Go on, you deserve it. Here’s The Yak‘s best Bali spas.
Apurva Spa, Kempinski, Nusa Dua
Overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean, Apurva Spa embodies a unique pampering experience at one the the best Bali spas that is inspired by ancient Javanese healing traditions. Beyond that, their Signature Journeys are a collection of treatments offering a personalised holistic approach and revolve around the four stages of life: Remaja (Adolescence), Dewasa (Adulthood), Mahligai Kasih (Married Life), and Tenteram (Post-Adulthood). This famous spa is the most luxurious venue to reinvigorate your senses, with a wide range of options available.
Kempinski’s Apurva Spa offers classical services of therapeutic massages to rebalance and rejuvenate your body–such as Prana Yoga, an oil free massage combining acupressure, shiatsu, body stretches and breathing exercises – an invigorating therapy that relieves muscular tension, loosens joints and opens energy channels. Choose from an array of brightening body wraps, and firming body scrubs, combining time-honoured rituals and modern techniques to create the most memorable spa experience on the island. A sanctuary of calm where the bodies and minds of global travellers are soothed and rejuvenated, a heavenly journey of renewal and relaxation across 14 treatment rooms, surrounded by sculpted walls with Javanese figures, ornate wooden doors, elegant patung carving, and a vista of the golden sandy bay.
The Gending Apurva signature massage treatment is worth taking: it starts and ends with the striking of singing bowls, the ringing sound reverberating through the room. There’s a warm footbath and scrub with peppermint salts, then a body massage that combines Balinese techniques. From beauty rituals to infuse guests with a radiant glow, energizing treatments employing the healing properties of bamboo charcoal, freshly grated ginger and other warming spices, Apurva Spa Signature Journeys are designed to revitalise and refresh over several hours of scrubs, massages, and facials, reducing stress levels over two to five days.
Banyan Tree Resort and Spa, Ungasan Bali
Situated on top of a high cliff at the Southern Ungasan Peninsula, Banyan Tree Resort and Spa is set amongst a natural forest, with traditional architecture, finely landscaped gardens and private beach. Blessed with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the mystic charm of its natural surroundings, the spa pavilion is tailor-made for romance and relaxation.
Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a Sanctuary for the Senses with its own range of products and Eastern-based therapies a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. To achieve this, the spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach, emphasising a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ technique that celebrates the human touch, while using natural herbs and spices, native flowers and fruits.
It’s time to indulge yourself Bali style achieve wellness through time-honoured Indonesian remedies and enter one of the best Bali spas and a state of peace with the Spa’s Signature Range of Asian based healing therapies in the restful sanctuary of their opulent treatment pavilions. Turns out, Spa therapists receive formal training at Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Phuket in Thailand or Bintan in Indonesia, ensuring that each spa experience is seamlessly delivered.
Signature treatments include, Sense of Place, where muscles are soothed and skin restored to its natural balance. This deep-tissue Balinese massage is complemented by a relaxing face and head massage, which relieves tension. The Royal Banyan delivers eastern and western massage techniques to improve blood circulation and ease muscle aches: featuring a warm herbal pouch dipped in sesame oil. And the popular Rainmist, allows guests to unwind in sensory pleasure of a trickling Rain Shower bringing you perfect tranquility as tension is kneaded away by the healing touch of the therapist.
This glamorous haven in Seminyak is a blow-wave experience like no other. A modern bar that provides spritzers along with your hair styles and serves martinis with your manicure as you perch on a bar stool socializing in the upscale suburb of Seminyak, (directly behind the fashion store Bamboo Blonde). Their focus is not just on creative hair but a total social experience.
With a bar running down the centre space, and hair stations wrapped around the edges, feel free to order dreamy head-massages and blow dry’s that sound like cocktails: from your ‘Classic’ signature blowout, or ’ The Bombshell’ big time curls. We recommend making a day of it, and taking your partner or friends.
That’s not all, Blow Bar isn’t just for ladies, if your bloke is sick and tired of the regular barber experience, why not invest in a Beard Trim, Bro Dry or sample a Bubbling Bellini while stationed at the upmarket bar.
