Overview of 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

Couran Cove Island Resort

4 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMarina Shopping Village17 min drive
    Popular LocationDreamworld18 min drive
    Popular LocationSanctuary Cove Marina22 min drive
    AirportGold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta)50 min drive

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4 Bedroom Broadwater Villas

5/5 guest room rating
  • 182 sq m
  • Canal view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 King Beds OR 2 King Beds and 4 Single Beds

Waterview Studio

3.9/5 guest room rating
  • 62 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Boardwalk Overwater Studio

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 62 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lagoon View

5/5 guest room rating
  • 129 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Single Beds and 3 Single Sofa Beds

1 Bedroom Waterview Apartment

3.6/5 guest room rating
  • 74 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Double Sofa Beds OR 2 Single Beds and 2 Double Sofa Beds

2 Bedroom Eco Cabin

No guest room rating
  • 117 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

2 Bedroom Beachfront Lodge

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 114 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

4 Bedroom Forestview Villas

  • 182 sq m
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 King Beds OR 2 King Beds and 4 Single Beds

About this area

Gold Coast

Located in Gold Coast, Couran Cove Island Resort is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at WhiteWater World and popular attractions include Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie World. Travelling with kids? Consider Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Marina Shopping Village - 17 min drive
  • Dreamworld - 18 min drive
  • WhiteWater World - 18 min drive
  • Harbour Town - 22 min drive
  • Sanctuary Cove Marina - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Gold Coast City Coomera Station - 17 min drive
  • AirportGold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta) - 50 min drive


  • Poolside Cafe, Spa Island — 1 min walk
  • The Marlin Bar — 1 min walk
  • The Press Cafe - 7 min drive
  • The Galley - 12 min drive
  • House Of Siam Thai Restaurant - 18 min drive
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About this property

Couran Cove Island Resort

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Couran Cove Island Resort's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants. All 193 rooms have 2 bathrooms, and feature kitchens with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, sofa beds and Smart TVs. Limited housekeeping is available.
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.

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments.

The spa is open selected days.

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Internet access
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Arcade/games room
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Mini golf
  • Motor-boating
  • Motorised watercraft
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Corner/local shop
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Sofa bed


  • Banquet hall
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

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


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Marina on site
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Spa open selected days


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Double sofa bed
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • 52-inch smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



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


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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.
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.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 9 2020 to May 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Spa

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: AUD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM

Property is also known as

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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Couran Cove Island Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Couran Cove Island Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Couran Cove Island Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Couran Cove Island Resort?
As of 21 Jan. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Couran Cove Island Resort on 27 Jan. 2021 start from AU$229, including 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.
Does Couran Cove Island Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7 AM to 9 PM.
Is Couran Cove Island Resort pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Check-in begins at 2:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM. Late checkout is available for AUD 40.00 (subject to availability).
Where is Couran Cove Island Resort located?
Located in Gold Coast, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of South Stradbroke Island Conservation Park and Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park. Sanctuary Cove Marina is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 124 out of 371 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 136 out of 371 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 68 out of 371 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 34 out of 371 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 371 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
While the facilities are a bit rundown after COVID we enjoyed our stay. It was relaxing but with activities to do if we wanted. The bike hire is great. The staff very helpful and friendly.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It's such a shame that this place has been left to run down. So many facilities not functioning. However, it is a great holiday if you go with the right expectations. We came with enough food for the week as we were unsure what was open with COVID/had read some of the other reviews. Kids had a great time on what was available to do. Adults had a great time relaxing from work and catching up. And for us, that was what the holiday was about.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
When we first got into the room and turned taps on, rusty water was continuously running down...minimal numbers of staff were running business... i really think that the business of Courancove resort has been down ....
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very sad to see this resort so run down since our previous stay a few years ago. So many things unavailable, not open or in disrepair. Between the two restaurants we only ate at one as the poolside restaurant wasn’t open for dinner and for lunch they weren’t offering the full poolside menu. The staff however were wonderful, even though it was a skeleton staff working we felt they were doing their best under the circumstances which are out of their control. Our actual accommodation was clean and we located over the lagoon. Transport to and from the resort is tricky. If you catch the ferry from Main Beach the problem is finding secure parking. We ended up catching a Cove Water Taxi for our family from Sanctuary Cove. There is free parking there with on-site security. This was by far the better option. Quicker travel and comparative cost to ferry. Definitely bring your own food, we’re lucky we did with the very limited options available at the resort and the general store prices there ridiculously high. The main restaurant food was lovely but the lunch and dinner menu is the same. Also, members of our party had to wait an hour and a half for their dinner on the first night. We ended up booking tables early and ordering as soon as we arrived to avoid the wait especially as we have young kids with us.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

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