Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a supremely relaxing and beautifying spa treatment in Bali? A traditional Balinese massage takes care of the entire body using deep-tissue techniques, stretches and aromatherapy, as well as specialised reflexology and acupressure to release stress and facilitate the flow of energy through your being. However, spa resorts in Bali offer everything from hot stone massages to rejuvenating hydrotherapy and fragrant body scrubs. Set amidst the trendy locales of seaside Seminyak or ensconced in the natural beauty of hilly Ubud, these spas offer special treatments for all. But there are excellent luxury spa resorts in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, and Uluwatu as well.
Top Spa Resorts in Ubud, Bali
Como Shambhala Estate: A dedicated wellness resort, this one has an on-site Ayurvedic doctor and dietician, and numerous programs for individualized needs. A customized acupuncture treatment is administered in a Vitality Pool, while the Hydradermie Facial uses a mild electric current to literally electrify your skin to its optimum glow.
Kamandalu Ubud: The spa boasts of treatment rooms equipped with saunas and Jacuzzis, a gorgeous pool, and wonderful views of the valley. Couples can try the ‘Heaven’ or ‘Wrapped in Love’ packages, while everyone can benefit from the Javanese Lulur, Botanical Essence Facial, and the Island Mocha Remedy. There are herbal wraps and hydrotherapy treatments available as well.
Viceroy Ubud: When you’re not relaxing in your pool villa, head to Lembah Spa, where outdoor relaxation decks hypnotize you with panoramic views of Petanu Valley. There’s a plunge pool, Jacuzzi, and steam room as well.
Top Spa Resorts in Seminyak, Bali
W Bali Seminyak: With its fantastic terraced swimming pools, W Bali Seminyak is the ultimate destination for de-stressing. AWAY spa is open 24 hours, and guests of the house have complimentary use of the cool plunge pool and the hot stone bath. After your spa treatment, head to Chill Bar for fresh juice and delicious Mediterranean dishes.
The Legian Bali: The spa by the beach sits pretty amidst lotus ponds and lush green lawns, and also features a pedicure lounge, nail bar, steam room, and gym. The signature three-hour treatment pampers you with an aromatic foot polish, facial, body massage, reflexology session, and finally, lulur treatment and steam bath.
The Oberoi Bali: At one of the oldest luxury resorts in Bali, The Oberoi Spa offers a variety of Balinese as well as Ayurvedic, Thai, and Swedish treatments. The Javanese Mandi Lulur is highly recommended, but the hot lava shell massage and mud wraps are also bound to please. A post-workout massage is tailor-made for gym junkies.
Top Spa Resorts in Uluwatu, Bali
Anantara Uluwatu: Participate in a ‘melukat ceremony’ unique to Bali at Balance Spa. You chant positive affirmation mantras, have sacred spring water poured over you, conduct a temple offering, and be the subject of an energy cleansing and hour-long body massage, at the end of which, you feel suitably self-purified.
Bvlgari Resort: The small but very artistic Bvlgari Resort features a spa with treatment rooms overlooking the stunning sea, and a beautiful cliff-top infinity pool for mesmerising views. A private funicular transports you 100 metres down to a spectacular stretch of the sea.
Top Spa Resorts in Nusa Dua, Bali
Banyan Tree Ungasan: One of the most luxurious properties in Nusa Dua, the ethereal Banyan Tree Ungasan is known for its Royal Banyan Treatment and Tropical Rainmist. The former combines a hand and herbal pouch body massage with a face massage using jade, a herbal bath, and cleansing with coriander and cucumber. The latter is a beautifying melange of a body scrub with honey milk cleansing or hair wash.
The St. Regis Bali Resort: Remede Spa is a sight for sore eyes, with onyx lamps casting their light upon a reflective koi pool. Two spa suites and a dozen treatment rooms, a sauna, and jet therapy pools are available. Men can start with the ‘Bloody Mary-Inspired Ritual’. while both genders can enjoy body wraps with aloe vera and seaweed, or a full body workout culminating in a relaxing swim at the Aqua-Vitale Pool.
Top Spa Resorts in Jimbaran, Bali
Four Seasons at Jimbaran: Choose from three spa suites, eight treatment rooms, or the uber-luxurious Royal Spa Suite at the sprawling spa at this hilltop, bay-view resort. The sea comes home with treatments using seaweed and salt crystals. The Ocean Ritual lasts for two hours, including an oil massage, a scrub of sea salt, a pampering wrap, bath, and moisturising with ‘ocean lotion’. You could also try a rain shower, body scrub with papaya and hibiscus or body wrap with lavender and aloe. There’s a juice bar for after-treatment refreshments.
Karma Jimbaran: Chakra Spa and Wellness Centre at this all-villa resort specializes in sessions that realign your chakras or energy centres. We recommend the facial using bamboo stick seaweed, and the hot blue grass massage where a therapist scrubs your body with sea salt, clay, cherry blossoms, and Japanese wakame.