10 Reasons To Stay at Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast

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I don’t usually write about places that we haven’t been to ourselves, but am making an exception for Paradise Resort at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast as I have heard SUCH great things about this very family-friendly resort.



Word-of-mouth is always the best recommendation and here are some things that other mum bloggers have said.


Paradise Resort has something for everyone. The two waterparks cater to all ages.. the spa was so full of children it looked like kid soup….

Amanda who writes at Cooker and a Looker wrote this glowing review after a stay at Paradise Resort with her two young girls.


If you are a tired parent, and you need some chill out time Paradise Resort is the answer.

My friend Julie (who I really must meet in real life) posted her family’s review over at her excellent blog Gourmet Getaways


 Our ‘King Bunkhouse’ room included a queen bed for us and a cute little enclave of ocean themed bunk beds, complete with its own TV, Playstation and drawing table.   During the rare periods of down time spent in the hotel room, the kids only ventured out of this self contained bunker for food.


Here are the my reasons for knowing that Paradise Resort is where we’ll stay next time we visit the Gold Coast.


Top Ten Reasons To Stay At Paradise Resort

1. It’s totally self-contained, so if we want to spend a few days just chilling, everything is there.

2. It’s very close to the centre of Surfers so my teenagers could easily get themselves out and about independently.

3. There are kids clubs for children  from 0 – 12 years, with nine themed play spaces.

4. Paradise Resort has won a ton of family resort awards – a ton!

5. The lagoon pool, spa and huge water park would keep my twins entertained for hours… days!

6. There’s a cafe, a restaurant, a mini-mart and a juice bar on site – and kids meals are just $8.

7. The kids can try laser tag, ice skating, rockclimbing and then exhaust themselves in the playground.

8. I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor and the majority were very very positive.

9. The resort is just a short walk from the gorgeous beach at Surfers Paradise, I know I’d want to walk along that beach a lot so this is a big plus for me.

10. It’s not expensive, and has a huge variety of rooms types, suites and interconnecting rooms, so we could all be accommodated easily.




Book me in!

I’m all for nature and camping in the wilderness, but this type of holiday suits me fine too and it would certainly suit my kids.


Check out prices and availability at the Paradise Resort here.


Have you been to Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast?

Are you planning holidays for 2015 yet?



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Posted on: February 5, 2015


  • Reply February 6, 2015

    Monique@The Urban Mum

    Many, many moons ago (ago it was 1979…), my family left our home in sweet but conservative New Zealand to live in Fiji…enroute we spent 6 weeks on the Gold Coast (and then every other xmas holidays until I left home)…it was the most thrilling place and I still dream of the days spent in the surf and the nights eating seafood in Cavil Mall …then the ‘coast’ changed and I never returned. My poor deprived kids haven’t visited the ‘worlds’ or this part of Queensland. This cool Resort gives me a great reason to go, soon -love the options for kids (and for parents to relax..). Recommendations from other Mums and Dads are priceless…xx

    • Reply February 12, 2015

      Seana Smith

      We did go up pre-blogging days and do some theme parks, equal parts joy and horror. I’m always pumping my friends for info on holidays and love getting to know travel bloggers well so that I can hear their views on places. Newspapers and magazine articles are much less appealing for me as info sources these days.

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