Major news for beach volleyball fans out there! Cairns is set to host the AVC Continental Cup on the Esplanade, from June 24 to 26, 2016. The event serves as a qualifier for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and will bring the Asia-Pacific region’s best international beach volleyball talent to Cairns. The double-gender beach volleyball events in 2016 will witness 48 teams come together to clinch the coveted titles.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Qualification system will see one place per gender granted to the winning national federation of the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in the Netherlands. The qualified places through the Olympic Ranking have also been limited to fifteen per gender for this Olympic cycle.  Doing so enables lower-ranked countries a new route to the Olympic Games, thereby offering them more experience and helping to develop the sport around the world. You can learn more about the event by visiting

Meanwhile, you can a heartbeat away from the Cairns Esplanade. Choose Marlin Cove Resort as your accommodation partner during the AVC Continental Cup. You can feel absolutely right at home with your favourite people in the world in any of our Trinity Beach Accommodation.

Besides our luxurious yet affordable living spaces, you can take full advantage of our complete guest amenities, where you can begin your mornings with a refreshing dip in our sparkling lagoon-style pool and spa, chill out at our spacious barbecue area, relax your worked up muscles in our sauna, enjoy a game or two at our games room, perfect your serve at our tennis court, catch up on your favourite books at our library, and practice your freestyling at our 15-metre lap pool.

Outside, you can go and explore Cairns’ best local restaurants, diverse indigenous cultural landscape, pristine natural wonders, not to mention the world’s oldest rainforest, and other world-class destinations. You may approach our friendly tour desk staff to help you out with your Cairns weekend itinerary.
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