You’ve probably heard the buzz on the streets about Mermaid Beach and how a recent apartment boom is changing the way people experience this flourishing coastal neighbourhood. There are many new residents who’ve made the big call to give up their large family homes and downsize to a smaller place, like the apartments at Mahala for reasons such as less stress, prefer to live minimalist, and to reduce the house maintenance burden to enjoy more of life.
And why Mermaid Beach in a downsizer's dream?
As one of Gold Coast’s most exclusive locales nestled between Nobby Beach and Broadbeach, this close-knit community offers a relaxed lifestyle brimming with golden beaches, fine dining, hidden hangouts and top-notch coffee away from the hustle and bustle.
Mermaid Beach ticks all the boxes to make the most of your downsizing lifestyle dream come true:
1. Life’s a beach
Living in a coastal community is all about digging your toes into the golden sand and lapping up the beach lifestyle. If you’re a Goldie newbie, see the guys at Go Ride A Wave for a 2-hour surf lesson, running every day at Broadbeach.
2. Your body is a temple
To full embrace the downsizer lifestyle, you need to uplift the body, mind and heart. For dynamic yoga and pilates classes, try Essence of Living in Mermaid Beach, while Kokoro Beauty Therapy and Bathhouse is a local favourite for a wide range of massages and beauty treatments – we recommend the Turkish bath and Japanese style Akasuri scrub followed by a relaxing massage. Heaven!
3. World class shopping
Just a short walk away in neighbouring Broadbeach, you’ll love having Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on your doorstep.
4. Amazing eats
Where do we start? From the sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes hidden behind a whitewash timber door at Etzu Izakaya, to the dimly-lit hideaway of Bonita Bonita dishing up the Gold Coast’s best Mexican and The North Room’s intimate 28-seater, Mermaid Beach is a foodie’s delight. Don’t forget to check out Hellenika and Little Beans Café at the trendy ‘Nobby’s’ area in Mermaid Beach’s southern pocket.
5. Swinging fun
If you’re a sucker for the twirls, hand waving and high kicks of your favourite old films, this place is for you. Get into the swing of things at Club Mermaid learning Lindy Hop’s groovy swing dancing moves, with a free wine bottle with every two meals bought.
6. Nurture your green thumb
The apartment life is all about freeing up your time, which means saying goodbye to that big needy garden and hello to trendy succulents and cacti you can care for on your balcony without wasting your weekends. Our tip? The Borrowed Nursery.
7. Holey moley!
Round up your friends and hit up Putt Putt Mermaid Beach! With three themed 18 Hole Courses, games arcade, refreshments and barbecue zone, it’s the ultimate mini golf experience – and it’s right in your neighbourhood.
Ready to live in the moment at Mahala Mermaid Beach? There’s no time like the present.