It might be in the heart of Surfers Paradise but Q1 Spa is a world away from the flurry and hubbub outside. Overlooking the pool and set over two levels in the Q1 Hotel, this is the place to come for all-out Zen. The range of therapies is vast: facials, far-infrared treatments, Swedish, remedial and aromatherapy massages, reflexology, body scrubs and wraps, hydrotherapy and balneotherapy (which is apparently something to do with bathing in mineral waters). There are eight separate treatment rooms, three Vichy showers and the very-nifty sounding Hydrostorm and Jet Spa ‘pod’ room. It all adds up to a whole lot of relaxation – which is exactly why you’ve come.  


Surfers Paradise is the beating heart of the Gold Coast – it’s a heady blend of soaring skyscrapers, glitzy boutiques and buzzing nightlife. It’s just over 30 minutes by car from Coolangatta airport and the Gold Coast light rail connects this area with nearby precincts like Southport and Broadbeach. Shopping, restaurants, theme parks and, of course, the beach are all within easy distance.

Q1 Spa | 9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise | +61 7 5539 9293

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