This popular Manicure and Pedicure Boudoir seats six guests in crescent shaped booths and offers the latest in SNS Nail Treatments, Gel and Chrome Mirror Nail systems. The salon uses Davines hair products from Italy, a natural, sustainable, eco-friendly beauty brand changing the world one step at a time. Expert stylists are armed with glamorous tools using rose gold GHD straighteners and copper trimmed hair dryers, with filtered water for your hair.
Whether you’re celebrating a hen party or just fancy a few drinks at the bar, drop in and enjoy a relaxing cream bath, or treat yourself to foils, up-dos and make-up.
The atmosphere is fun and the cocktails
Right in the middle of a tropical haven lies Samsara Ubud – a popular destination for guests seeking absolute tranquility and relaxation. Chakra Spa is a one of the best Bali spas and a temple of wellbeing fully dedicated to the art of pampering, offering a magical combination of experienced therapists and treatments featuring soothing massages and rejuvenating body scrubs to enliven
As you are shown to one of Chakra Spa’s three luxurious double treatment rooms, you will begin your journey towards total relaxation. This Temple Of Wellbeing is dedicated to complete relaxation and rejuvenation, with a range of Signature therapies that include soothing Balinese massages, healing reflexology and restorative body scrubs: away from Bali’s hustle and bustle.
Chakra Spa also offers pampered guests a garden and outdoor yoga area, so why not rest your weary legs, forget about the world and achieve a perfect state of peace in the hands of Chakra Spa’s experienced therapists? The spa provides a range of Signature therapies including the famous “Chakra Massage” which focuses on seven-chakras of your body while performing intensely relaxing massage techniques–not forgetting the welcoming singing bowl, believed to help balance the body’s energy more seamlessly.
The Spa’s Bamboo Massage uses warm bamboo to relieve tight and sore muscles, focusing on legs, arms and back: this treatment is the perfect combination of heated, warm and smooth bamboo tools with deep tissue techniques designed to reactivate circulation and relieve sore muscles leaving you in a state of relaxation. Other Signature treatments include Foot Reflexology, Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Volcano Hot Stone Massage. Surely the most serene spa in Ubud.
Heavenly Spa by Westin, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Why not explore a whole range of relaxing options at Heavenly Spa – one of the best Bali spas – and let the serenity of this beautiful resort renew your spirits. Elevate your emotions with their unique Rollerssage or Signature Heavenly Massage, custom-designed to pamper your body and soul. Indulge in Westin‘s new In-Room Spa Service, aimed to take guests through the ambience of Heaven, surrounded by earthy colours and decorative openings within the comfort of their room.
Encompassing 16 wellness-oriented, nature-inspired, treatment rooms, guests can enjoy an elaborate menu of body and beauty rituals at one of the best Bali spas. Enjoy exquisite massage techniques like shiatsu and manual lymphatic drainage treatment, with ‘Healing Hands,’ in combination with exclusive wet treatment rooms. Signature therapies to exfoliate and refresh the skin make Heavenly Spa a true wellness destination. Locally sourced ingredients such as seaweed elemental wraps, sea salt and coffee scrubs offer delightful therapies, inspired by ancient healing practices.
Throughout the spa experience, therapists engage guests across seven senses: the five physical senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and scent, as well as the psychological senses of emotion and meaning. Their Heavenly Signature Massage uses comforting heated compresses, inviting your back muscles to relax before a Swedish massage leaves you feeling physically rested and mentally uplifted.
Young spa-goers will love Westin Kids Spa, giving everyone the chance to be pampered with mini facials, and fun fruity cream baths for kids, making hair as smooth as a prince or princess with a choice of strawberry vanilla, blueberry mint, avocado honey and milky orange cream bath. Temporary tattoos, manicures and pedicures get kids beach-ready with fun hair braiding too!
Montigo Resort and Spa, Seminyak
Where better to begin your pampering experience than Montigo Resort, located within a stone’s throw from the island’s best shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars: combining tropical and modern concepts to provide the ultimate Seminyak hideout for spa treatments. Inspired by Balinese heritage and complemented by natural, locally produced products, Montigo Spa’s expertly-trained therapists provide individual consultation for each guest to create an exceptional experience, completely tailored to your individual needs.
