Water adventures on the Gold Coast

Massive waves

My friends and I are a social bunch. We're all young, fun-loving professionals and we love water sports; in fact, we always debate about which of us is the best surfer. So when it came to choosing a holiday destination, there was no debate – one week in the Gold Coast. It's an amazing place to enjoy fun in the sun, to surf the waves and to really let loose after a long few months of working hard.

Having an American Express Cathay Pacific Credit Card, I took charge of the planning and found us a great flight and hotel package at Cathay Holidays Limited and earned 3 Asia Miles for every HK$8 I spent there. I ended up with a bundle of
Asia Miles™ and because I put the entire trip onto my Card, I got complimentary Travel Inconvenience Protection.

Our first day was spent doing what we love most – surfing. The weather was amazing and the waves were perfect for carving. We even met some fellow surfers who took us to some secluded areas with the best waves I've ever seen. But the Gold Coast is famous for its abundance of different water activities, so we decided to give SCUBA diving and ocean kayaking a try. Our days were packed with SCUBA lessons, tanning, surfing and kayaking; an absolute dream come true for a beach crowd like us.

When travelling with a large group of people, making decisions for dinner can be difficult. So before I even left Hong Kong, I called up the American Express Service Hotline for restaurant recommendations and they even made the reservations for us. This saved the group from a lot of hassle. And after a long day of playing in the water and refueling with a great dinner, we spent our nights partying at some really cool lounges, bars and clubs.

For an adventurous group of friends on a beach holiday, the Gold Coast is the perfect destination. And my trip was made twice as sweet with all the Asia Miles I earned towards my next trip back.

Travel Tips:

Cathay Pacific Airways operates several direct flights to Brisbane weekly. Flight time is around 10 hours. Travellers can drive to the Gold Coast from there.

We rode some huge waves, had a great time with friends and even learned how to SCUBA dive! Talk about getting a lot done in a week. - Nathan and friends

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