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Published November 30th 2009
Do you deserve some pampering? Perhaps at a seaside playground with plenty of relaxation as well as entertainment options? Then the
St Kilda Sea Baths is the place for you this spring, this summer… Come to think of it, it's great all year round.
The historic sea baths themselves are sublime to sink into. The huge pool's filled with ozone-filtered, heated natural seawater that leaves you feeling fresh, clean and invigorated.
Make the most too of its therapeutic properties in the hydrotherapy spa with super strong jets – while soaking up some pretty stunning sea views at the same time. Then maybe get all hot 'n' steamy in the eucalyptus-infused steam room.
There's also the South Pacific Health Club, a state-of-the-art gym with equipment galore and plenty of class options for those so actively inclined, as well as the multi award-winning Spa Dreamtime for the ultimate day spa experience in plush surrounds. (Now, that's more like it!)
The complex offers plenty of other indulgences and no less than three restaurants, including the iconic Soul Mamma for generous serves of excellent vegetarian food that attracts plenty of carnivores given it's so user-friendly.
Republica Restaurant has live acoustic music for whiling away a Saturday afternoon while grazing on great food and relaxing in the gentle sea breeze.
The best way to do the Baths is with a day pass. Not only is it cheap as chips, it also means you can pop in and out of the pool, spa, and steam room at your heart's desire, and schedule your day (for extra dollars) around a work-out maybe, a massage probably, and a mighty fine lunch or dinner – definitely!
It's easy to get to. Click here for various transport options.