Slow down and unwind at these luxe Gold Coast day spas
It’s good to be busy in life (go you!) but not all of us excel when it comes to knowing when to stop, drop and unwind. One of the best ways to really switch off is to escape to a day spa and say goodbye to your phone, clothes and worries for a few hours of absolute bliss. In the spirit of slowing down, here are some of the best day spas on the Gold Coast and in Byron Bay that are worth checking out.
Halcyon Day Spa at Halcyon House, Cabarita: Dreamy south-of-the-border boutique hotel Halcyon House has seamlessly extended its luxe offering into the day spa arena, with a luxurious on-site multi-level wellness space offering a full range of rejuvenating services to both hotel guests and locals. You can expect the full breadth of services, from thermal-infusing facials to massages, hand and foot therapy, steam baths, body exfoliations and more. Plus, each treatment is conducted with all-natural chemical-free products.
The Bathhouse, Tallebudgera: Nestled at the entrance of Tallebudgera Valley, the dreamy white-washed venue is from the talented folk behind Greenhouse Canteen + Bar and is inspired by bathhouses found in far-flung places. The Bathhouse is a modern rejuvenation space that caters to both ladies and gents and offers a variety of packages depending on your mood and budget. The entry-level experience is a 90-minute soak session for just $40 and invites you to enjoy a rotation of the facilities at your own pace, or you can treat yourself to a luxe massage treatment, which is followed by a delicious plant-based lunch served with complimentary champagne or kombucha.
Comma, Byron Bay: Located on the fringe of beautiful Byron Bay, Comma is a modern day spa with a difference. As its name implies, Comma is more than a massage, it’s a gentle reminder that time is our greatest currency. So, get yourself south of the border for one of Comma’s holistic body treatments, which are intuitively designed to restore your balance so you feel refreshed and recharged. Add some buzz to dehydrated skin with an invigorating body brush or erase five years, two kids or one big evening with a restorative facial.
SpaQ at QT Gold Coast: This is the ultimate spot to reconnect and revive your tired self. The space is super relaxing, yet fun – and it oozes personality, which is a refreshing step away from some of the more clinical day spas. Choose from a well-curated series of spa, massage and facial therapies, body exfoliations and masks, grooming treatments and more. There are plenty of rejuvenating solo packages, plus options for couples and small groups. Either way, expect to be treated like the true VIP while you’re here.
On Eagle Wings Mountain Retreat & Spa, Mudgeeraba: This dreamy wonderland will make you feel like you’re worlds away – but it’s just a short drive into the Mudgeeraba hinterland. Leave your worries at home while you relax by the infinity pool with views to the coastline before you indulge in your chosen treatment, from facials to massage, body treatments, pedicures, manicures and more. The Pure Chocolate indulgence is a great vibe – a half day of massages, foot soaks, chocolate wraps, facials, infrared sauna sessions and chocolate fondue by the poolside to finish. Yes please.