Reviews

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ WHAT SOME OF OUR PAST GUESTS HAD TO SAY….

Beachfront vista! Our beachfront apartments were AMAZING, perfect for kids, the view was glorious and we were welcomed and shown around like family. Will definitely be back!! If only we could have stayed longer… thank you!

Mills Family – Direct Booking – August 2021

10 out of 10 and Convenience at the coast! This is my favourite part of the Gold Coast. We will definitely come back.

Greitschus family – Booking.com – August 2021

Beautiful accommodation with kind staff Peter the Hotel Manager was a very lovely Man, we were upgraded to a larger unit and he was very thorough with the tour of the resort. Room was spacious,clean and filled with lots of natural light. We will be back.

Hunter family – Booking.com – August 2021

10 out of 10! Fantastic location, helpful staff, beautiful unit, very well equipped – great get away.

Daniel Family – Expedia / Hotels.com – August 2021

Amazing location, great trip! Beautiful location, right on the beach. We had a beautiful ground floor unit close to the pool. The pool was heated and we swam everyday despite it being winter. The owners were lovely, very friendly and welcoming, great experience would definitely return.

Smith Family – Trip Advisor – July 2021

Picture Perfect! Staying at Sanctuary Beach Resort was awesome. We stayed in the 3 bedroom beachfront apartment and it had so much space. Beautiful views with fully opening folding doors. Thanks to Nadine and Peter for looking out for us due to 3 days of lockdown and with being flexible with Border restrictions due to COVID. Couldn’t have found a better place to stay in a great location. Loved the Currumbin night market as well. Hoping to come back again.

Johnston family – Trip Advisor – July 2021

Great holiday! Great venue across the road from Currumbin sanctuary where they have a food market every Friday night with a wonderful choice of foods. Our room had a fantastic view. The manager was a great person to deal with, nothing was a problem. The amenities at the resort were very clean eg BBQ area and pool will definitely stay there again.

Baldwin Group – Trip Advisor – June 2021

Another Amazing Stay at Sanctuary Beach Resort! Have just spent eight nights at our favourite place to stay on the Gold Coast. From the minute you arrive at Sanctuary Beach Resort you relax, the proximity to the ocean is fantastic as you don’t even cross a road. The Gardens and pool area are lovely and always kept pristine. The unit we stayed in is top class and the owners had painted it and put in a new comfortable bed, they even positioned a mirror in the lounge area that allowed you to see the ocean from the kitchen, brilliant idea. We would not choose to stay anywhere else. The Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary is just across the road and Vikings restaurant in the Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club is only a short walk away. Thank you once again to Nadine and Peter for ensuring a wonderful holiday for us. We will definitely be back.

The Corke Family – Trip Advisor – June 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Sanctuary Beach Resort very much.  The unit was spacious, clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly want.  Peter was so friendly and maintains the grounds beautifully and Mum loved the gardens.  The ground floor unit was perfect and so close to the beach track. Thanks to Nadine for looking after us. We will definitely be back.

The Webb family – June 2021

Had a great stay. The Unit was well maintained and The location is excellent.

Hayman Family – June 2021

Thank you to everyone at Sanctuary Beach Resort. We have stayed with you before. The units are very clean and well maintained. The position is perfect with the bus stop and the beach. Feeding the lorikeets every day at Currumbin Wildlife park is a hit with everyone too. We look forward to our next stay with you. Thank you again

Hurst Family – June 2021

Terrific stay! Everything was wonderful. The accommodation was lovely, the staff were terrific and very accommodating, and we were right between the beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Stevens family – Booking.com – May 2021

Visiting grandkids after 2 years! We just loved our stay! The apartment was modern, clean and very comfortable. We could literally walk out our building, cross the footpath and we were on the beach. Peter and Nadine were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back! The location was also second to none! 👍. We walked to Tugun village and had DELICIOUS Thai at Sticky Rice and when we wanted something health we would go to the Foxes Pantry (AKA BP Petrol station!). It was fantastic!

Hassett family – Trip Advisor – May 2021

Highly Recommend!

