From Necker to Noosa by Sir Richard Branson

Guest Contributor | February 1st, 2007

Noosa, in my opinion, is simply splendid. A cliché white sand coastal town, yes, but still a magical place to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind.

The township, which is located on a stretch of Queensland coast bordered by the Coral Sea and Noosa River, is upmarket yet untouched by obtrusive developments like high rises and traffic lights. A little oasis surrounded by the sprawling National Park teeming with wildlife.

With its gorgeous beaches, crystal clear skies and tropical atmosphere Noosa is a favourite haunt for my family and friends as it reminds us a lot of Necker, our Caribbean island home.

Being virtual beach bums, we spend most of our time at Main Beach, kite or board surfing the waves with the locals. It’s a delightful place to while away the day and you never know who you might bump into (literally) when catching a wave at Main Beach.

If I’m not on the beach, you’ll usually find me at Bistro C, I’m there for breakfast, which usually leads to lunch over a few bottles of wine, which usually leads to more wine and finally dinner…… honestly there’s no better place if you’re after fine local cuisine, fantastic beach views and fabulous, friendly service.

Noosa is such a lovely location to holiday and depending on my mood, I can choose to sip champagne at one of the fabulous restaurants, or wander barefoot and carefree through the chic boutiques along Hastings Street. In fact, I rarely wear shoes at all while in Noosa. It’s my ‘Zen’ zone while visiting Australia.

Sir Richard Branson is an entrepreneur.

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