Spas of Bali
Whether wandering the countryside, or lingering in a 5 star property Bali offers exotic flavors and scents amidst a soothing calm. The Balinese massage techniques of stretching, long artful strokes, skin rolling and palm and thumb pressure result in a lowering of tension, improved blood flow and circulation, and an all-over feeling of calm. Based on traditional herbal treatments, popular spa options include the mandi rempah (spice bath) and the mandi susu (milk bath). The mandi rempah begins with a massage, followed by a body scrub with a paste made from assorted spices, and ending with an herbal-and-spice hot bath.
Hyatt Bali: Authentic treatments for the discerning spa goer. Please read our exclusive interview with Dr. Sanjay of Hyatt, Bali.
Jamu spa at Alam KulKul: Enjoy indoor massage rooms that open onto a pretty garden courtyard. Treatments involve the freshest tropical nuts, coconuts, papayas and more, often in fragrant baths, scrubs and body treatments.
Jara Menari: its name means ‘dancing fingers’ and your body will be one happy dance floor! The all-male staff use massage techniques that focus on rhythm. Many say this is the best place for a massage in Bali, backed up by numerous awards.
Ubud Sari Health Resort Enjoy a ‘total tissue cleansing’ with organic and natural ingredients. Function definitely trumps form at this no-nonsense spa, salon and hotel. The range of offerings is almost as copious as the poisons sure to be purged from your body.
Lovina relaxed, low-key, low-rise. Lovina is has a sense of peace that is unmatched. Even the waves are calm… Here, you can get Balinese or Ayurveda treatments in simple, soothing settings.
Nusa Lembongan What better place to mellow out? Quiet, white-sand beaches; simple rooms right on the beach; incredible sunsets… this is the Bali that many imagine, but rarely find. Find your inner peace amidst the serenity.
Exclusive interview with Dr. Sanjay of the Hyatt in Bali with Executive Director of SPAA, Melinda Minton, on unique treatments, products and resources used to create authentic Balinese spa experiences. Full story