Fleur de Lys Medispa
The Fleur de Lys Medispa is one of the most decadent spas in Sydney. The 24-carat gold facial is as hedonistic as it sounds. In fact, the only way it could possibly be more self-indulgent would be if it were paired with a bath of Bollinger and the therapist spoon-fed you caviar. This spa is the only place in Australia to offer the gold facial, using high-tech gamma PGA and ultrasonic nano mist spray to ensure it absorbs into the skin. It will erase fine lines, lift, firm, plump and generally bedazzle the skin, and it costs a nugget, too, at $399. The surrounds are luxurious and spa-owner Linda has taken immense care in emulating a traditional Moroccan atmosphere, with intricate mosaic tiles, Arabic archways and seductively-scented Les Sens de Marrakech products. There’s also an Oriental hammam room, where you are bathed and scrubbed within an inch of your life and wrapped in Rhassoul clay and rose water. The spa does waxing and basic beauty treatments, too, but you’re in excellent hands if you need something more advanced, with an array of anti-ageing technologies like IPL, microdermabrasion, peels and oxygen therapy.