Coolangatta is the epitome of a relaxed beachside escape. The destination is nestled on the southern tip of the Gold Coast where the hustle and bustle of the ‘city’ melts into the distance leaving behind a classy and relaxed nook of the coast.
Mind you, classy and relaxed is not code for boring, Coolangatta offers much in the way of entertainment, dining, and picturesque coastline including the phenomenal view back to Surfers Paradise.
‘Coolie’ as it’s affectionately known to locals, also sports the world famous ‘Super break’ home of the internationally attended Quiksilver Pro Surf Competition. Meaning at any point during your holiday you can pop down to the beach and pick up a learn-to-surf lesson on some of the best waves getting around in Australia. Of course, no one will blame you if you’d prefer to simply relax seaside and soak up the sunshine!
In fact Coolangatta delivers pristine beaches in a variety of samples. From the aforementioned super break at Snapper Rocks and Duranbah where you will find waves for days to the calmer Greenmount and Rainbow beach that are protected by headland making them suitable for families with smaller children. They also boast plenty of sandy space to set up a beach tent, play beach cricket, or simply stretch out to enjoy the view. No matter how you prefer to enjoy the beach, there is a stretch of coastline just waiting for you to come and enjoy it.
If you happen to be holidaying in Coolangatta in June, your vacation may coincide with another massive event on the Gold Coast’s southern tip - ‘Cooly Rocks On’. This event is Australia’s largest 50’s and 60’s nostalgia festival that sees the town come alive with hot rod cars, rockabilly style, and food stalls from the era wafting delectable scents down the street.
Of course, no Coolangatta holiday would be complete without sampling the region’s culinary delights, and the Southern Gold Coast has plenty to offer. Along the waterfront there are cafés galore including Gloria Jeans, The Black Sheep Espresso Bar, and Koffee at Tiffanys just to name a few. If you prefer your coffee with an aerial beach view, check out Café Dbar sitting atop Duranbah hill overlooking the surf break. Attached to the café is an art gallery perfect for souvenirs or taking home a slice of your luxury holiday.
For a health conscious meal on the go, Zambreros offer fantastic take away Mexican with a healthy twist, while the Greenhouse Factory is an incredible vegetarian restaurant boasting locally sourced produce and a great kids menu. Kirramisu is situated just next door and offers your traditional café/restaurant cuisine, while O-Sushi is the best Japanese you will find on your soiree in Coolangatta. If you prefer your seafood cooked, George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant is second to none, while the Surf Club provides hearty portions, affordable meals, and priceless views.
To enjoy Coolie like a local grab a gourmet pizza from Earth N Sea or fish n chips from Beach Seafood and enjoy it on the sand – the kids will love it! All of this Gold Coast fun must be paired with the perfect Coolangatta accommodation to complete your holiday. Mantra Twin Towns is the ideal place to stay to be central to the regions attractions, restaurants, beaches, shopping and transport. Step outside your resort and be welcomed by golden sand beaches lapped by aqua blue waters, a grocery store, bottle shop, and selection of restaurants. What more could you ask for?
The resort is beautifully located between the stunning Gold Coast beaches, the sparking Tweed River, and luscious Gold Coast Hinterland, meaning every room boasts a spectacular view.
Choose between spaciously appointed 1 or 2 bedroom apartments that are entirely self-contained including a private balcony, full service kitchen, and spacious dining area so you can relax comfortably and cook up a feast. With an IGA across the road, you can easily keep your holiday pantry packed at an affordable price!
Staying in Mantra Twin Towns also means adjacent to the resort is the Twin Towns Services Club boasting a great restaurant, games and pokies rooms, and live entertainment. There is also a mini golf course in the resort, the kids will absolutely love!
After a big day at the beach, finish your water fun off with a refreshing dip in one of the two resort pools before sliding into utter relaxation in the spa, or you can let off some steam in the steam room. If you enjoy staying active while you’re away be sure to take advantage of the fully equipped gym and full sized tennis court.
To dabble in some retail therapy you have several options, step out of the resort and stroll down the strand exploring the boutique shops, homeware outlets, have a massage, manicure, or even freshen up your hair colour! For a shopping centre experience, Tweed Mall is just 500 metres away and has recently undergone a makeover to now boast over 60 stores including Target, Coles, Dick Smith, a variety of fashion, food, health, beauty and specialty stores as well as a cinema.
Coolangatta is a spectacularly beautiful destination that boasts world class beaches, shopping, stunning resorts, a fantastic dining precinct, and a family friendly atmosphere that will make you feel so welcome, you’ll never want to leave. Be sure to speak to the Queensland Holiday experts at Discover Queensland to book your next Mantra Twin Towns escape to Coolangatta.
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Mantra Twin Towns
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