Located right in the middle of the dining, entertainment and shopping hub on the Southern Gold Coast, the Strand is a must visit.

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Regardless of the type of food you crave, the restaurants and varying cuisines in The Strand will satisfy your taste buds. Similar to a Coolangatta hotel, the restaurants inside the building offer Mexican, Asian, Italian, and authentic local food too. The most sought after dessert in the country is the Max Brenner, be sure to have a taste of this heavenly sweet dish while at The Strand.


Now that you’re happy with the delicious food, it’s time to take stroll and fill your diva’s soul. From every day necessities to iconic fashion items, you can find everything under one roof.

Quick Snacks

If you wake up at the place you stay one morning, like Oaks Calypso Plaza, for instance, and need something in a hurry, all you have to do is walk out to the beachfront and enter The Strand.


The Strand is home to 3 cinemas, namely, Carrol & Coyle, Timezone and Birch, and is the place everyone gathers at if they need some break from their everyday lives. Whether you want to catch up on some movie time, host a meeting or throw a party, The Strand is the hub for it all.



Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+