Gold Coast Resorts & Spa Retreats

The Gold Coast is the nations prime destination for relaxation but in 1000+ accommodation options which are the best picks? Here we will highlight the best resorts and spa retreats in the region.

The city has a wide array of resorts and retreats offering varying levels of features and amenities, ranging from basic swimming pool and garden, through to resorts offering gardens, pools, gyms and onsite day spa facilities.


Our picks for the top holiday resorts and spa retreats on the Gold Coast based on user reviews


Ruffles Lodge and Spa

5 star | av rates 365 and up

Located in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland, the 5-star Ruffles Lodge features a luxury day spa, 3 acres of gardens and forest, an à la carte fine dining restaurant with coastal views, and a pool with views and pool-side bar.

Escarpment Retreat & Day Spa

5-Star | av rates 295 and up

The award-winning Escarpment Retreat & Day Spa is set amongst 4 acres of botanical gardens on Tamborine Mountain. It offers private villas, a house, a day spa and spectacular mountain views.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

av rates 157 and up

Set in the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, O’Reilly’s offers accommodation overlooking the rainforest and mountains. Complimentary guided bird walks are offered daily and the iconic Tree Top Walk is free of charge.

Q1 Resort & Spa

4.5 star | av rates 270 and up

The luxury Q1 Tower Gold Coast apartments are self-contained and resort features include the Q1 Spa, heated lap pool, 2 lagoon swimming pools, fitness centre, a private mini theater along with 4 restaurants.

RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

5 star | av rates 280 and up

RACV Royal Pines Resort is a 100-hectare resort with a 27-hole championship golf course, driving range, 5 restaurants, water park area with 3 waterslides, toddler’s pool and various water activities, outdoor lagoon pool, 5 tennis courts, a fitness center, children’s playground and a new Day Spa.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

5 star | av rates 384 and up

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast features a pool with pool bar, a health spa, direct beach access, fitness centre, and very popular buffet restaurant.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

5 star | av rates 225 and up

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort offers a saltwater beach lagoon pool, lush garden, spa, 4 restaurants, and access to golf course, fitness center, and 5 tennis courts.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa

5 star | av rates 280 and up

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa features a private saltwater lagoon, sandy beaches, an artificial reef with tropical fish, 5 on-site dining options, the Ruby Spa, and a fitness center.

Couran Cove Island Resort

4 star | av rates 195 and up

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa features a private saltwater lagoon, sandy beaches, an artificial reef with tropical fish, 5 on-site dining options, the Ruby Spa, and a fitness center.

Royal Woods Resort

4.5 star | av rates 224 and up

Royal Woods Resort features natural tropical surroundings, spacious villas, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub and spa. The 1 and 2-bedroom suites or 3-bedroom villas are self-contained with kitchen and laundry facilities.



All Resorts

Standard level
1503 Surfers Plaza Resort Aussie Resort Beach Point Resort
Equinox Sun Resort K Resort Long Beach Resort
Paradise Resort Raffles Royale Sail Fish Cove Resort
Spindrift Resort Surfers Plaza Resort
Mid level
Bahia Beach Front Resort Best Western Outrigger Burliegh Acapulco Resort
Beachcomber Resort Binna Burra Carmel by the Sea
Chancellor Resort Chateau Beach Side Couran Point Island Resort
Diamond Beach Diamond Sands Resort Emerald Resort
Golden Riviera Beach Resort Ipanema Resort Maldives Resort
Mari Court Resort Montego Sands Resort Neptune
Peninsula Resort Portobello Royal Pacific
Royal Palm Resort Savannah Splendido Resort
Sunbird Beach Resort Sunset Island Resort Surfers Beach Resort one
Mid-High level
Atrium Belair Broadbeach on the Park
Calypso Plaza Chevron Renaissance Contessa
Couran Cove Island Resort Crown Towers Resort Marrakesh
Mediterranean Resort Paradise Island Resort Outrigger Coolangatta
Outrigger Sun City Pacific Views Resort Paradise Centre Resort
Phoenician Q1 Resort Quality Resort Twin Towns
Ritz Resort Sea World Nara Resort Surfers Aquarius
Villa Casa Blanca Wings Resort Xanadu Resort
High level
Palazzo Colonnades Royal Pines Royal Woods
Sheraton Mirage Resort


Also see the full list of 65 Resorts on the Gold Coast at


Also See: Our Personal Picks for the top places to stay

Here are our lists of the top choices based on our own experiences as locals, previous visitor reviews and ratings, value for money, and location.