Situated right in town but feeling like an oasis set under the rainforest canopy is Watergate.
My friend had recommended it as one of her favourite restaurants in Port Douglas and it didn’t disappoint. The staff are awesome – David met us and was very amiable and informative then handed over to Jill.
The Watergate menu is great – not too much but enough to have a wide selection without boggling you down and making you go around in circles.
Offering an interesting selection of Australian fare with Asian influences we settle on the Crocodile Karaage, Lamb Ribs in Korean sauce, Tuna Tataki and Watergate salad.
The last 24 hours have been superb. So relaxing, so decadent and wonderfully fun.
My friend came to stay with me last week and seeing as we have both been working a lot we decided to have a mini holiday.
We headed off for an amazing dinner at my GC fav: Fishhouse in Burleigh Heads. From the minute you enter the service and experience is everything you would hope for in a five star restaurant.
Bread made fresh, clean wines and an extensive list and the BEST seafood in town.
I settled on my favourite seafood, scallops, for entree and a fish I had never heard of for dinner. I will have to go back and write a full review as this doesn’t do it justice!
A lazy sleep in, then off to Rainbow Bay Surf Club for remarkable views and an excellent $10 lunch! I had sea trout, chips and salad and my friend has whiting, chips and salad. A great meal and worth it just for the views.
To finish off a magnificent short break, we head to the Kiva Spa in Mullumbimby.
Timid at first (neither of us had been there before) we pushed through our anxieties and were greeted by a romantic escape that felt like a week.
We both agreed our massages were the best – leaving us in a semi comatosed state, and then we drifted around the bath house, in and out of hot tubs, plunge pool, steam room and the magnificent fire sauna. I couldn’t take photos (cameras not allowed) but the memories you take from your trip are all that are needed.
We needed to “earth” ourselves before driving back to reality so headed to the Mullum pub. Or correctly the Middle Pub.
Established in 1904 the pub has a lot of character and interesting things to look at. Period photos of the last turn of the centre, beautiful stainless glass images and funky furniture. The wine went down even better.
Truly relaxing and a wonderful way to round of a min 24 hour holiday on the Gold Coast.