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Gold Coast Spa Hotels

A unique city on Australia’s west coast, just south of Brisbane, Gold Coast is a meeting point for towering skyscrapers, pristine sandy beaches, world-famous surf breaks, and lush rainforests. This seemingly unusual combination manifests as an iconic modern city offering lots to explore and experience. Chic upscale neighborhoods, bustling alfresco cafes, a plethora of nightclubs, sprawling theme parks, beaches with surfers, beaches without a soul, and heritage-listed nature preserves, are just some of them. Regardless of what you choose to do during your stay in Gold Coast, chances are, it’ll be an action packed adventure. Complement it with relaxation therapy at hotels and resorts offering spa and wellness facilities. Here are the top Gold Coast spa hotels that we recommend.

# 1

Ocean Sands Resort Gold Coast

As a tourist, you’ll love Ocean Sands Resort’s location right in the heart of Main Beach. And as a seasoned traveler, you’ll also appreciate its proximity to Tedder Avenue, the preferred shopping, dining and entertainment destination for Gold Coast residents. Housed within a modern high-rise building at this strategic location, Ocean Sands Resort invites you to spend a long holiday in Gold Coast, comfortably set up in one of its spacious modern apartments. There are myriad 2- and 3-bedroom apartments here, all equipped with fully-functional kitchens, laundry facilities, separate lounge areas, and balconies overlooking the Broadwater, the Marina, or the Hinterland. Relax and unwind at your own pace, while your apartments is looked after by the resort’s housekeeping staff. There are plenty of wellness facilities here to freshen you up before and after your sightseeing, shopping, and surfing excursions. Start your mornings with a dip in the tropical outdoor pool on the property, and return for an evening lap in the heated indoor pool. The resort also has a serene spa pool, where guests can unwind with their partners or loved ones. A sauna room, a gym, and a full-sized tennis court round up the wellness facilities at Ocean Sands Resort.

# 2

The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat

Not everybody traveling to Gold Coast is looking to surf. The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat caters to travelers looking to unwind at a secluded hideaway with nothing but nature for miles. This chic resort has an address on Springbrook Road, at the southern edge of the World Heritage listed Springbrook National Park, close to the latter’s Canyon Lookout and Bilbrough Falls. Guests can stay in one of the 14 intimate chalets on the property, surrounded by birdsong, brush box trees, and the gentle sounds of cascading streams. Each chalet is individually designed, but all have rich wooden flooring, fireplaces, and fully functional kitchens. They also have high speed Wi-Fi, and TVs with movies on demand. If you’re looking for some serious downtime, go for a premium unit that has its own massaging spa bath. The property also has an open-air hot tub, a sauna, and a spring water plunge pool for all guests, in a scenic little clearing the woods. For an additional fee, guests in any of the chalets can order Swedish massages in the privacy of their own lounges or bedrooms. These include both gentle and invigorating versions, rendered by expert masseuses. In-chalet beauty therapy including facials and scrubs are also available at the Mouses House Rainforest Retreat.

# 3

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast

Closer to the beach than any other property in Gold Coast, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort commands 6 hectares of glistening waters and lush greenery, together creating an idyllic setting for a luxurious vacation. There are close to 200 rooms and suites at this gorgeous resort, and the combination of their custom-designed beds, tranquil interiors, and breathtaking sea views make them the perfect restful havens you’re looking for. Accommodation ranges from comfortable rooms, to a stylish studio with its own spa bath, to sophisticated suites and villas with their own kitchens. The restaurants and bars in this resort offer diverse vibes and cuisines, and guests have direct access to the Marina Mirage shopping mall. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort has excellent wellness facilities for its guests. In addition to a full-service fitness center, there’s a heated outdoor pool to relax in, a spa pool perfect for those post-adventure evenings, and of course direct beach access if you’d just like to sunbathe an afternoon away. The resort also happens to be neighbors with the Golden Door Spa and Health Club, which offers a bouquet of facials, massages, and spa treatments.

# 4

Reflection on the Sea

Offering uninterrupted sea views, great amenities, and the freedom to spend your Gold Coast vacation your way, Reflection on the Sea offers luxury apartments and penthouses in a modern high-rise building at the southern tip of Coolangatta Beach. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is just over 5 miles away. The apartments on offer here include, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units, along with lavish skyhomes and penthouses that take the style quotient up several notches. The management lays a strong emphasis on peace and quiet, and you won’t be disturbed by parties or unwanted noise. The soothing colors and breathtaking sea views in your apartment will add to the tranquil vibe, and help you unwind in complete serenity. Enjoy a long soak in your own bathtub, or head downstairs to the Om Sari Spa that offers an array of massages, aromatherapy facials, exfoliating and rejuvenating body scrubs, Vichy showers, as well as salon services including manicures, pedicures, waxing, and spray tanning. The heated pool, sauna and steam room on the property will serve as the perfect end to your refreshing spa day. You can also work up a sweat at the gym, or take a walk or enjoy a yoga or meditation session in the beautiful Zen gardens on the property.

# 5

Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise

If you’re in Gold Coast to surf, and would also like a few creature comforts to accompany your adventures, Peppers Soul will serve as the perfect basecamp for you. This swank apartment hotel sits right across Surfers Paradise Beach, offering panoramic ocean views, which you can also enjoy from the Skypoint observation deck that is just a short walk away. Within the Peppers Soul building are stylish modern apartments ranging from streamlined 1-bedroom units to sprawling 4-bedroom affairs. They have their own full kitchens and laundry facilities, private spa baths, and balconies with ocean views that get even better in some of the premium units. All public areas on the premises are similarly optimized for relaxation, including the Seaduction restaurant, the tranquil BBQ area in the garden, or the spa facility that includes a sauna, a steam room, and a treatment area offering facials, massages and aromatherapy. The indoor and outdoor pools are great to spend a few leisurely hours around, and there’s a gym on the property if you’re looking to work up a sweat.

# 6

Xanadu Resort

This upscale beach resort overlooks the ocean from across Main Beach, and brings you the luxury of staying in your own independent apartment, complete with high-end mod-cons and excellent service. The resort is close to the restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and boutiques on Gold Coast, but retains an exclusive vibe by maintaining a safe distance from the more crowded areas of Main Beach. The luxurious apartments in the building are airy, sunlit, and have 1 or 2 bedrooms each, along with modern kitchens, living rooms, and spacious balconies overlooking the ocean, or the resort’s pool and gardens. Book one of these for an extended period to enjoy the complete VIP treatment offered by the resort. Have a cookout in the BBQ area, play some pool in the game room, or unwind over a book at the in-house library. For more serious unwinding, enjoy a soak in the resort’s spa area, which includes an indoor pool, an adjoining hot tub and a sauna room. The resort gym has a wellness area with yoga mats, and the outdoor pool deck is a great place to soak up some sun and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.

# 7

Ultra Broadbeach

Located just a block away from the coastline, Ultra Broadbeach is a luxury resort offering a balanced mix of adventure and seclusion. You can get to Surfer’s Paradise within minutes, but don’t have to put up with beaches full of thronging tourists. There are plenty of open-air restaurants, cafes, and even a casino in the vicinity, but the resort takes care of you on days when you don’t wish to step out. Accommodation here consists of spacious modern apartments, with 1-3 bedrooms each, functional kitchens, and balconies with lovely ocean views. There are plenty of wellness facilities at the resort, including workout areas like a gym and a tennis court, and lovely relaxation areas including a heated pool, a relaxing spa bath, a steam room, a sauna, and beautiful Zen gardens and reflection ponds for undisturbed meditation or yoga practice. After a day’s worth of pampering and rejuvenation, enjoy your favorite movie with your loved ones in the cozy private theatre on the Ultra Broadbeach premises.

# 8

The Ritz Resort

Stay in luxurious serviced apartments a stone’s throw from Broadbeach, and surround yourself with enchanting ocean views and resort-style facilities during your Gold Coast vacation. The Ritz Resort is also just a quick drive away from Sea World theme park. The sophisticated 2-bedroom apartments in the establishment have airy open plan living/dining spaces, fully functional kitchens, washer-dryers, and balconies offering views of greenery and the Coral Sea. The rooftop wellness and recreation area is the highlight of the Ritz Resort, and includes a sunny BBQ area and a hot tub where you can relax while marveling at ocean views. The heated swimming pool on the property also has an adjoining spa pool, in addition to a generous, softly lit sauna room perfect for unwinding in. You can also avail of excellent gym facilities with separate showers for men and women.

# 9

RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

Set within lush acres of golf greens, just 5 miles away from the Gold Coast beaches, RACV Royal Pines Resort makes for a great base for a relaxed, stress-free holiday. Its sophisticated rooms and suites overlook soothing greenery and showcase fine modern artwork. Views are even better from the floor-to-ceiling windows of the resort’s spacious suites, some of which have private spa baths. Besides treating your tastebuds to a mélange of flavors at the resort’s multiple restaurants, bars and lounges, you can reserve a day for some serious pampering at the tranquil One Spa. This luxe wellness facility flanks a heated pool, and includes 4 dry treatment rooms, 2 wet treatment rooms, 2 couples’ treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge, and a hair salon. Enjoy experiences such as a geisha bath, a Vichy shower, and myriad refreshing facials, exfoliation rituals, massages, aromatherapy, and beauty treatments including waxing, tanning, and makeup.

# 10

Nirvana By The Sea

This Coolangatta hotel faces Kirra Beach and is less than 5 miles away from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Its sleek sea facing apartments flaunt stylish appointments and soothing marine inspired color tones. All come with spacious private balconies that beckon you to relax, and premium units even have private plunge pools. For the ultimate luxury experience, try the 4-bedroom penthouse that has its own rooftop deck with amazing views, in addition to a private pool, a private spa bath, a sauna, and a barbecue area. Shared wellness facilities offered at Nirvana By The Sea include an outdoor swimming pool, a heated spa pool, a sauna, and a gym. After unwinding at the hotel’s hot tub or sauna, guests can also enjoy a movie at the on-site Gold Star theatre.

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