Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast
Mandolin Beachfront Resort at Alexandra Headlands is an ideal location to explore the reef, go whale watching, hire a boat or go on a cruise.
Mandolin Resort is conveniently located at Alexandra Headlands, an easy 90 minute drive north from Brisbane and a 30 minute drive south from Noosa Heads.
Alexandra Headlands is situated between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba – on the Sunshine Strip - right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.
And we are just opposite Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club on Alexandra Parade. To the locals and the repeat guests, it is "THE ALEX" – with sweeping ocean and beachside views. The beach is a few steps away from your apartment and being patrolled – is very safe for the whole family. Grab your surf boards and towels and have a great time on the beach.
Only a short stroll away are lots of local shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Whether you want to treat yourself to some our first class gastronomic delights and a bottle of premier wine or some freshly cooked fish and chips at a local café, the choice is yours.
For the surfers – The rocky headlands off Alexandra Beach has some of the best surfing waves on the east coast. And beginners can catch a wave closer to shore where it is more protected. Another great spot is the Spit at the end of Mooloolaba Beach just before the rock wall. This is also sheltered enough for beginners to catch a few of the smaller and easier waves.
Horton Park Maroochydore – less than a 5 minute drive north. Social golf is available every day and check out their lunchtime restaurant specials which are less than $10.
Headland Golf Club – 5 minutes’ drive south-west. The best days for social golf are Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.
Twin Waters Golf Course – a 15 minute drive north. They have 9 hole afternoon specials which include club hire and a motorised cart. Maybe stop over for bite at their licensed restaurant and grill, which is very reasonably priced.
For the golfers – we are ideally located to three popular gold courses:
Take the kids to play ten pin bowling at Suncity, Alexandra Headlands
Check out all the animals and fun at Australia Zoo at Beerwah
How about Underwater World at Mooloolaba?
Aussie World’s fabulous playground at The Ettamogah Pub, Palmview
For the kids – There is so much for children and families to do here, you will be spoilt for choice.
Skatesauce is the local skate shop where you can take your kids to hang out and even learn to skate. It is located within walking distance to Mandolin and the skate park.
Take a leisurely 30 minute drive north to Eumundi Markets - you will love these outdoor weekend markets.
Check out the boutique shops along Mooloolaba’s Esplanade
Luxuriate at the Frangipani Tree Balinese Day Spa in Mooloolaba
For the ladies – You deserve a few hours pampering yourself and shopping!