Get fit---body, mind and soul.
Retreat to the Southern hemisphere where everything moves at a slower, easier pace, especially at this idyllic, ecologically diverse rain forest resort. Situated in a hidden region of the Tallebudgera Valley on Queensland's Gold Coast, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat offers ocean and valley views as a backdrop to its health-oriented facilities. Choose from two types of accommodations: “Heritage” houses have spacious lounge areas and bedrooms that open onto wide verandas; “Orchard” suites feature high ceilings, natural stone bathrooms and boast spacious verandas as well. As a lifestyle retreat, Gwinganna fares admirably. The mind, body and soul are attended to with setups such as a yoga deck surrounded by views from Moreton Bay to Coolangatta, an infinity-edge swimming pool and a two-level fitness center. We recommend the spa's signature treatment, comprised of a soothing soak in a tub, an aromatic scrub, head massage, body wrap and a luxurious body massage. The resort's organic cuisine is also something to write home about.