The Sunshine Coast is so popular with Sydney and Melbourne families, and there are all sorts of great places to stay.
If you like a resort holiday, then the Novotel Twin Waters Resort might be for you. Here are the main reasons why:
- It’s literally a five km drive from Sunshine Coast airport
- The resort is four star and super family-friendly
- There’s a kids club on site
- And a golf course too
- Heaps of watersports on the private lagoons with its cute small beaches
- And it’s right on Mudjimba beach
- 48,000 kids stay every year!
How do I know all this, I hear you ask?
Aha, well I stayed there a few years ago when my four kids were aged from four – 13 years old. They were all kept amused.
We went when my husband was away and I reckon that any resort that works for a solo mama and four kids is a top spot.
I went to Twin Waters again last week and had the chance to look around all the rooms and check out all the facilities and take photos.
Our family would go back here any time. And hopefully, it’ll be a case of third time lucky: I WILL get to the spa.
The Novotel Twin Waters Resort celebrated its 25th anniversary in December 2016. Here’s all the info you need to plan a stay there.
Novotel Twin Waters Resort – The Rooms and Apartments
NB Novotels always offer great deal for families. Accommodation and breakfast are free for two children under 16 years sharing a room with parents. You can always book a second roo, at 50% off. Always worth calling the resort to chat through your family’s needs.
Have one queen or two double bed. for two adults and two children maximum.
Tip – book a room on the ground floor so that the kids can run straight out to play on the grass, take balls for them to kick around too.
One and Two Bedroom Suites
There’s more space in these suites with each having a lounge room, mini-kitchenette wth microwave plus a private patio or balcony.
One bedroom suite has one king bed or two king singles, plus sofa bed in living room. Sleeps three adults or two adults and two children maximum.
Two bedroom suites comprise the one bedroom suite plus an adjoining room with a double and a single bed. Sleeps five adults or two adults and three children.
Overwater Lagoon Suite
The Queen had one of these when she stayed! These are huge suites with bedroom with king sized bed, humungous bathroom with spa bath and separate shower. The living room has a double sofa bed and private verandah. Maximum three adults.
Larger apartment options
If you need more space, have a think about the Grand Mercure Apartments at Twin Waters. These are right beside the lagoon and guests can use all the Novotel Twin Waters Resort facilities.
I stayed with the kids in a very spacious three-bedroom apartment and we walked over to the resort for breakfast and to play and use the facilities every day.
Eating and Drinking
Aqua Lounge and Bar
I’m starting with my favourite, Aqua has a spacious feel and spacious outdoor areas where you can sip a wine and eat a meal looking over the hotel pool and the lagoon. Whilst keeping the kids in order.
This is a large restaurant serving a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cuisine is international and there are themed evening buffets, look out for the Queensland Seafood Extravaganza at weekends.
Grabit and Go
This is the resort’s takeaway venue serving pizzas, burgers and other family-friendly food.
The Deli Cafe
This is a coffee shop and cafe serving sandwiches and coffees, plus essential items like toiletries and sunscreen. There’s also a bottle shop and a gift store alongside.
Resort Shop – Go Girl
No need to panic is you forget your cossie, the resort shop sells plenty, plus all sorts of resort wear and kids toys.
Novotel Twin Waters Resort – The Kids Club
I’ve written a whole post on this with lots of photos:
- Splash in the resort’s pool and spa
- Bike hire, it’s fun to ride around the lagoon
- Watersports on the lagoon like sailing and kayaking
- Surf and splash at Mudjimba beach
And pay a little extra for:
- 18 hole golf course
- Pampering at the Lagoon Day Spa
- Huge water park with giant inflatables
- Segway tours and laser skirmish games and a high ropes course with Xperiences
Getting There and Getting Around
From Sunshine Coast Airport, I have always caught a cab the short ride to the resort. When I stayed with my kids we didn’t venture too far and took buses and cabs when we did. But we were mainly having a resort holiday and there was plenty to keep us busy.
But if you’re keen to explore the many family-friendly places to go and things to do on the Sunshine Coast, then definitely recommend renting a car.
You could always have a few days just spent at the resort and then a few days getting out and about with a car.
You can look at the Resort’s own website here.
How to book
Catch up with daily activities and events on the Facebook page.
Ah, take me back… I do love a resort with plenty going on for both the kids and myself, plus good options for 100% relaxation as well.
When shall we go there?
Happy holiday planning.
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I travelled recently as a guest of Accor Resorts, many thanks to the team for looking after us so well. When I visited with my kids we travelled independently. This post contains some affiliate links.