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Sanctuary Cove Gold Coast

Sanctuary Cove Boats in the Marina
      Sanctuary Cove boats in the Marina      
Life revolves around the marina here!

 

Sanctuary Cove, situated at the northern end of Australia’s Gold Coast, is a complete holiday destination in itself.

It includes luxury accommodation of all types such as:
    GBs at the Cove
  • 5-Star resort hotel
  • Golf course villas
  • Waterfront villas
  • Holiday Apartments
  • Private houses for holiday let

In addition to the amazing accommodation in the area there are a
range of cafes and restaurants set around a resort style shopping
village and the very quaint Village Theatre and Cinema for some
entertainment.

Sanctuary Cove Buggy!
The Buggies even have
special parking spots.

Other facilities include:

  • Marina
  • Golf
  • Rec club
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Full resort facilities

I love it here because I find it a great place to relax and enjoy our fantastic Gold Coast weather. But the thing I like most about this area is the Golf Buggies!

It’s so cool to pick up the bread in the morning from the bakery or meander down to dinner in the evening on a Golf Buggy – you really cannot help but feel on holiday!

And if you want this feeling all the time – well there is always the option to stay permanently!!!

Sanctuary Cove has some great villas, houses and apartments for sale or rent.

There are many restaurants and cafes to eat at, and I quite enjoy lunch at GB's at the Cove with family on a Sunday.  On the weekend there is often music to keep you entertained whilst you enjoy catching up and great food.

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Local Attractions

  • 2 Championship Golf Courses
     
    • The Palms - Public course including practice putting green, chipping holes and driving range
    • The Pines - Private course designed by Arnold Palmer
  • Marine Village – over 90 specialty shops including 15 cafes and restaurants open 7 days a week 9.30am to 5.30am
  • 297 Berth Marina with direct Pacific Ocean access via the Coomera River and Broadwater.
  • Village Theatre and Cinema - boutique theatre and cinema for the local community.
  • Annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May each year.
  • Recreation Club (Rec Club) including tennis and swimming facilities as well as dining.

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Sanctuary Cove Accommodation

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

The 5-Star InterContinental Resort is the only major hotel in the area. It is set around the golf courses and river, within easy walk or buggy ride of the village centre and marina.

Formerly known as the Hyatt Regency, in early December 2012, InterContinental group took over management of the resort and renamed.

The hotel is popular for conferences and weddings. It books up very early for events such as the Gold Coast Boat Show during May each year.

It is a true resort holiday destination with tennis courts, amazing lagoon pool with beach, hot spa, gymnasium, and a beauty spa. The Fireplace Restaurant is one of the onsite restaurants and often has themed nights or seasonal functions.

It is a great hotel for families, golfers, boaties, couples or newly weds on their honeymoon. If you want to get out and about around the Gold Coast you will need to either hire a car, book a limo or find other modes of transport to the attractions of the Gold Coast because it is rather remote!

Check out InterContinental Resort including more information, reviews, price comparisons, photos and location map.


Holiday Rentals

Based in the area, Sanctuary Cove Holiday Rentals have a selection of apartments, villas and houses with golf course, marine harbour or water frontage.

Since there is not a large selection of places to stay, you could consider neighbouring suburbs such as Hope Island or Runaway Bay.

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Golf Information

The Gold Coast has a range of golf courses that will keep even the keenest golfer busy! The two listed below are in within the suburb, however, there is also the Hope Island Resort Golf course within a couple of kilometres.


The Pines

The Pines golf course is the only Arnold Palmer signature Golf Course in Australia.  It is rated as one of the most challenging in the Country.

A private members only course available to Sanctuary Cove Country Club members.

If you want to play this course and you are not a Country Club Member – book in and stay at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and you too can play this very special course.


The Palms

The Palms Golf Course is open to anyone.  Bookings required.  Includes a practice putting green, chipping holes and driving range.

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Beach Information

Sanctuary Cove is on the Coomera River - there is water but no beach!

The Sanctuary Cove Resort has a resort pool with a beach. This is great for the little ones who need to make sandcastles and feel sand between their toes.

Best of all, you can keep an eye on the kids without touching the sand. Relax on a sun lounger and enjoy the service from the excellent staff at the resort – perfect!!!

If this experience isn’t enough beach for you - real beaches can be reached by boat or car.

Best beach by boat would be the pristine beaches at South Stradbroke Island – usually you have them all to yourself!

Broadwater beaches at Paradise Point, Labrador or Southport are within about 20 to 25 minutes drive.

Main Beach is the closest ocean beach and will take about 30 to 35 minutes by car.

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Travel Times

Approximate travel times by motor vehicle - please note travel times can be affected by many factors including traffic hazards and roadworks. These are just an indication.

10 minutes
Harbour Town – shopping, cinemas and cafes

20 minutes
Dreamworld & WhiteWater World – water and theme park
Movie World – theme park
Wet ‘n’ Wild – water theme park
Australian Outback Spectacular – entertainment

30 minutes Sea World – water and theme park
Main Beach – beach and great cafes and restaurants
Surfers Paradise – beaches, attractions, restaurants and entertainment
40 minutes
Broadbeach – beaches, restaurants and entertainment
Jupiters Casino – Entertainment and restaurants
Pacific Fair – shopping, cinemas, entertainment and cafes

50 minutes
Burleigh Heads – Surfing and beaches
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Gold Coast Airport at Bilinga
Coolangatta

1 hour 5 minutes
Brisbane Airport

1 hour 20 minutes
Tropical Fruit World
– Duranbah

2 hours 10 minutes
Australia Zoo – Beerwah, Sunshine Coast


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Directions for Car Travel

For directions and other information I recommend you use Google Maps Australia.  This will open in a new window, select the get directions tab and then type in your starting point and where you want to go.  I find the format the easiest to use and follow.



 

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