3 of the best hotel spas in Australia
I know it’s almost Christmas, and I know it is the season of giving, but is there really any harm in treating yourself to a little indulgence at this time of year? I mean, we’re all a wee bit burnt out come December, and a chance to stop, relax and just breathe really would be a wonderful thing.
So, if you’re travelling to (or stuck in!) one of the three major capital cities in Australia over the coming weeks, we suggest you pay these sensational spas a visit. You’ll leave feeling all sorts of serene and calm, and who knows, you could even pick up a treatment voucher for a loved one while you’re there. They do make for the perfect Christmas gifts, after all...
3 OF THE BEST HOTEL SPAS IN AUSTRALIA
Peacefulness. Stillness. Tranquillity. This is precisely what the Chuan Spa at The Langham embodies. And it’s no surprise, really – its name translates to ‘serene course of water’, which truly is reflected in the spa’s design and ambience. Both men and women will find delight in the spa’s 12-jet shower, which features water sprays in various locations to invigorate separate muscles groups. Alongside its luxurious facials and massages, the stunning views of Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street station from the pool and Jacuzzi are just a bonus, really.
Top treatment pick: Body Elements ($269, 90 minutes)
This top-to-toe treatment features a full body massage, before blending seamlessly into a divine facial that’s tailored to your skin’s needs.
Almost as exceptional as its outlook, The Spa, situated between the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, utilises truly holistic treatments to help enrich and renew your mind and body, while also delighting your senses. The whirlpool is a must-use, and a good 20 minutes in the oh-so-relaxing steam room will leave you feeling like a new person.
Top treatment pick: vitamin C ampoule ($50, 30 minutes)
Got age spots you’d rather not sport? What about not-so-tight skin? This antioxidant-rich treatment helps improve the quality and appearance of your skin, while also strengthening elasticity and preventing further ageing caused by UV exposure.
A little haven for those wanting to de-stress and restore balance, this tranquil space offers the ultimate in relaxation at this time of year. And if the luxe treatments don’t leave you in a state of calm, the riverside location is sure to leave you feeling all sorts of refreshed. Bonus: this spa also offers a unique pampering menu dedicated solely to men. How could they say no to that, huh?
Top treatment pick: Rosemary Mint Body Wrap ($169, 60 minutes)
It sounds good enough to eat, but this deluxe treatment will leave you looking like you’ve only ever been snacking on super-healthy foods. It stimulates your entire body through a dry exfoliation and wrap, helping to release fluid retention. It’ll also help with muscle aches and pain, making it wonderful for all ages.
Have you ever visited an amazing hotel spa? Do you know of any great ones in Adelaide, Darwin, Hobart or Brisbane? What’s your favourite spa treatment?