InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has recently been voted on of Australia’s best accommodation providers in the Holidays with Kids Readers Choice Awards 2019. To celebrate, we’re sharing exactly why our Sanctuary Cove location makes us the perfect place for your next family getaway.
Cove Café breakfast is perfect for picky pre-schoolers!
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s breakfast destination Cove Café puts on the Gold Coast’s most iconic morning spread each morning. There’s something for everyone with seasonal fruits, local yoghurts, gourmet bakery baskets, assorted cereals, classic hot breakfast items, chef manned egg stations and its own dedicated Vittoria Coffee bar.
Take advantage of the resort’s Planet Trekkers Kids Club
Parents can cherish some valuable ‘alone’ time thanks to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s kids club and babysitting services. Kids club is based inside one of the resort’s Garden Lounges with an indoor playroom perfect for watching movies, playing boardgames and painting classes. Outdoor activities see kids take to the resort’s tropical 4.2 hectare gardens to enjoy hoola-hooping, flying kites, and playing fun-filled rope toss challenges. Meanwhile – parents can be sipping cocktails in Verandah Restaurant & Bar before heading downstairs to The Fireplace for wood-fired degustation menus.
Have breakfast with a koala at Paradise Country
Families can relax on a Saturday or Sunday morning with an all-new Koala Breakfast at the Farmhouse Restaurant inside Paradise Country (only 15-minutes’ drive away from InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort). During breakfast, enjoy a visit from a koala as they snack on their breakfast of eucalyptus leaves. As a plus – the park’s wildlife team will deliver an exclusive educational presentation on Australia’s favourite tree-hugging animals!
Dive into the resort’s two family-friendly swimming pools
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s iconic one-acre saltwater Lagoon Beach Pool is most definitely a highlight for families. Kids can spend sun-soaked long afternoons building sandcastles with the resort’s complimentary buckets and spades, while Mum takes a leisurely swim across the crystal-blue waters. Families can also enjoy the heated Terrace Pool & Spa during their stay.
Hop on Tipplers Ferry to South Stradbroke Island from Sanctuary Cove’s Marina
A brand-new Tipplers Ferry service to South Stradbroke Island departs daily on weekdays from the Sanctuary Cove Marina docks. Families can hop on-board this boutique vessel to take a short 40-minute journey through the Gold Coast waterways to the banks of South Stradbroke Island, one of the region’s most iconic gems. Once they arrive, they take on the island’s walking trail observing native flora and fauna before making their way across pristine sand dunes that lead down to a long-stretch beach. Play in the ocean together before returning to the marina for a casual lunch inside Tipplers Café – the perfect adventure conveniently accessed via Sanctuary Cove.
Go to Matt Hollywood’s Illusion’s Magic Show in Marine Village
Prepare to be amazed like never before with the Illusion's Magic Show live every weekend in Sanctuary Cove with Master Illusionist, Matt Hollywood. Featuring acts of levitation, sawing guests in half and effects that will shock, stun and amaze you - treat the family to an action-packed evening of magic and entertainment only moments away from the resort.
Check-out Movie World’s WB Studio Showcase
Do you have a few movie buffs in the family? WB Studio Showcase is the largest Warner Bros. exhibition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with over 30 authentic costumes, cars and props from hit-movies including The Great Gatsby, A Star is Born, Mad Max, Wonder Woman, Shazam! and Suicide Squad. The resort’s concierge team can arrange a transfer to take you to Movie World which is located only 15-minutes away.
Take a GoBoat out on the Coomera River
For families seeking an on-water adventure, Sanctuary Cove is home to GoBoat, electric picnic boats available for hire for one, two and three-hour cruises along the Coomera River, no boat license required.
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