COVID-19 Pandemic & This Website
The COVID-19 Pandemic has had a huge impact on local Gold Coast businesses, which rely heavily on visitors from Queensland, interstate and overseas.
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.
Travel Information for Queensland Visitors - Queensland Tourist Safety Information - regularly updated, official website.
Thank you for your understanding and patience at this really difficult time.
Annie Rettie Gold Coast Australia Travel Tips - Owner
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:
In addition to the amazing accommodation in the area there are a
The Buggies even have
special parking spots.
Other facilities include:
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
from the bakery or meander down to dinner in the evening on a Golf
Buggy – you really cannot help but feel on holiday!
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.
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 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.
Check out InterContinental Resort including more information, reviews, price comparisons, photos and location map.
Based in the area, Sanctuary Cove Holiday Rentals have a selection of apartments, villas and houses with golf course, marine harbour or water frontage.
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 PinesThe 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 Golf Course is open to anyone. Bookings required. Includes a practice putting green, chipping holes and driving range.
Beach InformationSanctuary 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.
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 TravelFor 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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