Manly is such a great town to explore and once you’re here you really don’t need a car as everything is within easy walking distance. There’s so much to see and do from Manly Beach to the Corso, but when you’re on holiday it’s important to make time for you, after all a little bit of relaxation goes a long way.

When it comes to treating yourself in Manly there a loads of options, all you have to do is stroll around and you’ll see all the options.

Yoga & Meditation

There’s a super strong focus in Manly around yoga and meditation, with multiple studios all offering an amazing range of classes for all abilities. With so much to choose from you’ll wish you had more time to indulge yourself. A lot of the studios offer a great introduction package, which can work out very nicely even if you’re only staying a few days.

My favorite Yoga studio in Manly is QI Yoga, it’s right in the heart of Manly, just off the Corso and close to the Manly Ferry. They offer a massive range of classes from Yoga to mediation, as well as some Pilates. Their introduction offer of $25 for 5 classes, works out awesome, especially if you’re on holiday or staying in budget accommodation that don’t have a gym. Check out their website to see their full timetable here.


Who doesn’t love a massage when they’re on holiday and with most Hotels in Manly not offering in house spa’s and when they do you’ll often find a better deal looking outside the hotel. In Manly you’ll find there are options to suite all budgets. If you’re looking for budget, take a wonder down to the Manly Ferry Wharf, inside you’ll find a Chinese massage tent, it’s pretty basic but their fast and there’s no need for an appointment. It’s perfect for getting rid of any knots or built up tension and it will most definitely not break the bank.

If you’re looking for a little more luxury the Garden Spa is perfect, directly opposite Manly Beachside Apartments they offer a large range of treatments. A 90 minute massage will set you back around $100, but the whole experience is worth it, from being greeted with green tea, to sitting in their relaxation garden listening to the gentile chimes of bells you will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed – just how a holiday should feel. Find out more and check out all they have to offer here.


When you’re on holiday getting your nails done is a must, you’re away from the daily chores of home life and hopefully your hands  and you, get a rest. It seems like every week a new nail bar pops up in Manly, so when it comes to treating yourself you’ll be spoil for choice.  I recommend taking a walk around Manly and checking out your options, even on the weekend most nail bars will be able to fit you in, if not there and then with a short wait.