When you live in Southeast Queensland, namely our little segment of nirvana, the Gold Coast, you have to be accustomed to living an alfresco style of life. The weather and sublime coastal geography simply demand it. And if you’re a sun worshipper or slave to the beach, we know you wouldn’t have it any other way.
In recent times we’ve had hospitality venues seriously cotton on to this, with a flurry of rooftop bars opening in recent times. However, it seems even in this pandemic stricken age we live in, a new hero of the hour has emerged: the humble (and eagerly demanded) beach club!
The premise is simple: a venue incorporating our ridiculously great weather, alongside first-class decor and styling, and a beautiful food and drinks offering. Tying these places of interest together is the chance for you to enjoy all of this whilst wearing your swimmers and sharing your time between a dip in the pool and some sunbathing — pretty idyllic, no?
Hospitality giants, the Gennari group, who are behind such establishments as Main Beach’s elegant Glass restaurant and Broadbeach’s eternally busy Loose Moose and Maggie Choo, have decided they would need to wade in on this space. La Luna Beach Club is nearing the final construction stages, and set beside Marina Mirage will be Australia’s first restaurant and beach club built upon floating pontoons.
Designers House of August and Space Cubed are the masterminds behind the fantastic new site, which hopes to transport patrons to a whole different level of Mediterranean fused luxury the moment they set foot inside the venue. The lavish yet boho styling will merge Mykonos vibes betwixt the extravagance of St. Tropez, with indoor and poolside dining, pool, daybeds, private cabanas, runway and bar.
With panoramic views of the Broadwater and nestled between superyachts, the essence of La Luna will encourage you to stay awhile. You’ll be able to graze your way through their exquisite Mediterranean and Asian fused menu; sample deftly made cocktails between DJ sets; all while immersing yourself in the divine and tranquil nature of the venue as a whole.
Sign. Us. Up!
The venue will have a dual face as both a restaurant and beach club, with the former earmarked for opening in January, whilst the latter is planned for an early 2022 grand unveiling. One thing is for sure, folks, this will be a spectacular addition to our booming hospitality scene, bringing together both locals and visitors under our endless blue skies. What a time to be alive!
When: Early next year
Where: Marina Mirage, Main Beach
Words by Alex Mitcheson.