As most of us live through every ‘groundhog’ day juggling work, kids and the general pressure of life, how often have you said to your husband/partner, “Remember what we used to do together before kids?”


If that’s you, then it’s definitely time to revive and refresh with a little weekend getaway… and the good news is that you don’t have to go too far from home to enjoy a quick escape.


InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on the northern end of the Gold Coast provides all the ingredients for you to take a little time out to be a couple again.


Indulge in a two night escape to this idyllic resort where you can relax and unwind sipping cocktails by the magnificent beach lagoon pool (with its own adult-nly area); have concierge organise a picnic basket for you to enjoy in the lush tropical gardens; or book a romantic sunset cruise with Papilion Sailing.


SC_The Fireplace_looking in_CMYKFor those passionate about good food and good wine, the Resort’s signature restaurant The Fireplace is definitely the place for couples to dine. Boasting an open kitchen with a wood fired oven, the restaurant is reminiscent of a private dining room in a manor house and you and your partner will delight in the ambience and theatrics of having the chefs prepare meals right in front of you.


Earlier this year The Fireplace won the Dimmi People’s choice awards for Best for Special Occasion; Best for Service; Best for Fine Dining; and was listed in the Top Rated Modern Australian and Top 100.  The Restaurant was also awarded a 2-Glass Rating (Highly Recommended) in the Gourmet Traveller 2015 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards.


Once you are at the resort you won’t have to leave.  Take a stroll down to the Marine Village for some shopping; or enjoy a relaxing pampering treatment pampering at one of the Gold Coast’s Top 10 Day Spas – Champions Hair, Beauty & Day Spa.  For those after a little more action, there’s two championship golf courses at your doorstep.


There’s so much or so little to do at this resort – the choice is yours and although you are only 20 minutes from the heart of Surfers Paradise, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away.


Great Value Getaway

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s Great Value Package for couples starts from $249 per room per night and includes overnight accommodation, full buffet breakfast for two in Cove Café, sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival and a late checkout of 1pm.


More: www.intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com




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