Jump to content
Gold Coast family-friendly accommodation suggestions?
9 replies to this topic
Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:50 AM
DH insists on a holiday this year, I insist on family-friendly otherwise it’s just more work for me. Thinking Gold Coast (or Sunshine Coast), children are 5 and nearly 3. If the Gold Coast, we’ll do one of the theme parks (probably Sea World) but not all (not day trips everyday). Accommodation ideally walking distance to beach and on-site pool (if multiple fabulous pools, wading pools etc, then don’t need walking distance to beach!). I don’t want us all in one room, 2 bed apartment ideally, with kitchenette and laundry facilities somewhere on-site. Is it pushing it beyond my wildest dreams for some sort of kids club, particularly to give older child option of playing with some new friends, not to park children there all day everyday!
Any ideas gratefully received, we haven’t been on holiday or travelled anywhere with the children so I don’t know where to start (I’ve been quite ill in the last couple of years but recovering now).
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:12 AM
Sunshine Coast is cheaper, and I think the beaches are better for young kids on the Sunshine Coast too.
It doesn't have a kids club, but here's somewhere we stayed a year ago and I think it might be perfect for you.
http://www.holidaycaloundra.com.au/accommo.../16-03-2013/466 It's about a 2 minute walk to the beach and you go past a neat playground to get there.
If it's not to your taste exactly the managing agent also has a few other holiday apartments that are quite nice and they are lovely people to deal with.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:18 AM
If you are willing to forgo a kids club, there are heaps of places on both the gold & sunshine coasts to stay at.
2 bedroom apartments are plentiful & all of the ones i've stayed in have a laundry & full kitchen in them.
On the sunshine coast I love mooloolaba & last time i stayed at the landmark resort, which was really nice. It's accross the road from the beach (and playground), plus you are walking distance to underwater world & a decent sized woolworths.
Seaforth apartments at alexndra headlands were also really nice, although the pools are not heated in summer.
Sorry - i live on the GC, so haven't stayed in too many apartments, however have visited friends who have stayed at the following places & they all seemed to have apartments that fit your criteria:
Breakfree Acapulco, Circle on Cavil, Focus, Alexander & Q1.
The acapulco & alexander apartments were older, however they both had huge living areas.
Edited by PrincessPeach, 21 January 2013 - 11:25 AM.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:22 AM
Just a quick suggestion - look at Turtle Beach Resort. Apartment style units, multiple pools some kid-friendly some not, onsite restaurants, kids room, walk to beach, shops etc. We stayed there with an 11 year old and a 7 year old, they both liked it.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:27 AM
My dp and kids stayed at Paradise resort on the Gold Coast, the kids loved it, great pools and really close to the beach.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:51 PM
Treasure island - not near a beach, 3 pools on site, plus jumping pillow, playgrounds etc, do have a bit of a kids club for 4+ yo.
Or, tallebudgera tourist park. Not as near restaurants etc, but walk to beach, fishing, pools, they have cabins.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:01 PM
We're going to Paradise Resort next month Can't wait!
Tripadvisor have mixed reviews. The rooms aren't new and they are only a 3 star resort but if you go in there knowing it is not the Hilton then it will be fine
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:05 PM
We stayed at Alexandra beach resort on the sunshine coast and loved it. It's across the road from the beach and has a nice pool. We visited Eumundi markets, Australia zoo and underwater world.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
"As a bald man, I'm very proud of my 2-month-old's hair," wrote new dad Brian Gorham, 32, along with a photo he shared to reddit.
A US woman has been applauded worldwide for sharing a photo of her modest, US$130 engagement ring after a shop assistant labelled it "pathetic".
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second child, USA TODAY has confirmed.
Chan Jae, a 75-year-old man from Korea, missed his grandsons terribly when they moved overseas.
It seems every year that Christmas-themed goodies for kids get less tacky and more stylish.
A dad has shared his genius hack for tackling Christmas shopping with toddlers.
I certainly wasn't shy about medication. In fact, my policy on this was, in the immortal words of Britney Spears, "Gimme gimme more".
Due during the festive season, or just have a love of Christmas?
When an adorable three-year-old spotted a white haired gentleman in a restaurant she naturally assumed he was Santa Claus.
"If, after careful assessment by their maternity care provider, there seems to be no reason why a woman shouldn't be offered a chance at VBAC, then the opportunity should be provided."
It's probably fair to say that broccoli is an acquired taste.
As specialists treat more adults for acne, Lucy Sheref reveals the emotional cost of years spent struggling with the condition.
Of course she does.
A random act of kindness from a stranger in the supermarket brought a mum to tears, exactly when she needed it most.
Hard to Find red nosed reindeer costume with hat, $79.95 "/>
December 25 is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to dress your bub in a sweet festive outfit.
Top 5 Articles
We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride
Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.
There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.
A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.
Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.
This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.
Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.
The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.