11 of the Best Family Resorts on the Gold Coast

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Queensland's stunning Gold Coast is a popular pick among families, and it's not difficult to see why. Plenty of family resorts, beautiful beaches, a whole lot of attractions and a relatively reliable weather outlook (La Niña permitting, of course), combine to make the Gold Coast an easy and entertaining place to travel with kids.

When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of family resorts on the Gold Coast to suit every budget. If you don't have the time to do the research, we've rounded up the best family resorts to make booking your next holiday a breeze! 

11 of the Best Family Resorts on the Gold Coast

1. Paradise Resort

The best family resorts on the Gold Coast
Let's just say, Paradise Resort is top of the list for good reason!

Winner of Australia's Best Family Resort for the 11th year in a row, and the 2021 winner of Unique Accommodation in the QLD Tourism Awards, Paradise Resort Gold Coast is known for being a ‘cruise ship on land’ and basically, everything you could need from one of the best family resorts on the Gold Coast. 

Perfectly situated just a few short metres from the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach, when we say Paradise Resort has got it all, we mean it's got it all. A veritable haven of holiday fun, the resort features an ice rink, waterpark, miniature train, plenty of daily activities and entertainment, and the all-important Kids' Club.

There are themed rooms, family rooms, resort rooms and accessible rooms on offer, meaning there's something for every type of trip and budget! 

Location: 122 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

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2. Sea World Resort 

Sea World Resort
Sea World is undoubtedly one of the most fun and unforgettable family resorts on the Gold Coast! 

Australia's only theme park resort awaits at the iconic Sea World Resort!

Offering so much more than just accommodation, Sea World Resort is a fun-filled oasis complete with an aquatic adventure playground, daily Nickolodeon character meet-and-greets, an activity-packed Kids' Club, plus so much more. 

Sea World Resort provides a range of family rooms and suites to meet a diverse range of accommodation needs, while the package deals on offer make it one of the most popular family resorts on the Gold Coast. Run, don't walk! 

Location: Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

3. Mantra Crown Towers

Mantra Crown Towers Surfers Paradise
Enjoy the gorgeous Gold Coast from the gorgeous Mantra Crown Towers at Surfers Paradise—the ultimate family resort on the Gold Coast.


Mantra Crown Towers is the ultimate family-friendly Gold Coast resort, situated a literal stone's throw from Surfers Paradise beach. And when you're not out and about exploring the local area? Relax poolside at the tropical lagoon pool while the kids do their own thing in the children's pool, complete with a pirate ship, waterslide and even its very own sandy beach. What more could little holiday-seekers wish for? 

The resort boasts one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments complete with self-catering facilities and Foxtel TV, making them the perfect place to relax and unwind before your next fun-filled day out on the Goldie.

We recently got to stay at the amazing Mantra Crown Towers - check out our honest ellaslist review.

Location: 5/19 Palm Ave, Surfers Paradise

4. NRMA Treasure Island Resort

Family Resorts on the Gold Coast
Relaxation for parents while the kids are amused by an array of activities? Sign us up!


NRMA's Treasure Island Holiday Resort offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for a family resort on the Gold Coast.

Perfect for families of fun-seekers, Treasure Island Holiday Resort offers wall-to-wall adventure for the kids, where a splash park and a year-round Kids’ Club promise to keep the youngsters well and truly occupied. The roster of resort activities has something for every family member, including mini golf, go-kart hire, four resort-style swimming pools, a playground, a cinema, a gym, basketball and tennis courts and more. 

When it comes to accommodation options, NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort has a mega range, making it one of the most family-friendly resorts on the Gold Coast. Accommodation ranges from villas, units and cabins to camping and caravan park areas and even luxury glamping safari tents for those looking for something a bit different. 

Location: 117 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters

5. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Gold Coast
JW Marriott Resort & Spa is a must-visit family resort on the Gold Coast. 

Family-friendly five-star luxury awaits at the beautiful JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.

Brimming with beauty, this family resort on the Gold Coast is situated alongside beaches and hinterland and is positively bursting with unique and enriching experiences. 

Offering the perfect base for exploring the Gold Coast, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is centrally located, which makes for both beautiful vistas and accessibility to the local area. For when you're not out and about exploring, the resort also offers a unique Kids' program with awesome experiences for children. Kids will absolutely love joining in the Mini Misono sushi-making class, family yoga or participating in herb planting in the JW Garden!

