“Ikatan” in Indonesian means “connection”.
And for close to 20 years, Ikatan Spa in the Sunshine Coast hinterland has been re-connecting busy humans with wellness in body and mind.
Founder and owner, Katrina Thorpe, was something of a pioneer when she opened her spa nearly two decades ago. At the time, day spas were more beauty salons than health retreats. But, from the start, Katrina and her husband Nick wanted their venture to be a place of “green therapy”, wrapped in nature – and good for the mind, body, and soul.
To that end, they created a luxury Balinese-style spa set in tropical gardens of palms, ferns, flowers, and Bali-inspired statuary. You’ll find Ikatan Spa in the green hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, close to Eumundi.
Why not try a tailored Wellness Experience at Ikatan Spa? It starts with a welcome beverage of “Beauty Chef” hydration water and a personal consultation with an experienced therapist.
Treatments take place in private sanctuaries, with the choice of complimentary herbal tea or champagne. And there’s the option to order a range of health-giving snacks and platters.
Katrina is keen to ensure that guests to the spa get the time to relax and rejuvenate – so the experience is never rushed. Ikatan Spa has earned a reputation as “the destination day spa” for those looking to de-stress and improve their wellness.
If you book an Ikatan Spa experience, why not make it part of a weekend away in this beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast?
Just 10 minutes away from the spa, you’ll find Little Red Barn – the third most popular AirBnB stay in Australia!
This cosy, comfortable guest hideaway looks over a private green valley – and features lots of cheery light; comfy furnishings; and thoughtful touches, like complementary wine and toiletries.
There’s an indoor fireplace; outdoor fire pit; and on warmer evenings, the temptation to soak in the bath on the deck is close to impossible to resist.
Alternatively, take a dip in the ‘water tank’ – which is actually the custom-built swimming pool for Little Red Barn guests.
Whether you’re keen to live like a local at Coolum – or explore the unexpected delights of Eumundi, it’s well worth taking a short trip to the Visit Sunshine Coast website.
For more inspiration on your next Sunshine Coast escape, go online to sunshinecoastforreal.com