My fiancé and I stayed at Rainbow Ocean Palms for two nights in mid-July for a friend’s wedding. The resort gave me a call in the morning to inform me that our room was ready early (prior to the agreed check-in time) which I really appreciated.
Our room was Unit 2, and the views were absolutely mind-blowing! The unit is huge & very well laid out with the incredible sea-views available from the bedroom, bathroom, living areas & kitchen. The balcony is also a great size – we had four people around for breakfast and we all fit comfortably. The facilities are all in good working order, the kitchen is well equipped with cutlery & serving ware, although there are limited pans for cooking. The bathroom was spotlessly clean and the bed was wonderfully comfortable. The heating in the unit was very effective albeit a bit noisy; we found that we could turn it off at night as the unit held its temperature very well.
Despite the winter chill, we tried out the pool area which is gloriously relaxing. The lounge chairs are comfortable and the fern gardens and infinity pool give the whole area a tropical feel. There is a path from the resort down to the beach however it does incorporate a number of stairs. The resort is a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, however as there is ample parking in the main street we drove down most of the time.
There are resorts more central to town and closer to the beach. There are also a lot of cheaper options - staying here is a bit of a splurge. However, if you want to escape, enjoy the quiet and some stunning ocean views, then Rainbow Ocean Palms is the place. We will be using it as our base whenever we visit Rainbow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort is a small boutique resort positioned on the highest point in Rainbow Beach, offering panoramic ocean views to World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Nestled against Great Sandy National Park and, Carlo Sandblow, walking trails and wildlife viewing opportunities are on your doorstep. The spacious luxury apartments open out to sweeping views of the bushland and seascape and all apartments have spa baths and quality guest toiletries with L’Occitane products featured in the penthouse apartments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Ocean Palms Hotel