The management of Paradise Resort in Surfers Paradise has spent months of research and a lot of money to create heaven for children and a paradise for parents.
The resort's themed Z4K (Zone for Kids) and Crèche, tropical pools, restaurants and bar have all been designed to ensure the entire family finds their perfect holiday place a place where happy memories will be made.
It is spread over two hectares and surrounded by lush palms and tropical greenery an oasis very close to the heart and attractions of bustling Surfers Paradise.
Once inside the oasis there are many facilities to please and entertain all ages. Many people don't leave the grounds until it's time to go home.
There are four pools and a spa, tennis courts, adventure playground, games room, basketball and vertical challenge climbing wall. Most are free. There is a resort shop, mini-mart, a tour desk and, if you do want to venture into Surfers, a shuttle bus.
The Z4K mini fun park is for five to 12 year olds and Junior Gecko is a holiday child care centre for the babies and toddlers up to five years old. The outdoor adventure playground has a Gecko slide pool, wading pool and exciting activities which change daily. Gizmo, a lovable character, helps everyone enjoy themselves while parents are having some time to themselves.
When it's time for refreshments, Sinbad's is open for breakfast and dinner. Choose from a hot or cold buffet which changes nightly and features cuisine from around the world.
GD's Express is great for poolside drinks and cakes, sandwiches and takeaway meals. It opens every day for lunch and seasonally for breakfast and dinner.
A highlight of each week is Bernie's Poolside Barbecue. Apart from delicious food and salad buffet, you are treated to a Polynesian dance show including haka, hula and Samoan fire dance.
Two Cans is the place for a refreshing cold beer, glass of wine or just the right holiday cocktail. There are plenty of fancy drinks for children too. It is open from early evening till late.
There are accommodation choices to suit all families. Resort, Deluxe and Junior Bunkhouse Rooms sleep two adults and two children. Resort Family Rooms are for two adults and three children and Family Interconnects sleep four adults and four children.
Paradise Resort rooms start at $172 per room. Children stay, play and eat for free. Between April 1 and September 15, 2006 (excluding April 8 to 30, 2006), you pay for five nights and stay another two for free, or pay for 10 nights and stay another four for free. There is a maximum of four free nights and conditions apply.
Virgin Blue has flights to the Gold Coast with limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at April 6, 2006, and are subject to change.
To Coolangatta based on one way fare;
- From Sydney, $79
- From Melbourne, $109
- From Adelaide, $129
- From Perth, $259
For further information
122 Ferny Avenue
Surfers Paradise 4217
Ph: 1800 074 111
Fax: (07) 5579 4492
Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.