Words Jamie Jansen


Sometimes you just need to reset and pamper yourself. Luckily the air in Port Douglas is practically fragrant with the scent of essential oils. We’ve listed three of the best spas in town to unwind and escape your daily routine.

The Spa at Oaks resort

Whether you want to go for a couples retreat, a cosmetic cocktail with a pina colada body scrub or a pregnancy massage, this spa has something for everyone.

The spa at Oaks resort includes five spacious treatment rooms, with one dedicated to couples, and a relaxation lounge to enjoy tea and refreshments.

The treatment menu features aromatherapy massages, customised facials, signature packages and tropical beauty services such as waxing and grooming, nail and hair care, and body exfoliation.


Healing waters spa at Silky Oaks Lodge

This spa is set in the middle of the Daintree and has outdoor baths. It is the summit of tranquil luxury and relaxation.

Inspired by ancient Indigenous beliefs that the water in the Mossman River is a renewing and life-giving force, the Healing Waters spa offers six cool salons with rainforest views, including a couples’ room and a Vichy shower.

Their signature treatments draw inspiration from nature’s beauty ingredients and use the healing properties of pure plant botanicals to nurture body and soul.

Or go for one of their holistic specialties featuring vibrationally-charged crystals and selective essential oils. Enjoy Silky Oaks Lodge!


Niramaya day spa

A more beautiful ambiance for a relaxing day will be hard to find. The serene Balinese-inspired decor offers instant tranquillity.

The beautiful rainforest setting of Niramaya Day Spa provides a truly tranquil environment to let go and forget about the world for a while.

Are you stressed or over-worked? This spa has the perfect deep release treatment for you.

Or completely escape with two hours of indulgent unwinding, combining a 60 minute Aroma Relaxation massage and a signature facial.

Enjoy the beautiful plunge pool and restaurant to complete your relaxing experience.