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5 Reasons to Take the Family to Sea World Resort Gold Coast

Sea World Resort from above with the ocean on one side and broadwaters on the other

What’s a trip to the Gold Coast without visiting the famed theme parks? Better yet – staying right next door to one at Sea World Resort, where fun-filled family adventures are guaranteed.

Cast your mind back and picture your favourite family holiday…

Whether it’s the thrill of exploring somewhere new, tasting new cuisines or spending quality time with family, these are the souvenirs that stay with us forever. Lifelong memories are guaranteed when you treat the family to a stay at Sea World Resort – a Gold Coast icon located on Main Beach.

This family-friendly haven is your ticket to fun with an onsite water park, kids’ club, top-notch eateries to please little ones and grown-ups, plus an unrivalled location next to Sea World Marine Park. We’ve come to the party with five reasons why you should go.

1. Stay right next to Sea World Marine Park

Sea World rollercoaster ride with families excitedly throwing their hands in the air mid-ride
Endless thrills await. Image courtesy of Sea World.

When you stay at Sea World Resort, you’re just a quick walk next door to Sea World Marine Park – a wonderland of family-friendly fun for all ages. Fulfil those dreams of (temporarily) living next to a theme park and start your day with a Dolphin Discovery Presentation for a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at a training session. Then, get up close with ocean giants at Shark Bay, watch penguins waddle across the ice on an Antarctic adventure and meet Australia’s only polar bears at Polar Bear Shores. For the adventure-hungry, take on one of the thrilling rides, including the gravity-defying Vortex and Storm Coaster, or watch a heart-pumping water stunt show featuring some of Australia’s best athletes.

The best part? As a guest of the resort, you can skip the queues and access the park before it opens.

2. Endless activities for babies, kids and teens

Sea World Resort - Patrick Star and SpongeBob Squarepants
Say hi to your favourite characters. Image courtesy of Sea World Resort.

From AM to PM, the resort offers hours of fun for offspring of all ages. Every morning will be one to remember with daily meet-and-greets with Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star or Dora the Explorer, just outside the resort lobby. During the day, drop into the Kids’ Club to catch a movie at the theatre or be entertained by enriching games and activities. At night, the fun continues when the sun goes down at the SpongeBob SplashBash with a nightly LED show.

Looking for more Gold Coast inspiration? Check out Family-Friendly Activities on the Gold Coast.

3. Parents can relax at the pool and spa

Parents, it’s your turn to take a well-deserved break! Pull up a chair by the pool to unwind, and if you need to relax on a deeper level, book in some time to recalibrate at the Resort Salon and leave with the feeling of floating on cloud nine.

While the little ones make new friends at the Kids’ Club, take advantage of some alone time at the Boatshed Bar & Grill and take your pick from some of Australia’s best wines, beers or expertly shaken drinks.

4. Modern accommodation with space for the whole family

Treat yourself to an upgraded stay in the Deluxe Resort Room.
Treat yourself to an upgraded stay in the Deluxe Resort Room. Image courtesy of Sea World Resort.

Sea World Resort proves that family-friendly can be ultra-stylish, and days on your feet call for a space that is just as alluring as the endless activities that await beyond those four walls. Take your pick from a selection of spacious rooms: the Resort Double Room boasts a pared-back, sleek interior with cloud-like bedding and a private patio or balcony, the newly renovated Deluxe Double Room features warm coastal-inspired furnishings with refreshing pastel hues, and the Premium Room is the go-to spot for an elevated stay with water or garden views from a spacious private patio or balcony.

Wherever you choose, a great night’s sleep is assured, as is plenty of bonding time together – without stepping on each other’s toes!

5. Tasty bites across six onsite eateries to please all palates

Dining together at Sea World Resort
Enjoy special moments dining together. Image courtesy of Sea World Resort.

Fussy eaters in the family? No worries! Sea World Resort has all tastes covered with six onsite restaurants and bars.

Pick up a set of chopsticks and feast on authentic Japanese fare at Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant, get a taste of the ocean with mouth-watering seafood at Shoreline Restaurant, transport yourself to the trattorias of Rome with delicious cuisine at Melrose Italian or be spoilt for choice with a tempting selection of local classics at Boatshed Bar & Grill or the poolside Waterfall Café. For moments on-the-go, pick up a tasty treat from the Lobby Lounge to fuel your action-packed days.

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Gemma's greatest joy in life – aside from writing about all things travel-related – is setting foot in new places, revisiting countries she’s already fallen in love with, meeting new people and sampling every dish that comes her way.