We’ve gone all out today for those in Sydney looking for some relaxation. We’ve spent weeks and weeks compiling this top list and we think we’ve got it just right.
If you are looking for a great day spa in Sydney and the surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered. We’ve found 23 of what we believe are the best day spas in Sydney, no matter what kind of treatment you are after.
Whether you want a couples massage or a rejuvenating facial, one of our top list will be able to help you out with an amazing spa treatment or treatments! We’ve also listed a few spa retreats and luxury day spas as well for those who are after something a little more special or are looking for full day, day spa packages.
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Best Day Spas In Sydney – Our Top 23 Sydney Day Spas & Their Treatments & Packages
Alkaline | Potts Point
Tucked peacefully away in the heart of Potts Point is the graceful Alkaline Day Spa. If you need to de-stress, de-tox, and rejuvenate then this is a great place to consider. Alkaline, as the name implies, focuses on building health and beauty in their clients using the most popular spa techniques available.
While their specialty is balancing the body’s alkaline and acidic levels, they also provide incredible traditional massages. In fact, their Day Spa service lineup includes the ever popular Swedish, Remedial, and Back & Neck massages. For expectant mums, Alkaline offers up pre-natal massages guaranteed to leave clients feeling relaxed and refreshed.
With a relaxing atmosphere, customised massage services, and experts in the field of de-tox, Alkaline offers a competitive list of services. Their day spa packages start at $220 for 90 minutes.
Fleur-de-lys MediSpa | Woollahra
As one of Sydney’s favourite luxury day spas, Fleur-de-lys Medi Spa takes the cake with fabulous pampering and an exquisite atmosphere. The Spa’s Moroccan based treatments are specifically designed to produce relaxing sensations in the bodies and minds of their clients. MediSpa offers 7 distinct spa packages ranging in price from $500 to $195.
With options like Oxygen Therapy Treatment Facials and Intense Pulsed Light Photo-Rejuvenation, MediSpa certainly puts a spin on ancient Moroccan spa therapies. Relaxing, luxurious, and innovative, the Fleur-De-Lys MediSpa is an excellent place to spend a day de-stressing.
Face Affair | Marrickville
Looking for a Day Spa that has the awards to back up the hype? Then the Face Affair Day Spa may intrigue you. With both a National Beauty Salon of the Year and a NSW Beauty Salon of the year award, Face Affair provides award-winning service to their clients.
Offering everything from acrylic nails to full on body treatments, Face Affair doesn’t disappoint. Laser hair removal and facial’s are their specialty; however they stand out by focusing on healing and hydrating the skin. Their body services start at $49 for basic massages and climb upwards from there.
spaQ | Sydney CBD
Located in the funky QT Sydney hotel in the heart of the CBD you will find spaQ, a tranquil oasis of relaxation from the hustle and bustle of the city. Their experienced therapists know exactly how to take care of you to give you the ultimate in pampering.
When it comes to treatments, they offer just about everything you could imagine that you wanted. Facial therapies, massage, couples massage, body exfoliation, spray tanning and waxing and they even have a barber shop just for men, offering hair cuts, mens facials and close shaves.
They have 60 minute day spa packages available from $150pp or if you are looking for a longer experience, we’d recommend their Weekend Warrior day spa package, which lasts for 150 minutes and involves a green tea salt scrub, massage and facial therapy.
They also have a promotion on now where you can get up to 50% off their prices if you join their standby list. If someone cancels and you can take their place, the savings are yours!
Couples Day Spas & Couples Massage In Sydney
Ayurvedic Wellness Centre | Bondi Junction
Ayurvedic massage techniques have been practiced for hundreds of years in India, and today they make a serious statement at the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in Bondi Junction. Not only is the wellness centre a place to relax and rejuvenate, it also provides direct access to an on-site medical doctor as well as Ayurvedic consultants immersed in the practice.
With a host of Ayurvedic spa treatments available, the centre is by far the most comprehensive location for this specialised massage technique. Using all organic herbs and oils, the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre makes a strong impression on it’s clients.
The Centre is a great place to restore your mind and body. A 60 minute full body couples massage will set you back $150 each.
