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Freedom Hostel
20 Spectrum St, Rainbow Beach, QLD
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0.98 mi from city center
Freedom Hostel
9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
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1.19 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Little Hidden Gem

"Great location. Quiet. Neat, clean and everything you need to be comfortable. Great for 2 families. The outdoor space created lots of fun for all with Volleyball court and pool. Quick walk to beach through bush path. Highly recommend. Looking forward to coming back."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
Outdoor Swimming Pool/Garden/ Wifi
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0.87 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great location, lovely comfortable unit

"Easy, problem free experience"…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

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62 Tingira Close - Modern Lowset Home With Swimming Pool, Outdoor Area, Ample Parking. Pet Friendly
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great holiday

"Lovely house to stay in - very open and lots of space inside and outside. Pool was freezing cold but the kids didn't mind and still had a swim. Only thing I would suggest if being a family friendly house to have plastic plates / bowls available for young kids - other than that everything else was ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

62 Tingira Close - Modern Lowset Home With Swimming Pool, Outdoor Area, Ample Parking. Pet Friendly
The Green House - Access the beach from your own back yard + pool
The price is $146 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
1.13 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Great

"Overall the property was great for us. 6 adults-4kids. 2-3-4-5. Location was great for boating & close to town."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

The Green House - Access the beach from your own back yard + pool
24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Perfect Family Getaway

"The house was great, perfect for 2 small families with 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bathroom at each side of the house. Could do with a really good deep clean, bathrooms and kitchen were very clean. Windows, screens, floors and ceilings not so clean. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
Rainbow Sea Resort
5 out of 5
3 Ocean View Parade, Rainbow Beach, QLD
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1.16 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (133 reviews)

"Clean, comfortable, great location, definitely going there again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

Rainbow Sea Resort
Rainbow Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
12 Rainbow Shores Drive, Rainbow Beach, QLD
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0.91 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (299 reviews)

"Great location and good customer service, the stuff very supportive and helpful. All the essential information about the property was provided."…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Rainbow Beach Resort
Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort
4.5 out of 5
103 Cooloola Drive, Rainbow Beach, QLD
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1.43 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (152 reviews)

"The position was amazing and fantastic accommodation."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort
Plantation Resort at Rainbow
4.5 out of 5
1 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach, QLD
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1.13 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (217 reviews)

"Apartments are fabulous. Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Would highly recommend 🤗🤗"…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Plantation Resort at Rainbow
3 Ibis Court, Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Shores
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1.18 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent accommodation

"The house was beautiful great location clean had everything you needed definitely stay hear again"…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

3 Ibis Court, Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Shores
2/15 Carlo Road- Rainbow Beach - Pool, air Conditioning, Sleeps 6
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0.89 mi from city center
3/5 (1 review)
Rainbow Getaway

"Great location, pretty much within walking distance to everything. Very private, it is a duplex but it's extremely quiet. Real Estate was just lovely. Did advertise a BBQ so we packed a heap of BBQ food only to find there wasn't one at all. We also found the bed really uncomfortable and the pillows ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

2/15 Carlo Road- Rainbow Beach - Pool, air Conditioning, Sleeps 6
17 Naiad Court - Modern, Open Plan Family Home With Covered Outdoor Area and Double Lock-up Garage
20 Orania Court - Two Storey Family Home With Swimming Pool, Patio & Large Deck
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Weekend getaway

"A weekend getaway for a family of 5. Great location, could walk to the beach and in to Rainbow beach. House was comfortable, clean and had all we needed for a great weekend. Could do with a bigger Tv. The bathtub and pool were a hit. The location was quiet, could hear the surf. Was an easy walk to ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

20 Orania Court - Two Storey Family Home With Swimming Pool, Patio & Large Deck
32/15 Rainbow Shores - Unit Overlooking Bushland With Shared Swimming Pool, spa and Tennis Court
2/80 Cooloola Drive - Comfortable and Cosy Unit Enjoying Ocean Views and Views to Fraser Island
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Perfect holiday location

"Very comfortable well appointed holiday accommodation. Very suitable for 2 couples as provides complete privacy with separate bedrooms and bathrooms up and down."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2020

2/80 Cooloola Drive - Comfortable and Cosy Unit Enjoying Ocean Views and Views to Fraser Island
10 Naiad Court -beach Retreat in the Bush
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1.14 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great

"All was great except the wheelie bins were full on arrival"…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

10 Naiad Court -beach Retreat in the Bush
12 Zircon Street - Renovated Beach Shack With the Perfect Blend of Comfort and Coastal Cool
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Neat and clean property. Good location.

