Turtle Cove to recapture glory
TURTLE Cove Resort has been restored to its former glory and is aiming to reclaim its mantle as “the best gay resort in Australia”.
“Flying Dutchman” Bert Gerbrands, who is employed by the owners Jacinta and Kelvin Banks to run the resort, wants the world to know it had lost some of its shine in recent years but is now pushing to again be one of the prime destinations in the country for the “pink dollar”.
In previous years it proved popular as the preferred recovery spot for domestic and international partygoers after Sydney’s Gay Mardi Gras.
The idyllic beachfront resort is being marketed as a gay holiday spot and has received a major facelift and refurbishment since the new owners took over in 2010.
“We are doing our best to lift its reputation back up to where it used to be when our guests absolutely loved it and spoke very highly of it and our aim is to make them proud to come and stay with us again and to let them relax and unwind in total privacy,” Mr Gerbrands said.
“We don’t stand on ceremony here either and of course people have to respect each and the other guests, but they are free to say what they want, do what they want and look how they want - in other words they are here on holidays to have a relaxing time and we will do our best to facilitate that.”
The resort features a private beach where guests can laze away the days on one of the many hammocks strung between palm trees while sipping on their famous Turtle Cove Tea, a mixture of five spirits and a dash of Coke.
Heterosexuals are also welcome to rejuvenate the soul at Turtle Cove and soak up the relaxing surrounds.
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