Relax, revitalize, rejuvenate. That’s our mantra when we dip our toes into the wellness scene of Bali, an island peppered with spas and beauty salons at every corner. From the pocket-friendly to the splurge-worthy, these pampering places offer couple massages, body scrubs and wraps, facials, mani-pedis, and tranquil baths.
No matter if you’re hosting a bachelorette party or simply looking for a place to let loose your stresses, these day spas are at the top of their game in Bali.
Hidden on a hillside with views of jade-green rice terraces, Amandari is a tranquil hotel designed after a traditional Balinese village. At its spa, which consists of two open-air bales, a beauty room, a sauna, and a marble steam room, the setting is serene. Treatments here make good use of local ingredients, with signatures like the full-body black rice exfoliation paired with a volcanic clay body wrap and therapeutic head massage.
Amandari, Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Ubud. +62 361 975 333.
Hailed as Bali’s original day spa, this 20-year-old beauty institution is one of the best known in Seminyak, with its welcoming therapists, blue-hued rooms, value-for-money treatments, and chill Moroccan vibes. Here’s where you can get pampered and prettify yourself with facials, massages, waxing services, mani-pedis, hair care, and makeovers; essentially stepping out a refreshed version of yourself a couple hours later.
Jalan Kayu Jati No 2, Petitenget. +62 361 733 317.
True to its name, the place excels at reflexology, beginning with the washing of your feet and ending with your muscles soothed. It’s a modest spot in Seminyak for you to catch a breather in between beach sessions, with treatments like Chill Fantastic, served with a glass of wine; Chill Out, a full body pressure point massage; and The Ultimate Chill, which aims to relieve the tension in your body with reflexology and acupressure techniques.
Jalan Kunti No 118X. +62 361 734 701.
This eco-conscious wellness retreat on the banks of the Ayung River takes inspiration from Balinese culture in its beauty spa rituals, yoga classes, and “healing journeys” (experiences that nurture personal growth and balance in life). You can opt for half a day of programs like superfood facials, flower baths, and aroma massages at the peaceful resort, or sleep over at overnight stays that aim to aid you in everything from detoxing to transformation and replenishment.
Banjar Adat Baturning, Mambal. +62 361 469 260.
The treatments over at Glow Spa, located within the Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, offer a welcome respite amid the bustle of Legian. There’s a wide range of options here, from massages, skin care, hair to body treatments; all designed to melt your tension and stress away. It’s definitely worth checking out for those who are looking for a worthwhile wellness experience, as the spa suite’s private open-air garden elevates all that pampering you’d get with their skilled therapists.
Coconuts Bali recommends their brand-new Tropical Flower Aromatherapy Massage, which combines Hawaiian Lomilomi, with Shiatsu and traditional Balinese massage.
Bali Mandira Beach Resort & Spa, Legian. firstname.lastname@example.org or +62361751381.
Sprawled out at the foot of a valley by the river bank, this spa dedicates itself to the therapeutic properties of water, with open pavilions and a hot/cold spring water jacuzzi to introduce visitors to the tranquility of Mother Nature.
It’s slightly cheaper if you’re a hotel guest, but outsiders can still enjoy their time at the whirlpool baths, sauna, and steam room, or try the spa aromatic package for an hour-long traditional Balinese massage followed by a meal at the cafe.
Hotel Tjampuhan, Jalan Raya Tjampuhan, Ubud. +62 361 975 368.
A couple minutes away from Balangan Beach sits La Joya, rustic with its thatched roof villas that overlook the blue-green waters. For a scenic massage, lay down at the open air treatment room while your therapist kneads you the traditional Balinese and Thai way, or try variations like Ayurvedic massages and hot stone therapy. When your time is up, head to the plunge pool to bask in the sight of sunny skies and crashing waves.
La Joya Resort, Jalan Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran. +62 811 399 048.
The view from here is pretty spectacular – from the coral island reefs to the calm azure waters to the pink and orange streaks in the sky at sunset. A little resort retreat on Lembongan island, this spa offers aromatherapy and hot stone massages, biokos seaweed facials, coconut body scrubs, and waterlily with avocado hair cream baths – basically, you’ll be pampered from head to toe here.
Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa, Nusa Lembongan. +62 366 559 6376.
Take an idyllic trek along Ubud’s Campuhan Ridge to find Karsa Spa, an eco-conscious spot that’s built with bio-septic tank systems to protect its surrounding emerald fields — it also uses natural soaps to clean its space.
To start off, pick the melody of your choice – from soothing jazz to guided meditations – and get comfy while the therapists prep your Spicy Balinese Boreh treatment, a 60-minute Balinese massage followed by an exfoliation with a blend of cloves, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and ground rice, ending off with a tamarind and honey mask, then a hot spice bath.
Campuhan Ridge, behind Karsa Kafe, Bangkiang Sidem, Ubud. +62 813 5339 2013.
Bordered by lush foliage and rice paddy fields, this resort spa sits at the base of a valley, with daybeds in private pavilions for you to put up your feet after your treatment and take in the rain forest and garden sights. For total indulgence, try the 180-minute River Side Special that includes a Maya massage, a body scrub, a flower bath, and a revitalizing facial. Or recharge with a decadent chocolate body mask for a sweet-scented finish.
Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan, Ubud. +62 361 977 888.
One of the larger and more well-known spas in Seminyak, this exotic piece of paradise is Indian and Middle Eastern-inspired – from its palatial grounds to its steam and sauna rooms and its plunge pools.
Crowned the “Best Ayurvedic Spa” at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2017, Prana offers massage, beauty, and facial services, with hours-long pampering packages that help to remedy jet lag and aid in firming and tightening your body, among other things. To go all out, book the private suite and luxuriate in gold-infused massage oils while you sip on a glass of bubbly.
The Villas Bali Hotel & Spa, Jalan Kunti I No. 118x, Seminyak. +62 361 730 840.
With three outlets across Bali – on a street with high-end boutiques near The W Hotel, at the rooftop terrace of Seminyak Village, and in the Canggu neighborhood of Batu Bolong – Spring has made quite a name for itself.
It’s a polished brand with a knack for creating zen spaces where you can try traditional treatments, get dewy skin with facials, and beautify yourself with make-up sessions, manicures, brow and lash services, and haircuts. Guests can even book pedicure parties for brides-to-be and sunset packages that include foot, neck, and shoulder massages complemented with a cocktail or beer.
Three locations, including 100x Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak. +62 852 3914 1775.
A sanctuary by the ocean with mountainous views, Soori Bali is a sleek, upscale take on the island’s villas, with minimalist designs that serve to highlight the gorgeous nature they’re surrounded by.
The signature Spirit of Soori massage is crafted from the concept of healing energy, using firm pressure and dynamic stretches, while the Ultimate Escape takes you to the lavish suite for a thermal spa experience with herbal steam bathing, a full body scrub, and a rejuvenating massage. If you’d like to linger a while longer, opt for the Soori Afternoon, which includes a detoxifying treatment, a sunset yoga session, and a romantic dinner for two.
Soori Bali, Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Kerambitan, Tabanan. +62 361 894 6388.
Step into the two-story building and it’s like an instant switch from motorcycle-clogged roads to blissful refuge, with interiors of stone, wood, and bamboo. After you sip on a steaming cup of ginger tea, you can peruse the menu for treatments such as organic aloe vera body wrap, hot stone massage, volcanic body mask, caviar extract face mask, and even an aloe vera after sun care ritual.
Jalan Petitenget No. 7, Kerobokan, Seminyak. +62 361 735 073.
A serene hideaway featuring 14 villa rooms, each with its own jacuzzi pool, this spa is also home to a health food café, a lounge for you to get comfy, and a VIP villa that comes with its own gazebo and private garden.
Besides an organic range of water lily, moringa, and avocado spa treatments, the menu offers a coconut-centric programme that includes a lemongrass foot bath, a body massage, a coconut body scrub, and coconut oil body cream. Alternatively, you can try the Royal Javanese Lulur that consists of a lulur body scrub and a flower bath, or go for An Ocean Odyssey with a seaweed body scrub and cooling seaweed mask.
Jalan Sunset Road No. 88, Kuta. +62 361 894 7300.
[Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include new spas on the list.]
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