You deserve a little rest and relaxation and what better way to experience exactly that than at one of the Gold Coast’s delightful day spas.
In the spirit of saying farewell to the (vaguely) chilly winter weather and the havoc it can potentially wreak on your health, we’ve compiled a handy list of places to treat yo’ shiny spring self.
The girls from your all time favourite vegan eatery, Greenhouse Canteen have opened a Moroccan inspired bath house at the mouth of Tallebudgera Valley and it is sophisticated chic at it’s very best. The fitout is stunning and serious relaxation is a surety. Think saunas, magnesium baths and spa sessions.
Where: 7/37 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Burleigh Heads
SpaQ at QT
At SpaQ it’s all about flexibility and customisation. You don’t need to make a treatment selection in advance, just schedule a session and choose an experience when you arrive. That way you get exactly what you need on the day rather than something that feels so… umm, last week. We highly recommend you stretch out your spa time by taking advantage of the wet zone featuring a unisex hammam (Turkish bath) and ice fountain.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
The epitome of spa sophistication, Gwinganna stands apart as a wellness destination to soothe your tired soul and inspire you to live a life of health and happiness. Combining organic living, a day spa, movement and relaxation with delicious organic cuisine and vital wellness seminars, it is the perfect place to escape the day to day and come back to optimal health.
Where: 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera
With a view of healing both the physical and emotional selves, endota has grown to be the largest day spa in Australia. Head to either the Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise spa and immerse yourself in the healing powers of massage, facials and beauty packages. If a group spa date tickles your fancy, grab the girls and head in for some much needed rest and relaxation.
Where: Broadbeach – Shop 1, Oracle South 17 Elizabeth Ave Broadbeach
Surfers Paradise – Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Shop b1, 3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd Surfers Paradise
eforea spa at Hilton
Only the best for the Hilton. eforea uses a range of stunning organic products and offers a choice of three distinctive journey’s for both men and women. Choose from The Essentials, The Escape or the Men’s Journey and prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime. It’s spa luxury at its absolute finest, allowing you to reconnect with yourself and emerge brighter. Opt for a singular face or body treatment, a range of massages or a total healing experience.
Where: 6 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise
RACV One Spa
Ease into a relaxation massage or experience a revitalising water therapy session at RACV Royal Pines Resort’s unrivalled One Spa. A wide range of rejuvenating spa treatments are available along with water therapies including a geisha bath, lusar and Vichy showers and a four-seater spa. There are plenty of totally of unique treatments to try out.
Where: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross St, Benowa
On Eagle Wings
Nourishing relaxation awaits in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you lounge by the heated 25m infinity lap pool and bask in the peaceful sounds of your natural surrounds. Treatments include facials, massage, body treatments, pedicures or manicures. Why not make a day of it and indulge in more than one treatment!
Where: 59 Lowry Ct, Mudgeeraba
Lost World Spa
As if O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat wasn’t magical enough, the Lost World Spa pushes it over the edge. A hidden secret set amongst the hinterland hills, it really does seem as though you’ve stepped into a whole new world. Choose from a spa treatment, float around in the infinity pool or release some toxins in the steam room. End your time in the relaxation lounge with a herbal tea in hand and thank your lucky stars you found heaven.
Where: At the end of Lamington National Park Rd
The Kanbeki House
Set upon 14 acres of lush rolling countryside, The Kanbeki House is a beautiful retreat just begging to be visited for an indulgent pampering session. The word Kanbeki means perfection and you’ll certainly experience that. Choose from facials, massages, body and beauty treatments and all-inclusive spa packages. Book with a friend and enjoy a game of tennis, a dip in the pool, a sauna or a spa. Then indulge in a beautiful lunch or high tea, prepared by an on-site chef.
Where: 672 Currumbin Creek Rd Currumbin Valley
Found on the stunning grounds of Palazzo Versace, Aurora Spa offers signature steam treatments, advanced facial, body, massage and hands and feet treatments as well as offering spa retreat packages for two hours or more. With their own signature range of botanically active products, a treatment at Aurora inspires the everyday ritual of taking time to relax and unwind at home.
Where: 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach
Golden Door Spa & Health Club
A haven of relaxation and healing, Golden Door can be found on the stunning grounds of the Sheraton Mirage in Main Beach. There’s an extensive range of treatments to choose from including face and body treatments, massage, hand and foot care, and specialty services. Facilities include a fully equipped and air-conditioned gymnasium and group fitness room, 25m lap pool, sauna, steam room and spa bath and four floodlit tennis courts. One treatment simply won’t be enough.
Where: 73 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Words by Louisa von Ingelheim