I Could Live at the Mantra Coolangatta Beach

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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.

Wouldn’t you?

tables and chairs on a balcony next to a beach

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.

beach next to a forest

waves on the beach

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.

balcony on a building overlooking the beach

Susnet over Surgers Paradise - from Mantra Coolangatta Beach - Queensland, Australia

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.

Sunset over Coolangatta Beach viewed from Mantra Coolangatta Beach - Queensland, Australia

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.

hotel bedroom

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.

hotel bedroom with a balcony

Kitchen with everything you need to whip up a Thai curry.


a kitchen

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.

living room and kitchen

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.

drink and food on a table

Grab a takeaway pizza from Crust Coolangatta and sit on your balcony at Mantra.

close up of a pizza

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.

Susnet over Surfers paradise from Rainbow Bay

Cafe dbar – walk up the hill from Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks to Point Danger.

Cafe dbar - Gold Coast, Australia

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

The Details

Location88 Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Right on the beach!

Room types – 1, 2, and 3 bed apartments from $168. Book here


Website – Mantra.com.au

Tripadvisor: Read what others are saying at Tripadvisor

Disclaimer – Part of our accommodation costs were covered by Mantra.

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13 thoughts on “I Could Live at the Mantra Coolangatta Beach”

  1. That skyline view is seriously out of this world. I wish you could send pizza over the internet, because if you could, I’d be asking for a slice of yours … amazing!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous scenery. Love a balcony like that over looking the beach and ocean. Very hard to beat such a view.

    I am lovin’ those pizza’s, too. Yes, a bit of shredded meat slapped on there! That’s what I’m talking about. I absolutely can’t stand those domino’s pizza’s!

    Also Caz, I noticed above you said “You can check out our Gold Coast posts ……”. Wasn’t sure if you perhaps missed a link to the Gold Coast posts in there! Just in case.

    Great little read. Lovely pictures. Thanks for this one,

    Ken Kai

  3. Great to see Coolangatta again! I grew up in Queensland for a while, and haven’t been back since my childhood. I’m 37 now and should probably make plans to explore the area as an adult.

  4. I do love Coolangatta, even though I live on the Gold Coast it is like a holiday each time I drive to this cool little place on the coast. My hubby and I have even booked into a highrise apartment for a weekend away a few times and the view along the beach are to die for. Café D Bar is also one of my favourite places to have coffee with the girls or for a delicious lunch.

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