Melt Your Stresses And Worries Away At The JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort And Spa

WORDS: Steve and Estelle Hunt PHOTOGRAPHY Brian Usher & Supplied

The hotel destination of choice for locals as well as visitors to the Gold Coast who are in need of some pampering and self-care.

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing better than escaping our busy lives and pampering ourselves every now and again.

Being Gold Coasters, the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort and Spa has often been our ‘go to’ hotel for short stays with or without the kids), business, or just am place to unwind.

A well-deserved pampering in the form of massages, steam rooms, facials, aroma polishes and relaxing oil baths appeals to most, but it’s something we’ve often overlooked. Until now.

The JW Marriott’s resort and spa truly offers a day of self-care and self-indulgence that allows you to recharge, rejuvenate and reinvigorate – preparing you to step back into the rigours of life renewed and refreshed.

This day spa does things a little bit differently.

The men are as big a part of the package as the women – in fact, there are packages for couples to share the experience together or even just for the blokes.

“We’ve certainly noticed an uptick in males wanting to enjoy the day spa here,” says Stacey Leong, Manager – Spa by JW. “And couples too often enjoy sharing the day spa experience where they can enjoy some intimacy by indulging in all the facilities that we offer here at the Resort and Spa.

“We’ve tried to create an experience that is inclusive of all needs – certainly many women love to come here and take some time out to rejuvenate and pamper themselves, but it is no longer an experience used just by women.”

So when you walk into the serene entrance of the JW Marriott’s Day Spa, you are immediately greeted with a tranquil environment that lowers the stress levels and heart rate and spins you into an unforgettable utopia.

On arrival, you are greeted with a welcome drink – iced tea with lemon infused with collagen which is great for the hair, skin and nails. This is served on a tray of lavender sourced from the local hinterland.

From there it’s into the pampering of all different varieties. These include the Sensory Spa Degustation – the ultimate spa package experience which includes a choice of massages, facials, nail renewal treatments and scalp massages.

An intermediary meal allows customers options such as chilli king prawns, wagyu steak or vegetarian options, and drinks including mimosas or a signature refreshing flower bloom tea. A take-home spa gift is also included.

The Signature Couples Retreat allows you to deepen your connection with a dear friend or loved one as you embark on a journey of serenity, encompassing mind, body and spirit.

Your experience begins with a luxurious warm foot bath, creating an atmosphere of pure bliss, and is followed by a full body aroma polish meticulously crafted to invigorate the senses and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated and irresistibly smooth.

Discover a state of perfect equilibrium and tranquillity as you immerse yourself in the Spa’s signature deeply relaxing oil bath; allowing soothing scents to envelop and melt away the tensions of modern society to foster a profound sense of calmness.

This harmonious experience prepares you for the pinnacle of relaxation, where you surrender to the rhythm of a full-body aromatherapy massage to release the remaining tension and restore your inner balance.

The extensive sauna, steam room and shower facilities are complimentary with every treatment over 60 minutes. The journey is completed with a glass of champagne in the specially designed relaxation spa lounge and culminates with the JW Spa’s well-being high tea, which offers an exquisite selection of delights. Certainly a well-deserved addition to the amazing facilities and services that have made the JW Marriott a hotel destination of choice for locals as well as visitors to the Gold Coast.