Located right in the heart of the Gold Coast, Mermaid Waters is in close proximity to the area's most popular attractions and fashionable hot-spots. Just five minutes' drive north, you can court Lady Luck at the world-class casino and catch a cabaret show. A further five minutes' drive will see you amongst the glitz and glamour of the famous Surfers Paradise strip.... more
In contrast, the same distance driven south will take you to sheltered family beaches and big broad stretches of sun-kissed sand where you can soak up the sun in relative peace and quiet. Enjoy trendy alfresco dining, browse the boutiques, or snap up a bargain at the bustling beachside markets.
Mermaid Waters is also right next door to Australia's largest outdoor shopping precinct. Beautifully landscaped and full of fun activities for the kids, this enormous shopping venue will challenge the most experienced retail adventurer!
While it sounds like the work of a team of marketing professionals, Mermaid Waters actually derives its name from the "Mermaid", a cutter ship that brought Australian surveyor John Oxley to the region in 1823. Oxley named the area where he landed "Mermaid Beach" and the land adjacent became known as Mermaid Waters.
Much of the holiday accommodation available at Mermaid Waters consists of high-rise apartments along the coastline, however good affordable low-rise accommodation can be found just a few blocks back from the beach.
Mermaid Waters is just 30 minutes' drive from Coolangatta airport or 90 minutes from Brisbane airport.... less