Christmas is almost upon us. And while a wonderful lunch at home with the family is always a terrific way to spend Christmas, here at Escape Travel, we think this year, families should consider a fantastic Queensland break. We've negotiated some great packages with various resorts in the Sunshine State.
Here are our top family-friendly Queensland resorts perfect for a Christmas escape.
Long Island Resort, Whitsundays
The Whitsundays are an incredibly beautiful collection of 74 idyllic islands surrounded by the iconic Great Barrier Reefs. For families, the Long Island Resort on the island of the same name, has a casual vibe that welcomes families to the scenic destination. The resort proudly caters to all its guests – the kids will love the Kids Club, where activities include treasure hunts, face painting, fish and bird feeding and arts and crafts.
Mantra Coolangatta Beach, Coolangatta
Queensland’s famed Gold Coast is synonymous as a great family holiday destination. And for a comfortable yet relaxing accommodation option, consider the Mantra Coolangatta Beach resort. The facilities include a heated swimming pool, spa, sauna, exercise room and tennis court. Aside from the theme parks, the kids will love the nearby Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where they’ll be able to pat our native wildlife.
Palm Royale Cairns
For a Tropical North Queensland Christmas vacation, head to the 4-star Palm Royale in Cairns. The resort has a distinctive Mediterranean flavour whilst simultaneously incorporating classic design influences of the tropics. The landscaped tropical gardens are particularly attractive. To cool down there are two swimming pools – a beach style pool and a 25-metre lap pool.
QT Resort, Port Douglas
QT Resort Port Douglas is a new accommodation option in the exclusive enclave of Port Douglas. The resort is set amongst lush tropical gardens and is located only moments from the famous Four Mile Beach, where you can bask in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea. Holidaying families can relax by the lagoon style swimming pool, while parents can order a cocktail from the trendy swim up bar. Kids aged between 5 and 12 will appreciate the Kanga Crew Kids Club.
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Surfers Paradise
Centrally-located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the Hotel Grand Chancellor is perfectly placed to take advantage of all the activities the Gold Coast offers. Take the family to Sea World, Dream World or Movie World. Alternatively walk the short 150-metres to the beach and enjoy the sand, sun and surf. The Grand Chancellor also has swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and tennis court.