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Beth McFadden4 years ago

The best retreats by the water on the Tweed Coast

There is no denying the calming effect that water has on our minds; there is artwork, music and studies done to try and explain and illustrate this phenomena. If you’ve become addicted to listening to rain sounds while you’re sleeping, or love to go for a dip in the pool after a stressful day at work, the idea of staying by the water is surely appealing to you. We’ve found the three best waterside retreats on the Tweed Coast, so you can relax by the water and indulge in spa treatments to truly unwind. Have a read through these truly tranquil retreats, and bring along your loved one for your next holiday.


Santai Retreat

The pool adds to the ambience, Santai Retreat - Tweed Coast
The pool adds to the ambience, Santai Retreat – Tweed Coast

Santai Retreat in Kingscliff is a Balinese style resort by the ocean. A stay at Santai Retreat means unparalleled ambience and luxury while being within a stones throw of the untouched Kingscliff beaches. Whether you’re after a two-bedroom apartment to get away on a couples weekend, or want some me time in a deluxe king studio apartment, you’ll have the luxury of your own spa bath and outdoor dining area.

If you’d like to get out of your room, take a dip in the crystal clearheated pool in the centre of the resort. The pool is surrounded by palm trees for privacy and an outdoor Jacuzzi to warm up in. If it’s not too cold, the beautiful beaches a short walk from your apartment are sure to relax your body and soul as you watch the waves roll in and gently crash against the coast.

Before you check out, make sure to truly relax at the Sentai Retreat Wellness Spa. They offer full grooming treatments including manicures, waxing and makeup. Other treatments are massage therapies, facials and traditional Chinese medicine or life path consultations.
Where: 9 Dianella Drive, Kingscliff NSW 2487


Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat

A view of the rainforest by a candlelit bath, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat - Tweed Coast
A view of the rainforest by a candlelit bath, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat – Tweed Coast

If you’d rather stay by a gently trickling creek than the ocean, then the Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is the perfect spot for you. This private accommodation nestled into the Tweed Valley is the perfect retreat for couples enjoying their honeymoon or anniversary. You can choose from five types of accommodation, but our pick is the creekside spa cabins overlooking the rainforest and nearby creek.

You will be able to hear the flowing water nearby as you enjoy your candlelit dinner or private spa bath. With floor to ceiling windows in both the bedroom and ensuite, this is a truly luxurious and tranquil setting by the water. This retreat has really thought of everything, so you can order a breakfast hamper, a picnic pack or a fully cooked dinner. Choose from amazing outdoor activities such as their rainforest walking track by the creeks, or take a stroll down to the orchard and snack on your freshly made sandwiches.
Where: 201 Brookers Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484


Wollumbin Palms Retreat

The view from the suspended bed, Wollumbin Palms Retreat - Tweed Coast
The view from the suspended bed, Wollumbin Palms Retreat – Tweed Coast

For truly unique and exceptional accommodation check into the Wollumbin Palms Retreat. Right next to the base of Mount Warning, this rainforest retreat has three lodges to choose from; water, air and earth, so no matter what kind of view or experience you want they will serve it up. The air and earth lodges are incredibly designed and each is unique, but naturally our favourite is the water lodge.

The water lodge is an Asian inspired lodge, overlooking a koi pond and lake for people wanting a tranquil waterside experience. The bed is suspended from the ceiling, and any of the walls are glass so you can look out over the forest whether you’re relaxing in the lounge or taking a bath. You will even be spoilt with a lit up waterfall to watch at night, and a platypus couple that play in the lake below. Make yourself a coffee and sit in the outdoor spa as you let your mind unwind. Before you check out of this retreat, make sure to indulge in a full body massage or hot stone therapy so that you can leave in ultimate relaxation.
Where: 112 Mount Warning Road, Mount Warning NSW 2484

If you’re heading to one of these retreats for a romantic weekend away, why not check outhese equally as romantic restaurants on the Tweed Coast. 

Where will you be booking your next stay by the water? Comment and let us know!