Picture yourself cooling off in an upper-level terrace infinity-edge pool with sunken conversation lounges, semi-submerged sunlounges, airy cabanas, and stylish outdoor entertainment areas while taking in sweeping views towards the Gold Coast’s iconic coastline.
It sounds like a description of an exclusive, high-end boutique hotel. But in fact, it is just one feature among a staggering list of superb facilities planned for GemLife’s first over-50s resort on the Gold Coast.
GemLife Director and CEO Adrian Puljich – a Gold Coaster himself – said he had no doubt the resort would be market-leading.
“GemLife Gold Coast is sure to set the bar high for the sector, taking over-50s and retirement living to the next level,” he said.
Lifestyle facilities level-up
When completed, the resort will feature a luxe three-level country club, a chic outdoor recreational precinct with wellness centre, and a striking pavilion atop the site’s highest point.
Taking centre stage will be a stunning, architecturally designed country club.
Equal parts sanctuary and a place to get social, the building is tailored for homeowners to find the right balance between fitness, health, relaxation, and fun.
“Residents will have so much choice right on their doorstep. They can unwind and breathe in the fresh air from a poolside cabana, relax with friends in the wine lounge, or work up a sweat in the fitness centre,” Adrian said.
Entering the clubhouse from its sophisticated lobby, it is envisioned that visitors will see a floor-to-ceiling wine cellar display opposite them, a stand-out design feature that acts as a screen for the wine lounge on the other side.
On the ground floor, the country club will also be home to a grand hall with stage, dance floor and a commercial kitchen for functions and events, a bar and lounge, creative studio, library, hair salon, café, undercover balcony area with outdoor lounges and dining areas, plus more.
Up a level, a fitness centre with health club, including a fully equipped gym, yoga studio, indoor lap pool, spa and sauna can be found. Also on this floor will be a large lounge and games room with a golf simulator, plus a stand-out feature Sky Lounge, a circular room made of glass with 180-degree views towards the Gold Coast skyline. In the cooler months, residents will be able to get cosy around its central fireplace.
But the star of the show will undoubtedly be the stunning infinity-edge pool on the upper-level terrace, with its sunken conversation lounges, semi-submerged sun-loungers, and inviting poolside cabanas.
Amenities on the lower level will include a four-lane ten-pin bowling alley, residents’ workshop, boutique cinema, and six-rink lawn bowls greens among others.
If that was not enough, the resort will be home to an outdoor recreational precinct and wellness centre with a lagoon-style pool, outdoor yoga and indoor Pilates’ studio. The site will also house an origami-inspired pavilion set atop the resort’s highest point to capture 180-degree views across the coastline. From here, homeowners will be able to soak in the panoramic views from a viewing deck, catch some rays from the sun deck, or enjoy the performance and drama space of an open-air amphitheatre.
An ideal location
With its breathtaking coastal views, and skirted with natural bushland, GemLife Gold Coast will be a tranquil oasis a stone’s throw away from all the famously vibrant region has to offer.
“Being in the growth corridor area between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, it gives homeowners the best of both worlds, especially for people with family and friends based in each location. It puts the relaxed, laidback lifestyle of the Gold Coast and the buzz and excitement of Brisbane in convenient reach,” Adrian said