Location: 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise

6. Ashmore Palms Holiday Village

Family Resorts on the Gold Coast
Looking for a more budget-friendly family resort on the Gold Coast? Ashmore Palms Holiday Village has you covered.

For the ultimate in Gold Coast family fun, Ashmore Palms Holiday Village is the perfect place to stay.

Boasting a range of self-contained cabin accommodations and resort-style facilities, Ashmore Palms is home to tropical swimming lagoons, two kids' playgrounds, tropical gardens, an activity centre, a tennis court and more. 

If you're looking to keep the budget in check, Ashmore Palms Holiday Village is one of the best family resorts on the Gold Coast.

Location: 71 Hinde St, Ashmore

7. Mantra Sun City

Family resorts on the Gold Coast
Soak up these views in plush accommodations at Mantra Sun City.

Set amongst lush tropical gardens, this much-loved family resort on the Gold Coast is the ideal destination for a beachside holiday.

Set amidst lush tropical gardens and well located to the Gold Coast's buzzing nightlife and family-friendly dining options, Mantra Sun City is also home to three pools - one indoor, one outdoor, plus a kids' lagoon pool with waterslides.

The wide range of accommodation options boasts self-catering facilities and air-conditioning, as well as gorgeous views over the Pacific Ocean or hinterland. Basically, it's a one-stop shop for all things family fun on the Gold Coast!

Location: 3400 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise

8. Turtle Beach Resort 

Family resorts on the Gold Coast
Family fun awaits at the amazing Turtle Beach Resort on the Gold Coast!

Turtle Beach Resort is one of the best family resorts on the Gold Coast offering family-friendly accommodations in the form of unique one-, two-, and three-bedroom options.

Prepare for an unparalleled experience filled with amenities and a wide array of activities guaranteed to keep the kids endlessly entertained! Imagine yourself sipping on a refreshing drink while observing your little ones joyfully exploring the exhilarating Splash Zone water park from the comfort of The Deck. Idyllic, right?

And if you're in need of some well-deserved relaxation, simply entrust your children to the care of the dedicated Club Turtle Kids Club and treat yourself to a peaceful escape at the exclusive Adults Only pool. Indulge in premium resort facilities, designed to enhance your stay and create unforgettable memories. Race ya!

Location: 2346 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

9. Q1 Resort 

Family resorts on the Gold Coast
With an iconic location and luxurious facilities to boot—a stay at Q1 Resort promises to be a memorable experience.

The tallest residential tower in Australia and arguably the Gold Coast's most elite holiday apartments, Q1 Resort is a premium offering that is not to be missed when it comes to family resorts on the Gold Coast.

Complete with one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments, it's a great choice regardless of how big your party size is. 

The facilities are elite—with a range of restaurants, lagoon pools, a luxurious spa, and more. Oh, and did we mention it's situated just 50-metres from the patrolled beach? It doesn't get much better than that!

Location: 9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise

10. BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Family resorts on the Gold Coast
Perfect for families, BIG4 Gold Coast is up there with the best family resorts on the Gold Coast.

Immerse yourself in this tropical Gold Coast paradise, where family and furry friends are warmly welcomed with open arms at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park.

Discover a realm of endless fun, as the resort proudly boasts the closest proximity to the Gold Coast Theme Parks. With Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, Outback Spectacular, Topgolf, Dream World, and Whitewater World just a short 5-minute drive away, it's perfectly placed for thrill seekers. An onsite water park also awaits, boasting an incredible 300 metres of exhilarating slides. Parents can relax and observe from the comfort of poolside cabanas or join in on the excitement by experiencing the super-slides and over 40 interactive play features for themselves. Basically—no matter how you choose to spend your time, rest assured that every stay at BIG4 Park is nothing short of magical.

Location: 66-86 Siganto Drive, Gold Coast

11. Nobby Beach Holiday Village

Nobby Beach Holiday Village
The perfect family getaway awaits at Nobby Beach Holiday Village.

Centrally located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Nobby Beach Holiday Village is close to the beach and all Gold Coast attractions. 

Providing the perfect affordable Gold Coast Caravan Park accommodation package for your Queensland holiday, the resort's affordable and modern accommodation offers holidaymakers all the comforts of home and then some. 

Plus, with 2 heated pools, a 35-metre mega waterslide, BBQ facilities, and a kids' undercover playground, they have you covered with everything you need for a great family holiday on the Gold Coast.

Location: 1 Hillcrest Parade, Miami

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