The Best Family Resorts On The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a popular holiday spot for families all year around.
Often considered the playground of Australia, our city is jam-packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy, offering everything from theme parks and amphibious scenic tours, to nature walks and pristine beaches.
To make your family getaway complete, you want to ensure your choice of accommodation caters for the whole family, including the littlest ones - think child-friendly swimming pools, water slides, playgrounds and loads of activities to keep them entertained while you relax.
Gold Coast Family Accommodation
While there are plenty of family friendly accommodation providers on the Gold Coast, the following list is hard to beat in terms of facilities, kids clubs, room options and value! Here is our list of the five best family friendly resorts on the Gold Coast.
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
When visiting the Gold Coast, staying in Surfers Paradise will keep you close to the action with easy access to some of Australia’s best beaches, restaurants and shopping malls. The JW Marriot Gold Coast Resort & Spa is conveniently located on Ferny Avenue in the heart of Surfers, and is it designed to meet the needs of multi-generational travelers.
After a day of exploring this bustling city, rewind and recharge in any of the comfortable room options, with the popular luxury executive suites featuring stunning panoramic views of the Gold Coast Hinterland and Pacific Ocean. The resort also offers memorable culinary experiences with restaurants serving up local produce and a seasonal menu 7 days a week.
Staying at the JW Marriot is a holiday in itself. The grounds of this top-rated resort are designed with several swimming pools of various sizes, some featuring a waterfall and a saltwater lagoon, with snorkels and flippers available for hire. Staying here, there will be plenty to do for everyone in the family, with a sports court, a garden tour for both children and adults with food and beverage, and culinary classes available to book at reception.
Address: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Another award-winning family resort located right in the city centre of Surfers Paradise is Paradise Resort. Voted the top family resort in Australia for 10 consecutive years and recently named Best Family Hotel/Resort in Australia by readers of Out & About With Kids last month, this place really has something for every member in the family.
Offering a range of sizes (up to 8 people) and price options, all rooms at Paradise Resort have been designed with comfort and kids' imagination top of mind. Choose between any of the hotel style and themed family-friendly accommodation featuring bunkbeds and all modern conveniences.
This magical place provides guest facilities you won’t find anywhere else, including a real ice-skating rink, giant waterpark, Kids club, lagoon pool and spa pools. The ground also offers some excellent dining options, from burger shacks to the new lounge bar and pool deck. There is also a BBQ area located next to the playground for families who prefer to cook up a feast together. This place really is heaven for kids, and paradise for parents.
Address: 122 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Sea World Resort
If you have plans to take the family to the Sea World marine park while holidaying on the Gold Coast, why not save some time and money on a holiday package deal and stay on the actual grounds of the park. Sea World Resort can best be described as a fun-filled oasis nestled between the Broadwater and the beach, providing easy access to the adventure of Sea World right next door.
This modern family resort offers a wide selection of beautiful rooms and luxury suites providing comfort for families of any size. To make your holiday more affordable, Sea World Resort has created a selection of adventure packages to accompany your stay, including theme park visits, whale watching and spectacular shows. View all current packages and deals here.
The Sea World Resort is the perfect place to stay for families who are looking to combine adventure with relaxation during their stay. The resort offers not only awesome resort activities, but daily entertainment and interactive shows for the kids. Let your kids meet with their favourite Nickelodeon characters or have a day of play at the Kids Club, while parents can treat themselves to a relaxing massage at the resort's salon or sweat it out at the fully equipped gym.
Address: Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
Turtle Beach Resort
For people who are looking to stay somewhere more tranquil than Surfers Paradise but with the same fantastic family facilities, the popular Turtle Beach Resort in Mermaid Beach may be the perfect option. This resort is beautifully located only a few minutes from a patrolled beach and just a stone's throw from the award-winning restaurants and shopping centres in Broadbeach.
Surrounded by lush gardens, Turtle Beach Resort offer families a choice of fully self-contained one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with balcony. Each apartment features all the modern conveniences you could need including full kitchen facilities, air-conditioned living areas, Wi-Fi and flatscreen TV. The larger townhouse-style apartments can sleep up to 8 guests and is perfect for larger families.
Turtle Beach is the ideal stay for families looking for fun. With a splash Zone waterpark, four separate swimming areas, water slides, saunas, a tennis court, fitness room and much more, both parents and children are guaranteed to be entertained without having to leave the premises. The Club Turtle Kids Club is available 7 days and offers various activities throughout the week, allowing parents to relax poolside while knowing the kids are being looked after.
Address: 2346 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
NRMA Treasure Island
If you hold entry passes to the Village Roadshow theme parks for the week you might want to stay conviniently close at the NRMA Treasure Island, located just 15 minutes away on edge of the Gold Coast’s beautiful Broadwater. Here you will be situated only a short drive from both Sea World in Main Beach, and Movie World and Wet'n'Wild in Oxenford. You’ll also find local shops, restaurants and beaches within walking distance.
Depending on what you’re looking for in your holiday, you can choose between a wide range of accommodation types including larger villas with veranda and BBQ area, smaller units, cosy cabins, camp sites or even glamping. Treasure Island also offers pet friendly accommodation options for people wanting to bring their fury friends along on the holiday as well as wheelchair accessible options.
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop family adventure holiday, Treasure Island is the place to go. With endless kid-friendly facilities, activities and entertainment, you won’t ever need to leave the resort. Let the kids join in on the fun at the free Kids Club, while parents are given some time to relax and unwind in the on-site bar and bistro or at any of the four resort pools and spas.
Address: 117 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters QLD 4216
Jump onboard the Quack’rDuck
If you're looking for an activity the whole family can enjoy while staying in our wonderful city, our Gold Coast sightseeing tour is the obvious choice.
The Gold Coast Quack’rDuck tour runs 7 days a week and departs from the Quack’rDuck Piazza Tour Desk, Cnr Elkhorn Avenue and Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise. Kids will love the duck bus as it travels from road to sea in our purpose built vehicle, they even get to have a turn at driving! They'll also receive their very own puzzle book and temporary tattoo/body transfer.
Contact Quack’rDuck today on (07) 5679 3279 and book your amphibious bus tour!
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