Guest Reviews

“We stayed at the Turtle Beach Resort for 8 nights and the facilities at the Resort were fantastic. The Splash zone was such fun for adults and kids (aged 4 and 6)! The apartment was clean and equipped with everything we needed. The sports pack with tennis racquets and golf clubs was worth the added initial cost. The location was excellent to the various beaches and lots of good restaurants in walking distance. Pacific Fair was easy to get to via buses. Having the option of using the mini buses from the Resort to Dreamworld, Sea World and/or Movie World was great. I highly recommended it to families. ” Briar Day

We stayed in the 4 bedroom apartment which was fantastic for our family. We had 3 adults and four children stay and we all had plenty of room. VERY clean, modern fit out and everything we needed including a beach cricket bat & ball and bucket and spade. The Laundry/dryer was an added bonus as we could wash each day and not take home a bag full of dirty clothes. Kitchen well appointed and we cooked most nights in the room or on the communal BBQ. Great location to Beach, pacific Fair, light rail station, bus stops and Oasis Broadbeach. The local surf club was great for meals too. The pools were great too – one heated enough to swim in during June.”


“To Management

Thank you very much for a wonderful well equipped apartment. We enjoyed our stay and hopefully will be back again sometime soon.

Also we very much appreciated the mattress topper.

We had an incidental breakage of some wine glasses as the shelf is very high(it completely collapsed) down onto the next level and all wine glasses were broken. We purchased a new set of wine glasses to replace them.

Thanking you Maree & Tony Bromage”

“Hello Nicky,

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Yes this was the right blanket.

I placed the parcel on his bed for him to open. Oh, how i wish you were there to see his face-he was so happy and smiling so much you could hardly see his eyes. He grabbed it, cuddled it, then said “tie it on me mum”. Then he grabbed his hat and sword and he was off displaying great confidence. Please tell the owners of 221 a big “thank you” from me.As for Turtle Beach Resort-ladies, women, mum’s and dad’s everywhere. If you have not had a holiday in a while or just have kids from teenagers down, this is the place to be. IT HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED AND MORE !!!

If you have had enough and just want to relax too. This resort has a restaurant open early in the morning to late at night with really reasonable prices, so if you don’t want to cook you don’t have to. Also it serves lovely “Pina Coladas”. However if you would like to do your own thing, the kitchens are to die for. The resort also seems to be surrounded by different types of eateries and close to all the Theme Parks.

However what made this holiday special for our families was the wonderful service received from the staff at”Blue Sky Holidays”. I required special items in my room and Rachel was more than happy to help out.

But the person whom jumped hoops to help my little boy whom became extremely attached to a blanket in the unit. Nicky, from”Blue Sky Holidays”, did everything in her power to make sure his holiday was memorable, by sending him this blanket. She is an outstanding member of staff and should be commended for making our long overdue holiday truly memorable.

Thank you Blue Sky Holidays and Turtle Beach Resort for a wonderful, relaxing and rejuvenating time.

Yours Sincerely

Helen B”

“Everything was great. The location was perfect, close to beach, short walk to lots of great eateries, Tram is only up the street and so many things in the resort. There is nothing more you could ask for it was perfect.”mark Brisbane, Queensland, Australia”I just wanted to write and say that we had a great time a turtle beach resort. The apartment was great. Perfect spot with the tennis court right outside. I thought for the reduced price we paid through you, we definitely got a bargain. Although we paid extra to guarantee a ground floor apparent meant, I thought it was definitely worth it. When we had an issue withy the AC leaking you sent someone over to fix it straight away – great service. The facilities are great, with all the pools, bbq’s and the tennis and golf pack was a great idea! And the splash park was certainly a hit with the kids. We would definitely book with you again and recommend it to our friends.”

Trish H

great place to unwind

“we had a great time,and will return on future holidays,”

DIANNE Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

 Very family orientated.

“We enjoyed our recent stay at Diamond Beach Resort. Our acc was very neat ,clean and modern and staff were always very helpful Would stay again .”

“sue Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia”

Fabulous property

“Loved our stay at Diamond Beach resort, the room was clean and neat and had everything we needed, and a perfect location with the pool right at our door. Restaurants, the beach and the shopping centre were within walking distance, we’d go back again!”

