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I nearly cried when I stood in my shower looking down upon the canals of Mooloolaba.
The views were extraordinary, just the sort of thing you want to be looking at whilst bathing.
I did have a little panic attack that the whole world could see me looking out, but after spying the rooms at the opposite end, I felt assured the windows weren’t designed for peeping Toms. (Sorry to the peeping Toms of Mooloolaba if they were)
I could see the roof top of our old unit just a few blocks away. The familiar pain of regret and sorrow moved up from my stomach and wedged itself into my throat. I bit the tears fiercely back.
Not now, please. No more.
I had been trying to ignore it since we had arrived, telling myself Mooloolaba Beach wasn’t really special and I probably would never have enjoyed living here.
But, the lie hit me every time I looked out of the hotel room windows at the views: the canals and waterfront area where would go for drinks; the beach my newborn baby, Kalyra, and I would walk on every morning; and the Hinterland overlooking the town.
Views and memories that make your eyes prick because you know a few senseless mistakes took them away.
Mooloolaba was once the place of my dreams to live.
I don’t know if it still is, but I do know that it sure is beautiful. Catching 270 degree views from our apartment at the Mantra made it glaringly obvious why it’s such a popular place for tourists to come and play.
They views just as beautiful when I woke in the morning to the sun peeking its head above the horizon line over the ocean.
The Mantra is on the corner at the end of the Mooloolaba strip closest to Alexander Headland. I think the Mantra has the best position on the strip as you are halfway between Mooloolaba Beach and Alex Headland (great spot if you are a keen surfer)
Our Mantra, Mooloolaba Beach unit was perfect for a family and perfect for entertaining. The girls enjoyed playing on the balcony and in the rooms. I enjoyed playing in the spacious kitchen ( a luxury for me) and curling up on the couch to watch reality TV and work online.
I’d slip downstairs early in the morning when everyone else was sleeping to visit my favourite cafe, Raw Energy. There’s nothing better than to start the day with a magnificent sunset over the beach from your bed, followed by a freshly squeezed juice, and then a beach walk. (biting back tears as we speak!)
We didn’t do much during our stay in Mooloolaba.
We wanted to relax and enjoy our old home: calling in take away from our favourite Thai restaurant opposite the Surf Club, having friends over for drinks, meeting them for coffee, and taking a long walk along the Mooloolaba strip.
Yep, Mooloolaba sure is beautiful.
If you can’t live here, then its certainly worth stopping by for a holiday.
I just hope that the shower views give you a joyous stream of tears.
Have you stayed at a place with magnificent views like this before?
Website: Mantra Mooloolaba
Accomodation Types: Fully furnished one, two and three bedroom suites each with a private balcony and sweeping ocean or garden views
Location: Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is located on the Esplanade in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
Tripadvisor: Read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor
Disclaimer: We stayed as guests of Mantra Mooloolaba