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Sip cocktail jugs at new Palm Springs-inspired pool and bar

Image by Kaitlin Maree Photography

As Gold Coast locals, there aren’t too many places we can relax by the pool with a bar close by and fancy cabanas to ensure both privacy and comfort.

Until now. QT Gold Coast has recently unveiled their new-look Palm Springs-inspired pool complete with, you guessed it, a beautiful bar and private cabanas and you don’t need to be a hotel guest to enjoy it.

Brought to life by famed designer Nic Graham, who also designs QT Hotels across the world, the popular Surfers Paradise hotel opened the new space recently and you should absolutely pop in for a splash and a cocktail or two ASAP.

Complete with black and white striped umbrellas, a minimal courtyard palette of chalky white paving and furniture, planters filled with succulents, a grassy lawn and pergola area along with a new courtyard bar – the team have created spaces quintessential with the Queensland lifestyle.

We love.

Now of course, when you’re visiting, you’ll want to hire a private cabana and there are three packages to choose from.

The first – Bikini Chic – comes with a QT cooler including two bottles of sparkling water, a chilled face spritz and 50+ SPF sunscreen, a seasonal fruit platter and a chilled bottle of Petit Cordon sparkling wine or a share cocktail jug. That’s $145 per day.

Then there’s the Poolside Cool with all of the above plus a trio of dips, a chilled bottle of Moët Ice Impérial and a cooling eye and face rescue treatment from spaQ (15 minutes per person). All that for $270 per day.

Lastly, the Aquatic Luxe includes everything that comes with Poolside Cool but you’ll be sipping on a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rich and you’ll get a tension relief neck and shoulder massage and cold towel (15mins per person) plus a foot and leg massage with cold towel (15 mins per person). So that’s amazing and $360 per day.

Of course, there are tasty things to nibble on too.

Hero dishes poolside include Crab and Bug rolls, Midori Splice Popsicles, Salmon Miso Churashio Tacos, Watermelon Pops with Bacardi, pomegranate and mint and Grilled Halloumi Sticks. All of our favorite things.

You can also indulge in a Bottomless Aperol High Tea on the Terrace for just $49pp for High Tea plus $25pp for bottomless Aperol.

If you’re in the market for a little escape from reality for a day, look no further than QT Gold Coast’s new pool and bar.

It’s the perfect way to treat yourself this summer.

LOCATION: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Words by Kirra Smith. Photos supplied.

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