We liked everything about the property, it was in a perfect location. Our view was the beach, the staff were amazing and the apartment made us feel very at home. It was very clean and comfortable too. We highly recommend to stay here and we will be back for sure. Absolutely nothing to complain about, it was perfect.

Street family – Booking.com – May 2021

From all the Dixon’s who together had a fabulous time sharing the resort’s facilities. The grandchildren (and adults)  loved the pool and location to the beach. Staff were very accommodating and friendly making the short but memorable stay a great occasion, thank you, hopefully it can be something we can repeat in the future.

The Dixon Family – May 2021

We loved our holiday at Sanctuary Beach Resort. It is in the perfect location, right on the beach and bike/walking path. The grounds and apartment were so beautiful and clean. The staff are very lovely and helpful. We had the best holiday and can’t wait to come back! 

Waldron family – May 2021

Staying in Luxury

The best unit we have ever stayed in. Quality of unit and location beachfront. Unit has abundance of appliances, large fridge, comfortable beds, pool was clean and warm staff. Very friendly groundsman did an excellent job during a very rainy period.

Wright family – Trip Advisor – March 2021

Absolutely fabulous family holiday!

Where do I start? This is a fabulous friendly family resort. We booked three units, Nos 14, 36 and 37 for a family holiday to celebrate my 70th birthday. Our unit No 14 had been nicely renovated with the most wonderfully comfortable bed in the main bedroom. Units 36 and 37 were also good sized family units that easily accommodated our two family groups. . There were a couple of handyman issues with unit 37 but Nadine and Peter were right onto it and quickly fixed them. Nadine and Peter were excellent from the day of our first enquiry with this lovely little holiday resort. Friendly, approachable and very helpful and nothing was too much trouble as evidenced by my many email enquiries prior to our arrival. The resort is away from the madding crowd but still close to a little shopping Village and walking distance to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the Friday night ethnic food markets. Despite the rainy weather we still managed to fit in all the theme parks and major attractions of the Gold Coast plus a beautiful trip into the hinterland, as well as an exciting NRL game at the nearby Cbus stadium. The resort has a safe little beach for swimming, board riding and walking, with no roads to cross to access. The kids had a great time between the pool and the beach and we knew we could safely let them do these activities in this friendly little corner of Currumbin. We are already talking about a return visit, hopefully with better weather!

Buxton family group – Trip Advisor – March 2021

Great stay!

Fantastic location, unit had everything I needed and a great size. Also has great amenities (pool, BBQ area, tennis court). The Managers were great, very helpful and accommodating. Short walk to 2 surf clubs, right on the beach. I would definitely stay here again.

Hauser family – Trip Advisor – March 2021

Great Weekend Away Location
We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment, with a pool view. The apartment overall was very spacious and clean. There was a great amount of utensils and crockery provided in
rooms. Beds were all very comfortable. The parents retreat was massive, with a great sized balcony also. The service we received from the managers was awesome, from query to booking, to check in and check out. Given some great information regarding the local area and attractions which was much appreciated. Great location being so close to the beach. Nice quiet area which was ideal for a multi-generational family. Gardens and pool area were well presented and maintained. We had a wonderful experience with our stay and look forward to staying again.

Molyneux family – Trip Advisor – December 2020

A relaxing family holiday in a beautiful location.


Great location. An easy walk to the beach and local attractions. Facilities were great and well maintained. The apartment was huge and really comfortable.

Moroney family – Booking.com – December 2020

10 out of 10!

This was a great family friendly hotel. The staff was extremely helpful and welcoming. The room was extremely spacious. Overall a great place to stay.

Hola Family – Booking.com – November 2020

Great place for families to enjoy a break by the beach!


We enjoyed our stay, the unit met expectations and the grounds were well kept. Location was perfect to keep the kids entertained and not far if we had to go out. Really loved our stay and we will be back.

Harrison Family – Booking.com – November 2020

Amazing!

