How busy is this time of year? Christmas can be a such a stressful time. The lead up to the silly season has been a bit mad around here. So much to do, so little time. End of year worn out cranky peeps. All of that end of year school stuff is very draining not just on the kids but on us as well. So it can be a really good thing to take a little time out of your busy schedule and do something for yourself. Which is exactly what the hubster and I did. We booked ourselves a short break at Noosa Shores Resort.
A lovely friend of ours is the manager of Noosa Shores Resort and she offered us a package for a mini break. Given the dreadful year I’ve had with my wrist she thought it might be nice for just the two of us to stay at her resort for a few days. I was ready with all my usual excuses as to why we couldn’t go but in the end I thought “you know what – I deserve this”. So we offloaded the kids to the grandparents and spent a few relaxing days by the Noosa River.
I’m pretty sure we have not been away sans kids for at least ten years. TEN YEARS! How crazy is that? I can’t tell you how great it was. It was just the right amount of time to unwind without feeling stressed about missing too much work.
And oh my! How beautiful is this resort?! This is not a sponsored post at all. I’m telling you about this resort because I truly think this is a really great place to stay. For us as a couple it had enough privacy and cozy spots to feel quite secluded and special. The apartments are fully self-contained and have a large balcony overlooking the pool and Noosa river.
There were also plenty of families staying here who seemed to be having a ball. The pool is right on the Noosa River and is heated in winter. And when you’ve had enough of the pool you can jump in the river, just for something completely different.
There is an undercover barbecue area with plenty of seating, stools on a bar table overlooking the river, a lovely little table and chairs spot under the trees away from the busy part of the resort, a sauna and plenty of equipment to hire (including paddle boards, which I am keen to give a try next time).
The resort sits on the Noosa River and you have easy access to get around by ferry, bus or walking. It is an easy 15 minute walk to Hastings Street and everything that has to offer. It is right next door to Quamby Place’s restaurants and cafes including the award winning Wasabi and Ricky’s. And there are plenty of little beaches along the Noosa River to play in. Plus of course all the fabulous Noosa beaches – Noosa Main Beach, Little Cove, Noosa Woods – and of course the Noosa National Park.
Anyway, we have decided we are going to make this a regular pre-Christmas thing. Only next time we will stay for a week and bring the kids. I just have to make sure I’m super organised so we can get away for that week before Christmas. That means having all of my Christmas shopping done. Now there’s a challenge.