Jennie Emu Plains, New South Wales, Australia

 Beautiful place to stay

“What a great place to stay, we didn’t really have to go anywhere else could have just stayed there the whole time. Will be back.”

Marisa Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 The kids loved it!

We had a very convenient ground floor unit overlooking the splash park, the unit was clean and comfortable with everything you needed. Great facilities ensures we will stay again!”

Narelle NSW, Australia

“Our stay at Turtle Beach Resort was excellent.  The Blue Sky Staff were very helpful and always willing to answer questions or help out in any way.  The apartments were very clean, tidy and comfortable – a home away from home.  The location was ideal not too far from the theme parks of the Gold Coast and a short walk to the beach.  The resort itself had great swimming pools (a bonus for us since our son loves swimming!!!).  The Rainforest cafe had good coffee and the woodfired pizzas provided an alternative to in-room cooking.  The convenience store was well stocked with all the basics we needed and the games room and cinema were fun extras.  All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to any family looking for a safe and friendly environment for a holiday.Thanks again for you help”

Cheers Kathryn

“We stayed at Turtle Beach Resort for 9 nights during the 2013 Term 1 School Holidays. The resort is perfectly catered to families particularly the 10-17 age group. We could wander over to the beach in the mornings, prepare our meals in the well equipped kitchen and head out for the day and then in the evenings the children were kept entertained with the games room, cinema, pools and mini golf whilst the adults could relax on the balcony of an evening with a wine. All in all we had a fantastic time and would definately stay at Turtle Beach Resort again” Liz

“Delitful stay. Highly Reccomended” Jemma

“We booked our stay at Turtle Beach Resort through Blue Sky holiday group which was an off site managing company. We found our apartment to be clean and neat and had everything we needed.The apartment had air con, dvd player, tv x 2, dishwasher and full kitchen and laundry as well as two bathrooms. The resort was lovely although could do with a few more signs around so you don’t get lost but the kids loved the put put golf, tennis court and pools. We had a ground floor apartment which i highly recommend with children so you have easy access to the carpark and not too many flights of stairs. The only down side was that our apartment was overlooking the Woodfire cafe and we felt like all the guests had a great view of our lounge room! I’m sure a few hedges planted on the veranda would fix the problem. All in all i would stay here again” Deborah.

“Despite a very short stay, the family still managed to have fun at the pool and spa. Rooms were a good size and whole apartment was impressive, close to the beach and restaurants”Anonymous.

“Nice family resort. Wireless internet a bit expensive and I thought it was included. Good pools, movies and nice facilities. Kids enjoyed it” David.

“Turtle Beach Resort would have to be one of the most beautiful places to stay. My wife and 2 boys had the time of their lives. The pool was beautiful and the design is 2nd to none. We had a ball and would recommend to everyone. We’re definately coming back” Rodney.

“This is a good resort for families with easy access to the beach as well as not being far from surfers/shopping and some great attractions. It would have been awesome to have had the full facilites available on our side of the resort eg gym/sauna/restaurant”Angela.

“Good resort for family with young kids. Will visit again definitely”Loong.

“Wonderful apartment, would certainly stay here again”Lydia.

“Hello we stayed at Diamond Beach last year in a two bedroom unit and had a fabulous time!! The apartment was clean. The facilities were great and I was pleasantly surprised by how immaculately clean the Pool area and BBQ areas were. Also tHe staff were terrific and answered every questIon I had for them!! We traveled with two small boys and were very happy with our accommodation. I have and will recommend this property to others. The time we spent at Diamond Beach was for our family honeymoon and it was fabulous!”
Tabatha and Gary Greer.

“Diamond Beach is a great family resort. We love the variety of activities and the pools. The rooms are always clean and the staff amazing. This is my 5th visit there and we will visit again. Thank you for a great holiday destination”Nicole.

“Despite a very short stay, the family still managed to have fun at the pool and spa. Rooms were a good size and whole apartment was impressive, close to the beach and restaurants”John.

“Fantastic Place, Highly recommend!”

