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Enjoy Summer at Sanctuary Cove

17th December, 2019

As you drive along Sanctuary Cove’s palm tree lined entrance, you feel an instant sense of calm and relaxation. Holiday vibes of tropical ambiance come to mind as you follow the winding road that brings you to the doorstep of The Marine Village.

Stunning surrounds make you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, just 30 minutes from Surfers Paradise and under an hour drive from Brisbane. First stop is a must, coffee at one of The Marine Village’s award-winning cafes including Bistro 19, Pier B, Café Bravo, Anchor Buoy or Quay Street.

After your caffeine fix, make your way down the enchanted streets of The Marine Village, you’ll be greeted with friendly faces of some 30 local retailers stocking an abundance of unique gifts, local and international designer brands all amongst the relaxed waterfront ambiance.

The Marine Village has a plethora of marine inspired homewares to transpire the much-coveted boating lifestyle into your home. Coral centrepieces, blue and white inspired ceramics and nautical themed cushions are all readily available at Hamptons Style.

With BBQ’s and outdoor entertaining on high rotation during Summer, you’ll want to pay Perfect Décor a visit where you’ll be spoilt for choice with their extensive range of serving wear and accessories. Add personality to your table with beautiful oversized salad bowls, wooden and ceramic platters and cheese knives.

For something special and unique, Decorum Gifts have a curated collection of shipping artefacts, many of which are derived from original ships. Capture a piece of Australian history with these unique, collectible items to display in your home.

As the clock edges towards lunch time, now it’s time for some serious decision making! If an afternoon out on the water is what your heart desires, then you’re in for a real treat with the range of on-water activities at Sanctuary Cove. Gather supplies at Lee’s IGA which is home to an array of fresh and organic produce, a well-stocked gourmet deli and freshly baked goods, or grab an easy take away lunch option from one of The Marine Village cafes and restaurants.

Continue the path until you reach the world-class Sanctuary Cove Marina, where you can hire a GoBoat electric picnic boat for a one, two or three-hour hire and cruise along the Coomera River and Hope Island canals, no boat licence required!

If an Island escape is more up your alley, then hop on board the Tipplers Ferry where you’ll be transported to the private island of South Stradbroke. Kick back and relax as the short journey whisks through the Gold Coast waterways, with the wind in your hair and that fresh salty air, you’ll feel relaxed in no time.

Prefer more of a chauffeured style outing? We can help you with that too! Sit back and relax with Margarita Cruises who will take you on a leisurely one-hour cruise or gather a group of friends and book a private charter.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, then grab a quick bite to eat, or settle in for a long, leisurely lunch. Sushi Break serves up some of the best authentic, healthy sushi and Japanese dishes, while the Cove Tavern have you covered for every day, traditional pub classics like Steak, Schnitzels and Salt & Pepper Squid. If you’re feeling extra peckish, drop into Dragon Cove for their mouth-watering banquet menu – enjoy delicious Chinese favourites like Spring Rolls, Fried Rice and Peking Duck Pancakes. Family favourites like Thai House and George’s Pizza Wine Bar are your go-to options for a quick pit stop with something on the menu to suit everyone.

You’re in the right place if you want to indulge in something a little more formal or a la carte. Long-time Marine Village favourites such as Ioesco, Jonez on Food, Black Angus Bar & Grill, Artichoke Restaurant & Bar and George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant will not disappoint, enviable menus bursting with signature dishes and the freshest of ingredients.

Satisfied from a delicious lunch, you can now choose to do as little or as much as you like. Enjoy a cheeky afternoon drink or coffee or continue with a spot of retail at the vast range of fashion retailers in The Village. With a host of specialty fashion boutiques, each proving to be an authority on the latest trends in resort and cruise wear, The Marine Village is the place to visit for a new season wardrobe update consisting of a selection of key pieces to pull the resort-look together.

From show-stopping swimwear, kaftans and cover-ups in the latest styles from your favourite designer brands at Calypso Resort and Swimwear to bohemian vibes delivered by Soho Girl with luxe brands Spell and Gypsy, Steele, Stevie May and Hansen and Gretel, there is something to suit everyone’s style. For European flair, EEV Fashion stocks the best labels including the likes of Monari Italia, Brax, Camilla, and Mela Purdie.

Costa Moda continues the resort theme with the latest silhouettes in luxe easy-to-wear fabrics, while Harry’s Emporium has one of the biggest collections of designer denim on the Gold Coast plus an extensive collection of accompanying clothing and accessories.

For the stylish lads, Latitude Clothing Co has a kitted-out range of European clothing, shoes and styling for men who like the finer things in life. Kid’s don’t miss out either with Sparrow Littles Lifestyle stocking your favourite designer brands, perfect for fitting out your little one’s wardrobe or gifting someone special.

There are few destinations that allow you to shop, dine and relish in on-water activities like Sanctuary Cove. As an iconic destination, Sanctuary Cove and The Marine Village are your one stop shop this Summer for fun and relaxation.

To view the range of retailers in The Marine Village, click here.