by Shanna Jones
The NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is a fun-filled themed vacation destination for families with children. The hotel boasts proximity to all Queensland theme parks, Harbourtown shopping center and all Gold Coast attractions. Families can choose from a range of self-contained apartments, from single-bedroom rooms to private two-story townhouses. There is also an RV park with electrical hookups for families travelling with their own vehicles.
The resort is — as the name suggests — delightfully pirate-themed. There are four themed swimming pools, a pirate golf course, Shipwreck Shores water park, an outdoor cinema, an outdoor gym, ball parks, free barbecues, a children’s playground and plenty of activities for children. Galleon’s Bistro serves a continental breakfast buffet, steaks, burgers, salads and desserts. The children’s menu features themed food and each mini meal comes with free ice cream.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor cinema
- Pirate-themed water park
- Outdoor barbeques
- Water Parks
We stayed at the Treasure Island Resort for five nights after a long flight from the UK. We chose the resort because of the activities for the kids and they were not disappointed - they loved the bouncing pillow, pool with slides, spa pools, park (with bats, parakeets and ibis hanging out in the trees) and go karts / bikes. If you stay here do not miss out on a trip to Coombabah Lakes Conservation Area which is just around the corner. We went twice and saw plenty of Kangaroos and a good number of Koalas (spend some time looking in the trees - it’s worth it). It’s a beautiful and off the beaten track park and I hope it stays that way but it is well worth the trip/walk. The staff are really friendly and welcoming and the bar serves decent food and good cold beers. The accommodation was good but try and spend the extra $s and stay in one of the bigger/newer villas as some of the older ones are a bit dated.
Spent three nights here - facilities were good. Stayed in a Pandanus cabin, enough room for a family of 4. Mini golf was a bit run down but fun, water park is great for the kids, pool area in great condition.