The photos do not do the rooms justice (units 30 and 45). The staff were amazing and very helpful. The pool and pool area was perfect for the little ones. All around, great trip and will be booking again.

Dawson family – Booking.com – October 2020

Excellent stay!

Peter and Nadine were fantastic. Great communication and both went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed and more. Great location, with just a very short walk to the beach. Would definitely stay here again.

Stone family – Booking.com – October 2020

Second time staying here at Sanctuary Beach – just as great as the first time. Nice clean apartment just meters from the beach.

Holmqvist family – Expedia.com – September 2020

Very relaxing and as the beach was so close spent so much time at the beach! It was a great location and the manager was excellent and always helpful. It was an excellent place to stay, and good value for money.

Rasmussen family – Booking.com – September 2020

Amazing location – step onto the beach!
We stayed in the 3 bedroom beachfront apartment. It was incredibly spacious, with an enormous parents retreat upstairs. The location was perfect.. step outside the apartment and onto the beach. Short walking distance to shops and cafe’s. Will definitely stay again.

Chadburn family – Trip Advisor – September 2020

We really enjoyed our stay here! We were in a beachfront unit and the view from our unit was fabulous. The unit had everything we needed and was clean and tidy on arrival. We especially loved that the kids
could run out the front of the unit and over to the beach without crossing any roads – very handy. The resort is conveniently located close to the wildlife sanctuary, the surf club (good food!) and a few nice little cafes. Currumbin Alley is also a short walk away. We didn’t need to drive at all
once we were there. We would definitely stay here again.

Donohoe family – TripAdvisor – July 2020

Will stay again!

Great property, great location and really friendly, helpful staff. Couldn’t be happier.

Nel family – Booking.com – July 2020

Relaxing!

Close to the beach in a quiet area. Facility along the beachfront for exercise was a bonus.

Benstead family – Booking.com – July 2020

We stayed in a ground floor beachfront unit. The owner has taken very good care of the unit. The complex is in good condition and ideally located to the beach as well as the wildlife sanctuary.

Bruce Family – Wotif – July 2020

So close to beach. Very comfortable beds. Very clean and very spacious.

Anonymous – Wotif – June 2020

Fantastic views from unit 45, clean and comfortable, will stay again!

Glasgow Family – Wotif – June 2020

The on-site manager was only too happy to help! He was an absolute delight! Rooms were huge, the beach was a few steps away and there was a shower between the beach and the resort making life easier!
The pool was great fun for the kids as well and we made sure to grab a few viewings of the Currumbin wildlife sanctuary bird feedings! It was spectacular!!!

Kilah family – Booking.com – March 2020

Perfect Beachfront Apartment
Our family of 6 hired unit 45, 3 bedroom beach front apartment.Beautiful spot, great views, large spacious apartment. Peter the manager was great, very friendly and helpful. Good room and resort facilities. The beach was ideal for swimming each day, we liked not being in a busy area but with easy access to everything. I wouldn’t stay in the units without a sea view as there’s nothing else to look at and that’s what we prefer. Pool is small but there weren’t many others using it. Clean outside areas.

Turner Family – Trip Advisor – March 2020

Perfect Family holiday! We loved everything about our stay. The staff, apartment, facilities and the location.
We even got offered a late check out and we didn’t even request it. Definitely recommend it. We will be back. It was perfect 👌

Schreurs family – Booking.com – Feb 2020

Great Location!
We spent 7 nights at Sanctuary Beach Resort, this was our second visit and this time we had a 2 bedroom Beachfront Unit (2nd back from the beach). The resort is in a ideal location as there is no road to cross when you want to go on the beach. The apartments are older style but the unit (14) which we stayed in has had money spent on it and has a Modern Kitchen, Bathrooms and Flooring. You can walk to the Surf Life Saving Club and the Vikings Bistro was very good. The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is just across the road and there is a convenience store that seems to have everything you need. The Gardens and Pool at the resort are lovely and Peter the Manager is always around working hard, he makes you feel very welcome when you arrive and certainly does a great job. The only thing I would suggest to the owners of this Unit is the bed in the Master Bedroom could do with an upgrade. I would recommend people to stay here and we would certainly stay again.

