A comprehensive guide to luxury spas and wellness centres in Bali

Spa options in Bali are seemingly infinite – you will find various spas and wellness centres all over the island offering various luxurious spa treatments to choose from. From flower petal baths to manis, pedis, oiled up acupressure and traditional Balinese treatments, the options are so many you could easily create a full itinerary around spas treatments. To avoid disappointment, plan ahead and book your spa day because the best spa and wellness centres are booked well in advance.

If this sounds bliss to you, read on to know all about the Bali’s high-end spa locations where you can pamper yourself all day.

Thermes Marins & Spa On The Rocks

The Ayana Resort at Jimbaran is a spa goer’s paradise and all for the right reasons. Offering the ultimate spa experience like no other, Thermes Marins is equipped with a thalassotherapy centre with the largest seawater pools, jets and comforting alcoves where you can relax or indulge in toning workout sessions. The soothing surroundings will make you want to sit back and relax there all day – the spa is set on top of limestone cliff with the waves crashing at the base, creating a serene a natural white sound.

This luxury spa offers top of the line, extravagant spa treatments like the Diamond Miracle facial that uses real diamond dust and lasts for up to 2.5 hours. During the facial, you also get to indulge in a delicious feast of chilled champagne and strawberries.

Thermes Marins Spa at Ayana Hotel Bali

Riverside Spa at Maya

Located high up in the cool Ubud highlands, the Riverside Spa at Maya has two separate spa complexes. What makes this spa facility a tourist attraction is its riverside spa facility where you get to enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments while the Petanu river rushes below. The Riverside Spa’s signature treatments are designed especially for honeymooners and couples.

For instance, the River Breeze is a two hour long couples’ spa session that includes a soothing massage, body mask followed by the invigorating earl grey body lotion. Other exclusive packages for couples range from flower and herbal baths in private or open air settings overlooking the scenic forest and river.

The Riverside Spa at Maya

The Royal Kirana Spa

The Royal Kirana Spa is set up by the acclaimed Japanese beauty care company Shiseido in the neighbourhood of the legendary Royal Pita Maha in Ubud, against the picturesque Ayung River Valley. Located in a secluded spot far from the madding crowd, this spa facility has a breathtakingly beautiful view that will leave you awestruck. Each treatment villa is equipped with a private swimming pool, hot and cold jacuzzi and herbal mist saunas to provide customers with an unparalleled spa experience like never before.

The Royal Kirana Spa’s signature spa package is called the Royal Retreat. The package lasts for up to 5.5 hours and includes a series of treatments including Balinese massages, herbal facials, a light meal at the spa lounge and one-time use of all the facilities within the villa.

The spa at Royal Kirana

Fivelements Spa

Considered one of the best yoga retreats in the picturesque island of Bali, Fivelements Spa is a traditional wellness centre that focuses on providing holistic herbal treatments inspired by Balinese herbs and conventional massage techniques. Customers have many options to choose from including traditional ‘Boreh’ scrub using freshly sourced herbs, cacao-almond full body scrubs packed with the power of antioxidants, the luscious chocolate treatment for couples and many more.

To provide a great experience, all customers are welcomed with a floral foot bath followed by delicately fragrant herbal detox teas that you can enjoy by the riverside.

fivelements

Lembah Spa

Surrounded by a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view, the Lembah Spa is a one of a kind spa resort offering relaxing 30-minute treatments as well as 2.5 hour full length treatments for both men and women. The treatment usually starts off with a skin sensitivity body scrub using aromatic natural exfoliating scrubs followed by a full deep tissue massage with essential oils.

All spa treatments at the Lembah Spa have been meticulously designed combining spa practices from Europe and age-old Balinese techniques to provide the ultimate spa experience. The best part yet, all Lembah Spa professionals have been trained by accredited Swiss therapists.

Lembah Spa

Karma Kandara Spa

Offering a holistic approach with a personalized experience, the Karma Kandara Spa is the signature spa facility of the Karma Kandara Luxury Resort at Ungasan. The spa facility has several private treatment huts from where you can see the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The Karma Kandara Spa also has a sauna and salt water pool where you can relax and unwind after a long day. From Javanese floral scrubs to the traditional Balinese massage, infrared detox steam ritual and detox sauna, there’s a personalized spa treatment for everyone out there.

Karma Kandara Spa

Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane

Don’t let the bamboo tree structure of the Mango Tree Spa fool you. This top of the line spa facility comes highly recommended and has all the luxury amenities you’d expect to find at luxury spa and wellness centres in Bali. The unique name of the spa comes from the lush green mango canopies and leafy forests that cover the valley. The Mango Tree Spa is also the only spa facility in the island surrounded by forests. All essential oils and lotions used at the spa are from L’Occitane.

There seems to be several exotic spa treatments to choose from at the Mango Tree Spa including the signature Mango Tango, a combination of Chinese acupressure, Balinese and Swedish massage techniques. Among other attractions, the Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane is also known for having the largest state-of-the-art steam room in Bali carefully designed to deliver an experience like no other.

L’OCCITANE SPA

These are some of the best spa facilities in Bali where you and your loved one can pamper yourselves and feel rejuvenated after a tiring day. Be sure to book your slot in advance to avoid disappointment because these spa and wellness centres usually have high customer footfall and remain booked throughout the day.

Mark Tulloch is Co-Founder at Asia Holiday Retreats. Asia Holiday Retreats a 5-star travel booking agency offering luxury villa rentals across Bali, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

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  1. Steve T. says:

    Wow, such great choices. I think Thermes Marins & Spa On The Rocks would have to be top of my list. Listening to the ocean at the same time as having a massage would be very relaxing indeed. :-)

  2. Chloe says:

    Nothing says luxury like a diamond scrub facial! Without a doubt it would have to be Thermes Marins & Spa On The Rocks for me. Bali obviously has so much to offer but its spas definitely seem unmissable.

  3. Charmaine says:

    They all sound so wonderful. For a first time visitor, and not an especially regular spa-goer, is there any one of these that you would recommend over and above the rest? Thanks.

  4. Rachel says:

    Oh we stayed at Royal Kirana on our honeymoon! The surroundings and the staff are all so lovely! Would go back in a heartbeat x

  5. Sam says:

    Looks lovely! In the process of planning my honeymoon in SE Asia including a week in Bali, this and your other articles are extremely helpful. Thanks!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Enjoyed reading your post on Bali, will be visiting Bali again soon & will definitely have to try one or two of these spas. Mango Tree Spa sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing this great spa guide.

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