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January 09, 2022 7 min read

Australia’s top Luxury family resorts for a Staycation

Have you missed your annual overseas family holiday since Covid hit? Well, now the borders are open! But are you confident venturing overseas again? If not, we have some staycation options that will really give you either that family holiday or a luxury weekender.

There are so many benefits of enjoying a weekend at a luxury resort with the family:

  • Resort pools and multiple pools, so the kids can swim all day
  • Enjoying lunch time cocktails and food delivered straight to your daybed
  • Nice crisp bedding while sleeping on a cloud with turn down service
  • Room service with in-house movie!
  • Some even offer all Inclusive food & drinks packages

If you sign up on their website you can generally get an On-Line discount or package.

Here’s a list of Resort in Australia that we recommend.

 

SEA WORLD RESORT – Gold Coast, QLD

If you have childrens, this resort will ALWAYS be on your bucket list! So why not check it out now before you start heading overseas again!

Queensland’s best family resort offers all the benefits to make your Gold Coast holiday one to remember. If you want a weekend away with fun from dusk till dawn, well, look no further.

Check out the unbeatable packages, depending on what you want for your stay. Our fav is the “Theme Park package” including unbeatable activities & entertainment for the whole family. You can also add children on for $60 per night.

Sea World Resort is our top number 1 choice as they also have a Conservation Program! We encourage everyone to check out their animal and welfare missions.

If you want theme park fun, at Sea World Resort you won’t be disappointed.

Click here to see Sea World Resort's packages

Sea World Resort - Gold Coast

 

JW MARRIOT GOLD COAST RESORT & SPA - Surfers Paradise, QLD

If you are looking for a resort to relax, unwind and keep the kids busy, this is it! Just think Bali, in Surfers Paradise! The JW Marriot is one of the best in Australia!

In a luxury 5-star, you can definitely spend a weekend away here. 5 star rooms, pools, amenities, the beach at your doorstep. This resort has everything! Gorgeous rooms and suites an ideal setting for 5-star relaxation, each offering complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedding and pristine marble bathrooms. Wake up refreshed and take advantage of our hotel's many superb amenities, including peaceful lagoons and an outdoor resort pool, a modern fitness centre and sport club.

They even have a living Coral Reef you can snorkel in! That is a great way to get the kids interested in snorkeling.

Definately sign up on their website to get direct rates from the website.

 JW Marriot Gold Coast luxury resort for families

RACV NOOSA RESORT – Noosa Heads QLD

RACV Retreat has so much to offer families, with apartment and villa accommodation to fit every requirement and facilities ranging from an outdoor infinity-edge heated pool to waterslides, a splash park and kids’ club so parents can take advantage of the fabulous spa.

If you have water loving children, this is heaven!  Check out the amazing heated pool, order your cocktail and you will not leave this resort for your entire stay!

Sign up and you can save 20% if you stay a little longer.

 RACV Noosa resort family luxury holidays

PEPPERS BEACH CLUB – Port Douglas QLD

We have known a few friends to stay here and they absolutely LOVE it! It has a chic casual feel with loads to do for families. A real “Beach Club” vibe.

 With less than a 10 minute stroll from the heart of Port Douglas, discover casual elegance at Peppers Beach Club. Laze the day away on the lagoon pool's sun deck, or venture out to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation and Four Mile Beach. Unwind in your beautiful Spa Suite, or 1, 2 or 3 Bedroom Suite - some with private swim-up pool decks. Dine on delectable local produce at our onsite restaurant Koko Poolside Bar and Kitchen, or enjoy an evening's entertainment at Macrossan Street.

Check it out here!

Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas

 

CROWN TOWERS – Perth WA

As we live in Perth, we can not recommend Crown Towers enough!!!! It suits a family staycation, an anniversary overnighter, staying with a group of friends, oh anything.

Towers has it all, luxurious rooms with unparalleled city views. Intelligently designed with the latest in luxury hotel technology and hosting Crown Towers’ renowned service, guests will have the opportunity to experience hotel indulgence in Perth unlike any other. Resort pools, plenty of dining options and you can even sign up for Crystal Club, selected food & drinks on your VIP floor.

Our advice, don’t be tempted to stay at the cheaper Crown Metropol, Towers is worth every extra cent! If you sign up to their Crown Rewards club you will get instant 15% off your booking. Also keep an eye out on their “Offers”, as they are pretty sweet!

 

 

CABLE BEACH CLUB RESORT & SPA – Broome WA

The perfect location to escape our Australian winter, Broome is the idealic weather for families who crave the sunshine during the cold weather Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa caters to families wanting an action-packed holiday without compromising the luxury resort experience. Splash around the family pool and water playground, enjoy a game of mini golf or tennis and then refuel at one of the resort’s four restaurants. Parents can sneak off for alone time at the adults-only ocean pool, book in for a pamper session at the Chahoya Spa by L ’Occitane, or seek peace in the meditation room.

Check it out here!

