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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

Overview of Couran Cove Island Resort

Couran Cove Island Resort

4.0 star property
Gold Coast beachfront resort with 3 restaurants and pool bar

7.6/10 Good

450 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Meeting Facilities
4216 Gold Coast, South Stradbroke Island, QLD, 4216

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Dreamworld - 21 min drive
  • Warner Bros. Movie World - 26 min drive
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast - 32 min drive
  • Slingshot - 28 min drive
  • Cavill Avenue - 47 min drive

Getting around

  • Coolangatta Airport (OOL) - 58 min drive
  • Gold Coast City Coomera Station - 19 min drive
  • Logan City Beenleigh Station - 25 min drive
  • Logan City Holmview Station - 27 min drive
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Press Cafe - 8 min drive
  • The Galley - 12 min drive
  • House Of Siam Thai Restaurant - 18 min drive
  • The Boardwalk Tavern - 18 min drive
  • Jacobs Well Tavern - 19 min drive

About this property

Couran Cove Island Resort

At Couran Cove Island Resort, you can spend time at the beach playing volleyball, plus you'll have access to onsite kayaking. 2 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a 24-hour fitness center and 2 outdoor tennis courts. Poolside Cafe, Spa Island, one of 3 restaurants, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's a marina and a poolside bar, and in-room conveniences at this upscale resort include sofa beds and refrigerators. The helpful staff and family-friendly amenities get good marks from fellow travelers.



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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 193 units
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Mini golf
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Pool table
  • Fishing

Working away

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


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1988
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Marina
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 52-inch Smart TV

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Weekly housekeeping

Special features


Poolside Cafe, Spa Island - This poolside restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
The Marlin Bar - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Portside Cafe - This café specializes in local cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 38 (roundtrip)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 10.00 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 9 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Couran Cove Island Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Couran Cove Island Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Couran Cove Island Resort?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 9 PM.
Are pets allowed at Couran Cove Island Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Couran Cove Island Resort?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Couran Cove Island Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, fishing, and volleyball and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball, racquetball/squash, and volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness center and an arcade. Couran Cove Island Resort also has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Couran Cove Island Resort?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, local and international cuisine, and pool views. Nearby restaurants include The Press Cafe (3.1 mi) and The Galley (6.1 mi).
Does Couran Cove Island Resort have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware, and a refrigerator.
Does Couran Cove Island Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Couran Cove Island Resort like?
Couran Cove Island Resort is located on the boardwalk, a short 1-minute walk from South Stradbroke Island Conservation Park. Travelers say this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Didn’t actually stay here due to us not being aware that you can only reach this place by boat (at your own cost) and that water taxis don’t run at night. There was also no safe place to leave your car.
Jodie, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Severely run down
Broken toilet seat and really dusty. Bedding requests apparently never received so kids weren’t happy. Extremely understaffed. Staff were trying their best but just can’t cope. Overcharged for a whole room. Direct phone number is disconnected
Nicole, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Rooms nice but service lacking
The room was clean and nice but we found the staff lacking. The reception was confusing and gave us 3 different prices for a boat berth. The bar staff were inexperienced with cocktails not tasting at all like they should. The restaurant forgot our booking even though we called a couple of times to add people. The outside of the buildings looked dirty and needed cleaning. We got locked out of our room as the lock on our door broke and when we complained were told they are old.
Cheryl, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff have been amazing, super friendly and extremely helpful!
Tim, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Great location & wonderful ideas but poor execution. The property is very tired & need A LOT of TLC. The staff are lovely & trying very hard to please.
Vera, 2-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a lovely time and the staff were amazing
Melissa, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved everything about the property. It was clean, the location was perfect and the fire pit out the front was a great addition.
Chris, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

While Covid has affected the maintenance abilities of the large resort due to a downturn in occupancy, everything was awesome. If you are looking for a great relaxing holiday to get away from it all so close to the Gold Coast, then you should definitely visit. Wh thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Anton, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Milaena, 1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Debra, 1-night trip
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