La Costa Motel
It may be across the road from the airport, but this cute AF beach shack style motel will have you forgetting about the plane noise in no time. Situated a hop, skip and a jump to the barely touched, squeaky clean sands of Bilinga Beach, and smack bang in the middle of Kirra and Tugun, you won’t know where to take the free bicycles to first. La Costa has a retro and nostalgic feel with the white picket fence and colourful deck chairs and umbrellas in the courtyard, while the rooms are beautifully simple and have everything you need for a comfortable vacay (and yes they include a minibar if you forget to grab something for a night cap). A short stroll to Mervyn Roy’s for your morning cup of joe and freshly baked scones and then watching the sun rise over the sea, followed by a mid morning acai (from our favs at Niche and Co) will make you never want to leave.
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