Oriental Spa | Chatswood
Combining ancient Asian spa techniques in one incredible Spa, is the Oriental Day Spa in Sydney’s North Shore. The spa takes techniques from the Balinese, Japanese, Indian, and Thai massage practices to provide clients with never-before-heard-of treatments.
The Oriental Spa uses no harmful chemicals or products in their treatments which differentiates them from other ‘professional’ spas. Their exotic list of spa packages range from aromatic floral foot baths to sea salt algae body masques. The spa also offers a creative membership that provides regular clients with discounts and special offers.
If you are looking for a great couples day spa in Sydney, Oriental Spa is the perfect choice, especially with their day spa packages tailored just for couples. You have two packages to choose from and each one comes with a couples massage as well as treatments like foot and hand scrub, milk bath, hot stone massage.
Depending on the package you choose, you even get lunch and a bottle of bubbly to enjoy together. Their couples day spa packages start from $698 for the two of you.
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Ayurve | CBD
Ayurve is conveniently located in the Sydney CBD, and provides their clients with an indulgent spa experience. The spa combines east and west with their practice of an ancient healing technique known as Ayurveda. For those interested in a variety of day spa treatments, Ayurve lists 100 unique spa services for clients to choose from.
Catering to both men and women, Ayurve provides perfected massage techniques that aid in healing everything from poor posture to sports injuries. Individuals searching for something slightly more pleasure-orientated will enjoy the spa’s incredible menu full of specialised facial treatments and beauty services.
With a never-ending list of treatments, Ayurve excites the senses and entices clients to indulge themselves. If you are after an amazing facial, Ayurve do a 60 minute facial starting from $110.00 customised to your skin.
Alysium | CBD
Another one of Sydney’s superb luxury day spas. Located inside of Sydney’s Hilton Hotel is the exquisite Alysium Day Spa. Specialising in authentic all natural healing practices, Alysium plays on ancient Greek mythology.
Their hot stone treatments, body clays, and aromatherapy massages are well known throughout Sydney. For those that want to rejuvenate and uplift their soul, Alysium provides the perfect outlet.
In addition to their more commonplace treatments, Alysium also pampers those suffering from jetlag or tired muscles with a special Jetlag treatment. There are many other specialised packages available through Alysium, and the location is perfect for those visiting or living in Sydney.
We’d recommend stopping in for a 60 minute hot stone massage which will set you back $130.
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Villa Thalgo Resort and Spa | Windsor
In the small Western Sydney suburb of Windsor located about one hour from downtown Sydney, is the Villa Thalgo Day Spa. Thalgo combines proteins, minerals and trace elements in their exquisite hydrotherapy spa treatments. Unlike other day spas that focus on facial and beauty treatments, Villa Thalgo hones in on restoring the body from the inside.
Tranquil surroundings and fresh open air beckon clients to refresh their bodies and souls at a truly unique day spa. Although they offer a variety of packages, the focal point of the spa is their large hydrotherapy pool that provides relaxation and exercise.
Peaceful surroundings and extensive spa packages await clients at Villa Thalgo. If you truly want to spoil yourself, we’d recommend their Ritual of Renewal day spa package which lasts for nearly 7 hours and includes 8 separate spa treatments for $729.
Jorja James Day Spa | Emu Plains Penrith
Patrons who want a more interactive and customised experience while relaxing will fully enjoy the Jorja James Day Spa in Penrith. It feel more like a spa retreat than just your typical day spa.
Positioned on the base of the Blue Mountains and across from the river in Penrith is this small, but tranquil Day Spa. Throughout their treatments the spa asks clients to breathe deeply for full relaxation and release. At the end of each session they chime Tibetan bells to bring clients back into an awareness state.
Offering everything from Remedial massage to Facials, Jorja James creates both a relaxing and comprehensive wellness experience. In keeping with the spa retreat feel, they offer some amazing day spa packages, including their 90 minute Sensory Journey, which includes, aromatherapy, dry body brushing, neck and shoulder massage, foot treatment and facial, all for only $150, which is a very good price for all of the above.
Face Body Day Spa & Beauty Salon | Parramatta
Caring, understanding and completely about client satisfaction. That is the best way to sum up Face Body Day Spa & Beauty Salon in Parramatta.
