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During this time, it is hard to keep the website fully up to date with all the changes. In the meantime here are some resources for visitors. Our main booking partners for hotels and for tours, tickets, theme parks and activities are keeping everything up to date, so please use those resources in the meantime.
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Annie Rettie Gold Coast Australia Travel Tips - Owner
Hope Island IS Gold Coast Lifestyle!
Island (HI) is at the northern end of
Australia’s Gold Coast. Right next door to the
prestigious Sanctuary Cove.
The area was originally sugar cane farms and is being
transformed into luxury residential and holiday accommodation in secure
gated communities that are based
around canals, the Coomera River and resort style golf course.
Holiday rentals and accommodation options include:
Boat in the marina
Hope Island Resort (HIR) comprises of several large exclusive residential communities based around the marina waterways and golf courses.
Azzura Greens offers different styling to HIR but has a clubhouse, facilities, golf course and to complete the lifestyle of the rich and famous, Azzura Tennis Academy (was Pat Cash Tennis Academy) provides great opportunities to sharpen your tennis game!
The convenient shopping village means you can pick up your holiday needs without having to go too far and enjoy great relaxed restaurants or cafés including the Boardwalk Tavern and Red Rock.
The marina boasts super yacht berths as well as regular berths.
As usual in the Gold Coast you will be spoilt by the great golf and sporting facilities – anyone for tennis?
Hope Island Resort Shopping Village
Pretty much all the facilities you’d expect in a top holiday destination.
Many of the properties for rent come with their own Golf Buggy to get you around on some of the private roads.
Buggies are so cool!
It is one of those places that once you see it, or experience it, you are going to want to move here.
If you do feel the urge to relocate here, check out my friends at Hope Island Resort Realty, the local specialists in lifestyle rentals, international purchasers and properties for sale.
Boardwalk at Hope Island Marina
home restaurants and cafes
Hope Island Accommodation
Azzura Greens ResortAzzura Greens Resort - a stunning world class resort with 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with the 18 hole Championship links golf course on one side and Azzura Greens Tennis Centre which is home to the Pat Cash International Tennis Academy on the other.
Apartments are modern with airconditioning and luxury fixtures and fittings.
Resort facilities include lagoon pool with white sandy beach, lap pool, spa, steam room, gym, BBQs and the tennis centre.
Buggies are available either luxury or themed! Limousine service and two air-conditioned resort coaches.
Great location and facilities with easy access to the marina, shopping village and Sanctuary Cove for restaurants and shops.
Click here to find out more about Azzura Greens Resort including rates and availability.
Marina Quays International
Marina Quays International - formerly Chancellor Resort Hope Harbour, 4 star hotel situated on Hope Harbour Marina. Hotel style rooms and suites.
Facilities include resort pool, gymnasium, sauna, spa, tennis court, The Pier Restaurant and a bar.
This is a functional hotel, but you will need a car if you stay here as it is away even from the main resort and other local facilities.
Click here to find out more about Marina Quays International including rates and availability.
Villa Casablanca Resort Villas
Villa Casablanca Resort Villas - self rated 4½ star villas with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. HIR Golf Course surrounds the enclave on 3 sides.
Transport of some kind is essential from here if you want to access Hope Island Marina and Shopping Village either a car or buggy!
Click here to find out more about Villa Casablanca Resort Villas including rates and availability.
Hope Island Resort Golf Course
This golf course is the only links style golf course on the Gold Coast. A 6,500m Par 72 from the Championship tees.
It is an interesting course set around the residential Hope Island Resort.
There is an aquatic driving range, chipping and putting greens, golf shop and golf academy. Green fees include motorized buggy. The carts have GPS too!
This course is a soft spike only course – so remember to pack your soft spikes!
After the game you can enjoy the clubhouse facilities including restuarant and bar.
More information about other Gold Coast Golf Courses
Hope Island has no beaches. There is a small river beach at Santa Barbara.
Closest beach on the Broadwater is Paradise Point. At
Paradise Point there is a
swimming enclosure for safe swimming in the Broadwater. Also
a great café strip with some
excellent little gourmet deli's and cafés.
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.
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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