Note from Managers – Unit 14 now has a new bed in the master bedroom!

Corke Family -Trip Advisor – Feb 2020

Fabulous week with family
We booked 4 units for three daughters and their families with one unit for us. 9 grandkids made up the party! Our unit 30 was first level with fabulous ocean and beach views. Unit 45 three bedroom was spectacular. The other units were also ok. The manager Peter and office manager Nadine were extremely helpful and friendly. Peter works tirelessly to keep the grounds looking like paradise. We spent heaps of time on the beach – just step out the front door and across the pathway! The pool was also a favourite place. Evenings were special with kids playing games, adults chatting over nibbles and drinks overlooking the ocean. The BBQ area accommodated our entire group for an evening meal on New Year’s Day. Easy walking distance to Tugun shops for supermarket, bakeries, newsagent, fish and chips etc and 200m to Currumbin lifesavers Overall a great place to stay😊

Suzanne Fysh – Trip Advisor – Jan 2020

Perfect Family Getaway
Perfectly located in Currumbin within walking distance of Sanctuary,
trendy coffee shops (@thesaltmill) Great proximity to theme parks,
facilities, Pacific Fair etc. Beach on your door step.
Facilities are perfect for a family (Pool, BBQ, rooms, WIFI) staff
are friendly & helpful and rooms (We stayed in 22) are very well
appointed (Fans, air conditioning, cooking facilities, dishwasher, dryer etc)

Leddin Family – Trip Advisor – Jan 2020

Excellent beach access and handy to local restaurants. A fantastic family holiday 🙂
Access to the beach is unbeatable. Excellent, excellent location. Nadine and Peter went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay. Super lovely people.

Mc Coll family – Booking.com – Jan 2020

Amazing location, great unit, family friendly. We loved our stay!

We stayed this Christmas for one week, and had two ground floor units, one beachfront and the other garden view. Will definitely be back. The units are well looked after and have everything you need for a home away from home. Location is amazing, the surf club 5 minutes away with great views and food. The on-site manager and owner manager were always on hand and super helpful.

Ivkovic family – Trip Advisor – Jan 2020

Location and facilities were perfect, size of unit was exceptional, staff went above and beyond.

Alison Waugh – Booking.com – Dec 2019

A fabulous family getaway at Sanctuary Beach Resort
We’ve just returned from a three day family getaway at Sanctuary Beach Resort, with eight adults and seven children sharing two, three bedroom units. The main unit was absolute beachfront and was where we all congregated for meals (when we weren’t on the beach or in the pool!). The location was fabulous and Nadine and Peter (Owner and On Site Manager), were very accommodating with organising our big family! Nothing was too much trouble! Although we spent most of the time in
the beachfront unit, both units were very roomy and well stocked with the basics. Even though it was a nightmare trying to find dates to suit busy families, it all came together in the end, and the children in particular, had an absolute ball, with the four year old crying on the morning of departure that he wanted to stay here forever!
So say all of us. Try it….you won’t be disappointed.

KT and family – Trip Advisor – Dec 2019

Great accommodation within walking distance to the beach. The room full with amenities and clean. It has secured car park, swimming pool & barbeque pit. Very near to the airport – 5 min drive only.

Zainodin family – Hotels.com – Dec 2019

While the apartment we stayed in wasn’t particularly modern it had all the mod cons. Kitchen was well equipped and I was surprised it also had a full laundry. Was very handy to be able to wash and dry clothes while there. The on-site property managers were fantastic. Very friendly and helpful, they ensured our stay was a good one. Pool was fantastic and the property is well located for public transport. Excellentfor families.

Anonymous – Expedia – Dec 2019

Great location! Felt private but access to beach a minute away. Comfortable, clean , spacious and well equipped. Managers very friendly. Highly recommend staying here.

Manon Liefin – Booking.com – Sept 2019

We had such an amazing time. Beach on your door step, apartment was beautiful and had everything you could possibly need. Male caretaker (sorry didn’t catch your name) was beyond helpful and made our stay a fabulous experience.

