Sometimes you just need to show yourself some love and attention and there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s not selfish, your physical and mental health deserves it so that you’re able to be on your game and able to help everyone else.

To use an analogy: The safety instructions given before flying in an aircraft clearly state that, if the oxygen masks drop down for use, you should put your own mask on before assisting others with theirs. Why? Because you’re no use to anyone if you’re unconscious! You have to help yourself in order to help others.

Yes, it can be easy to shrug this advice off – there’s so much to do, and you might feel guilty for taking time out of your already busy schedule to focus on yourself, but if you’re struggling to schedule a catch up with your girlfriends, book in for that beauty treatment or massage you’ve been meaning to get, and take the time to relax as well, then why not do it all in one go?

Pamper Yourself in Port Stephens

Pamper Yourself in Port Stephens

How is it possible to de-stress and look after your mind and body and spend time with your gal pals? Book a girls’ pampering weekend, that’s how! Gain some relaxation, rejuvenation and revelry by treating yourself and your girlfriends to a weekend away – and there’s no better place to go than Port Stephens.

Relax on The Beach

Port Stephens has some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia and there are plenty to choose from. Grab your towel, blanket, beach chair, umbrella and sunscreen, then head to one of the 26 beaches in the Port Stephens area.

Regardless of whether you want to go for a swim, laze around on the sand to soak up the sun or read a book, we can promise Port Stephens won’t disappoint.

If you’re headed to Port Stephens for the weekend with your girlfriends, and you don’t want to take up precious room in the car with all the beach gear, why not leave yours at home and hire a beach umbrella or beach chair (or both) from Port Stephens Surf School?

Enjoy Some Delicious Food

Port Stephens is home to so many fantastic restaurants that you could eat at a different venue for every meal. Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • For a laid back, delicious breakfast, head to The Poyer’s at Albatross Marina in Lemon Tree Passage, from 8am and sample their delicious morning fare of tartines, omelets and classic breakfast items.
  • Check out the amazing menu at The Little Nel in Nelson Bay.       
  • Schedule a relaxed lunch for you and your girlfriends on the beautiful deck at Little Beach Boathouse?
  • Another choice could be to head back to The Poyer’s where the spectacular food is rivalled only by the absolute waterfront location.
  • Looking for stylish décor? Book in for dinner at The Point Restaurant at Soldiers Point, with stunning views and a delicious seafood-focused menu
  • Nelson Bay’s Sandpipers Restaurant has an offering of modern Australian cuisine, casual atmosphere and excellent service.
  • Even better, if you and girls want to stay in and enjoy mouth-watering food while rocking out in your PJs, Sandpipers Restaurant also has take-away and delivery options available.

Book into a Day Spa

From the homely comfort of Ambience Day Spa Retreat in Corlette, to the decadent Spa Lucca at The Anchorage, book a pamper session for your group of gals at one of Port Stephens’ luxurious day spas or salons.

For those looking for a mid-range day spa experience, the Wellness Path Day Spa in Nelson Bay offers a variety of reasonably priced group package options, complete with hydro spa, bubbles and nibbles.

Alternatively, Barley Sugar Day Spa in Salamander Bay offers a huge range of spa and beauty services, including the traditional, stand-alone beauty treatments to relaxing spa packages that include complimentary bubbly and chocolates.

Broaden your mind and heal your body

The Wellness Centre Port Stephens offers a multitude of wellbeing services, including aromatherapy, massage, reiki, and kinesiology, as well as yoga and Pilates classes. Try their 3hr Therapeutic Touch Package, including infrared sauna, a massage, an energy unblocking “The Bars” treatment, oxygen therapy and delicious refreshments – Try them on your own, or with your best pal.

If you and your tribe are interested in expanding your minds, why not book your group in for a group class or workshop, a psychic reading, a past life regression or an ‘Ignite your spirit’ therapy session to cleanse and balance your chakras?

Find A Comfy, Relaxing Place to Stay

Port Stephens has some incredibly luxurious resorts, but they also come with some matching price tags. Luckily, Port Stephens also has The Retreat, which offers a range of accommodation options to suit all group numbers, all with the following features:

  • Private bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Large flat screen tv and DVD player
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Full access to the retreat’s pool
  • BBQ and campfire areas

The Retreat Port Stephens is the perfect home away from home for a girls pamper weekend in Port Stephens.

Slow Down and Do Nothing at All!

While there’s no shortage of things to fill your days with, it is perfectly acceptable to pamper yourselves by kicking back and doing absolutely nothing! Take some nibbles, a few bottles, a Bluetooth speaker and your favourite DVDs, and you’ll be good to go!

Not Sure What to Choose? Let us Help

Not Sure What to Choose? Let us Help

If putting together your own itinerary seems like too much effort, the Retreat Port Stephens has put together four amazing, and very reasonably priced, Girls Weekend Getaway packages:

Contact The Retreat, Port Stephens, and book your girls pampering weekend

The Retreat Port Stephens wants your girls pamper weekend in Port Stephens to be relaxing, rejuvenating and memorable, so if you need local advice or help with putting together an itinerary, contact on us (02) 4982 1244 or send an email to Alternatively, please fill out our contact form to have one of our friendly staff contact you to get your girls’ pampering weekend plans underway, today!