Hotels, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Rental Homes, Resorts, Caravan Holiday Park, Bed, and Breakfasts – the types of gold coast accommodation for kids are endless. With so many choices, the task of selecting the accommodation for your family can become time-consuming and stressful. I have listed below exceptional family accommodation on the Gold Coast to help with the planning process.
Before launching this website, I worked in luxury hotels for over a decade, which is where I pursued my interest in travel while helping others meet their travel dreams. As accommodation is a passion of mine, I enjoy sharing my knowledge on family hotels the Gold Coast has to offer.
This accommodation post was updated in July 2019
This accommodation post contains affiliate links
- 0.1 WHY STAY ON THE GOLD COAST?
- 0.2 FEATURES TO CONSIDER WHEN SEARCHING FOR GOLD COAST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
- 1 FAMILY ACCOMMODATION ON GOLD COAST – WHERE TO STAY WITH KIDS?
- 1.1 SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE RESORT
- 1.2 MERCURE GOLD COAST RESORT
- 1.3 SURFERS PARADISE MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
- 1.4 ROYAL PINES RESORT
- 1.5 PARADISE RESORT GOLD COAST
WHY STAY ON THE GOLD COAST?
The Gold Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit in Australia. Sublime beaches along the 57 kilometres of coastline, an average water temp of 22 degrees and a subtropical climate all play a large part in drawing the near 12 million visitors each year.
It doesn’t stop there! The Gold Coast has superb shopping including Queensland’s largest shopping mall, pristine hinterland, an abundance of cafes, restaurants, and entertainment and it’s the theme park capital of Australia. No matter the purpose of your visit you can be sure you will find it on the Gold Coast and leave with a sunny glow and feeling of relaxation.
FEATURES TO CONSIDER WHEN SEARCHING FOR GOLD COAST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
PRICE – Do you have a budget?
No matter how long or where you stay, your accommodation is normally going to be one of the top two largest parts of your trip away (the other being flights if required). Before you start searching for accommodation, know your budget. This may, in turn, narrow down your options and avoid you spending more than you want. For a popular tourist destination, you will still be able to find budget family accommodation on the Gold Coast.
ROOMS – How many guests are travelling and how many rooms do you need?
Many properties can accommodate two adults and two children (sharing existing bedding and under a certain age) within one room. This is going to be the less expensive option; however, I urge you to think about how comfortable you will be during your stay, and this will depend a lot on the ages of your children.
FACILITIES – How much time will you be spending at the hotel or resort?
The star rating can be used as a guide to the properties cleanliness, quality, and guest facilities. Four and five-star ratings mean a property has a wide range of facilities and superior guest service.
LOCATION – Will you have a mode of transport with you?
Location is very important when you are looking for a place of accommodation. If you won’t have a vehicle during your trip than public transport can be an additional cost that you will need to consider. This can also eat into your holiday time as you will need to plan around scheduled times. Bare this in mind as you may feel the decision to stay somewhere central beneficial.
DINING – Are you foodies?
Do you like to dine out and try different cuisine or is a cheap eat more to your liking? Either way, research the dining options around where you are staying and in the place of your accommodation.
SPECIAL FAMILY OFFERS – Check out the properties website!
When searching for Gold Coast accommodation for kids, it pays to look at the hotel or resorts direct website for possible special accommodation offers. Go one step further and give them a call – you never know until you ask!
WEBSITES – Check out other websites for Gold Coast accommodation deals.
There are many leading accommodation websites available to book places to stay and fine-tune your options by selected features and price.
One I would recommend for ease of use and great accommodation offers is Booking.com
REVIEWS – Do you look at reviews?
Lastly, once you have selected a shortlist of accommodation, I would suggest looking at the reviews from either their website or Tripadvisor.com. Nothing is better than word of mouth, but always keep in mind that someone else’s perception can be very different to your own, so I recommend reading the reviews, but always leave the final judgment to yourself.
FAMILY ACCOMMODATION ON GOLD COAST – WHERE TO STAY WITH KIDS?
SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE RESORT
71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Accommodation Type – 5-star resort
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a place where all travellers have the choice of doing as much or as little as you desire. Repeat guests would tell you it is more than a place to stay; it is premier 5-star resort accommodation at its finest. A blend of modern aesthetics with a tropical vibe, the resort is only a stone’s throw from the Marina Mirage shopping mall consisting of over 80 specialist shops, restaurants, and galleries. What you may notice when you arrive is the scale of the resort as it is set amongst 6 hectares of tropical splendour with the accommodation wings connected to the main building by bridges over crystal-clear lagoons.
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort has some of the most spacious accommodation rooms on the Gold Coast for a luxury property, with their rooms starting at 43sqm in size. The décor is fresh and modern, and the rooms have an outlook over the sparkling lagoon, gardens or ocean.
There is a mix of different room types to accommodate families with two adults and two children or interconnecting rooms for larger families.
Setting the resort apart from some of the others is their newly-transformed villas. For those guests wanting to utilise all the facilities and services a 5-star property (including your private pool) can offer while staying in luxury accommodation with open planning living and dining and a full kitchen, these rooms are for you.
SPECIAL INCLUSIONS – Children stay free when sharing existing bedding. Should a rollaway be required, additional charges will apply.
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort showcases the Gold Coast lifestyle to those who stay and promises to make it a memory that you will cherish forever.
Spend the day relaxing at the beach, by the pool or being treated at the full-service spa.
Gold Coast Accommodation on the Beach – With the resort located right on the popular main beach on the northern end of the Gold Coast it offers guests direct access to a patrolled beach all year round. Watch the sunrise over the ocean, take a stroll along the beach or a swim in the waves.
Pool – If a pool setting is more to your liking the pristine pools are the perfect place to relax on a chaise, and swim in the refreshing, tranquil waters. There is no need to go back to your room for a beverage; guests can make use of the popular Oasis Pool’s swim-up bar, which could very well be deemed ‘the best seat in the house.’
Health Club and Spa – Guests can take advantage of access to the Golden Door Spa and Health Club that is located next door to the property. A perfect place to rejuvenate your body and mind with gym equipment, a lap pool, tennis courts, and day spa (treatment rates apply).
Guests must be 16 years or older to use the spa.
You will be able to satisfy your taste buds all hours of the day with some dining options, including 24-hour in-room dining. The outlets serve popular Australian dishes and fresh local cuisine that will have you wishing you stayed longer.
Terraces Restaurant – Whether you are dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will leave Terraces Restaurant will a full stomach and smile on your face. Your senses will be working on overdrive with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the most picturesque views of the lagoon area. Hear the soothing sounds of the waterfall falling from the top floor and smell the delicious aromas wafting from the servery. Terraces also offer an a la carte menu. However, it is known for its mouth-watering seafood buffet offered at lunch and dinner. You can try locally fresh prawns, oysters, and scallops and you will also recognise hot and cold traditional favourites, but with a 5-star twist. If you have a sweet tooth, the dessert selection is second to none and also comes with an ice-cream bar big and small kids will love.
TIP – Always check the website as occasionally there will be a special offer available for Terraces.
In Terraces Restaurant, children from 4 to 12 years old eat at half the adult price with a full paying adult. Under four years of age, dine complimentary.
Pearls Bar- Pearls Bar is the perfect place for a light snack, a casual drink, or a pre-and post-dinner beverage or signature cocktail. With views overlooking the tropical garden, and lagoon, comfortable décor, soft lighting all add to the warm and relaxing ambiance. The Pearls Bar is also a favourite place for guests and locals to enjoy the famous Sheraton high tea. Sample both sweet and savory delicacies accompanied by coffee, tea, or a glass of sparkling wine.
Oyster Bar – For those guests preferring a more intimate and sophisticated setting The Oyster Bar invites you to enjoy their a la carte menu offering fresh seafood, prime meats, and the best Australian produce. Sit back and admire the breathtaking ocean views and tropical gardens. The Oyster Bar is renowned by seafood connoisseurs, earning it the title of one of the best seafood restaurants on the Gold Coast and is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Oasis Pool Bar- Once you are poolside you may find it difficult to leave the beautiful and relaxing surroundings. Hotel guests are in luck with the Oasis Pool Bar serving lunch, ice creams, and beverages. You can order your burger or sandwiches and dine at one of the tables poolside, or you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your chaise chairs. The Oasis Pool Bar also offers a kids’ menu.
