Laser tag, rock climbing and virtual reality games are among the offerings at the new Teen Club at Paradise Resort Gold Coast. Kids aged 13 to 17 will be able to chill out in the club, at the recently refurbished resort, from 4.15pm to 8.15pm every Tuesday to Saturday. Prices start at $50 per teen, with different activities for each session included. They also feature ice-skating, games, magic shows and movies. All guests with a direct booking will receive one complimentary session per teen per day. The resort’s general manager, David Brook, said he expects the addition of the Teen Club to be a huge drawcard for parents looking for a value-for-money family holiday. “We offer unlimited holiday fun here at Paradise Resort, and our Teen Club is only going to add to this offering,” he said. “We have many families who holiday at Paradise every year and, as we’ve seen the kids grow up, we realised we needed to create a space for teens who were too old to play in the Kids Club. A place where they could experience fun activities and spend time with other kids their age.”
The resort also has a Kids Club that offers a range of fully supervised sessions daily for children up to 12-years-old across different themed play spaces. “With the addition of our Teen Club and our new exclusive adults bar and lounge opening early 2021 we can truly offer an unforgettable holiday experience for everyone,” Mr Brook said. With a maximum of 20 teens per session, bookings are essential.
The resort has also introduced a signature burger, named the ‘Giant Jerry’ after its flamboyant owner Dr Jerry Schwartz, at the new Jerry’s Burgers joint. The burger has a 180-gram beef patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, hash brown, grilled tomato, caramelised mushrooms, fried egg and BBQ sauce, wrapped in a pillow-soft bun.
“We expect the burger to be just as popular with parents, as Paradise Resort tends to bring out the ‘big kid’ in most parents and they get as involved in the activities as their kids,” Mr Brook said. “The naming of the burger just seemed logical, as our owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz, personifies boundless energy, and this new creation is homage to his work in re-energising the resort with its massive upgrade.”
The revamp included a new lobby and reception area, with the coastal flavour reflected immediately by a large and colourful aquarium. A new games room, guest laundry and retail boutique have also been added, along with new food and beverage outlets. As well as Jerry’s Burgers, the resort now offers Penguins family restaurant, Deb’s Pizza Shack and the Poolside Café and Bar. The exterior and interiors have been freshly repainted, high-speed Wi-Fi has been extended throughout the resort, a new environmentally friendly, ducted air-conditioning system has been installed, and a new telephone system introduced, allowing free guest calls locally and nationally.
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 Zone for Kids (Z4K) waterpark attractions. The Z4K Club is a fully supervised kids’ club offering separate play spaces, ensuring age appropriate care and activities for kids aged 0-12. It has nine themed play spaces providing a range of activities including a subterranean play centre and maze, pedal cars, and a movie room. The resort is also home to PLANET CHILL and is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere with a permanent ice-skating rink onsite. Extra kids’ facilities coming later in the year include a miniature train and a carousel.
The resort offers a range of accommodation options across its 360 guest rooms, including the popular, themed, Junior and King Bunkhouse rooms, which feature brightly painted bunk beds and gaming consoles. All rooms have been deep-cleaned and sanitised to meet COVID-19 regulations, and the next stage of upgrading will see 66 new rooms unveiled in Dusty’s Digs, along with an adults-only pool, bar and lounge.
The resort has a range of Staycation packages starting from $169 per night for a family of four, valid for travel on selected dates until December 21, 2021. Catering for every family size and budget, Paradise Resort also offers room types that sleep eight people.
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