Fodor's Expert Review Smugglers on the Beach

36 Sandy Beach Rd.

Five minutes' drive north of Coffs Harbour's busy city center is this small resort with just 16 self-contained one- to three-bedroom apartments, some with hot tubs, spread out among tropical gardens. While the design may be slightly dated, the location, price, and family-friendly facilities (like free use of beach cricket equipment and bodyboards for surfing) make this place worth recommending, especially to families and groups who want to stay for five nights or more.

PROS

  • some rooms have hot tubs
  • beautiful beachside location
  • good deals if staying for more than five nights

CONS

  • busy with young kids in summer
  • two-night minimum, checkout is at 9:30 am
  • isolated

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
Basic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 02 - 6653–6166

HOTEL DETAILS

16 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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