Open daily from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
*Opening closing times are subject to change due to inclement weather
Discover the Marriott Bonvoy Program – It’s wonderful to see companies thinking outside the box and creating offers that will not only benefit our children but will help the final bill at the end of the stay. The Marriott Bonvoy program is free to join and children 12 years and under receive a discount for dining options in Terraces restaurant and complimentary ice-blocks at the pool bar between 2 pm – 4 pm.
The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort offers car parking for $2 per hour for the first 5 hours, with a maximum of $20 per car per day. Valet parking is also available with a charge of $30 per car per day.
The Gold Coast offers many attractions and for those wanting to see more of the city, the Sheraton Grand Mirage is located close to many.
Marina Mirage Shopping Centre
Sea World Theme Park
Fishing Charters & Helicopter Scenic Tours
5-10 Minute Drive:
Q1 Tower and observation deck
Find the best rates for this resort HERE
MERCURE GOLD COAST RESORT
64 Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara
Accommodation Type – Resort Style
The Mercure Gold Coast Resort is a hidden gem, perfectly suited for those wanting to escape the busy Gold Coast hot zones yet close enough to visit them at your leisure.
Set beside the picturesque Palm Meadows Golf Course, the resort is cocooned on 10 acres of open spaces, lush greenery, and tropical gardens. The resort could be at maximum capacity, yet with the accommodation and facilities spread around the grounds, it offers guests a sense of tranquillity within the exotic ambiance
Read a full review of our stay at Mercure Gold Coast HERE.
The rooms at the Mercure Gold Coast are within accommodation blocks and nestled among the tropical splendour of the gardens. These accommodation blocks create a feeling of privacy and can be accessed with simplicity.
The resort has three levels of accommodation, all easily accessible by stairs, however, staying within a resort that has exceptional service, the concierge can always assist you with your luggage by foot or by golf buggy.
Many of the rooms have been recently refurbished with bright, fresh, modern décor and all rooms have a patio or enclosed balcony overlooking the gardens, golf course or resorts surroundings.
Inter-connecting rooms are available to accommodate larger families.
Special Inclusions – The Mercure Gold Coast Resort can accommodate two adults and two children, from 4 to 15 years within one of their accommodation rooms, sharing the existing bedding.
MyKids Package – Sign up to the free Le Club program, and the kids will be treated to welcome gifts, special children’s menu, daily treats, and in-room movies.
If you are staying at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort for business, a family getaway, a special occasion, and romantic weekend you can be sure this resort will be able to cater to all your needs and more.
The resort offers it’s guests the choice to do as much or as little as they like with a wide range of facilities to cater for ever guests needs. For those who love the outdoors, there are two outdoor pools and two full-size tennis courts. Once you have your dose of vitamin D, you can choose to re-energise in the fully equipped gymnasium or treat the mind, body, and spirit at the spa.
Pool Areas – There are two outdoor pools within the resort along with an outdoor spa, perfect for a refreshing dip or poolside beverage. You will find the main pool and spa near the entrance to the resort. There is no better way to entertain the family than poolside. Find your perfect spot under the shade sails or on one of the chaise lounges and relax as the kids enjoy the water.
The second pool is located near one of the accommodation blocks and being a smaller pool; it is designed for adults who would like to take some time out and enjoy some solitude.
Tennis Courts – Two full-sized grass tennis courts are located at the back of the resort, perfect for those who would like to have a little fun and run around or for the more serious competitors.
Future Therapy Remedial Massage & Spa – Specializing in remedial massage, the spa offers world-class treatments in a peaceful environment, ensuring you leave feeling utterly relaxed and revitalised.
Golf – Even if you’re not a golfing fan, you will still enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the resort as it is nestled between the immaculate golf courses of Lakelands and Palm Meadows. If someone in the family is a golfer, contact the resort directly as they may have a special golf and accommodation package on offer.
Extra features – The resort also has a large field area (The Green) near the tennis courts that can be utilised for your entertainment; kick a ball, throw a frisbee, take a picnic lunch down on the grass and let the kids run around. You may even be lucky to meet the resident ducks and birdlife who live nearby.