Tanya Woodall – Booking.com – Aug 2019

Everything you need…
Unit 36. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Stayed for a whole week and loved it! Step out of the back of the property and you’re on the miles long beachfront walking/biking path on Currumbin Beach. About 20 paces onto the sand and a few more to the sea. Shops and takeaways only
a kilometre or so away in one direction, 5 minutes drive in the other for a huge shopping centre. Everything you need in the fully equipped kitchen to cook for yourself or a family, and a choice of 2 balconies with loungers to follow the sun for tanning. Although the downstairs bathroom/laundry is dated it functions well. The onsite Manager, Peter, is a gem. Nothing is too much trouble. Would stay again.

Alan Trish – Trip Advisor – July 2019

Perfect location in walking distance to cafes, surf club and beach. Nice a quiet without the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise will definitely be back when looking for a relaxing weekend away.

Erin Pinner – Booking.com – May 2019

Spacious family accommodation
Warm friendly greeting and personalised tour. Our 3 bedroom villa was spacious and had everything you need for an extended family holiday with a private upstairs parent retreat. Kids loved the pool Listening
to the sounds of the beach at night was wonderful. Highly recommend

FamMemories – Trip Advisor – May 2019

Unbeatable location
We stayed for 8 nights in an apartment facing the pool. The beachfront location of Sanctuary Beach Resort with no roads to cross to the beach was a dream for our family with three children. It was like having our own private beach, and the surf life saving club just a stone’s throw away. Walking distance to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Pacific Parade
cafes, and Currumbin Alley where our children attended surf school.
Peter (onsite manager) and Nadine (owner manager) were very responsive to email correspondence through the whole process, from initial enquiries to booking and beyond, going out of their way to try and accommodate our requests. They were most welcoming on our arrival and during our stay, and we were most impressed by the comfort and space of our apartment. We had the best time and can’t wait to go back!

Joy C – Trip Advisor – April 2019

Fantastic location and friendly staff
WOW WOW WOW!! We stayed in the beachfront apartment. It has plenty of space and doors that open up all of the front of the unit, making you feel that you are on the beach. The staff are extremely friendly and very accommodating and willing to help with all your needs. Will definitely go back!!

Mostert Family – Trip Advisor – April 2019

Fantastic location, right on the beach, short stroll to lovely cafes and the Currumbin SLSC. A short walk to the Currumbin alley surf spot. Unit was clean, spacious and fresh. Everything you need supplied. Comfortable beds. Really enjoyed staying at the sanctuary beach Resort with my family. Although 4×4 car did not fit height wise in the car park the street parking was ample and the area quiet and safe. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Edwina Bowie – Booking.com – April 2019

The stay was great and the surroundings we’re beautiful. I loved that I walked out of my apartment and it went straight to the beach. Also, all the stores were walking distance right down the street. There was a small local business across the street which had great coffee. The people around we’re all friendly. It was just a great place to stay.

I loved everything.

Rebecca Smith – Booking.com – April 2019

Nothing short of amazing!
Our weeklong stay at Sanctuary Beach Resort was perfect. The location was right on the beach, the grounds were impeccable, and the staff were courteous and helpful. We started every day with a beach walk on beautiful white sand, then a quick dip in the pool. We were able to walk to restaurants, and shopping. The self contained apartment was very clean and had a fully stocked kitchen, 2 washrooms and a washer & dryer. Great experience overall.

Cindy L – Trip Advisor – Feb 2019

Group Visit
2nd time stay at this resort – great spot on the beach and easy walk to Vikings surf club and Currumbin alley – we had a 3 bedroom apartment and we had a early checkin and late checkout! Friday nights they have a night food market across the road. The resort was very accommodating! Highly recommend 👍

Mastever – Trip Advisor – Nov 2018

So glad we choose this property. We drove north and south along the coast and saw highrise after highrise. We highly recommend a beachfront room. View is unforgettable.

Patty Bruce – Expedia – October 2018