Day spas—code for a little slice of heaven. Perhaps you don’t have the time (or dollars) for a holiday, but that doesn’t mean you need to forgo fluffy robes and a vacation-glow… Whether you’re in need of a little stress-busting R&R or simply want to restore that long lost inner radiance (we’re looking at you, early mornings and long nights spent in the office)—there’s a day spa in Sydney that’s perfect for everyone. No excuse to indulge needed!
Next level luxury is yours to be enjoyed at the newly renovated The Darling Spa located within The Star. Expect tones of charcoal, chocolate and glistening gold and waiting rooms that are dimly lit. An extensive treatment menu offers everything from indulgent massages to ultra-luxurious La Prairie caviar facials. There’s also a spa date menu (expect Champagne on arrival). Our pick? The Moroccan Mud body wrap, performed inside a beautiful heated room called the ‘Hammam’—hello baby skin!
spaQ at QT Sydney
There are many things to love about QT Sydney (right in the centre of the CBD) and spaQ, is at the top of that list. Expect nothing less than five star service from the moment you set foot into this dazzling CBD spa, think refined elegance with eccentric little finishes. spaQ is complete with a steam and ice room, organic hair and skincare product offerings as well as some of the most perfect spa packages (think packages titled ‘Plush Princess’ and ‘Mr. Bond’). Try the ‘Skin Rescue’ package—the perfect spa escape that will refresh and revitalise your parched hair and skin post spending one too many hours in the sun or sea this summer.
The Day Spa at The Langham
Try to give yourself a good couple of hours to enjoy all that The Day Spa at The Langham has to offer. Think a heated indoor pool and world class health club. Slip into a dreamy robe and indulge in a massage of your choice or a facial using BABOR products—a shot of fresh juice and some healthy nibbles will be waiting for you once you’re blissed out!
The ultimate day spa for girls (and boys) on the go. If steam rooms and slippers are not your thing – opt for a visit to medi-spa, Bronzalicious. You’ll find treatments ranging from pamper packages to world-class spray tans to medi-facials. Try a Max7 LED Light Therapy Facial; that promises to rejuvenate the skin, purify blemishes and increase collagen production.
The Spa at The Park Hyatt
A list of Sydney’s best spas simply wouldn’t be complete without an honorary mention of The Spa at The Park Hyatt. Arrive in style and enjoy complimentary valet parking, then choose from treatments ranging from luxe body scrubs to massages, facials and flawless mani-pedis. Spend a little time unwinding in the relaxation room which is furnished with a spread of complimentary teas and snacks.
Fleur De Lys Medispa
This spa pays homage to all things Moroccan—think beautiful mosaic tiles, warm colours, rare essential oils, and gorgeous adornments. As soon as you step in to Fleur De Lys Medispa, you'll be transported away from all the stresses of the daily grind. This Woollahra spa is also home to Sydney's only Moroccan Hammam—a traditional steam room with a heated marble bed offering an oh-so-relaxing space for a treatment. Heaven.
Endota Day Spa
One of Australia's most popular spa franchises (they have multiple spas in every state and territory!) the Paddington Endota Day Spa offers blissed-out vibes and first class treatments. Stress-melting massages and organic facials are Endota's specialty and they also provide one of the best group and corporate spa services in Sydney. You can celebrate your Hen's party by enjoying tasty morsels and cocktails on the spa's terrace and a day in the dedicated mani/pedi room with your girls. What could be better?
It's all about enjoying some 'me time' at Maya Medispa. As soon as you walk through the door you'll immediately feel you've left the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Unwind with a complimentary cup of herbal tea before taking in your treatment, which is performed by trained and dedicated staff. The relaxing interior of this Woollahra spa is the perfect antidote to everyday stress. You'll walk out feeling brand new.
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The Spa at The Park Hyatt | Image credit: Federica Portentoso