Friends are the richest fabric of life. Best friends, old friends, new friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, couple friends, family friends and even, work friends – no matter how they are packaged, our “friends” make life better.
Quality time with friends is some of the best medicine in the world no matter the ailment and a quick girls weekend away can literally add years to your life… It will probably also make you a better partner too because we all know there is nothing more freeing then some time with the girls (the people that really “get” it).
In wanting to celebrate the power of friends and hey, because we want you to live longer (this is our contribution to your health) we have created the ultimate 48 hours “friends” escape filled with adventure, relaxation, culture, laughter, fun, shopping and the finest foods….
Ready to fit a year of memories into one weekend? Ok, here we go:
Begin to unwind as you drive through the Blackall Range towards Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Feel your stress drop away as you ascend the range, capturing views of the breathtaking Glass House Mountains. You are in for a real treat with our luxury Maleny accommodation.
Begin to feel the excitement tingling as you arrive at Spicers Tamarind Retreat for your pre-booked spa treatment. Melt into a hydro-pool session before your exclusive body treatment. As you slide off the table and head to the deck for lunch with a forest view, your fingers find their way happily grasping the stem of a champagne glass.
Realise that it is time to check in and you are way too relaxed and maybe a bit giggly. Can’t we just have one more champagne? Peel yourself from the deck seat at the spa and check into your Villa (when someone said cocktails you found yourself much more motivated to move). Find yourself sitting around the fire at your villa with your favourite friends sipping on a Mojito and nibbling a cheese plate… it’s ok calories do not count when you are with your gals!
It is time for food! Ok, more food… Tonight you are off to an amazing multi-course meal (2, 3 or 5 courses – it’s up to you) at Spicers Clovelly at The Long Apron, French-inspired One Chef Hat restaurant in Montville. So, put on your party dress and head to the bus for a private transfer.
Arrive at dinner. Be amazed. Experience dishes like Suckling Pig (or Miso Braised Eggplant for the vegetarian) with Pomelo & Sage. Realise that there are matching wines with each course too. Stop thinking. Enjoy. We can only imagine where this night will go… a few things are certain you’ll retire with a belly full of laughs and amazing food. The Spicers bus will return you to Tamarind after dinner.
Sometime around 8.00 am (because we expect you to have a sleep in)
Enjoy a room served cooked breakfast with coffee, juices and a mouth-watering banana bread (some guests say it is the best they have ever tasted)! If you prefer, make your way down to the restaurant for breakfast. Slowly begin to prepare for today’s adventures…
Shower, dress and play – it is pick your adventure day!
Adventure options include:
- Scenic helicopter ride over the Glass House Mountains (it is epic)
- 5-star cooking class at the Spicers Tamarind
- Boutique beer tasting at Brouhaha Brewery
- Hiking adventure at Kondalilla Falls
- 9-Holes at Maleny Golf Club
- Wine and Cheese tasting tour
Return home – to your Villa – for a quick, and much needed, nanna nap. Maybe a wander would be wonderful, go for a short walk and maybe a quick dip at Gardner’s Falls – located only metres from the retreat. Or relax on your private deck or in front of the fire (in winter) with a good book.
Return to the Villa feeling totally energised and enjoy a glass of red or white as you get yourself ready for dinner. Remember Spicers is all about Relaxed Luxury so it’s up to you whether you get dressed up or keep it casual & comfortable. Head on down to the fire pit and enjoy evening canapes & cocktails before dinner at the One Chef Hat restaurant The Tamarind for an Asian-inspired dinner. It’s no secret that Spicers does food well… very well.
7.00 am (because last night was an earlier finish, right?)
Wake up feeling relaxed, happy and sad because it’s your last morning waking up in this bed. Slowly rise and shower before heading to the Tamarind for breakfast.
Wander through the beautiful grounds on your way back from breakfast enjoying the serenity of the surrounding forest. Be sure to stroll along the boardwalk and take a swing in the egg chairs hanging from our ancient fig.
Slowly pack your bags… reluctantly because you really don’t want to leave. Check out by 11am and head to Maleny for some art galleries and shopping – the adventure isn’t over yet! Arrive at Montville and delight in the local culture as you hop from Art Gallery to Art Gallery and shop up a storm in the boutiques.
Have a final farewell meal in one of the gorgeous Montville cafes and take a few final selfies, to commemorate the moment before heading back down the hill.
Hug your friends goodbye with a wide smile as you feel on top of the world and ready for whatever life has in store tomorrow!
Spicers Tamarind Retreat is located in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. For information on spa treatments, restaurant options and all activities please visit the website or contact a Spicers Guest Service Agent to create and book your Ultimate Friends Escape!