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A Noosa Holiday – What To See and Do

A Noosa Holiday is the perfect way to unwind and enjoy surf, sun, sand and shopping. Noosa is on the northern end of Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Noosa has perfect weather, a laid back lifestyle and sheltered swimming all year round. Although well known as a premium holiday hotspot attracting the wealthy doesn’t mean you have to spend a small fortune to enjoy a Noosa holiday.

On your Noosa holiday, Hastings Street is a must to see. This famous street is the main hub of Noosa only meters from beautiful Main beach and the National park. It boasts exclusive boutiques and award winning restaurants, trendy cafes for the ultimate dining and shopping experience.

Noosa has some of the most exclusive accommodation on the Sunshine Coast. Noosa holiday makers are sure to find suitable accommodation in Noosa. With accommodation ranging from budget conscious hostels to luxurious beachfront apartments there is plenty to choose from.

Noosa is renowned for its low level architecture and high standards of conservation which has allowed Noosa to preserve its unique environment for all holiday makers to enjoy.

The famous Noosa National Park which has scenic walks through the rainforest to sandy beaches and protected coves is only a short stroll from Hastings Street. During the months between July and November, migrating whales can be spotted from one of the many vantage points. Remember to look up into the trees while walking through the park as you may find a sleepy koala perched in the branches.

The sleepy riverside village of Noosaville is nearby. Noosaville has Gympie Terrace, a strip lined with cafes, restaurants and accommodation along on side. On the other side are the beautiful Noosa River and its parkland foreshore lined with sandy beaches. Ideal for boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming and jet skis this strip is very popular with locals and visitors.

Tewantin which was originally a timber town is now a picturesque village situated on the Noosa River. In Tewantin you will find the Regional art gallery and Noosa Marina. The marina with fine restaurants and shops is also accessible from Hastings Street by ferry. The marina also hosts Sunday markets which have become quite popular with visitors and locals.

Close by are lots of Sunshine Coast attractions including the famous Eumundi markets, Underwater World, Australia Zoo and the Ginger Factory. Also out there are National parks, white sandy beaches and picturesque hinterland towns waiting to be explored. With so much to offer Noosa would have to be an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday.

You can fly into the Brisbane airport which is about 90 minutes away or the Maroochydore airport which is about 30 minutes away. Bus and hire car services are available from both airports.

Noosa is the perfect destination for a holiday. It offers everything from five star accommodations to the opportunity to lose yourself in nature with the koalas in the Noosa National Park. Lie on the beaches, shop till you drop, wine and dine in style or explore the hinterland or beautiful white beaches. Your Noosa holiday can be anything that you want it to be!

Why Some Property Developers Choose the Boutique Over Bulk

It has long been said that quality counts for more than quantity, and never has this been truer than in the real estate business. Spain in the last decade has seen a boom in the construction industry; it began on the popular Costas and soon spread to the larger cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. The positive economic cycle which boosted countries such as Ireland the UK brought forth thousands of buyers to holiday resorts such as Marbella looking for a slice of the property market action. Buyers and investors were promised wonderful returns on the off plan developments which were going up on every scrap of land between the beach and the mountains.

As more and more people showed interest, developers began to seek permission to ‘stack ‘em and cram them in’, this attitude, in the long run would cause the ruination of the industry. While driving along the coasts main road it’s hard to miss the hundreds of apartment blocks balanced precariously on steep hills, miles from any immediate facilities. These developments contain about 300 to 400 units, multiply that with all the developments of a similar elk and you have major product saturation of typical two bed and two baths, 60m2 apartments with no unique features.

But who is responsible for building all these generic units, is it the developer? Well yes, as their work is all about margins. They are interested in making the maximum profit for the company. Could the local town hall be to blame for granting the permits? Yes. Again here is a situation where, the more people living in their area, the more they will contribute to local taxes benifiting the community which is already dependent on tourism. But now the market has come to a stand still and we are all left sitting looking at empty apartment blocks which should be paying taxes into the town hall coffers.

But there are some exceptions. Not all developers have taken their land and packed in as many units as possible, an elite number have made sure that they do not build more than 60 units, spaciously placed out over the development. Thus making them unique and almost a niche product within such a competitive market place.

These developers can proudly say to owners ‘well if you do decide to sell, you are not in competition with 1000 other identikit units, or fighting with 500 families to get to the pool when you come to spend your holidays!’

To set themselves aside even further from the cheap and cheerful front line motor way projects, boutique developers have looked for land in locations which have added value, such as located on golf courses, or front line to the beach. Most look for facilities in the immediate area, a hotel, shops, restaurants, and entertainment near by.

Boutique developers look at each unit individually and ensure that the architecture and style of the unit is individual and designed to maximise its location and orientation.

So what is the future of the holiday home property market in Spain? There is a huge amount of excess product at all ends of the market. But as time goes by and most developers, including the boutique developers react to the current situation by becoming more flexible on price, now is the time to catch a real bargain. The cheap and cheerful units will be most heavily discounted, but will not sell. The savvier buyers will find the top quality boutique developments and those will sell.

So when it comes to quantity over quality, guess which developer is feel less of a pinch right now? The boutique one….

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Airlie Beach Hotels and Accommodations

Airlie Beach is a scenic town located in Queensland, Australia. The town of Airlie falls under the Whitsunday Region in the Great Barrier Reef and is a popular tourist destination. Airlie attracts all kinds of travelers including backpackers. The location of Airlie makes it the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday islands and a major tourist hub. Airlie offers a great collection of hotels to accommodate its visitors. The large variety of Airlie Beach Hotels includes luxury as well as economy and budget hotels to attract tourists from different economical backgrounds.

If you are looking for top luxury resorts to make your trip more fascinating, the five star Airlie Beach hotels can guarantee you 100% satisfaction. The deluxe hotels in the town of Airlie are located in a picturesque setting. These resorts provide all the top-notch facilities and excellent service to the boarders. Along with the deluxe suites, single and double bedroom apartments are also available in these first class hotels. Some of the luxury hotels offer penthouses and beach houses too. The rooms are beautifully decorated and well furnished with all the essential amenities. From the rooms you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sandy beaches. The multistory resorts provide facilities like fitness rooms, massage rooms, swimming pool, private Jetty, lift access and special handicapped facilities.

Some renowned names among the deluxe resorts in the beach town include Peppers Coral Coast, Coral Resort, Waters Edge Resort, Marina Shores, Pinnacles Resort & Spa, and Peninsula Beach Resort.

The budget Airlie Beach Hotels are also very popular among a large number of tourists who want to save on accommodation so that they can spend more on sightseeing and enjoy the different sports activities in the beach area. A number of bed and breakfast hotels and motels are there welcome you in the town. Though the budget hotels are much lower in rate, they will provide you a peaceful stay with all the necessary facilities. The rooms are clean and maintain very well. All the rooms will provide you a view of the scenic surroundings.

Some of the most popular budget hotels in Airlie are the Club Crocodile Resort, the Summit Apartments, Organic Guesthouse, the Motor Lodge, and Whitsunday on the Beach, the Colonial Palms Motor Inn, Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments, and Bush Village Boutique Backpackers. All these economy hotels are located in the heart of the Airlie town and are only at a few minutes’ distance from all the beach attractions.