Gold Coast Family Accommodation
The Gold Coast is one of Australia's favourite holiday destinations for families, boasting more family accommodation providers than any other city in the country.
Unlike most cities in the world, the majority of holiday beds on the Gold Coast are located in low and high rise apartment complexes which have a number of bedrooms and offer kitchen facilities - making them ideal for families who don't want to rent two hotel rooms.
Most apartments have a pool and are within walking distance from a patrolled beach, so children can have fun in the water and parents will know they are as safe as possible. A number of larger resorts also offer kids clubs & will entertain anyone aged between 3 and 18 for the better part of the day, plus there's the Big 4 Holiday Parks!
Top Family Resorts on the Gold Coast
If you're looking for a great place to take the kids, try the resorts and apartments below - they'll look after the little ones while the big ones work on their suntans: many these resorts can be booked through Booking.com
Paradise Resort is set on five acres close to beaches and attractions, the Resort is renowned as 'heaven for kids and paradise for parents', featuring 358 guest rooms and a firm 'kid's first' policy. The only resort that truly caters for children aged 0- 12 years, parents can relax knowing the kids are having a ball in the Resort’s Zone 4 Kids Club, with its 7 themed play spaces and experienced team, as well as the giant new Zone 4 Kids Waterpark – one of the biggest Resort Aqua Play Water Park’s in the Southern Hemisphere and free for all guests.
Just 5 minutes' walk from the white sands of Mermaid Beach on Queensland's Gold Coast, this tropical resort offers apartments with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and cooking facilities. Guests can enjoy 3 pools and 2 restaurants, a round on the mini golf course, tennis plus family-size apartments surrounded by lush gardens and swimming pools. Guests can soak up the sun in the lagoon pool, try the pool slide, or unwind in the spa pool.
BreakFree Diamond Beach offers quality self-contained accommodation situated amongst tropical gardens, less than 100 metres from Broadbeach. The resort features 2 swimming pools and a spa, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and a large balcony, some with direct pool access. Guests can relax in the garden or have a barbecue and for children, the resort provides a games room, children's pool and playground.
Paradise Island is one of the best family resorts on the Gold Coast with spacious apartments and a seperate sleeping area for the kids. It has a great pool and tennis court as well as an acclaimed Kids Club. Just 2 minutes’ walk from Surfers Paradise’ Cavill Avenue, Paradise Island Resort offers a heated pool, a hot tub and a sauna. All apartments feature a private balcony. Guests also enjoy a fitness centre and a tennis court, and can play arcade games and pinball machines in the games room. There is also a covered outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities.
The salt water lagoon, complete with tropical fish and waterfalls is enough to keep just about any kid occupied for months, the resort itself is one of the Gold Coast's finest. The exquisite 28 level resort features 329 rooms and is located just a few minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise, within easy reach of famous beaches, fashionable shopping precincts and picturesque hinterland valleys.
Located in a great (quiet) location in Surfers Paradise, but still close to the action and not far from the beach, Crown Towers is well-situated for families and has a children's lagoon pool with pirate ship and waterslide. Just 5 minutes' walk from Surfers Paradise Beach, Mantra Crown Towers offers self-contained apartments with a private balcony. Guests enjoy a Thai restaurant, a bar and a cafe. The spacious apartments at the Mantra Crown Towers each offer a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and outdoor furniture. Some apartments also offer panoramic ocean views.