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Paradise Resort Gold Coast room upgrade

the dusty mascot inside one of the new rooms
The Dusty mascot inside one of the new rooms

Paradise Resort Gold Coast has welcomed a host of newly renovated rooms for families in its Dusty’s Digs wing. Voted best family resort in Australia in Out & About with Kids’ Readers’ Choice Awards three years in a row, the property now has a total of 360 rooms of which 66 are brand new, including nine new family rooms.

Each of Paradise Resort’s four accommodation wings is named after its gecko mascots — Captain, Cleo, Astro and Dusty. Paying homage to Aussie Adventurer ‘Dusty’, the new Deluxe Dusty’s Digs exude luxury, comfort, and style. The generously sized resort rooms have two plush queen size beds, an ensuite bathroom with a shower and double vanity, kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, crockery and cutlery, and thoughtful little extras such as USB charging points, a 55 inch Smart TV and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. The Deluxe Family Rooms can sleep up to six people (plus a baby), with a comfortable queen size bed in the main room and two sets of stylish single bunks in the second room.

bunk beds in a deluxe family room at paradise resort gold coast
Bunk beds in a Deluxe Family Room at Paradise Resort Gold Coast

The resort’s owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz, began renovations at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, unveiling the first 22 rooms before Christmas to rave reviews. Another 44 are scheduled to be completed in May, with all rooms expected to be upgraded by the end of 2023. “For parents and their children who’ve experienced so much disruption over the past year, Paradise Resort offers the perfect environment to recapture the holiday spirit,” he said. “The children will be totally entertained, allowing the adults time to chill out and recharge their batteries.”

Set on a 2ha site close to beaches and attractions, Paradise Resort is known for its multi-million dollar recreation facilities. The central resort area has a large lagoon-style pool, heated spa and two enormous waterpark attractions. There is also an onsite Kids Club which is fully supervised, ensuring age-appropriate care and activities for kids aged 0-12 so parents can relax and enjoy some me time as well. It has nine themed areas providing a range of activities including a subterranean play centre and maze, pedal cars, and a movie room.

Paradise is also home to the only ice-skating rink in Surfers Paradise and has a new teen club which incorporates laser tag, rock climbing and virtual reality games. Another recent addition is the Dusty’s Safari Train Ride — a trackless, battery-operated Wattman Mini Express train which takes guests on safari through the lush gardens of the resort.

There are also several restaurants to choose from, including Jerry’s Burgers, Penguins family restaurant, Deb’s Pizza Shack and the Poolside Café and Bar. Other recent improvements include a new lobby and reception area, where the coastal flavour is reflected immediately by a large and colourful aquarium, a new games room, guest laundry and retail boutique.




There’s lots more coming to Paradise Resort Gold Coast later in 2021, including:

  • New adults-only pool and lounge bar
  • Children’s carousel
  • Dodgem cars
  • Bungy trampolines


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