There’s no better way to unwind and get some much needed ‘me’ time than by kicking back in a luxe day spa. Seriously, wearing a thick fluffy robe and slippers and allowing yourself to be pampered from head to toe is the absolute jam (not to mention the citrus-infused water and herbal tea afterwards!). And luckily, Sydney has some of the best day spas getting around.
But because there’s nothing more stressful than trawling through a million reviews to pick out the best day spa in Sydney, we’ve pulled together a list of the finest spa destinations that’ll leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in no time (they don’t come cheap, but it’s so worth it). So, get booking - it’s time to get your Zen on!
#1 / The Day Spa by Chuan at The Langham Hotel, Millers Point
What is a ‘best day spa Sydney’ list without The Langham? This is the place to go if you want to feel like pure royalty. Boasting a gorgeous 20-metre Romanesque-style indoor pool with a dark, twinkling night sky overhead (it looks like *actual* heaven), you can make full use of the heated pool, spa and health club facilities, and indulge the day away post-treatment. The Day Spa’s signature treatment is the BABOR Facial (60 minutes, $220), and they also have a series of luxurious massage options.
#2 / Endota Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, The Rocks
With six treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, pool, Jacuzzi and arguably one of the best views in Sydney, Endota Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel is luxury at its finest. Their treatment list is extensive, with their most popular treatment being the Revive package (90 minutes, $235), which involves a *complete* head to toe treatment – a relaxing massage and facial, coupled with a foot massage, nail care and polish. Sign us up!
#3 / Alkaline, Potts Point
Hidden in the heart of Potts Point, Alkaline offers everything you need to detox, de-stress and rejuvenate all under the one roof. Whether you’re looking for a Swedish massage, skin tightening treatment, a facial (FYI they do Omnilux treatments), Alkaline Spa have all your pampering needs covered.
#4 / Varda Spa, Bondi
If you’re struggling with aches and pains, hit up this gem in Bondi. Varda Spa offers traditional Thai massage treatments in a luxe, comfortable and relaxing environment. You can choose from range of therapeutic and relaxation massages, Elemis spa treatments and Elemis anti-ageing facials for full body rejuvenation.
#5 / Chi: The Spa at Shangri-La, The Rocks
Touching on James Hilton’s mythical Himalayan utopia ‘Shangri-La’, Chi combines both luxury and extravagance and is a place of “personal peace, enchantment and well-being”. Chi provides a range of different services, with massages and treatments that are based on traditional Asian natural healing and wellness practices. If you have a special event coming up, try their OxyGenate 3-in-1 facial (75 minutes for $230) - it combines gentle exfoliation, oxygen therapy treatment and a deep facial rejuvenation for improved skin collagen and elastin (so much yes).
#6 / Trumps Spa Intercontinental Sydney, Double Bay
Oozing opulence and tranquillity, Trumps Spa is known for its relaxing, tailored facial treatments that leave your skin uber radiant and glowing. Located within the Intercontinental Double Bay, Trumps offer a range of truly luxe experiences - from the PAYOT Supreme Juenesse: Ultimate Anti-Ageing treatment (90 minutes, $260), to the Sodashi Crystal Opulence: Healing and Balancing treatment (80 minutes, $280) and the Trumps Spa Signature Facial (90 minutes, $230), there’s undoubtedly something for everyone.
#7 / Arisoo, Chatswood
Arisoo is a unique Korean bathhouse that will leave you feeling fresh, relaxed and invigorated. One of their main treatments is the Korean Body Scrub – it’s intense, but your perfectly smooth, exfoliated skin will thank you for it. If you’re looking for a facial treatment, Arisoo’s signature treatment is called Panacée (90 minutes, $249) and works to reduce lines and wrinkles for instantly younger-looking skin.
#8 / The Darling Spa, Pyrmont
Awarded the Health Club and Spa Award of Excellence by Tourism Accommodation Australia, it’s easy to see why The Darling Spa is regarded as one of the best day spas in Sydney. Located within The Star itself, the spa features 11 treatment rooms, two exclusive couples suites, a Moroccan Hammam chamber, steam room and Jacuzzi. Why not go all out with the La Prairie Skin Caviar Lift Facial (1 hour and 30 minutes, $310), or if you’re looking for a body treatment, opt for the Li’tya Mala Mayi (90 minutes for $280). It’s like a mud bath, except you’re cocooned in a body wrap and then massaged, giving you baby-smooth skin.
#9/ Shambala Skin Spa, Mosman
Situated in the heart of Mosman, Shambala Skin Spa is an absolute haven, offering an extensive range of advanced skin treatments and spa therapies to help you achieve your wellness goals. Our pick? Shambala’s signature treatment, the Ultraceuticals Facial (1 hour, $110).
#10 / Amora Day Spa, Sydney CBD
Located in the CBD, Amora Day Spa makes it easy to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and slip into full relaxation mode. With a menu of contemporary relaxation treatments with a focus on the five senses, all spa guests are invited to stay and enjoy access to the indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gymnasium.
Looking for more indulgent spa destinations outside of Sydney? Check out some of Australia’s best spa getaways that you need to add to your list.
What’s your favourite Sydney day spa and why? Share with us in the comment section below.
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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.
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