Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Resort for Your Next Vacation

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When it comes to planning a getaway to the Gold Coast, many people choose to stay in the heart of Surfers Paradise the tourism mecca, where there’s a million things to keep them entertained.  They crave a holiday where there’s non-stop excitement, adventure and thrills.

Some people on the other hand are looking for a one stop destination, a luxurious Gold Coast resort where they can relax for a week or two.  A place where they can escape, unwind and forget the craziness of everyday life. If you’re one of the people looking for a beautiful Gold Coast Resort holiday then InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the perfect choice and here’s our Top 10 reasons why.

1. Five-Star Experience

At InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort you’ll enjoy five-star luxury only 20 minutes from the heart of the Gold Coast.  Although you are only 20 minutes from all of the action, you’ll feel as though you are a million miles away.   The resort’s one-acre Lagoon Beach Pool is heralded as one of the countries finest resort pools and the perfect place to relax and laze away the sunny days with coconut cocktail in hand.

2. Award-winning Restaurants

Executive Chef Matt Hart and his team have transformed the dining experience at the resort into one of the finest on the Gold Coast.  The hotel’s signature restaurant The Fireplace is a hidden gem where guests can enjoy the theatre of having degustation meals prepared right before them in wood-fire ovens.  All resort menus feature locally sourced ingredients and fresh herbs grown right outside in the the hotel’s herb garden.  While the 300-strong wine menu has been awarded Two Glasses in Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards four years in a row. 

3. Concierge that’s in the know

Our Concierge team pride themselves on being “in the know” and knowing exactly what is happening around the resort and on the Gold Coast so they can offer guests the best possible service and experience. Talk to them about the ‘perfect day’ and insider tips on where locals shop, dine, relax on the Gold Coast.


4. Golf

Sanctuary Cove is one of the countries premier golfing destinations and home to two internationally renowned Golf Courses, The Palms and The Pines.  Guests of the resort are privileged to be able to play the private course that is The Pines which is highly regarded by the countries elite players. 

6. Shopping

Exclusive boutiques and art galleries make up The Marine Village which is the heart of Sanctuary Cove.  Only a 2 minute walk from the resort, The Marine Village is also home to cafes, restaurants and bars. There’s also a number of business and community services including a bank, newsagent, Australia Post agency, pharmacy, medical centre and beauty salons.

7. Stay Packages & Offers

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort offer a number of packages created to make your stay exactly what you had dreamed.  Right now, we're running a Cyber Sale which can see you enjoy up to 25% off your stay including gourmet breakfast in Cove Café when you book by 17 December 2019 for stays until 31 May 2020.*

 8. The World’s Largest Rewards Program

If you travel regularly then IHG Rewards Club offers members the opportunity to earn and enjoy great new benefits as they stay across our 4,600 hotels in nearly 100 countries. 

9. Family-friendly facilities

There’s lots of family fun to be had at this Gold Coast Resort.  Kids will love playing on inflatable toys in the magnificent one-acre Lagoon Beach Pool or admiring kangaroo families from afar. There’s hours of excitement to be had in the Resort’s Family Fun Zone which features a putting green; cricket pitch; giant chess set; giant jenga game; beach volleyball court and bocce sets. The Marine Village is also home to the Illusion's Magic Show live every weekend featuring Master Illusionist Matt Hollywood - an evening for the whole family to enjoy!


10.       Location, location, location

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is located on the northern end of the Gold Coast, only 25 minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise, and 45 minutes from both Brisbane and Gold Coast airports. It’s also only a 10 minute drive to some of the region’s most popular theme parks and attractions including Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World and more, making it the perfect location for any activity you choose.

Find out more information or book your stay at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort today by exploring our current stay offers here


December 4, 2019