Spend quality time with your loved ones relaxing and indulging in the wide range of massage treatments, manicures, pedicures and salon services across 10 treatment rooms: available for individuals, couples, mothers, daughters, fathers and sons. Montigo Spa’s Traditional Balinese Massage is incredibly relaxing, but at the same time applies firm pressure, offering an instant relief to melt all your aches and pains away. If you want to try other signature treatments, they have everything from facials, flower baths to kids spa day packages and at the end of your treatment, a glass of warming ginger and honey tea gives your immune system a gentle boost.
With its friendly, yet highly skilled therapists, this calm and restorative haven is open daily from 9am to 11pm: good news for those who enjoy a post-sunset massage in the comfort of their hotel. Montigo Spa offers various treatments managed by professionally trained therapists based on their unique high-touch, low-tech approach. To enhance the benefits of the journey at one of the best Bali spas, the resort also has spa suites that include a specially designed cocoon with rain shower and aromatherapy scents: simply the ultimate pampering experience!
And if you feel like a pampering session in the comfort of your home, Sensatia Botanicals brings a premium spa experience to your door with their new Body Care Collections. From humble beginnings, Indonesia’s leading natural beauty care brand, Sensatia Botanicals, was founded in the small, quiet fishing village of Jasri, Karangasem, on the east coast of Bali. Staying true, honest and focused, they are committed to using high quality ingredients in their collections, delivering a professional, quality Spa Experience to customers.
The Collection features Sea Salt Scrubs, Massage Oils and Body Butters, each available in four different exquisite aromas: Lemongrass & Mandarin range that is infused with the luscious scent of wild lemongrass and sun-kissed mandarin oranges. Relaxation features an herbal-fresh, flowery blend of sweet essential oils. The combination of Australian mandarin, geranium, lavender and chamomile help to soften skin and balance the body and mind. Seaside Citrus is reminiscent of a fresh summer breeze across the open ocean and provides the perfect synergy of grapefruit peel, French lavender, and Spanish rosemary essential oils. Tropical Wildflower is an exquisite floral line that takes inspiration from the fragrant breezes of Bali’s flower-speckled tropical hillsides. Go on, surrender to the intoxicating blend of grapefruit, French lavender, geranium, ylang-ylang, chamomile, and jasmine blossom.
These luxurious collections are formulated with natural textures and scents to achieve an indulgent, premium Spa Experience. The special-blend aroma helps you relax and retreat into a blissful wellness experience while reminiscing your best memories on the island of Bali. Available at all Sensatia store island-wide. Sounds delightful.
Attracting a wide range of guests from chic honeymooners to surfers, Radisson Blu Uluwatu is perched on a dramatically beautiful limestone cliff that lines the rugged coastline of Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. The area is blessed with idyllic white sand beaches including Padang-Padang Beach and offers one of the best Bali spas.
With its motto “Escape-Reboot-Recover,” Radisson’s world-class Spa ESC offers an extensive array of global wellness, inspired by Balinese architecture and space planning. The spa features an inner ‘floating courtyard’ where guests are able to reboot and recover pre and post-treatment.
And that’s not all, their modern Zen-like design, Spa ESC uses Babor beauty products for facial treatments, focusing on natural and innovative, active ingredients. The spa features seven private treatment rooms, including two express rooms for those on the go, and two doubles with private steam showers. And in addition there are two express massage rooms, and a yoga/stretching room, accompanied by a range of artisan wares, an extensive menu of global wellness and beauty products, and a relaxation room to de stress: ideal for those looking for pampering within the hotel grounds at one of the best Bali spas.
Try their 60-minute Blu Signature Stress Relieving Massage, utilising a blend of local products: including aromatic cempaka, frangipani and sandalwood oils. With warm hospitality and attentive staff, Radisson Blu is the perfect choice for visitors to get totally pampered in peaceful, tropical surroundings.