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Favorite Spa in Australia

Spa Chakra Hayman

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

This secluded island property features 228 elegant rooms, suites, penthouses, and beach villas; a handful of fine-dining options; and stunning swimming pools. Dense tropical forests, sweeping sandy beaches, and the Coral Sea's Great Barrier Reef provide the perfect setting for guests who seek adventure; those looking for a bit of Zen are often seen relaxing near the property's gardens, waterfalls, and lanais. Visitors of all temperaments can be found at the resort's Spa Chakra, a spacious haven of relaxation and wellness. In one of 13 treatment rooms, guests can enjoy therapies from a selection of 60 à la carte options; a host of full- and half-day beauty services are available, too. Guerlain products and procedures are used in many of the services, such as a collagen mask for the hands and feet or an anti-aging detoxifying facial. Guests looking for a program that also combines fitness, nutrition, and aromatherapy should enroll in the reader-recommended naturopathy consultation, which helps spa-goers structure an individualized program for health and wellness.