Once you have worked up an appetite, you will find many great options for all members of the family at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort. The resort has even created a separate children’s menu to appeal to the smallest and fussiest of appetites.
The Restaurant – The Restaurant is the featured restaurant of the resort, where you can dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in comfortable surroundings with beautiful views. The full buffet breakfast and a-la-carte lunch and dinner menu offer a wide variety of choices, displaying dietary options, and serving modern Australian cuisine made with fresh local produce.
Breakfast is free for two children under four years sharing parents’ room. From 5 to 15 years, the rate is based on the child’s age. Eg. An eight-year-old will pay $8.00
Poolside – The pool bar by the Oasis Pool is also a great area for a drink and a light snack, especially after a day of sightseeing. Choose a table, order a cocktail or something for the kids to eat and enjoy the balmy Golf Coast weather as the sun starts to descend.
In-Room – The Mercure Gold Coast Resort can help, so you don’t need to leave the comfort of your room to dine. They offer 24-hour in-room dining, with special night owl options after 10 pm. The menu has a wide range of options for a three-course meal and includes alcohol as well as a kids menu.
Bar – The wooden floors, black seating, comfortable chairs, and on-trend lighting adds to the comfortable and inviting atmosphere of the bar. Serving bar snacks to pizzas that will accompany your beverage of choice.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN – No need to search for ways to keep the kids entertained during the school holiday season. The Mercure Gold Coast Resort has a program where they offer activities for all age groups if you are a member of the Le Club loyalty program (free to join). Please contact the resort for more information on this program.
Car parking is complimentary for all guests and their visitors. Valet parking is also available for $15 per car for the duration of your stay.
The Mercure Gold Coast is only a short drive from many major tourist areas.
10-20 Minute Drive:
Robina Town Centre
Sports fans have the best opportunity when travelling to support their NRL and AFL teams with Cbus Super Stadium and Metricon Stadium just around the corner. This makes the Mercure Gold Coast Resort a fabulous location for the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Find the best rates for this resort HERE
SURFERS PARADISE MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA
158, Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Accommodation Type – Luxury Hotel
As soon as you enter the front doors of the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, you feel a sense of calm sophistication. There are so many beautiful features from the grand sweeping staircase, the large fans that gently sway from the roof, and the floral arrangements delicately placed around the lobby area. This feeling will stay with you as you make your way around the remainder of the property, viewing their amazing facilities available.
If you are searching for family accommodation in Surfers Paradise the Marriott Surfers Paradise is one of the best family resorts on the Gold Coast offering a variety of luxurious and comfortable accommodation rooms, from guest rooms with one king or two double beds to their top indulgent suites.
Many of the rooms feature private balconies overlooking the resorts facilities and surrounding Gold Coast area. The floor to ceiling windows allows you to bask in the natural light and make the most of the glorious Gold Coast sunshine.
ROOM POLICY – The maximum occupancy within any of the accommodation rooms is two adults and two children (up to 14years old) or 3 adults.
Interconnecting rooms (two adjoining guest rooms with a shared door in-between) are available to accommodate larger families.
In need of respite after a day of sightseeing on the Gold Coast, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spas facilities has award-winning services to look after all its guests.
A tranquil on-site day spa is available for those adults who want to experience pure relaxation, a fitness centre and sports court for those who prefer to keep active, or a saltwater lagoon and outdoor pool area that the whole family can enjoy.
Kids Club – The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa has a kid’s club available (children 4years +) for an additional fee and offer special daily activities to keep the children entertained.
Pool Area – The saltwater lagoon is a highlight for guests as it has over 300 tropical fish that guests can snorkel with. The area also has an outdoor spa, a lazy river freshwater pool, a waterslide for the kids, and many places to sit poolside and watch the day fade away.
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa has some of the best dining options on the Gold Coast and is a popular place not only for guests but Gold Coast locals.
