Breathe in, breathe out, it is time to treat yourself and escape to indulge with a real wellness holiday on the Sunshine Coast.
From yoga to Pilates and float tanks to spa treatments, you are bound to leave the Coast feeling like your most authentic self; refreshed and rejuvenated.
That is exactly what the multi-day Pilates Wellness Retreats offer. Held in a luxury and spacious location somewhere hidden on the Sunshine Coast, the retreats offer professionally catered meals, daily pilates mat classes utilising a range of props that are suitable for all levels of experience, a massage session and meditation, to restore balance in a pristine environment and reconnect with yourself, in mind, body and soul.
With plenty of downtime to relax, these retreats are the perfect way to embrace a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
If you are short on time, they also run Pilates Wellness Day Retreats at Kondalilla Eco Resort, amongst 20 acres of magnificent, untouched rainforest.
For an inclusive day spa experience that will transport you to Africa, book into Coolum’s Asante Day Spa.
Immerse yourself in an array of exquisite pamper packages, remedial and relaxation massage treatments, and heavenly smooth hot stone massages. Experience exotic warm Indian oil head treatments, body polishes, muslin cocoon wraps, rejuvenating facials and soothing foot pampers using pure ingredients. Picture yourself floating in a deep luxurious Moroccan Milk Spa, enjoying a glass of chilled champagne. Perfect bliss!
Spicers retreats have become synonymous with relaxed luxury, and Spicers Clovelly Estate tucked away in the rolling green hills of Montville is no exception.
Taking its inspiration from French countryside estates, Spa Anise at Clovelly Estate features a spacious, one- of- a- kind treatment room with marble and timber flooring, a large corner spa and private courtyard, providing the perfect tonic for tired bodies after a day spent exploring the natural, untouched beauty of the Sunshine Coast.
Book in for their Signature Vino Therapy - a rejuvenating facial treatment layered with pure Shiraz wine pressings, grape seeds and antioxidant rich resveratrol, or relax with a massage.
Overlooking the wide expanse of Lake Baroon and the mountain ranges beyond, the country style cottages at Maleny’s Lillypilly’s Cottages & Day Spa are built for seclusion.
Choose from a range of massages and facials or stay a little longer and be pampered with a half or full-day package of treatments.
Stay the night and relax in your luxurious two-person spa bath with your favourite drink before drifting off to sleep to the sounds of nature and experience the most authentic Hinterland relaxation retreat imagineable.
After your treatments, in-house guests and day spa visitors are welcome to relax in the covered outdoor day lounge area, perfectly positioned to take in the breathtaking views of Maleny.
Be transported to the tropical oasis of Ikatan Day spay, hidden in the laid-back suburb of Doonan.
Just minutes from Noosa, Ikatan Day Spa resembles a Balinese village where treatments, designed to bring you back to your most relaxed state, take place in outdoor villas.
From the moment you walk through the gate into the tranquil rainforest-like garden, your shoulders will begin to relax as you take in the tropical green paradise.
Ikatan Day Spa Noosa has a range of packages to choose from. Ranging from a full day of pampering to a simple one-hour massage, there is something there to suit everyones needs.
Overlooking the stunning Glasshouse Mountains, you will begin to breathe deeply and unwind in Spicers Tamarind Retreat.
This luxe escape is all about what works for you. The welcoming and professional local staff will ensure your treatment is specific to your requirements. Start with local wine and cheese, spend a day wandering through the quaint local villages of Maleny and Montville, or book in a three-hour Spice of Life pampering package at the in-house Spa Anise before indulging in a meal, heroed by local produce, at the chef-hatted restaurant – The Tamarind.
Indulge your senses at the seaside suburb of Mooloolaba with a salt experience not found on the beach, in a salt cave! You might wonder: what is a salt cave, exactly, and what are some salt cave benefits? It is exactly what it sounds like: a man-made cave constructed entirely of salt.
Enjoy a relaxing massage to release tension from an expert local, in the micro climate of a salt cave disperses a dry salt in high concentrations in a salt room whose surfaces are covered with layers of salt which is shown to help ail skin conditions, respiratory problems and even the dreaded cold.
Finished your day lounging on the beach and dining at some of the best local foodie joints and still craving a touch more relaxation? Reset your mind and body at The Float Space near the sandy shores of Maroochydore.
The Float Space is decked out with three floating suites, each containing their own pod and private shower. The idea of floatation is as a powerful tool to unplug from a hectic and overstimulated life, with all external distractions such as sights, sounds and tactile sensations blocked out.
Beyond those looking to tune out for an hour, floating is also being recommend by health professionals to help with issues such as chronic pain, insomnia, depression, and anxiety to name a few.
The Chenrezig Institute is a centre for Buddhist study, meditation and retreat nestled in the beautiful open space of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by gardens and the most incredible Tibetan infrastructure, it’s somewhere you can completely disconnect from the outside world.
This is an ideal place to learn all about Tibetan Buddhism and regular short courses are offered for anyone interested in meditation from beginners to advanced, as well as many different retreats and workshops. There are also weekly yoga classes offered inn the
Overnight guests have the option of staying in retreat huts, individual rainforest cabins, motel rooms or dormitory-style accommodation.
Hidden out in country town of Kin Kin, Living Valley Springs is a luxury health hideaway that doesn’t miss a beat.
This place is not messing around when it comes to shaking out those holiday bad habits. There’s remedial and lymphatic drainage massages, colonic hydrotherapy treatments, clay wraps, facials, naturopathic consultations, meal plans, personal trainers, detox shakes, juices, broths, lectures, cooking demonstrations and Russian steam baths. Head outdoors for fresh air, mountain climbs, a dip in the swimming pool and nature walks through the 145 acres of lush bushland.
Spoil yourself with a Mooloolaba seafood lunch or sunset cruise to cap off the experience.