Located at the mouth of the Tallebudgera Valley, step inside The Bath House (by local vegan babes, Greenhouse Canteen) and we bet you’ll immediately breathe out a sigh in the same instant your tense shoulders relax. Inspired by bathhouses in the likes of Morocco—where all facilities are gathered under one roof—the space is modern and minimalistic. They’ve nailed the flow and feng shui, with lots of white, soft arches, natural textures, pops of peach and neon green, cute hand lettering signs adorning the walls, several inviting lounging areas for lingering and ample plants smattered about.
Once you strip down to your swimmers or shorts, first rinse off in the outdoor shower, before splitting your time between the warm massaging bubbles of two hydrotherapy spas, an intoxicating eucalyptus wet steam room in upwards of 50 degrees, and then get the blood circulating with a refreshing dip in the outdoor magnesium plunge pool. Next, it’s onto the red cedar dry sauna, where you have control of the intensity by splashing water over a bed of hot rocks in the corner (just don’t forget, hot air rises!), and then retreat to the sun deck at the rear. Take it slowly through the facilities or soak, steam, plunge and repeat. The choice is yours. Each session lasts about 90 minutes, which is the optimal amount needed to switch off and unwind, or add a massage or treatment for some serious “me” time.
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