Citrique Buffet Restaurant – Citrique is all about stimulating the senses and making every visit an occasion. Open daily for full buffet breakfast, seafood buffet lunch (Saturday and Sunday only) and dinner (closed Sunday night) their food and atmosphere is what makes it the hotels award-winning dining hot spot. Not only is the lunch and dinner buffet a seafood lover’s dream with a magnificent selection of hot and cold seafood, but it will also take you on a culinary journey offering assorted curries, Indonesian satays, Asian inspired dishes, and European classics. Don’t forget to leave room to indulge in the dessert section where you can sample an array of desserts and delicacies put together by the very talented pastry team at the hotel.
Misono Japanese Steakhouse – Open for dinner, the largest teppanyaki restaurant in the country is located in this hotel. The highly trained Misono chefs are known as entertainers as well as culinary masters and create an unforgettable dining experience every time as they slice, dice, and juggle utensils while serving authentic cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. If you were taught never to play with your food, then perhaps it’s time to break the rules.
Chapter & Verse bar and Lounge – Framed by palm trees, this lounge area is the perfect place for a casual breakfast, mid-day high tea or light meal. Enjoy a pre-or post-dinner drink surrounded by the attractive tropical gardens. Open daily from 8.00am for a freshly ground cappuccino, and oven-baked croissant or arrive after dark and treat yourself to handcrafted drinks and locally influenced tasters.
There is a live DJ Friday and Saturday night at Chapter & Verse bar and lounge.
Children’s Dining – Another reason the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa is one of the best kid friendly hotels on the Gold Coast is the family-friendly dining options. Children (up to 12 years) pricing is available at Misono Japanese Steakhouse and Citrique Seafood buffet restaurant.
Children are not allowed past 8 pm in Chapter & Verse bar lounge due to RSA rules.
FOR THE KIDS
Kids M Passport – Sign up for free to the Marriott Bonvoy program, and the M Passport is offered to all kids at check-in to encourage them to visit the outlets within the resort. Kids will need to collect all the stamps before visiting reception to receive a complimentary gift.
Kids Luxury Camping – For an additional $50 per stay, you can hire a teepee tent* for your children to have within your room.
*Bookings are essentials as Teepee tents are limited and are subject to availability.
There are two levels of undercover car parking for guests. Self- parking is available for $20 per car per day or valet parking is $30 per car per day.
The resort is bursting with amenities to please the entire family.
Level 1 of the hotel is where the adults will find the services that look after your body and soul. The Ruby Spa offers an extensive range of services. There is also a hair salon for your next cut, colour or treatment, an on-trend barber for male haircuts and grooming and a health and fitness centre.
Hotel guests can easily attend events at the Gold Coast Convention Centre via the light rail, visit nearby theme parks like Sea World and Dreamworld or explore Surfers Paradise.
Many travellers are now searching not just for a place to stay the night but an accommodation experience. This is why the phrase “extraordinary experiences are regular occurrences with us here at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa,” is so pertinent.
Find the best rates for this hotel HERE.
ROYAL PINES RESORT
Ross Street, Benowa, Gold Coast
Accommodation Type – Luxury Resort
Experience the brilliance of a spacious and luxurious resort that is only 12 minutes to the west of popular beaches and shopping centres and set on beautifully landscaped gardens, with facilities to suit every member of the family. RACV Royal Pines Resorts refurbishments over the years have seen it transform into an upscale 5-star luxury resort including the best kid friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast.
Read a full review of our stay at RACV Royal Pines Resort HERE
RACV Royal Pines Resort features a range of accommodation, from spacious standard rooms, and spa suites to newly refurbished two-bedroom luxurious family suite that can sleep up to five guests. For larger families, interconnecting rooms are also available.
Most rooms have balconies overlooking the pool area, golf course, or city skyline. For those that don’t have balconies, they are still rewarded by magnificent hinterland and mountain views.
Children can share the rooms with two double beds if the existing bedding is utilised.
If you are searching for a fully inclusive resort than Royal Pines may be the answer, with supreme facilities it strikes a perfect balance for a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends, a business event or a fun-filled family holiday.
Kids Entertainment – Kids will never be short of fun activities or things to do when they are staying at RACV Royal Pines Resort. Over the years the resort has added more and more facilities that kids will enjoy, making it a resort that families want to return to over and over.
There is an undercover playground with play equipment suitable for children of all ages. It consists of a small slide, three swings, a large climbing tower, an inflatable bouncing pillow that is always a hit and a couple of extra items to keep the kids entertained.
