Why I Could Live at the Mantra Coolangatta Beach [Review]

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As soon as we plonked our bags down at Mantra Coolangatta Beach and walked out onto the balcony to see the Pacific Ocean open up before our eyes, we phoned reception to book 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.

If you’re thinking of staying at Mantra Coolangatta Beach, then keep reading to hear about our experience staying there.

About Mantra Coolangatta Beach

beach next to a forest

Mantra Coolangatta Beach is a luxury 4* hotel with holiday apartments for rent and resort-like amenities on its grounds.

The location of Mantra Coolangatta Beach is just divine.

Right across from internationally recognised surf beaches of Kirra and Rainbow Bay, as well as Coolie beach and just a short stroll around Greenmount Beach to Snapper Rocks – one of my favorite coastal walks on The Gold Coast.

Look to the right and you see Greenmount Beach. Look straight ahead and you see the surfers riding the waves at Coolangatta.

waves on the beach

Facilities at Mantra Coolangatta Beach

But the location is not the only reason to visit Mantra Coolangatta Beach. There are five self-catered apartments from studio to three-bedroom apartments.

All apartments come with fully equipped kitchens or kitchenette with microwaves, stoves and tea maker, laundry facilities, and other comforts from home.

You’ll find the apartments have air conditioning, premium cable television, and free wifi.

Not to mention you have access to recreational amenities such as a heated outdoor swimming pool, spa with a sauna, and for gym buffs, an exercise room, and an outdoor tennis court.

The apartments come with bed sheets, towels, and toiletries. The bathrooms come with a spa tub, showers, and a hair dryer.

If you are travelling with young kids, you can request rollaway infant beds or a crib for an additional surcharge.

On a warm summer’s day, head to the BBQ areas and fire up the grill! It’s like an apartment and a resort, all in one.

It’s also just 5 km from the Gold Coast Airport and you have free self parking out the front.

Our Experience Staying at Mantra Coolangatta Beach

balcony on a building overlooking the beach

I don’t think we’ve enjoyed sitting on a private 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.

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 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, and 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.

Check-in/Check-Out Experience

It was really easy to check in to Mantra, all you need is your booking confirmation and the credit card or debit card you paid with.

You also need to present a government-issued photo identification such as your passport and pay a cash deposit for incidental charges (which are refunded on your exit).

The check-in time is from 2.00pm and the check-out time is by 10.00am. You can also do a contactless check-out and drop a key in the box, which is great if you’re delayed leaving.

The front desk staff are really helpful and explained what there is to do in the area, told us about guest safety measures when using public areas, and the property policy.

They also have tour and ticket assistance so you can book tours with them as well.

The front desk is open daily from 7.00am – 8.00pm, so if you plan to arrive outside of this time you need to contact them for special check-in instructions. The minimum check-in age is 18.

The most popular tours and attractions for the Gold Coast are the Movie World, Sea World, & Wet’n’Wild 3-Day PassSurf Lesson on the Gold Coast, and the Wave Break Island Kayaking & Snorkeling tour

Places to eat in Coolangatta

Another reason why I could live at Mantra Coolangatta Beach is its close proximity to amazing restaurants, cafés, and places to eat.

Rainbow Beach Surf Club is just a 10 minute walk away and they do a breakfast AND dinner – heaps of great specials throughout 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 is just a short walk up the hill from Rainbow Bay and Snapper Rocks to Point Danger. It has great food and excellent views overlooking to ocean.

Cafe dbar - Gold Coast, Australia

Final Thoughts on Staying at Mantra Coolangatta Beach

If I was ever to go back to the Gold Coast, I would welcome a stay at Mantra Coolangatta with my own arms.

Being directly across from the esplanade is one of the luxuries I will never get over.

Being just a few kilometres from all the top attractions on the Gold Coast, but being surrounded by the laid-back ambience of a quiet coastal town, is what makes this the perfect place to stay.

I hope this guide helped you understand what a stay at Mantra Coolangatta Beach is like and helped inspire your trip to the Gold Coast!

Disclaimer: Part of our accommodation costs were covered by Mantra, but all thoughts, ideas, and opinions in this guide are our own.

Don’t miss these Gold Coast travel tips

 There are so many things to do on the Gold Coast for families, you could easily spend a full week here at the end of your trip. But if you’re not blessed with time, we recommend staying at least 3 days. Here is our 48-hour itinerary for the Gold Coast and here are some top free things to do on the Gold Coast. 

See why Burleigh Heads is our favorite place on the Gold Coast and you might want to visit Springbrook National Park, The Green Behind The Gold Coast

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13 thoughts on “Why I Could Live at the Mantra Coolangatta Beach [Review]”

  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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