If you are after the ultimate in day spa packages, Face Body is for you. They have 12 different packages to choose from, ranging in price from $250 for 2.5 hours all the way up to their Ultimate spa experience, which is 4 hours of pampering for $495.
If you live in the Parramatta region or are just visiting for the day, you now know where to go if you are looking for the ultimate in beauty and pampering.
Esteem Hair Beauty Spa | Penrith
With over 18 years experience in the beauty industry and a highly skilled team of beauticians to take care of you, Esteem Hair Beauty Spa makes our top list quite easily!
They offer all the different types of beauty salon treatments you would expect, like waxing, spray tanning, makeup artistry and hairdressing, but I know you are here to learn about what they offer you in way of day spa treatments.
They offer the full range of spa treatments, including, facials, massage, pregnancy massage, oxygen therapy, pedicures & manicures.
If you are short on time, we’d recommend their 60 minute Esteem Escape Facial, which will set you back a respectable $89.
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Total Bliss Body Spa | Wollongong
We love it when businesses come up with unique ways to get clients in the door and that’s what Total Bliss Body Spa does. They offer something called a Bliss beauty passport.
For $35 a week, you can have your hair cut, coloured, foiled, with unlimited blow dries every 6 weeks, or for the same $35 a week, you can get over $4000 worth of beauty & spa treatments instead.
Or you can combine the both for a very reasonable and easily justifiable $59 a week. If you are looking for a way to feel and look your best without needing to come up with a big lump sum every month, Total Bliss has you covered.
Eden Spa | Wollongong | Camden
Eden Spa is a luxury, award winning day spa with a location in Wollongong and Camden. All beauty treatments are tailored just for you and your individual needs.
To say Eden Spa is popular with the locals in Wollongong would be a bit of an understatement. When we let our readers know we were creating this list, Eden came up time and again as one of the best, not just in Wollongong, but in all of NSW.
Something they do really well is their facials and body treatments. You can relax with their 45 minute ‘Under The Sea’ body treatment, which includes a vichy shower, with a back, shoulder and neck massage, incorporating hot stones, for a very reasonable $85.
That sounds like the perfect way to end a hectic day or start a weekend.
Day Spas In The Hunter Valley
Reflections Day Spa | Hunter Valley
A better location you could not hope for. Reflections Day Spa is located in the heart of Adina Vineyards, making it a great place for a whole day out. You can visit the spa, then visit the cellar door and try some amazing wines and food.
They offer everything from, facials, massage, body treatments, manicures and pedicures and waxing and tinting, but something they do really well is their day spa packages.
We’d recommend going with something like their half day spa package, which is 3.5 hours long and includes a full body exfoliation, mud wrap, full body massage and a deluxe facial. It also finishes off with a pedicure and a glass of wine on their deck overlooking the vineyard.
The Ultimate package will set you back a very respectable $380. They also do couples massage as well.
Tea Tree Day Spa | Hunter Valley
The Tea Tree Day Spa is located in the Crown Plaza Hunter Valley, making it the perfect stop for a long weekend away. Great accommodation, great food, great wine and of course great spa treatments.
They have an extensive menu of treatments, whether you are just after a full body massage or facial, or maybe you are an expectant mother wanting the full works for you and bub. They also have VIP suites just for couples and groups.
To top it all off, they even offer a child minding service. Let’s face it, if you are going to the Hunter Valley, you are probably going with a loved one (they also do packages just for a ladies weekend as well) and that’s why the Tea Tree Day Spa offer their 2 person VIP suite to couples.
A couples day spa package will set you back $395 for 2 hours for 2 people and includes a couples Aroma Swedish massage.
Day Spas In Manly & On Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Shambala Day Spa | Mosman
Describing their location in the heart of Mosman as a meeting place of peace and tranquility, Shambala Day Spa perfects the art of relaxation. From the décor to the knowledgeable therapists, Shambala provides a delightful escape in the middle of civilisation.
Shambala is well known for its facials and its one-of-a-kind Pacific Pearl massage that incorporates the use of lava shells to fully relax the body. The shells are heated with an algae and mineral mixture and then used to massage a unique body scrub into the skin, producing an incredible glow.
