From massages outside in tropical jungles to soaking in a futuristic sunken in Jacuzzi.
Indulging in a luxurious spa treatment or two is a must when vacationing in Bali. It’s not easy differentiating among the plethora of hotel and day spas all over the island, and deciding on which one will give you a truly special experience is tricky.
After treating ourselves to more than a few spa days around the island, here are our favorite spas that offer the most unique treatments and experiences in Bali. From massages outside in tropical jungles to soaking in a futuristic sunken in Jacuzzi, here’s where you can embark on a wellness journey like no other on the Island of the Gods.
Apruva Spa at Apurva Kempinski Bali
Spa junkies will be dying to book a ticket when they find out what’s brewing in Bali. A new world-class luxury spa has just opened at the lavish Apurva Kempinski Bali. Fitting in with the sweeping, extravagant resort, Apurva Spa promises to whisk you away on a journey with never-before-seen treatments and minerals.
Perched on the ledge of the towering main building, Apurva Spa has sweeping views of the sprawling resort and the calm Indian Ocean. Just like the rest of the lavish hotel, all the spa’s facilities are luxurious and top-notch, and look to highlight the rich cultural traditions throughout Indonesia.
Every visit starts and ends with a special cup of jamu, an herbal Indonesian drink made with turmeric, ginger and honey. Apurva Spa’s elaborate Signature Journeys revolve around the four stages of life: Adolescence, Adulthood, Married Life and Post-Adulthood. These journeys rooted in Javanese traditions and rituals are meant to heal, soothe, rejuvenate as well as prep lovers for the big day. Through Apurva, you’ll be exposed to exotic herbs and minerals such as Bengkoang jicama roots, active bamboo charcoal, mangosteen and piduh leaves. The amazing Gending Apurva signature massage rubs a hot poultice of 69 Indonesian herbs and minerals that leaves your body feeling awake and revitalized. After an outstanding expert-level treatment, you can relax to the view of the calm, expansive ocean while sipping on your second cup of jamu.
With truly one-of-a-kind techniques and ingredients, plus luxurious facilities of the grandest scale, the spa at Apurva Kempinski Bali is the most exciting new spa on the island waiting to be experienced.
Spa Alila at Alila Ubud
Alila Ubud is set high in the hills of Ubud, overlooking a mountainous valley of wild tropical jungle. If you want a spa day while totally immersing yourself in Bali’s lush stunning nature, Spa Alila at Alila Ubud is the place you want.
The main treatment you want is the Rainforest Retreat Spa Experience, which is exclusive to this particular location. This 3 to 4 hour journey takes place completely outside. Massage beds are set up under a canopy perched at the edge of the dramatic Ayung Valley. The Rainforest Retreat is a comprehensive ritual which starts with a foot bath then goes into a 90-minute therapeutic massage. A healthy three-course lunch follows afterwards, which is set up at a lovely table overlooking Bale Bengong. After lunch, follows another 60-minute reflexology massage and then afternoon tea with Balinese treats for the perfect relaxed ending. The Rainforest Retreat Spa Experience is $300 USD per couple and typically starts between 10 and 11 in the morning.
For a beautiful experience which takes place right in the middle of Bali’s lushest jungles, the spa at Alila Ubud may be just the escape for you.
If you’re looking for facilities that are truly unlike any other, head over to eqUALIZE Spa at eqUILIBIRA Seminyak. The super sleek, futuristic spa is totally unlike the any of the tropical Balinese spas which populate the island.
eqUALIZE is completely indoors, set inside a soft glowing cube of all white. Spa treatment rooms are designed like huge vaults with sunken in floors in monochromatic palettes. The result is total quiet and serenity inside a space-age spa that’s sealed off from the rest of the world.
As the name suggests, eqUALIZE is all about restoring balance and equilibrium to the body. The spa packages are just as advanced as the facilities. With names like Crusade and Mr. Marco Polo, there are alluring combinations of aromatic body scrubs, expert massages and soaks in the tranquil sunken in Jacuzzis. The spa creates particularly intimate treatments for couples, designed to bring lovers into harmony and balance. Choose among Couple Journeys that include luxurious massages and treatments for both partners, including the Voyage which ends with a romantic dinner by a private chef.
eqUALIZE offers a contemporary spa experience that you really won’t find anywhere else. Seek out the futuristic eqUILIBRIA hotel in Seminyak to experience a wellness journey that you won’t find anywhere else in Bali.
Canopy Spa at Lloyd’s Inn
Canopy Spa near Double Six Beach is worth checking out for the gorgeous design and super affordable price points. Located on the top level of Lloyd’s Inn, Canopy Spa is meant to be “an immersive sky spa under a canopy of nature.” Pristine white halls with clear ceilings are populated with hanging green plants and succulents, creating a cozy greenhouse-type space. The facilities are simple, consisting of a few treatment rooms, a relaxation area and a space for foot baths. Treatment rooms are bright and clean, maintaining Lloyd’s minimalist urban flora design.
For less than 500,000 IRD, you can enjoy a deeply relaxing treatment with a quality therapist at Canopy Spa. You can get a 60-minute massage for just 250,000 IRD or a 90-minute massage for 325,000 IRD. The spa offers fresh and fragrant aromas such as sandalwood, hibiscus and lemongrass. Single or couple treatments are available, with the Canopy Romance spa package only costing 850,000 IRD.
Canopy Spa delivers a tranquil, one-with-nature spa experience at very affordable prices. If you’re ever in the Double Six area and in need of a massage, Canopy Spa’s unique location and wide range of treatments may be just what you’re looking for.