Up the wooden staircase from the playground or outside Kalinda restaurant is the pool area. It consists of two separate pools both with water slides, a man-made beach area, and kids splash zone.
Sport – For those who love to keep active and enjoy the outdoors, have a game of tennis on any one of the five tennis courts available for hire or have a round of golf on the championship course. If you are a golfing fan, you would know of this resort, either from visiting or viewing it on television. It has been the home to many championships with the most current being the Australian PGA. The course is open to public and hotel guests to test your skills and is flexible to adapt to three unique 18-hole layouts. Equipment can be hired, or you can purchase any accessories at the golf shop.
One Spa & One Spa Hair – Relax your body and mind at what is known as one of the best day spas on the Gold Coast. If you have a special function to attend or want to look your best for dinner, the One Spa Hair offers a range of services including styling, colour, hair extensions, hair treatments, and make-up.
One Lifestyle – For some, holidays may resemble doing very little at all, while others may still like to maintain their normal routine or even start one. The new One Lifestyle fitness centre is open seven days a week and has state of the art equipment to make you feel great inside and out.
The only problem you will have when you want something to eat at Royal Pines is choosing where to dine.
Kalinda Restaurant – You are bound to step foot in this restaurant during your stay, whether it be for a delicious buffet breakfast or a seafood buffet dinner on a Friday and Saturday night, including a comprehensive selection of Australia’s finest seafood. Alternatively, you can opt for an a la carte menu with some delicious options.
Children aged 4 and under eat for free
Trattoria Amici – A relaxing environment for family, friends, or a place to celebrate a special occasion, Trattoria Amici serves inspired Italian food including traditional and gourmet pizzas, pasta dishes, classic mains, and desserts. Open for dinner seven nights a week.
Arakawa Japanese Restaurant – Known as one of the best Japanese restaurants on the Gold Coast. The experienced chefs at Arakawa offer thrills and entertainment around the teppanyaki tables while serving intricately hand-crafted sushi and a la carte dishes. Open from Wednesday to Sunday evening, with an early bird dining special also available.
Tees Clubhouse – If you are searching for all-day casual dining Tees’ Clubhouse has a wide breakfast and lunch menu with counter-style dining and spacious indoor and outdoor seating that’s a great space for kids.
Arika Pool Bar and Terrace – Located on level 2, enjoy casual dining poolside while you bask in the fabulous Gold Coast weather. Serving tasty meals and offering a kids menu, so you don’t have to stray too far from the water’s edge.
Panorama Lounge – The Panorama Lounge is the first outlet you will discover when you enter the resort. Located in an open area underneath translucent floating bubbles it’s the place you will see everyone from families to business guests enjoying a coffee, light snack, lunch or a cold beverage or a delectable high tea while enjoying the views overlooking the reflecting pond.
Royal Pines Resort offers complimentary undercover and outdoor parking for its guests.
Royal Pines Resort offers a shuttle service starting at 9.00am with the last bus leaving at 6.00pm, stopping at Surfers Paradise Q1, Star Casino & Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. This is a great way for guests to see more of what the Gold Coast has to offer if they do not have a vehicle or even if you would prefer not to drive. RACV members can use this service complimentary, and there is a small per person fee of $5 for auto club members or $10 fee for non-members.
AUTO CLUB DISCOUNTS – Are you an Auto, club member? If so, you are in luck. You will receive a discount for accommodation and other services within RACV Royal Pines Resort.
Find the best rates for this resort HERE.
PARADISE RESORT GOLD COAST
122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Accommodation Type – Hotel
This hotel is a children’s paradise equip with all the facilities for pure entertainment during your stay. As soon as you wander through the front doors, your children’s face will light up when they see Dusty’s Jungle Gym in the lobby area. The fun doesn’t stop there; the Paradise Resort has playgrounds, rock climbing, a lagoon pool, kids club, games room, ice-skating rink, and two water parks. Let’s say with all the inclusions there is no need to leave the resort.
The Paradise Resort offers a diverse range of accommodation rooms from resort to interconnecting, allowing them to cater for families with up to six children. All resort rooms have private balconies with views of the resort’s facilities and surrounding areas.
