thread Dunno, I haven't had the pleasure
I believe, much like the Costas, there are really beautiful bits if you head away from the beach
permalink We did this.
but if you wanted to go anywhere (even for dinner outside your villa it was a minimum $15 taxi ride.

I guess we already live in hot and humid conditions, are not big fans of the beach, and see enough Aussie bogans on a day to day basis as it is.
Found a few nice things to do with kiddo though - he at least seemed to enjoy it.
permalink To be fair
You could probably achieve much the same on the Gold Coast! Although Bali is probably closer to you guys!