TURTLE TALK - April 2017
Welcome to the monthly E-Newsletter from Australia's only LGBTI beach resort

Your own piece of LGBTI Paradise in Far North Queensland   

Jacob with Troye
MARDI GRAS MADNESS
Last month the  Turtle Cove team headed south for the 2017  Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and celebrated all weekend with some amazing friends and supporters. Big thanks to all those who helped us party in style with local LGBTI community leaders such as Silke Bader, Ben Mulcahy, Mark Trevorrow, Cindy Pastel and  celebrity A-listers such as Troye Sivan, Bob Downe, Molly Meldrum, Michelle Heyman, Josh Thomas, Neale Wittaker, Joel Creasy, Lucy Lawless  (and many others).
After the glitter filled parade and dance party, it was back up to TC for the annual Mardi Gras recovery, with guests enjoying cocktails and delicious treats to continue the Mardi Gras festival experience. 
If you're planning your 2018 Mardi Gras now, be sure to book your room with us for the pre-party or the recovery week as rooms fill fast over this period and the early bird always catches the worm!
Turtle Cove Pre-Mardi Gras: 25 Feb-2 March... Mardi Gras Recovery Week: 4-11 March 2018
Ben, Molly, Mike & Jacob
AUSTRALIAN LGBTI COMMUNITY AWARDS
During the Mardi Gras weekend the first Australian LGBTI Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House.  Turtle Cove had some stiff competition in the Travel/Destination award, up against other businesses such as JetStar, New Zealand Tourism, the city of Vienna, Canada and other international finalists. Congratulations goes out to our friends at AirBnB who took out the LGBTI Award for 2017. Let's hope we're finalists once again in 2018. We know that Australia's only gay & lesbian resort is an award winning holiday location, so come up and see for yourself!
NUDE WEEK 2017, May 12-19
It's back for another year. Australia's only gay & lesbian beachside getaway strips off for one week in May. Book your room now with discounted '3 Night Packages' starting from just $585. Or, stay for the whole week with 7 Nights & Breakfast Daily for 2 people from just $975
Nude Week is not just about getting your gear off, there's a range of events to suit everyone, including a Beachside Buff-Aye, Skinny Dip Pool Party, Butt Naked Bingo, Mid-Week Cock-Tail specials and more! And, check out the dining menu offers including Naked Oysters, Stripped Shrimp, Peach Cheeks and our naked cocktails that have very little showing but pack a punch! Limited rooms are still available so book now to avoid missing out. 
NUDE WEEK: May 12-19
A TASTE OF RESORT LIVING
Our amazing resident chefs, John & Leeni have created the most sensational new menu items for guests to enjoy from this month. Our popular lunch dishes and poolside delights have been expanded to include some great new flavours to tantalise any palate.  And our A La Carte dinners continue to amaze all with sensational entree, main course and dessert options. Whether you're a Turtle Cove Resort guest or just a day visitor, our lunch and dinner services are open for everyone. Come and spoil yourself for a day or stay longer and enjoy a taste of resort living! 
EASTER BUNS
This year, Easter long weekend is April  14-17 and
Turtle Cove is putting all its eggs in the one sequinned basket!  The Easter Bunny will make his appearance on Sunday, so look out for your eggcellent chocky gifts. Our staff will don the rabbit ears and serve up Hot Cross Buns each morning for breakfast. And, for those who still believe Good Friday is a 'meat-free-day', we'll be offering a Fish Friday with a selection of local catches, fresh off the boat! 
You'll need to hop to it for bookings as only a few rooms remain, so give yourself a short break for a few days or an Eggstra long weekend and stay a whole week!


EASTER 
WEEKEND: 
April 14-17
JOIN THE TURTLE COVE FAMILY
At  Turtle Cove , we're always on the lookout for people wanting to join our team. While jobs may not be available all year round, there are times when our crew needs a well earned break or moves on to new things. So we're looking for awesome members of the LGBTI community to keep in mind for positions during 2017. If you've got experience in hospitality, tourism, bar & waiting, housekeeping or other, drop us your details and a resume today!


"Australia's only exclusive LGBTI beach front resort, and one of the world's greatest gay destinations"