If there’s one thing Gold Coasters value more than a great beach day, it’s a wellness fix. As a result, our city is home to more gyms, spas, studios, pools and sports centres than you can count.
But which ones are worth your while? Here are five of our favourite places to get a wellness fix on the Gold Coast.
From bubbling spas to steamy saunas, and even frigid ice baths, Soak Bathhouse is a one-stop shop when it comes to indulging the senses. Enjoy a tea on arrival before booking into a massage, floating in the magnesium pool or getting a sweat on in the steam room – the choice is totally yours. They’ve even got a sunny deck for you to stretch out on with a good book. Bliss.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Currumbin Valley, Ground Currumbin is the ultimate escape. With a hydrotherapy centre, healing ground and an on-site café – all set outdoors amongst remnant rainforest – Ground Currumbin allows you to take a vacation from your vacation. Simply bring two towels, some swimmers and a water bottle (hydration is key) for your bathhouse session, and be sure too book ahead for treatments like massage, facials and infrared saunas.
Beloved by athletes and wellness lovers alike, Rigs Recovery focuses more on recovery than relaxation (as the name suggests). With two locations – one at Bundall and one at Palm Beach – Rigs is a favourite for the many football players, surfers and athletes who call the Gold Coast home. Stop by to enjoy their contrast water therapy magnesium pools, steam sauna, compression boots, hyperbaric oxygen chamber, float therapy and cryotherapy.
Whether it’s golf, mini golf, tennis, rock climbing, padel (a mix of tennis and squash) or a gym you’re after, you’ll find it – and more – at KDV Sport. Located in Carrara, KDV Sport offers a full day of fun. It’s suited to families, couples and those travelling for work, giving you full access to a suite of health and wellness facilities and offering programs to keep you busy.
At Elite Holiday Homes, we know that one of the best parts of staying in a hotel are those fun added extras – housekeeping, tours and transfers and, best of all, beauty and massage treatments. That’s why, when you stay at an Elite Holiday Home, the team My Holiday Concierge can arrange for an independent expert to come to you and provide services like massages, facials and mani/pedis.