"Lovely little beach house. We’ll definitely be back 😉"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

12 Zircon Street - Renovated Beach Shack With the Perfect Blend of Comfort and Coastal Cool
15 Belle Court - Modern, Architect Designed, Open Plan Holiday Home With Outdoor Shower
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Spacious house and location

"On arrival we were very happy with the house. Although close to neighbors it felt private and was in a quiet location. The fireplace worked a treat and the house warmed up quickly despite the high ceilings, concrete floors and lots of glass windows. The property backs on to an easy bush track to ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

15 Belle Court - Modern, Architect Designed, Open Plan Holiday Home With Outdoor Shower
44 Cypress Avenue - Holiday Home in a Quiet Location, Close to Patrolled Beach and CBD
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Excellent house for two families or one big family.

"Apart from a couple of minor things which needs fixing we couldn’t have asked for a better holiday house. Very roomy and in an excellent location. Would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

44 Cypress Avenue - Holiday Home in a Quiet Location, Close to Patrolled Beach and CBD
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Visiting Rainbow Beach

Travelers give high marks for the beaches in Rainbow Beach, which is also known for its local tours. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its parks.

  • There are 54 hotels and other accommodations in Rainbow Beach
  • The closest major airport is in Maroochydore, QLD (MCY-Sunshine Coast), 48.3 mi (77.7 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Rainbow Beach

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Phil Rogers Park, Rainbow Beach, and Carlo Sand Blow. In the area, you'll also find Inskip Point and Great Sandy National Park.

In Rainbow Beach, there are 54 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect vacation. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Plantation Resort at Rainbow - This 4.5-star apartment features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia travelers love its convenient parking and WiFi.
  • Debbie's Place - Our customers love the family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms at this apartment. Amenities at this 4-star apartment include free WiFi and free parking.
  • Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort - This 4.5-star apartment features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers love its quiet location and helpful staff.

Dressing for Rainbow Beach

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 81°F and the nighttime average to be 69°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 78°F during the day and 56°F at night
  • July through September averages 75°F during the day and 56°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 81°F during the day and 63°F at night
  • Rainbow Beach gets about 37.91 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually December and January with an average temperature of 81°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 57°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Rainbow Beach?
Plantation Resort at Rainbow is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It is located a short 8-minute walk from Rainbow Beach. Another top choice for your trip based on reviews is Rainbow Sands Resort.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rainbow Beach, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals available in Rainbow Beach.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Rainbow Beach?
For additional details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Rainbow Beach, click here.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation to Rainbow Beach?
Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments is a top 4-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other good choices for your stay with the kids include Rainbow Beach Holiday Park and Rainbow Sea Resort. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Phil Rogers Park.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation in Rainbow Beach?
Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort is a favorite 4.5-star apartment for couples, and features an outdoor pool and wedding services. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Plantation Resort at Rainbow and Debbie’s Place.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Rainbow Beach?
Rainbow Sands Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Rainbow Beach.
What about the best place to stay close to Wolf Rock Dive Centre?
One of the top choices for your stay is Rainbow Sands Resort, located a short 0.6 mi (1 km) from Wolf Rock Dive Centre, and this 3-star property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Rainbow Beach?
Debbie’s Place is a top 4-star beach apartment offering free WiFi and free parking, located within a short 12-minute walk of Rainbow Beach. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments and Rainbow Sands Resort.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Rainbow Beach?
Plantation Resort at Rainbow is a 4.5-star hotel with a bar and an outdoor pool, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort and Rainbow Sea Resort are other upscale choices for your vacation.
What are some accommodations with pools in Rainbow Beach?
Rainbow Getaway Holiday Apartments is a popular 4-star apartment featuring an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort and Rainbow Sands Resort.

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