Top Resorts on the Gold Coast in Australia

Top Resorts on the Gold Coast in Australia
Australia's Gold Coast is a popular and unique holiday destination. The Gold Coast offers some of the best beaches in Australia, perfect for surfing and scuba diving, and is also a great place for whale watching. In addition, the area is popular for its many theme parks, including Sea World, which has its own resort. However, if you don't want to stay at a water park, you'll find many other excellent resorts along the Gold Coast.

Sea World Resort

Sea World Resort sits adjacent to the Sea World water park on the broadwater in Southport. The resort has more than 400 rooms, each with a patio or balcony. Rooms range from the superior room all the way to the royal suite. Amenities at the Sea World Resort include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, spa tub and fitness facility as well as a choice of four dining options. The adjacent water park features a whale watching boat cruise looking for migrating humpback whales as well as dolphin encounters and several shark encounters. Snorkelers should consider doing the tropical reef snorkel while scuba divers may be interested in the shark scuba encounter.

Sea World Resort & Water Park
Seaworld Drive
Sufers Paradise
Main Beach
QLD 4217
Australia
011 (+61) 7 5591 0000
www.seaworld.myfun.com.au

Marriott Surfer's Paradise Resort

The Marriott Surfer's Paradise is well located, just 200 meters from the beach and 1 km away from Surfer's Paradise center. The hotel has more than 300 rooms and suites ranging from mountain view rooms to the ocean view presidential suite. All rooms have high speed Internet access and private balconies. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool as well as a children's outdoor pool. The resort also has an on-site day spa and three dining options. Activities available nearby include snorkeling and scuba diving at surfer's paradise as well as both sailing and water skiing.

Marriott Surfer's Paradise Resort
158 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise
QLD 4217
Australia
011 (+61) 7 5592 9800
www.marriott.com

Palazzo Versace

For a taste of luxury, consider staying at Palazzo Versace situated close to the Sea World Resort and Surfer's Paradise. The most basic rooms at the Palazzo Versace is the superior room, which features an en suite bathroom with a separate spa tub and shower. Facilities at Palazzo Versace include the Versace boutique, a full service spa and pool, a marina and four restaurants. Less than 30 minutes away from the resort is the Hinterland, where visitors can explore rainforests and mountain villages with numerous walking tracks, perfect for hikers. Surf schools, scuba diving and private yacht cruises are many of the other activities that are available nearby. You can also take a sea plane to view the Great Barrier Reef from above.

Palazzo Versace
Main Beach
94 Sea World Drive
Gold Coast
QLD 4217
Australia
011 (+61) 7 5509 8000
www.palazzoversace.com

Article Written By Shiromi Nassreen

Shiromi Nassreen has been writing professionally since 2005. She specializes in travel and outdoor topics, and her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "DISfunkshion Magazine" and Matador Travel. Nassreen holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre studies from Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama.

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