 

PULLMAN PALM COVE SEA TEMPLE RESORT & SPA – Palm Cove  QLD

This luxurious family resort has one of the largest lagoon pools in the Southern Hemisphere! The accommodation is luxe with “Swim out Villa” if you want to indulge and stay in your bathers all day. Or you can enjoy the Studio Rooms, Apartments with cooking facilities or plunge pools.

If you are lucky enough to go during the school holidays, make sure you book the kids into the kids club. So parents can go out for dinner in nearby Port Douglas at one of the many five star restaurants or check into the Spa.

Check out their website for packages that suit your holiday or staycation. They have Girls Trip packages, Kids packages, Rest & Recreation packages and “Stay & Save” to help you get the most of your stay.

Check out their " Stay & Save" packages here.

Pullman Palm cove luxurious family holiday

 

PEPPERS SALT RESORT & SPA – Kingscliff NSW

Embracing breezy seaside style, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa is the ideal coastal Kingscliff accommodation. You'll never be short of things to do, with the lagoon pool, The Spa at Salt, tennis courts and Season restaurant for the most delectable of dining.

Stylish coastal accommodation ranging from hotel rooms and apartments that sleep up to six, to luxury Bale Rooms with their own private entrance and pool. The beach-inspired pool is perfect for the kids to swim while you relax on a daybed.

Located in serene Kingscliff on the coast you can easily choose the local ocean waves. A small, coastal village with laid-back vibes, Kingscliff feels like a secret getaway. Enjoy seaside relaxation on Australia's amazing coast.

 Peppers Salt Kingscliff

 

PARK HYATT MELBOURNE – Melbourne VIC

The Park Hyatt Melbourne offers exclusive, luxury accommodation in the heart of the city. A 5 star hotel that is perfect for a weekend staycation and provides a private haven in the heart of the city.

Plenty of family friendly room options that are luxurious and a pool that is Insta worth!

You will want to make sure your camera battery is charged for this stay. They even have an Ambassador Guide Dog, Mr Walker. They kids will love to meet him, the hotel lobby encourage you to share your photos and stories with our lovable Canine Ambassador.
Mr Walker is looking for the perfect assistant to help him and would love you to join his team!

Are you up for the challenge?

Oh, how cute it that!!!! With an amazing indoor pool and Mr Walker, the kids will love staying here!

They have staycation offers also, see them here.

 Park Hyatt Melbourne staycation

 

JAMALA WILDILFE LODGE - Canberra, ACT

Do you have little Wildlife Warriors aged 6 and above? Jamala Wildlife Lodge is within a National Zoo & Aquarium, allowing guests to have wildlife encourters. If you have South Africa on your bucketlist, here is an amazing staycation that will give you your African animal encounters.

In a Jungle bungalow a glass wall separates you from a pride of lions, a cheetah, tigers or a pair of Malayan sun bears! Regardless of whether you are relaxing in your lounge area, resting in bed or taking a leisurely bath, when your resident animal is in the bungalow den area, you will only be a heartbeat away from these amazing creatures, with large viewing windows looking into their habitat. All these animals have access to their enclosures during your visit.

Can you imagine that! Having a bath while a tiger walks past! Oh, who needs a resort pool!

Kids must be aged six and over to stay at this awesome luxury lodge.

I know this is not a coastal resort, but how could we not recommend Jamala!

Jamala Wildlife Lodge Canberra

 

DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT & LIVING REEF – Whitsunday Islands, QLD

DayDream island is defiantly on every beach loving family bucket lists. If it’s not, well check it out!

They had a major redevelopment in 2019, the secluded island resort offers 280 newly refurbished rooms and suites, three restaurants and three bars. It also features Australia’s only Living Reef – a free-form coral lagoon that wraps around the resort’s central building, it’s an ocean lovers dream.

Parents will love the Kids Club and kids will love the Reef Ranger program, allowing them to snorkel with more than 100 species of local marine life. The expansive pool landscape, coral beaches, rainforest walks, outdoor cinema, gym facilities and unlimited access to non motorised water activities, ensures there is something to keep everyone entertained. Even the underwater observatory!

If you are an ocean loving family, you will want to plan this into your holiday.

Here are the best flexible rates.

Daydream island whitsunday Islands

 

THE LANGHAM – Sydney NSW

WOW! If you want luxury for 1 night and have some money to spend, The Langham is pure luxury.  They have “Family Playcation” packages and even a “Petcation” Package for your pooch to enjoy luxury too!

In secluded tranquillity with beautiful rooms and suites, spectacular views to make your stay memorable. You can select a Delux Room with 2 double bed, however if you are booking for 2 adults & 2 children, you will need to check when booking.

How amazing is this pool! Definitely a stay if you have older children, so you can sit in a lounge chair and enjoy the tranquility.

Check out their offers here.

The Langham Sydney

 

We hope you have enjoyed our roundup of the best Staycations to have around Australia. All of the amazing hotels are on our bucketlist.  Fingers crossed we can start travelling again soon and enjoy exploring our amazing country.

 

Happy Staycations everyone!

Love Lee xx