As the weather warms and spirits rise, your school holiday Sanctuary comes to life with a summer escape balancing adventure with intoxicating relaxation; from afternoons spent poolside to shopping trips down in The Marina Village, water-bound expeditions on Surfers Paradise to bush trails beneath Mt Tambourine. We can’t wait to welcome you to your Sanctuary of discovery, igniting a summer season sizzling with experiences for both kids and kids at heart with stays for only $160 per night. Discover your Cove here:

Flop & Drop at the Resort.

The Lagoon BeachFlop and drop on The Lagoon Beach’s pristine white sands, taking a dip in the one-acre saltwater Lagoon or simply reclining with a dog-eared holiday read and The Pool Bar’s all-day light dining menu at your disposal.

The Terrace Pool & Spa – No crowds, no traffic, and just a stroll from your room to find personalized service by The Terrace Pool & Spa. The InterContinental’s Pool House Bar is the perfect location for sunset drinks while the kids play in the pool or designated play area nearby. Overlooking the palm-lined Lagoon with the flicker of flames from our tiki torches, you can whet your appetite before dinner with our cocktail list – there’s even a fun-filled mocktail list for the kids.

Tropical Gardens Await - With 4.2 hectares of lush grounds to explore, discover the lost art of wandering and roam among the Resort’s friendly kangaroos, the Lagoon’s bean bag lounges and stunning Fountain Terrace.

Planet Trekkers Club – A dedicated kids program infused with bespoke dining menus from Annabel Karmel. Offering indoor and outdoor adventures, from a torch safari to a golf buggy tour, this kids-only club includes a carer for a three-hour session and is ideal for kids aged 4-12.

The ultimate family entertainment from 20th December – 1st January - In addition to the Planet Trekkers kid’s club, we’re celebrating school holidays with a tailored line-up of complimentary kids-only activities including a pop-up beach volleyball activation, cupcake decoration classes, sand-castle building competitions and the Resort’s iconic summer treasure hunt.


Explore Sanctuary Cove.

Champions Day Spa - Named as one of the top 10 day spas on the Gold Coast, 2015, Champions Day Spa offers a suite of luxury body and beauty treatments, including specialist massages, facials, body wraps and exfoliations. If you’re looking to give yourself a break to relax and recharge, Champions Day Spa is a must on your summer itinerary.

Award-winning golf courses– Treat the kids to a day in Planet Trekker’s Club as you master your swing while discovering Australia’s only Arnold Palmer signature course, The Pines. Strictly a members-only club – that is until you check in to the Resort. InterContinental guests receive exclusive non-member access to the course and country club, bound to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences. More information on this here.

The Marine Village – Located on the cusp of the Resort, the village offers a world-class selection of restaurants & bars, cafés, speciality shops and fashion boutiques awaits, as well as a village theatre, art galleries and international chocolate boutique. There’s a tonne of activities for the whole family to enjoy – plus views across the yacht-dotted harbour from most of the bars and restaurants doesn’t hurt.

Dining Experiences - For a family affair to remember, keep the tribe together with the Resort’s famous Saturday seafood buffet at Cove Café or wander into the Marine Village to discover a night of memories along the marina. We love Black Angus Bar & Grill, George’s Paragon and The Cove Tavern for guaranteed family fun.

Matt Hollywood’s Illusion Magic Show Located only a 5-minute walk from the Resort, the Village Theatre is home to the five-time champion of magic and Australian Entertainer of the Year, Master Illusionist Matt Hollywood. Witness mind-blowing acts of levitation, people being sawed in half and effect that will stun you with an action-packed evening of side-splitting comedy and ultimate entertainment. Tickets can be arranged through Concierge and VIP packages are also available.


Out & About In the Gold Coast.

Mt Tamborine – The remnant of an ancient volcano, Mt Tamborine offers the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and capture the moment. Take a walk through the lush rainforest; home to a variety of fauna and tropical flora including century-old trees, prehistoric ferns and the occasional shy wallaby. Unsurprisingly, Mt Tamborine is a haven for artists of all disciplines, so a visit to one of the galleries in well worthwhile.

Skypoint Observation Deck – Soar to the heights of The Gold Coast as you discover one of the world's tallest residential towers offering stunning 360-degree views across the City and coastline below. Feeling brave? Embark on a 90-minute Skypoint Climb. The city’s highest outdoor adventure has just launched a night climb, inviting adventure-seekers to look over the Gold Coast as the skyline illuminates below.

Dreamworld – Home to a selection of animal encounters that you can pre-book to make your experience even wilder. From Tiger meets, Sunset Safari Experience, dingo experiences and crocodile feeding there is an animal for everyone! Adrenaline- chasers can find a host of thrilling rollercoasters and themed rides throughout the rest of the park. 

Southport - As far as free entertainment goes, Southport Broadwater has it in the bag. Helicopters and vintage planes fly overhead, speeding jet boats carve up the water and there are 3 kilometers of playground, including a huge ‘bouncing pillow’, sculptural water park with fountains and simulated rock pools. A flying fox, swings, and lots of open grassed area to run around means an enjoyably active day for all.    

Surf School – This is the one time kids won’t mind going to school on the holidays. There are many professional surf schools on the Gold Coast, with classes held at safe beaches all the way from The Spit in the north down to Coolangatta and it’s an activity that all the family can do together. Instructors are fully qualified and usually aim to have you in the water and standing within the first hour.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the ultimate Summer Holiday Sanctuary. Book and save this summer school holiday with room rates for only $160 per night thanks to Advance Purchase.  




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