Looking to inject a bit of romance into your holiday? The Gold Coast is brimming with date night destinations, romantic hideaways and ways to make your night unforgettable – you just need to know where to look.
For a dreamy date night
Every date night needs three essential ingredients: great food, flowing beverages and a killer view. Luckily there is no shortage of restaurants that offer all three here on the Gold Coast. In Surfers Paradise, Seascape offers fine dining (especially seafood) overlooking the beach, as does Hyde Paradiso up the road – though it’s a little more casual. Of course, we can’t talk about restaurants with a view without mentioning Rick Shores. It’s absolute beachfront views are paralleled only by their world-famous Moreton Bay bug rolls. Further south, Siblings is the new kid on the block making their presence known as a beachfront restaurant to be envied.
For a once-in-a-lifetime proposal
Bringing all the romance of Venice to the Gold Coast waterways, it’s little surprise that Gold Coast Gondolas see their fair share of proposals. They offer a romantic sunset cruise with the option of dinner included, and are expertly steered by your very own gondolier. It’s an unforgettable experience. After you disembark, enjoy a romantic drink at a nearby bar (Gold Coast Gondolas leave from the Marina Mirage) or head back to your accommodation where a celebratory food and wine pack or grazing board will be waiting (more on that later).
For an unforgettable anniversary
Whether you’re celebrating one year together or 50, there are so many special places on the Gold Coast to commemorate an anniversary with your loved one. For a more intimate affair, a massage or spa session followed by a long lunch will never go astray. We recommend spending the morning at Ground Bathhouse in Currumbin, followed by lunch at Tommy’s Italian on the beach. If you’re celebrating with family and friends, booking a table at The Tropic or in Maman’s private dining space will be perfect (both of which are in Burleigh).
For a romantic vow renewal
A vow renewal can be as casual or extravagant as you would like it to be. If you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, a backyard ceremony in an Elite Holiday Home is the perfect fit. The team at My Holiday Concierge can even help you with transfers for guests, catering and drinks to ensure your special day runs smoothly. If you would like to host it at a venue, The Collective Palm Beach are known for hosting great functions, and their wide menu has something for every guest (regardless of their age or appetite).
For the perfect birthday
When it comes to birthday presents, it doesn’t get much better than a surprise weekend away. But why stick to a hotel when you can enjoy the benefits of a concierge in the comfort of a home? The team at My Holiday Concierge can supply packs, grazing boards and in-house massages and beauty treatments to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They’ll even do the grocery shopping for you and supply the drinks so that the birthday boy or girl doesn’t have to lift a finger.