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Published December 16th 2017
Turtle Beach Resort will keep the kids out of your hair
Turtle Beach Resort is an exceptional stay for families looking for a convenient location with extensive facilities for kids. We enjoyed a 2 night getaway Turtle Beach Resort during peak school holiday season and had an amazing time!
Turtle Beach Resort features:
Splash n Play Area (Dumping bucket, slides, water cannons) Several other pools & waterslide Mini Golf & Tennis (Fee Applies) Heated outdoor spa Convenience store Small games arcade
Outdoor barbecue area Restaurant & bar Kids Club
Small gated playground
Free Wifi (this is very clogged in peak times)
We booked our apartment through Airbnbto save some money on our trip. While this left us with less flexibility on room choice, it saved me almost $200.
The apartment owner also supplied tennis rackets and gold putts saving me a further fee for those activities. I do, however, recommend this resort even when paying resort managed prices. I'll be visiting again for sure!
The air-conditioned 1 bedroom apartment was very spacious. It would easily sleep an extra person on a fold out mattress. The main lounge provided was a futon, this was comfortable enough that I fell asleep watching the TV.
The resort itself is incredible, I barely saw my son while I lounged on the chairs provided. The Splash N Play area is fully supervised so for older children, you can afford to take your eyes off them a few minutes here and there.
The restaurant has weather pool facing or Splash N Play zone facing views, so if you fancy a beer and cricket on the big screen provided - you can totally relax!
The food at the restaurant is great and reasonably priced. Get in early as the resort guests start lining up around 5.30pm.
The beach is only a 3-minute drive, technically across the road, however, you wouldn't want to cross the busy Gold Coast Highway.
If you are happy to drive a little bit further, Tallebudgera is an incredible spot for family swimming and hosts a great playground.
Turtle Beach Resort is in a very convenient location. Pacific Fair, one of the Gold Coast major shopping centres is a 5-minute drive. This shopping centre is massive and you will need a couple of hours to get through it.