Bali is an island in Indonesia and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for a variety of reasons. Beautiful beaches, expansive mountainous rainforests filled with a variety of wildlife and exotic flora and some of the most impressive collection of temples and tombs that are not to be missed.
Bali is also home to great spas for those who are looking to unwind and relax in ultimate luxury while on their holiday. There are plenty of upmarket hotels that have their own spa facilities and these are always open to non guests as well.
Many of the best spas will be fully booked during high season and the costs are cheaper than you might find in other places around the world. There are plenty of good spas in any of the tourist areas and here are some of the best spas you can visit on your trip to Bali this year. Before we go any further, if you’re looking for a world class experience, try and visit Rock Bar Bali at sunset.
Kuta / Legian Area
The Mandara Spa is part of the luxury Hotel Padma Bali and is a superb option should you be able to book a slot. The spa is decorated with numerous water features and stone sculptural reliefs and the packages on offer are very reasonable.
Another great option in the Kuta area is the Jamu Spa at the AlamKulKul Boutique Resort which offers some unique experiences that you will not find anywhere else on the island. Treatments here involve the use of ingredients such as tropical nuts, coconuts and papayas all used in fragment baths for you to soak in.
The Seminyak area is home to arguably the best spas for massages in Bali. The Jari Menari has numerous awards and its name means ‘dancing fingers’. The all male staff at the spa utilise techniques which emphasis rhythm and you should certainly book in advance to secure a spot at the spa in either low or high season.
The Prana spa at the Villas hotel is also a good alternative should the Jari Menari be fully booked. This spa is without a doubt the most lavishly decorated spa in Bali.
Should this guide have encouraged you to book a flight to Bali so that you can start to enjoy being pampered in luxury for relatively cheap. This means that you will get the best prices on your holiday flights so you can start enjoying these spas for less.
The Ubud Sari Health Resort offers you a chance to partake in some ‘total tissue cleansing’ with local and organic ingredients. The spa is a no nonsense establishment with a focus on function rather than form.
For a more intimate touch to your spa visit, head over to Zen which you will find at the bottom of a little lane. The spa has a good reputation in the area for being cheap and of good standard. The spa offers body scrubs, 90 minute mandi lulur (Javanese body scrubs) and spice baths amongst other packages.