Five reasons InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the perfect holiday destination for families this September.

5 September 2021

Voted one of Australia’s “Top Ten Family Resorts” in Holiday with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards 2020, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort sets the scene for your next school holiday getaway. Nestled within 4.2 hectares of lush landscaping, Queensland’s most family-friendly resort is home to a recently refreshed stay collection, a show-stopping one-acre Lagoon Beach, and families of grazing kangaroos. Need another reason to stay? We’re sharing five with you!

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Location, Location, Location.

Sanctuary Cove boasts experiences perfect for every family member. Not only is the resort located just minutes from The Marine Village’s maze of boutiques, cafes, and on-water activities, three of the Gold Coast’s most sought-after golf courses are on your doorstep. You will also find yourself within 15 minutes of Queensland’s famous theme parks, including Dreamworld, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and SeaWorld. Perfect for actual kids and big kid at heart!

Cove Café breakfast is perfect for picky pre-schoolers!

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s breakfast destination Cove Café puts on the Gold Coast’s most iconic morning spread each morning. There’s something for everyone with seasonal fruits, local yoghurts, gourmet bakery baskets, assorted cereals, classic hot breakfast items, chef manned egg stations and its own dedicated Vittoria Coffee bar.

You can take advantage of the resort’s Planet Trekkers Kids Club

Parents can cherish some valuable ‘alone’ time thanks to the resort’s dedicated kids club and babysitting services. Kids club is based inside one of the resort’s Garden Lounges with an indoor playroom perfect for watching movies, playing boardgames and painting classes. Outdoor activities see kids take to the resort’s tropical gardens to enjoy hoola-hooping, flying kites, and playing fun-filled rope toss challenges. Meanwhile – parents can be sipping cocktails in Verandah Restaurant & Bar before heading downstairs to The Fireplace for wood-fired degustation menus.

Dive into the resort’s two family-friendly swimming pools

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s iconic one-acre saltwater Lagoon Beach Pool is most definitely a highlight for families. Kids can spend sun-soaked long afternoons building sandcastles with the resort’s complimentary buckets and spades, while Mum takes a leisurely swim across the crystal-blue waters. Families can also enjoy the heated Terrace Pool & Spa during their stay.

You can enjoy a Luxury Family Escape Package from $249 AUD

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has designed a package for families which includes a stay in one of the resort’s recently refurbished Twin Guest Rooms –complete with two double beds – daily a la carte breakfast in Cove Café, and a $20 AUD voucher to dine in Arnie’s Café & Bar. The package is valid for two adults and two children (under 12 years old). To book your Luxury Family Escape, visit or reach out to the resort’s reservations team via or 07 5530 1234.

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