Conveniently located, the Shambala Day Spa provides a unique blend of products and treatments found nowhere else in the Sydney area. Their facials start from $110 for 60 minutes.
The Garden Spa | Manly
Situated right on the northern beaches of Sydney, you will find The Garden Spa in Manly who specialise in treatments for relaxation but also in treatments for anti-aging.
They offer everything from a simple but perfect spray tan, right up to anti-aging wrinkle injections and this is where The Garden Spa separates itself from most other day spas.
If you are looking to make your skin look its best, we’d recommend talking to them about their Hydra-brasion, which is their latest advancement in microdermabrasion. Their Hyrda-brasion treatment will set you back $115.
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Refresh Face & Body | Cronulla
Like many other of Sydney Day Spa’s, Refresh Face Body provides beauty treatments that range from massage to microdermabrasion, but there are some hidden gems found in their refresh packages.
In addition to their total relaxation packages, Refresh Face Body also provides hand and feet treatments and hair removal. With a full service menu, there is plenty to choose from at Refresh Face Body Day Spa.
Everyone loves a relaxing and rejuvenating facial, and that’s something they do exceptionally well here. Their traditional facial treatments start from $70.
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SunDari | Kurrajong
If you love the thought of going to a Day Spa but really don’t want to get out of the house, then SunDari is the right Day Spa for you. This spa is truly unique as it offers mobile “Spa Parties” from $50 a person with services that include an herbal hair mask and a body polish/hydration massage.
SunDari focuses on natural beauty treatments that heal and relax. A variety of mud wrap treatments are one of the highlights of the spa, along with their mobile spa parties.
Whether at their full-time salon location or during their unique mobile spa treatments, clients enjoy SunDari’s relaxing and inviting services.
Spa Sublime | Katoomba
Positioned in the stunning World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, Spa Sublime serves up a relaxing and nurturing atmosphere. Their work as a Day Spa has earned them several awards from both the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards and the 2013 Blue Mountain Businesses association. In addition to their critic awards, Spa Sublime also has incredible customer testimonials.
The Spa specialises in using Australian made products in their various massage services. Clients can choose from 4 unique massages including hot stone therapy, kahuna massage, and Bamboo massage. Each massage focuses on different aspects of body/mind tension, and is customised to fit the needs of each client.
Spa Sublime caters to wedding parties and weekend retreat vacations. Full body massages start from $75 for 30 minutes.
Spa Retreats In Sydney & NSW
Billabong Retreat | Maraylya
Only 45 minutes outside of Sydney, but feeling a world away, you will find the Billabong Spa Retreat. Situated in 12 acres of natural bush lands and surrounded by native animals and beautiful landscapes, you will feel instantly relaxed the moment you arrive.
And that’s kind of the point with a spa retreat right?
The Billabong Retreat offers 6 different levels of overnight accommodation, ranging from their deluxe and very private treehouse, with a private balcony overlooking the water and trees to their modestly priced, but still very relaxing Poolside rooms in the Harmony Cottage.
Overnight guests get many inclusions thrown in if you go for the all inclusive package, including some food, like healthy afternoon tea, lunch and breakfast, depending on how long you stay and activities like Yoga, meditation and mindfulness programs & nutrition workshops.
You also get access to their aqua therapy magnesium swimming pool. They of course also have spa treatments available as an optional extra.
Spa Elysia | Hunter Valley
Located in the Golden Door health retreat, Spa Elysia is the largest day spa in Australia. With over 26 treatment rooms, and rooms purpose built just for vichy showers, you would be hard pressed to find a wider range of spa treatments available anywhere else in Australia.
Outside of the day spa experience, the Golden Door Health Retreat also offer a wellness centre, where healing experts come together to help you reach your health and wellness goals. They offer everything from Kinesiology, to meditation and physiotherapy.
If you are after a full blown health retreat, and one of the best in NSW, they also offer 2 to 7 night programs, inclusive of luxury villa or suite accommodation.
Whether you want to relax for an hour, relax for the day or even for an entire weekend, one of the day spas above will be perfect for your needs!
If you know of a great Sydney day spa that you think we missed, let us know in the comment section below and we will be sure to check it out. We are also always looking for great day spa recommendations in Parramatta, Penrith, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley & Wollongong.
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