The original Gold Coast tourist hotspot, Surfers Paradise has a pulsating heart of fun activities, shopping and nightlife, spliced onto the laid back Queensland lifestyle of the beach. People have been flocking here for their annual holidays since the 1930s. Back then, “Surfers” was not much more than a few pubs and hotels on the sand. These days, however, anyone looking for an action-packed vacation getaway, or a super-charged break to mark a special occasion or anniversary, will find all they need among the plush penthouses and 5-star hotels of Surfers Paradise. Whether you choose to stay in an up-market family resort, a luxury hotel or an apartment with an ocean view, you are not going to be far from the Surfers Paradise action. You can sample cuisines from around the world, or opt for a cheap and filling feed at the local RSL or the Surf Club. From the baccarat tables to the dance floor, the nightlife of Surfers is legendary. Before you know it, it will be dawn! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Surfers Paradise accommodation. Check it out while you wax your board.