Relax at Reef House Resort and Spa

By Rona Berg / November 1, 2012

Reef House Resort and Spa is a 40-minute drive from Port Douglas, the launch point for boats en route to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It is nestled in the bucolic village of Palm Cove–an international spa mecca–around a shore-lapping inlet with some of the most tranquil waters you’ll ever dip a big toe in. A neo-Colonial 69-room hotel with a clean, open design that invites light and air into the rooms and common spaces, it’s popular with couples, especially honeymooners, who enjoy sugar-sand beaches and champagne breakfast, as a gentle breeze wafts through the open dining room facing the sea. An exquisitely polished little jewel of a spa features LiTya, an aboriginal skincare line. The nurturing Mala Mayi Body Treatment (90 mins, $245) includes a full-body exfoliation, warm body mud wrap, scalp massage and Vichy shower, followed by a powerfully relaxing Kodo massage. reefhouse.com.au

Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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