THE people have spoken. The Sunshine Coast is truly the best destination for a holiday.
The Coast has taken out several awards in the 2015 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards, including mentions in the best hotels in Australia, top B and Bs and a tick for boasting one of the most luxurious hotels in the country.
Rumba Beach Resort at Caloundra has secured a place in Trip Advisor's 2015 listing of Top 25 Family Hotels once again, citing staff as their number-one asset.
Manager Bill Darby said there were many ingredients to Rumba's
But he credited his staff, many whom have been there since the resort opened in 2009, as its outstanding feature.
Mr Darby said Trip Advisor was an important measurement as it was the travellers' approval rating.
"What people comment on most is our really friendly staff,'' he said.
"Our executive housekeepers and front office staff have all been here since the beginning and my business partners and I are hands-on.
"We have a personal connection with our guests, many who are repeat, and this makes a really big difference.
"You are not treated like a number."
Mr Darby was confident 2015 would be Rumba's "best year yet".
"Each year presents its own challenges and each year we continue to grow the base of happy return guests to Rumba Beach Resort.
"With the global economic outlook continuing to improve and the attractiveness of the Australia dollar offering a good exchange rate for inbound tourists, coupled with the value-for-money domestic room rates for local guests, we are already seeing stronger than expected forward bookings for 2015," Mr Darby said.
TripAdvisor 2015 Traveller's Choice Awards- Coast winners
Top 25 hotels in Australia
#25 RACV Noosa
Top 25 B and B and Inns in Australia
#5 Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville
#20 Avocado Grove, Flaxton
#21 Bli Bli House, Bli Bli
Top 25 Bargains in Australia
#17 Sails Lifestyle Resort, Noosa
#23 Noosa Sun Motel and Holiday Apartments
Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Australia
#23 Oceans Mooloolaba
Top 25 Family Hotels in Australia
#6 RACV Noosa
#19 Oceans Mooloolaba
#21 Sails Resort, Golden Beach
#22 Rumba Resort Noosa
#23 Montpelier Boutique Resort, Noosa