Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi bliss

You've had a long week and all you want to do is relax. Well, there's no better place for that than on iconic Bondi Beach. Up to 40,000 people can descend on Bondi on a summer's weekend, but in late winter, early spring you'll have much more room to move and explore
This legendary stretch of coast. You may even get to see one of the boys from Bondi Rescue.

Bondi is well known for its great sandy beach, as well as its surf. It is a modern and trendy coastal resort, which is very popular. Bondi has a number of cafes and restaurants which look out over the beach and makes a great place to stay and visit.
Try refreshing ale at the famous Icebergs. You may feel guilty as you watch people do laps in the Bondi Baths, but rest assured, thanks to amazing views, towards North Bondi, the feeling is momentary.

Take a stroll along the 3.5km Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk, where you'll be treated to a lot more than stunning ocean views. This is ewhere the cliff-face tarpaulin home of Jhyimy "Two hats"Mhiyles mixes with the palaces of the rich and famous.

Heading towards the northern headland you can also see one of Sydney's Aboriginal sites. Within the golf course there are some great Aboriginal rock engravings, giving you an excuse to have a break from the game.
At the southern headland there is a fabulous coastal walk which takes you past a number of smaller coves until you reach Coogee, which is well worth it. The views are fantastic and although the walk is a little strenuous in parts, it is also relaxing and very enjoyable.

When it's time to freshen up, there's no better place than the Swiss-Grand Resort and Spa in Bondi. Designed to mimic a Hungarian palace on the Danube River, everything about this hotel spells extravagance.All suites have a private balcony and the Swiss-Grand also boasts a Balinese-inspired day spas, where you'll be treated to a massage overlooking the beach.

From sushi at Raw Bar to European flavours at North Bondi Italian Food, the array of cuisine at Bondi Beach is amazing. Or indulge in a mojito before retiring to Swiss-Grand Epic Brasserie to dine on an array of food options.

To book a stay at the Swiss-Grand Resort and Spa Bondi Beach visit www.swissgrand.com.au