Retreat, relax and restore at a health resort

Once considered an ‘alternative’ style of getaway, taking a break at a health resort has become more and more popular for the mainstream holiday-maker.

People want more than just downtime away from their busy lives, they want quality, a little luxury and something for mind, body and soul. This has resulted in a marked improvement in the standard and choice of health resorts on offer. Australia now has world-class resorts that make full use of our natural advantage of a glorious environment and climate.

One great example of this new breed of escapes that provide a total wellbeing and regeneration is Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat located in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Reconnect with nature

The first feature to strike guests when they arrive is the stunning location, looking across the undulating green carpet of the Tallebudgera Valley to the azure pacific coast. It’s a location that can’t help but inspire you to revitalise and take positive steps to better health.

Guests can choose from a variety of accommodation options that include beautifully restored homesteads and cosy villas, all of which offer a sumptuous level of comfort and amenities. The resort complex incorporates carefully integrated facilities, including dining and relaxation areas, swimming pools, seminar room, gymnasium and spa – all of the highest standard.

Feeding the mind, body and spirit

To make the most of all that is accessible to you, a typical day might start with a meditative Qi Gong session, followed by a bracing pre-breakfast walk on one of the resort’s 16 onsite bushwalking trails. After breakfast you might take advantage of an indulgent spa treatment, or take a class with one of many professionals and therapists who work with the resort to provide everything from fitness programs to stress management consultations.

Of course there is always time allotted for serious relaxation, quaintly referred to as the ‘Gwinganna Dreamtime’, during which you can take a nap, a swim or just read a book. Punctuating each day you’ll enjoy delicious organic cuisine, much of which is grown on the property itself.

A Gwinganna retreat could be the perfect way to recapture a zest for life and spark some positive changes that can bring lasting health and happiness.

For full information and bookings visit www.gwinganna.com

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