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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

Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in South Stradbroke Island awaits you at Couran Cove Island Resort. You'll be 21.9 km (13.6 mi) from Warner Bros. Movie World and 23.5 km (14.6 mi) from Dreamworld. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

2 multiple bathrooms, balconies, and sofa beds are featured in all 193 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges, microwaves, and hobs. Smart televisions, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers 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 2 outdoor tennis courts, marina, and 24-hour fitness centre. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference centre, and a kids' swimming pool. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. 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 22.9 km (14.2 mi) from Harbour Town and 23.6 km (14.7 mi) from WhiteWater World.

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Couran Cove Island Resort ratings based on 211 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

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
It was a lovely getaway and so relaxing. I have heard there is going to be some much needed funds spent on its upkeep, which should see it become even more popular. You could not fault the staff for their service.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
Great location, things to do is great! Needs a lot of maintenance on pathways and decks and rooms. Service is very slow.

Posted by , from Gold Coast, au on 29 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
Great location with stunning scenery. Dining options where limited with appalling service particularly around the pool area .prices where ridiculously expensive, and the resort was out of stock in most things like ice cream for kids, even running low/out of alcohol. Such a shame that the resort facilities where so badly run/stocked as couran cove is an amazing place - families travelling there need to be mindful of just how expensive it is and that it may It be the best value family accommodation. our toilet flooded as did the shower, there where stains and dried blood on one of the blankets.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
After being here many times as a day tripper only I have always wanted to stay for the weekend so what better weekend then Australia Day weekend. After reading many reviews some good some bad, yes they do get the little things wrong like closing the buffet at 8:30pm just after the fireworks were finished. But if you are a person who needs 5 star accommodation and treatment and a red carpet everywhere then this place isn’t for you. Our first room on the first night air conditioner didn’t work it was bearable but would have been nice if it was working properly but after a friendly approach to reception on 3 occasions they gave us another room so I was happy The matter was taken care of. We had some ants but nothing areogard didn’t sort. We had a great weekend and enjoyed our stay and will stay again. But again if you are a needy person then maybe look elsewhere.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
There were good and bad aspects of the resort. The sunset bar, pool and dining options were fantastic. The rainforest walk was beautiful. The resort is run down though.. board walks need replacing, playgrounds are old, eco cabins were tired and under maintained. The staff were not overly friendly or enthusiastic. I think a make over and a fresh lick of paint would make a big difference.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
Ok could have been a bit cleaner /looked after. Paid slot of money for basic service.

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
This was room was promoted/sold as 5 star accommodarion; It would have been 15 years ago. Now tired and smelly and over priced for 2 nights

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location for us kids have a great time definitely a regular for us .

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2019

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Property Features

As a guest of Couran Cove Island Resort, you'll find a full-service spa, a marina, and 2 the outdoor swimming pools. 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. Event space at this resort measures 3541 square feet (329 square metres) and includes conference centres. A kid's pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, 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
  • 3541 sq ft of conference space
  • 329 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) (64.3 km / 40 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. This accommodation is furnished with double sofa beds. 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
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private balcony
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Smart television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

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 - 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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts


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.

  • Fee for full breakfast: AUD 25 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 7.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • 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.