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Pamper yourself on the Gold Coastday spas, five stars and more
While the Gold Coast's history as a tourist destination is steeped in flashing lights and iconic high rise skyline, the last couple of decades have seen a boom in luxury amenities for discerning travellers who want to be pampered like royalty.
Plenty of uber-rich travellers pass through the Gold Coast each month and while you may not be Paris Hilton, or an Arabian oil sheik, if you're staying on the Gold Coast you have the opportunity to be treated like one.
Here's some great ways to pamper yourself on the Gold Coast and live it up at a spa like the rich do...
Gold Coast Day Spas
If you asked a Queenslander 20 years ago what a day spa was, they'd probably tell you it was a hot tub you sat in from sunrise to sunset. These days, there are more than 20 dedicated day spas on the Gold Coast, ranging from sophisticated health clubs with state-of-the-art facilities to boutique establishments where you can get a great facial, pedicure or massage.
The Q1 Spa is world acclaimed, having combined the traditional day spa experience with ancient treatments and the latest technology. You can find the full list of Q1 Spa treatments and prices at Exclusive Spas.
Eden Health Retreat in the Currumbin Valley is a popular up-market health retreat offering seven night packages from $2950, including meals, accommodation and activities (check their website for exact details, they may have changed since we last checked).
The Aurora spa in Main Beach's Palazzo Versace resort has a tempting array of treatments - grab their online brochure at the Palazzo Versace website.
O'Reilly's Lost World Spa
Nestled within World Heritage listed Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland, O’Reilly’s Lost World Spa is a true nature haven for those seeking rejuvenation, relaxation and balance.
Created with vision and integrity and named after the rugged wilderness area to the southwest of O'Reilly's, The Lost World Spa embraces the natural elements of the surrounding environment, offering discerning guests a chance to be nurtured amongst nature.
Click Here for more information on O'Reilly's Lost World Spa.
Spend the night in a Five Star Hotel
Check out our Gold Coast hotels page and book a stay in one of the many luxury resorts in town. Even if you're a local, there's nothing quite like a Gold Coast holiday.
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