns CBD and airport. Offering one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartments, Golden Sands Resort Cairns is right on the Yorkeys Knob beachfront with only open lawns and gardens separating your holiday apartment from the long stretch of golden sand that is Yorkeys Knob beach. Soak up the ambience of a secluded lush tropical garden setting right on the beachfront at Yorkeys Knob... enjoy the tranquillity while knowing you are within easy reach of all the excitement and grandeur that Cairns and Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Laze around the lagoon style “SOLAR HEATED” salt water pool, a constant 30 degrees year round or take a leisurely 30 second stroll to Yorkeys Knob Beach, enjoy a game of tennis or basketball. Large and spacious one and two bedroom air-conditioned holiday apartments with self contained catering and laundry facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Sands Beachfront Hotel
- Hotel Golden Sands Beachfront
- Golden Sands Beachfront Resort Yorkeys Knob, Cairns Region, Australia