Sanctuary Cove Weekend

Sanctuary Cove Resort is set on 4.5 hectares, just under an hour from Brisbane and 20 minutes from Gold Coast beaches.

Now, when you think Sanctuary Cove, teeing off may spring to mind and for good reason. It’s known as one of the country’s best golfing holiday destinations with an 18-hole course and views that are second to none.

But even if you’re not golfing, the buggies are available to hire so you can use them to check the whole place out because there is more to Sanctuary Cove than golf – like yoga!

Linda’s been teaching yoga at Sanctuary Cove for almost 25 years.

“I offer hatha and vinyasa flow, anything from beginners to advanced power yoga,” said Linda. “I think you can just really switch off from the busy life of being indoors and the text messages and emails and just disconnect and come back to nature.”

Of course every good getaway needs great food and Sanctuary Cove has a generous menu of restaurants and bars.

There’s George’s Seafood, Destino Wine and Cocktail and meat lover’s mecca Red Steakhouse.

Here Chef Luke Reeves offers a whopping nine to 11 cuts on the menu.

“The steaks, we try and source locally right here in South East Queensland,” he said. “Anywhere from Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Warwick… as close as we can.”

“We’ve found predominantly South East Queensland has the best meat in Australia.”

What adds a little extra sizzle to a great steak? Great views of course.

“It’s really unrivalled to be so close to the water, the windows open, the breeze coming in, it’s just amazing,” Luke said. “To be able to see the boats floating around, people even arriving on their jet skis and then coming up and having lunch.”

If you’re more of a sweet tooth, Rose Gelateria is pretty in pink from head to toe. You won’t regret an extra scoop of any flavour from here, trust us.

Sanctuary Cove Marine Village has plenty of shops to browse – with boutiques focusing on fashion, homewares, and just about everything else in between.

 The marina itself is a stunner too featuring the only undercover berths in the southern hemisphere.

From here, you can step aboard a charter with Gold Coast Sail where Michelle and husband Trevor skipper this 45 foot beauty, A.K.A Sol Cazador!

“We’re both commercially trained skippers and we just decided we wanted to take people out because we love sailing,” Michelle said. “We want to share our passion and also just show people around the broad water.”

If you’re pondering the perfect occasion to hop on board, well take your pick.

“Because we own the boat and we operate the boat we can basically tailor it to anybody,” Michelle said. “We offer birthdays, we’ve had probably about 12 marriage proposals, sunset cruises, morning cruises, lunch cruises, anything that people want.”

As we sail towards the long weekend, why not consider a stay at Sanctuary Cove? The Intercontinental has plenty of accommodation options to suit.

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