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Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast

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Sanctuary Cove is a gated community, in the suburb of Hope Island in the Gold Coast area of Queensland, Australia. It was the first of such developments in Australia and is notable for its impact in planning legislation in Queensland which had to be altered to allow it to proceed, due to the privatisation of such large areas of urban land. It covers an area of 474 hectares south of the Coomera River close to its mouth. To the east of Sanctuary Cove is Coomera Island.Sanctuary Cove provides a completely self-contained residential environment with its own shopping centre and entertainment facilities, with the addition of many of the facilities of a holiday resort, such as boating marinas and golf courses. Sanctuary Cove continues to grow as remaining land is developed.It is home to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which has been held annually since 1988.HistoryThe property was developed by Mike Gore and launched in 1986. In 1992, Gore fled the country, leaving the development in receivership for many years to come. The property was bought by Mulpha Australia Limited in 2002. On 9 April 2010 a new golf clubhouse was launched.ResortInterContinental owns the luxury hotel at Sanctuary Cove. The resort was previously called the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove as was managed by Hyatt. In late 2012, management was taken over by Mulpha. It contains 247 rooms.
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  • Have visited this location many times, eating, buying and have played golf at The Palms twice. On this latest visit we were fortunate to stay with friends for a few days in one of the upmarket gated c...  more »
  • 12/31/1998-1/4/99, 12/30/2011-12/3/12 and stayed with my husband when, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 star golf courses on-site and at that time, my husband and I are big favorites was a hotel. Several years ago, the changes to the InterContinental Hotel, golf seems isolated from the hotel at the time. My husband with car rental, accommodation Surfers Paradise Hotel had a one way in approximately 40 minutes drive, twice playing tennis and golf once visited here. I thought in the sanctuary both tennis and golf, lunch at the golf course, very comfortable, would stay at the InterContinental Hotel next time!
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  • in the Sanctuary located close to the wildlife. A beautiful beach, like many other. worth a detour.
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  • A self contained village with abundant eating and holiday supply needs (chemist, news agency etc). High end life style shops and fashion boutiques (mainly catering to older, golf club style markets) also fill out the rest of the shops. A good hub for your Hope Island holiday.
  • Had food at George's, which was quite nice. It was pretty busy around 1230pm onwards. Foods decently valued, now it's 1/2 price as a special
  • Lovely atmosphere in the village - love dining at Jonez on Food Restaurant and shopping at Calypso Resort and Swimwear who are the friendliest people with a great selection of clothing. The boating atmosphere is calming and refreshing. Nice place to visit for a few hours.
  • Played 18 holes at the pines - great course. Very serious and exclusive club however and felt a little unwelcome as a non member but the staff were great otherwise.
  • Facilities were excellent, views are amazing. Staff were very accommodating and helpful. There is a very eexclusive feel to driving out to sanctuary cove that always feels like you are on vacation.