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Romantic Gold Coast Weekend Getaways

Take your loved one on a romantic getaway to the Gold Coast.

The sun-drenched Gold Coast is the ideal destination for a couple’s getaway. We’ve picked the top spots to enjoy.

couple sunbathing on beach


Ideal for: A mix of sightseeing & downtime 
A relaxed and friendly town located along the Gold Coast, Broadbeach is the ultimate location for a calm and stress-free couple’s holiday. With gorgeous sweeping white-sand beaches, lush parks beckoning you to roll out your picnic blanket, and casual weekend markets for you to meander through, the everyday worries just seem to wash away. 
While this Gold Coast suburb may be uber-relaxed, its food and drink scene has come on in leaps and bounds recently, with new eateries and drinking holes popping up every summer. From sun-drenched beachside cafes to fine-dining eateries squirrelled away down side streets, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spoil that special someone with a nice meal or two. 
Looking for some action and adventure on your next couples retreat? No visit to Broadbeach is complete without learning to surf on the famous white stretch of sand. Whether you are a novice looking to catch your first wave, or a pro looking to share your hobbies with a loved one, there are plenty of beachside surf schools to choose from. 
A couple’s holiday along beautiful Broadbeach is worthy of an equally as great accommodation choice. The Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is a  luxury hotel located right on the beach so you can really immerse yourself in Australia’s chicest coastal lifestyle. With impeccable service, two stunning swimming pools, and beautifully appointed ocean view accommodation, you’ll be able to feel the ocean breeze from your room. 

A sparkle moment was created for a couple who chose to stay with us to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Traditionally a pearl is given as the gift, so our in-house pastry chef created a sweet welcome treat to celebrate the momentous occasion.”

- Simone Roberts, Guest Experience Coordinator at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Looking for a great meal close to your hotel? The Two Chef Hat restaurant, room81 is frequented by locals and visitors looking to sample their signature cocktails and cuisine.
couple looking at sunset in Coolangatta


Ideal for: Laid back couples who want to go with the flow
Located at the gateway to the Gold Coast, just 40 minutes south of Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta is in the ideal holiday location. Dotted with sandy beaches, world-class surf breaks and trendy boutiques and bars, it’s a tropical oasis. A charming beachside town with a laid-back vibe, Coolangatta is ideal for couples who are looking to soak up some sunshine on the beaches and take things at a slower pace. 
After your day out exploring the region, be sure to make it back to Coolangatta beach for sunset – don’t forget to bring along a picnic for two and a bottle of the region’s top bubbly as well. With a lot fewer tourists than Surfer’s Paradise, you won’t be struggling to find space to lie out your beach towel here at Coolangatta Beach. 
Taking in a close second position for best sunset is Kirra Hill Lookout which offers sweeping views from Miami Beach to Snapper Rocks. Home to the annual Quicksilver Pro surfing contest, Snapper Rocks is also a great place for couples who enjoy an early morning surf.
A little less unexpected, but on Friday evenings Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is taken over by the Sanctuary Markets that put on a delicious spread of international cuisines. You can also pick up local produce, enjoy a drink and soak up the live entertainment.  A far cry from the glitzy restaurants in nearby Surfers Paradise, this weekend tradition is the perfect idea for a laidback date night.
couple enjoying a swim at The Mercure Gold Coast Resort


Ideal for: Couples looking to escape the hustle & bustle 
A quieter suburb in the Gold Coast, Carrara is ideal for those looking to get away from it all. Only a short drive to the beach and just moments from some of the region’s top attractions, you are never too far from the action of the Gold Coast. Home to the Gold Coast’s most famous markets which have been in operation for 30 years, the Carrara Markets offer a whole range of local goodies, from homewares and fashion items to local produce and kid’s toys. 
For a fun date night idea, take your partner to King Tutt’s Putt Putt 18-hole mini-golf course which has themed courses such as Ancient Egyptian and Jurassic Putt. If you and your loved one are proper golf enthusiasts, then you’re in luck because Carrara is home to three large golf courses. One of which (Palm Meadows) is located on-site at The Mercure Gold Coast Resort. This idyllic hotel also offers tennis courts, two outdoor swimming pools and an on-site spa. With all of this on offer, you’ll never need to leave the hotel! 
couple walking along Surfers Paradise beach

Surfer’s Paradise

Ideal for: Couples who like to be in the heart of the Gold Coast action 
Bustling Surfers Paradise is ideal for couples looking to be right in the heart of the action. This seaside resort is known for high-rise skyscrapers that stretch along the beach offering enviable views along the coastline, lively weekend markets, and an electric nightlife that is sure to entertain. 
Surfer’s Paradise is the ideal entertainment playground, brimming with restaurants, international events and watering holes that stay open into the wee hours. While this scene may not be for everyone, the pumping atmosphere can be quite contagious. If you are looking for an excellent Surfers Paradise venue to enjoy creative cocktails and delicious tapas such as BBQ octopus and grilled halloumi, then the Hyde Paradiso is the place to be. In a prime location right along the Surfers Paradise esplanade, and with beach-luxe interiors the Hyde Paradiso in the ideal place to bring in your Gold Coast weekend getaway. 
After your journey to Surfers Paradise stretch your legs along the foreshore which is great for walkers, cyclists and skateboarders. Hugging the beach, there are plenty of opportunities enjoy a mid-walk swim and sunbathe. Come sundown (on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday), you and your loved one can enjoy the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets which are packed with 100 stalls offering hand-made local spoils, fresh produce and ready to eat goodies. Once you’ve selected your food for the evening, grab a spot on the sand and enjoy the live entertainment on offer. 
Looking to find the perfect accommodation for your Surfers Paradise weekend? The Novotel Surfers Paradise Hotel is only minutes from the beach, offering city skyline or ocean views from your private balcony. Relax by the swimming pool, enjoy a few romantic drinks at the Level 5 Rooftop Bar or have a hit of tennis at the hotel tennis court.
Whether you are surfing in Broadbeach, loving the nightlife in Surfers Paradise or enjoying some downtime in Coolangatta, there are plenty of romantic locations along the Gold Coast to enjoy with your special someone. Accor is here to make you feel at home on your next romantic weekend away, book your stay with Accor now.

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