“A great holiday venue for families. Its safe, clean, friendly and well situated.Thanks for a very relaxing holiday”Joylene.

“Just came back yesterday from the fabulous TURTLE BEACH RESORT AT MERMAID BEACH best family holiday we have had for a while – booking made via Blue Sky Holiday Group awesome customer service – & Turtle Beach Resort has fantastic facilitates including 4 pools, Onsite Pizza restaurant, & a cafe , tennis court, a Cinema & Mini putt putt golf close to local restaurants & within driving distance to all theme parks. Wil definite go again & will definite book with Blue Sky Holiday Group!! Very happy with everything & kids had a fab time to – wish we were still there!! Blue Sky Holiday Group provide quality, comfortable & value for money accommodation in great locations!!”


“Blue Sky Holiday Group fantastic Service!!!”

We stayed at Turtle beach for 10 nights over the Christmas break. We had a lovely lady meet us at the resort and personally check us in. Our room was nice and tidy and as we had booked an executive apartment we had new lounges and furniture. Our friends stayed in a standard apartment which was also clean and tidy but just had that older type of cane furniture. We much preferred ours for that little bit of extra money.
The kids absolutely loved the pool with the water slide and it was a mission to get them out of there each day.
Overall a great holiday and exactly what we needed. We will be booking again!

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family”

“We would just like to say how happy we were with the orientation provided by Blue Sky Holiday Group upon our arrival at Turtle Beach resort. It was our first interstate holiday with our three kids and our holiday was amazing.

The kids cried when we had to go home and to be honest I was crying too as the kids didn’t even have a chance to use the kids club and I didn’t get to have my massage. We are hoping that we will get to have a next time and we can experience all the joys that Turtle Beach resort has to offer!”

“A great holiday venue for families. Its safe, clean, friendly and well situated. Thanks for a very relaxing holiday Joylene “

“We have five children and trying to find a holiday destination reasonably priced for a large family is almost impossible and so we rarely get a chance to have a holiday. When we seen the add online for Turtle Beach Resort at such a reasonable price we were a little sceptical but we decided to give it a go. We drove from Sydney and arrived a little earlier than expected but when we called the team at Blue Sky Holiday Group they were more than happy to meet us there earlier then first arranged. We were met at the front of the resort and shown to the apartment, the consultant explained everything we would need to know about our stay in a very professional and friendly manner. We still had that ‘this seems too good to be true’ look on our faces as the consultant left. We were very happy with the apartment and all the inclusions such as a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, two bathrooms and large LCD TV. As the kids grabbed their towels and went to the ‘splash zone’, we unpacked and decided to take a look around the resort. The first thing we noticed was how convenient everything was. The pool areas and ‘splash zone’ were right outside our door as was the wood fired pizza restaurant. As we walked around the paths you couldn’t help but notice how well the gardens and walking paths are maintained. Every turn we took led to yet another surprise like a full size tennis court and another pool area with a water slide and spa. There were many barbeque areas neatly positioned among the tropical gardens. We used these barbeque areas many times during our stay and they were always spotlessly clean and worked well. Our kids spent many hours at the ‘splash zone’ which has many water slides and water features such as a huge bucket that spills down onto any kids adventurous enough to stand under it. We spent many hours sitting on the huge veranda beside the splash zone talking with other parents while enjoying a drink & snacks from the wood fired pizza restaurant while watching our kids on the slides. When the kids wanted a break from the water they would either watch a movie in the fully equipped cinema or did one of the free activities for kids near the reception area. When we decided to spend some time outside of the resort we found everything we needed was within walking distance. Many restaurants and stores are close by and some major shopping centres only minutes away by car. We will definitely be back and will also be recommending it to all our friends and family!”

Kia Ora Wendy

I am just writing to express our thanks for all the assistance you provided while we were organising accommodation for our trip.  Thank you for your prompt response to any queries we had and last but not least the rooms were fantastic!!!!   (especially the pool side room and not having to climb stairs after a grueling day of softball)  that was the only downside to the penthouse hahaha.

We will definitely be looking at using your company again in the future, and again a big Thank you from the Otorohanga Diamonds