Sail into Sanctuary Cove for the shopping and dining Easter trail

4th April, 2019

Pier B Wholefood Cafe

POWER down in the Sanctuary Cove Marina and spend the Easter long weekend wandering the cobbled streets of The Marine Village, discovering boutiques brimming with locally-made products and delicious eats from award-winning waterfront restaurants.

Whether arriving by boat or car, start your day right with coffee and breakfast at Pier B Brunch Café – a wellness café offering a scrumptious selection of smoothie bowls, juices, coffee and raw treats. Join in the Easter spirit and try a limited-edition gluten free and paleo hot cross bun, on the menu from now until Easter.

After breakfast, step outside and take a leisurely stroll around The Marine Village where you’ll find a range of boutiques offering designer fashion, homewares, gifts and custom jewellery, with many stores stocking unique products crafted by Gold Coast and Byron Bay artisans.


One such store is Cabana, a haven for handpicked tropical and coastal homewares perfectly suited to the relaxed Gold Coast lifestyle. Pick up a range of Easter gifts including locally-made scented candles, fragrances, jewellery and large-scale framed Gold Coast photography.

Hamptons Style is another must-see for relaxed and classic homewares inspired by – you guessed it – The Hamptons. Here you’ll find blue, white and taupe furniture, homewares and accents plus a unique selection of coffee table books, tableware and barware to style your home for Easter celebrations.

George’s Seafood Paragon Restaurant [image courtesy of Style Magazine]

Overlooking the stunning Sanctuary Cove Marina, George’s Paragon is the perfect place to feast on seafood this Easter, including their famous seafood platter for two featuring fresh king prawns, oysters, bugs, fish, calamari, lobster mornay, and more.

Before you leave the village, stock up on fine wine for your Easter festivities from Corker Cellars Fine Wine Merchants. They offer a wide range of beer and spirits, and wine enthusiasts are invited to stop by the store on Friday afternoons between 4pm and 7pm for complimentary tastings.

It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so make your final stop Lee’s IGA where you’ll find a large range of bunnies and eggs for every chocolate-lover to enjoy.

The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Those wishing to stay overnight at Sanctuary Cove can enjoy luxury five-star accommodation at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Inspired by a beautiful Queenslander, the resort features a one-acre salt water beach lagoon pool, 243 rooms and suites with views over the marina, golf course, beach lagoon pool or gardens plus a host of dining options.

Sanctuary Cove are also offering visitors the chance to win the ultimate Sanctuary Cove family getaway. Simply spend $75 or more in any Marine Village retailer from 18 March – 12 May 2019 for the chance to win two fabulous nights at the five-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, VIP tickets to the award-winning Illusions Magic Show, a private cruise on the river with Margarita Cruises and access to the Sanctuary Cove Country Club.

The prize also includes a couple’s massage at Champions Day Spa plus complimentary dining at the world-class waterfront venues at Sanctuary Cove for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To top it all off, the winner will receive $2,000 gift voucher to spend on the latest fashion, homewares and gifts in the Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove (find out more).

Click for Sanctuary Cove Easter long weekend open hours.