Some of the rooms also include a television in the second bedroom, play desks, and gaming consoles all designed for your child’s entertainment.
SPECIAL INCLUSIONS – A FREE 4-hour session each day in the supervised Zone 4 Kids Club is included in every accommodation package for kids up to 12 years of age.
Paradise Resort has an extensive daily activity and entertainment program catering to young children right through to mum and dad. You will never be searching for ways to entertain the kids as each day guests are offered something different to enjoy.
A timetable of the weekly event calendar can be found online or collected upon arrival. For those kids that love to create; decorate a cupcake, take part in plaster painting and sand art. Rock-climbing, pool noodle races, and hula hoop challenges are available for those a little more active. For something the whole family can enjoy, there are poolside movies, bingo night, family trivia plus a range of live entertainment.
Some of the activities are free, and others may cost a few dollars or more to participate. See the event calendar for this information.
Paradise Resort caters to all, with many different dining concepts in a relaxed family-friendly environment. Sit down and enjoy a meal with the family, grab a light take away meal, or enjoy a relaxing drink.
The Bistro Restaurant – Open daily for an all you can eat continental breakfast or order a hearty breakfast from their a la carte menu. ‘The Bistro’ offers a fun 50’s style diner vibe with an extensive dinner menu that will cater for the whole family.
Poolside Café and Bar – Casual dining with a view of the Z4K waterparks, pool and spa, the Poolside Café and Bar is open for all meals of the day plus those snacks in-between.
Splashes Mini-Mart Store – When you travel with children you may need to visit the grocery store on some occasion. Splashes Mini-Mart is well stocked with a selection of grocery items and holiday essentials that you may need, selling everything from nappies, bread, milk, cereal, snacks, and alcohol.
Juice Bar – Promoting a healthy lifestyle during your holidays the Paradise Resorts juice bar has a wide selection of fresh juices, protein shakes, and smoothies. If you are searching for something a little lighter for lunch, the juice bar will whip up freshly made salads, sandwiches, and sushi.
Kids Eat for $12.00 – With all the activities and fun your children will be sure to work up an appetite, and as we know, eating out can be expensive. The Paradise Resort has a special children’s dining offer for only $12.00! The menu is available at all dining outlets for breakfast (continental), lunch or dinner.
Undercover car parking is available at the Paradise Resort for $15 per car per day. Alternatively, the closest public car park is Cypress Gardens, and daily rates start from $6 per car.
Paradise Resort Gold Coast has maintained one of Australia’s favourite family resorts in the four-star and under category with the Holidays With Kids community for many years running. It is also a top contender as one of the best family hotels on the Gold Coast.
It is a resort renowned as a “Heaven for Kids…Paradise for Parents!” and still proudly holds the title of Australia’s only family resort with an ice-rink, waterpark, and kids club all under one roof.
Discover Paradise for Parents – While the kids are being entertained in the Zone 4 Kids Club, parents have the opportunity of enjoying the exclusive adults-only areas and entertainment on offer in the resort.
Discover Planet Chill – If you are looking for the coolest place in paradise, then Paradise Resorts ice-skating rink is family fun all year round. Suitable for children aged 3yrs+ with beginners able to use fibreglass penguins to help make their experience more bump-free. Planet Chill is open to in-house guests as well as the general public. Fees do apply.
THE RUBY COLLECTION
If you are familiar with the Gold Coast, you will know that the Paradise Resort has been accommodating families for over 35 years. The new owners listened to the feedback and needs of their guests and felt it was time for the resort to undergo a transformation. Stage 1 of the Ruby Collection is the newest gold coast accommodation apartments available to families in Surfers Paradise offering stylish one, two and three bedroom apartments. Once all stages are completed there will be four individual towers, shopping, dining and entertainment precincts as well as family-friendly facilities. These are exciting times not only for the Paradise Resort but the Surfers Paradise area.
Find the best rates for this hotel HERE.
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Important Information: The above information on each property is subject to change, and I advise to confirm with the Hotel before reserving a room the children’s policy of how many guests (and ages) are permitted within one accommodation room and any other information that would affect your decision process before booking.
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