4.2 out of 5

"Very pleasant couple of days. Ferry’s on time, staff friendly and helpful. Lovely walks and plenty of different spots to have a coffee/drink. Great va ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 23 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in South Stradbroke Island awaits you at Couran Cove Island Resort. You'll be 25.5 km (15.9 mi) from Warner Bros. Movie World and 25.8 km (16 mi) from Dreamworld. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Balconies, Smart televisions, and separate bathtubs and showers are featured in all 193 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges, microwaves, and hobs. Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and hairdryers are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

A day of pampering can include massages, body wraps, and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Poolside Cafe, Spa Island, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Marlin Bar is the resort's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite marina, outdoor tennis court, and kids' swimming pool. A conference centre and meeting rooms are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a ferry terminal shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star South Stradbroke Island resort, you'll be 29.7 km (18.5 mi) from Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast and 36.9 km (22.9 mi) from Sea World.

Waterview Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$225 per night

1 Bedroom Waterview Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

2 Bedroom Beachfront Lodge

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

4 Bedroom Forestview Villas

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

4 Bedroom Broadwater Villas

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

2 Bedroom Eco Cabin

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Couran Cove Island Resort ratings based on 199 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Couran Cove Island Resort

Everyone (81) Couples (66) Family (52)
3 out of 5
Great location and lots to do, but the children's play equipment was a bit dated. Our shower also sprayed every direction except down and a few lights in our cabin did not work. But otherwise it was fully furnished with everything we needed.

Posted by on 2 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Nov 2018 by Rebecca - Sales & Marketing Manager

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are pleased you thought it was a great location and there was lots to do. We will send maintenance to deal with the lights and shower - thanks for letting us know. Hope to see you back again soon.

4 out of 5
Very pleasant couple of days. Ferry’s on time, staff friendly and helpful. Lovely walks and plenty of different spots to have a coffee/drink. Great variety of bird life and fun to live among the wallabies. I’d recommend this as a winter break as it’s peaceful and very picturesque.

Posted by , from Queensland on 23 Aug 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Sep 2018 by Rebecca, Sales & Marketing Manager

Hi Jen, Thanks for reviewing Couran Cove. I am pleased you found you stay pleasant & peaceful. Thanks for recommending us.

4 out of 5
Restaurant was disappointing. Booked for 6.30. Service was very slow. Problems with orders. Confusion over order at counter or table service. Rest of stay was good.

Posted by on 1 May 2018

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3 out of 5

Beautiful location

When we arrived at the hotel we were sent the LONG way to an interconnected room (not what we’d booked). When I rang (No room phones! What happens in an emergency?) reception and explained what I’d booked they offered to move us and told me they were sending someone now. 40 minutes later we rang again to ask what was happening we were moved to a lodge ( this was what I had booked) with broken blinds and a broken toilet seat. The kitchen description on wotif says full kitchen, it’s not. There is no oven. It’s such a beautiful location, but I felt there were a lot of maintenance issues that needed attention. Staff were friendly. The native animals were beautiful.

Posted by on 15 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

Very relaxing stay!

Pros: Resort feel.
Cons: Quality of Kettle and Toaster in room - very poor quality, almost dangerous!
Location: Beach, pool, bush walks, SUP, sitting on balcony watching the boats!
Great stay - again! Love this place for a great getaway!

Posted by on 8 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Great place to unwind & get back to nature

Beautiful island, heaps to do. Simple pleasures in life are the best!

Posted by , from Brisbane on 19 Feb 2018

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1 out of 5


I could not find the hotel as map had me driving in a b o.o at harbor. Only eat to hotel is by boat. I phoned hotel and was told last boat was at 3pm, so They would not check me in. I was stranded. They still have not refunded me my money. Shame on Wotif for recommending this hotel.

Posted by , from California on 20 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Kid friendly

Amazing place to stay for kids of all ages plenty for them to do with a lot of free water sports

Posted by , from ballarat on 16 Jan 2018

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2 out of 5
When we arrived the hotel room, no house keeping had done. Disappointed. We moved the other room. Heaps of birds poo around room entrance. No tissue paper in my room, too small sheets for sofa bed. No snorkeling place.

Posted by on 16 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Just amazing eating on the balcony

Love the activity for kids and adults might need a kayak racing activity or paddle boarding racing

Posted by , from Gold coast on 12 Jan 2018

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Property Features

Couran Cove Island Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, a marina, and an outdoor tennis court. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby corner/local shop. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a kid's pool, and a BBQ are also featured at the family-friendly Couran Cove Island Resort. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star South Stradbroke Island resort.

  • 1 floor
  • 193 guestrooms or units
  • 3 dining venues
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Built in 1988
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference centre
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) (68 km / 42.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Couran Cove Island Resort offers 193 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodation at this 4-star resort has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower and complimentary toiletries. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony
  • Smart television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

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. Open daily.

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 Cafe specialises in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM until 7 PM

Please note that the Eco Cabins are located 1.5 kilometers away from the marina and reception area. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property is accessible by ferry only. This property provides roundtrip ferry transfers between Hope Harbour Marina on Hope Island to Stradbroke Island. The ferry departs from Hope Island daily at 7:15 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:30 PM (Friday only); and departs from Stradbroke Island to Hope Island at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:15 PM. Guests must contact the property in advance to book ferry transfers. Mandatory transfer fees apply.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: AUD 7.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10.0 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 72 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Couran Cove Island Resort offers transfers from the ferry terminal (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM.