Couran Cove Island Resort

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On the beach, white sand, beach volleyball, kayaking
On the beach, white sand, beach volleyball, kayaking
On the beach, white sand, beach volleyball, kayaking
2 outdoor pools, open 7 AM to 9 PM, pool loungers

Overview of Couran Cove Island Resort

Couran Cove Island Resort

4.0 star property
Gold Coast beachfront resort with 3 restaurants, pool bar

7.6/10 Good

443 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
4216 Gold Coast, South Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4216
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Marina
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • 3 meeting rooms
Feel at home
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Dreamworld - 20 min drive
  • Warner Bros. Movie World - 27 min drive
  • Surfers Paradise Beach - 29 min drive
  • Slingshot - 28 min drive
  • Cavill Avenue - 51 min drive

Getting around

  • Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 61 min drive
  • Gold Coast City Coomera Station - 19 min drive
  • Logan City Beenleigh Station - 25 min drive
  • Logan City Holmview Station - 27 min drive
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Couran Cove Island Resort

4-star family-friendly resort by the ocean, rejuvenated in 2016
A marina, a poolside bar and a corner/local shop are just a few of the amenities provided at Couran Cove Island Resort. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, kayaking and beach volleyball. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 on-site restaurants, which feature local and international cuisine and a poolside location. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities, such as basketball, racquetball/squash and motor boating. Guests can also expect to find mini golf, a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sunloungers
  • Free self-parking
  • Bike hire, 2 outdoor tennis courts and a ferry terminal shuttle
  • A banquet hall, a TV in the lobby and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the family-friendly amenities, helpful staff and location
More amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Sofa beds and cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • 2 bathrooms with separate baths/showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies, kitchens and fridges



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 193 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please note that the Eco Cabins are located 1.5 kilometers away from the marina and reception area.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Local/corner shop
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Mini golf
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Pool table
  • Fishing

Working away

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre (3541 square feet of space)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1988
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Marina
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 52-inch Smart TV

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Weekly housekeeping

Special features


Poolside Cafe, Spa Island – This poolside restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
The Marlin Bar – This bar specialises in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Portside Cafe – This café specialises in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 38 (roundtrip)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 10.00 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Couran Cove Island Resort South Stradbroke Island
Couran Cove Island Resort
Couran Cove Island South Stradbroke Island
Couran Cove Island
Couran Cove Resort Stradbroke
Couran Cove Island Resort Resort
Couran Cove Island Resort South Stradbroke Island
Couran Cove Island Resort Resort South Stradbroke Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Couran Cove Island Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Couran Cove Island Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Couran Cove Island Resort?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Couran Cove Island Resort on 26 October 2022 start from €151, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Couran Cove Island Resort?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 9 PM.
Are pets allowed at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Couran Cove Island Resort?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Couran Cove Island Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, fishing and volleyball and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball, racquetball/squash and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness centre and an arcade. Couran Cove Island Resort also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Couran Cove Island Resort?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, local and international cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include The Press Cafe (3.1 mi) and The Galley (6.1 mi).
Does Couran Cove Island Resort have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Couran Cove Island Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Couran Cove Island Resort like?
Couran Cove Island Resort is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from South Stradbroke Island Conservation Park. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Severely run down
Broken toilet seat and really dusty. Bedding requests apparently never received so kids weren’t happy. Extremely understaffed. Staff were trying their best but just can’t cope. Overcharged for a whole room. Direct phone number is disconnected
Nicole, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Rooms nice but service lacking
The room was clean and nice but we found the staff lacking. The reception was confusing and gave us 3 different prices for a boat berth. The bar staff were inexperienced with cocktails not tasting at all like they should. The restaurant forgot our booking even though we called a couple of times to add people. The outside of the buildings looked dirty and needed cleaning. We got locked out of our room as the lock on our door broke and when we complained were told they are old.
Cheryl, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a lovely time and the staff were amazing
Melissa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved everything about the property. It was clean, the location was perfect and the fire pit out the front was a great addition.
Chris, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

While Covid has affected the maintenance abilities of the large resort due to a downturn in occupancy, everything was awesome. If you are looking for a great relaxing holiday to get away from it all so close to the Gold Coast, then you should definitely visit. Wh thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Anton, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Milaena, 1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Debra, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Property is uniquely located. Place was full of guests and only one place to eat on a Saturday night - food choices were minimal. We ordered to eat in and they brought out takeaway so we did - but no condiments for the dishes. Cafe was shut, pizza oven not working and quite obviously the place was well understaffed for the volume of guests.
Linda, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Ok the staff were absolutely amazing. Very friendly and very helpful. We had to wait 1.5 hours for the room to be ready after I was told it would be ready by the time we arrived at 1pm only to find when we got to the room which we were charge for the buggy to take us to the room that was 1.5km away from reception we couldn’t get in as the key was wrong. The other door wasn’t even locked. The Eco cabin was still dirty. The fans were disgusting. Dust on ledges, dirt on walls, the toilet kept running- had to double tap for it to stop. Only one toilet roll was left for 5 ladies for 3 days. No broom or mop to keep the floors clean. To lock one door we had to use a broom handle in the tracks. Up around reception and pool area was all lovely and clean, tidy but once you get down when we were staying it was very run down which was disappointing after the price we paid to stay. We walked over to surf beach/ club on the beach only to find it was closed for renovations and that was a 1.2 km walk. Sunset bar was absolutely amazing and the guy behind the bar was awesome. I would of loved to of seen this place 5 years ago. $70 to take an esky over and back is pretty bloody expensive if you ask me.
Cherie, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Claudia, 1-night trip
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