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As soon as we plonked our bags down and walked out onto the balcony to see the Pacific Ocean open up before our eyes we phoned reception to book in for a few extra nights.
We needed a place to chill for a bit and catch up on some work. I’ve never had a more beautiful office.
The location of the Mantra Coolangatta Beach is just divine. Right across from Coolie beach and just a short stroll around Greenmount Beach to Snapper Rocks – one of my favourite coastal walks in Australia.
Look to the right and you see Greenmount Beach. Look straight ahead and you see the surfers riding the waves at Coolangatta.
I don’t think we’ve enjoyed sitting on a balcony this much EVER.
Whether it was having breakfast and a coffee as the day began, or watching the amazing sunsets over Surfers Paradise in the distance, it was a sight our tired eyes needed after staring at a computer screen all day.
Because when you get endless sunsets like this drawing you to return night after night, you just sit and watch the surfers ride the waves and the yogis do their downward dogs.
We’d just stroll on home under the moonlight to sit on the deck a little more and stare at the starry sky.
I seriously could not leave the apartment.
We’d just had an intense two weeks exploring the Gold Coast, now all I wanted to do was explore the Nespresso machine in the kitchen and walk from the deck to the toilet, to the bedroom in ten steps.
You can’t keep a view this beautiful all to yourself. We had a couple of friends to catch up with while were on the Gold Coast. “Forget about meeting up in a cafe, do you just want to come to our apartment for a drink?”
Thankfully they said yes, and gushed as soon as they walked in too.
“Wow. I never realized how beautiful it was here. Good idea ditching the cafe.”
It was truly magical to catch up with old friends sitting on the deck with those views.
If you do want to venture out of the apartment, you’re right on top of the cafes and shops of Coolangatta and there is plenty to do in the area to keep you happy and entertained. You can check out our Gold Coast posts here.
So I’m not sure that I have any words left to rave about the deck and the views any longer – except that sunrise views are just as good. That’s why Coolangatta is my paradise – amazing sunrises and sunsets.
So now I’ll let you see the rest of the apartment
Comfortable bedrooms for us and the kids.
Kitchen with everything you need to whip up a Thai curry.
And a lounge room that keeps you comfy while the Voice is on. That is if you can drag yourself away from the views to see it.
I could easily take up residency here.
While you’re staying here, we recommend:
Places to eat in Coolangatta
Raw Energy – the food, the smoothies, and the funky environment.
Grab a takeaway pizza from Crust Coolangatta and sit on your balcony at Mantra.
Rainbow Beach Surf Club – do a breakfast AND dinner – heaps of great specials through the week and the views of famous Snapper Rocks are divine. Sunset drinks here are a MUST.
Cafe dbar – walk up the hill from Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks to Point Danger.
You can read more places to eat on the Gold Coast here.
And you must check out these 4 walks to do on the Gold Coast
Location – 88 Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Right on the beach!
Room types – 1, 2, and 3 bed apartments from $168. Book here
Website – Mantra.com.au
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Disclaimer – Part of our accommodation costs were covered by Mantra.