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The Best Gold Coast Pools

Just about every building on the coast has a pool, so finding the best place to swim on your Gold Coast getaway can be tricky, right? Now we’ve made it that much easier for you. Check out these best swimming pools on the Gold Coast for a truly memorable dip.

Not just a dip in the ocean

It’s obvious what you’re thinking – why on Earth would I choose to swim in a pool when there are hundreds of kilometres of truly stunning coastline to venture into?

Safety is the obvious answer, but lately, hotels, resorts, and other locations along the Gold Coast have been outdoing themselves when it comes to designing pools and water features that will truly take your breath away. We’ve picked the best of the bunch for you, so check them out below!

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa pool

The best pool on the Gold Coast, this one blows all the others out of the water. In the form of a saltwater lagoon and beach, this pool features hundreds of tropical fish and an artificial coral reef for you to snorkel and explore. You can also scuba dive or swim through waterfalls, rock grottos and spas, or have a drink at the pool bar.

Mantra Sun City Surfer’s Paradise pool

This beautiful lagoon style pool is set in lush tropical gardens and features amazing snake-like slides that weave around the back of the pool to deposit you with a splash. The hotel itself is Aztec-inspired, and this theme is carried throughout the many pools on offer. With a fun whirlpool, several spas and even a pool full of fish, your day out at the Mantra Sun will be heaven.

Paradise Resort pool

With a brand new water park and pool, you can’t go past this hotel for a great day by the pool. There’s a tipping bucket waterfall, water cannons, water slides, and three stories of everything aquatic you can dream of. With a special kids section including mini slippery slides, it’s a great place for all members of the family.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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