Our guide to the best day spas, pampering sessions and treatments that will have you floating away on the goddess cloud. There are so many ways to bliss out and beautify Bali style - here are just some of our favourites:
No doubt about it Prana Spa in Seminyak is one of a kind. Prepare to be treated like a Persian Princess in this super decadent spa palace. Inspired by the Moguls of Rajasthan, the designers of Prana Spa have gone all out and blended the details of an Indian Palace with Morocco. Think plush carpets underfoot and Cleopatra Milk Baths. Whether under a tented ceiling or an elaborate hand-painted canvas - this is where you are pampered Queen of Sheba style with 24K Gold facials, gold-infused massage oils and genuine Pearl Powder. For the ultimate luxe experience book the private suite for an indulgent couples treatment.
Goldust is all about the girls and all about the glam. Home to the Instafamous 24K GOLD Facial and a popular place for a girlie spa party. Think rose, nibblies and mani-pedis all round. Consistently voted numero uno in Canggu.
Wow, vegan nails - who knew? At Maria Curau your pampering won’t hurt the planet - it is healthy, holistic and non-toxic. This is organic beauty with a super cool aesthetic that has made this an instant hit with the ‘Gu crowd. Kombuchas to sip on, nail art that’s foxy and fresh and a great natural setting. What’s not to love?
The ultra luxe Ayana Resort in Jimbaran is home to the world’s largest aquatonic seawater pool. Signature treatments include thalassotherapy, hot seashell massages, lava stone reflexology and the 7 chakra dhara. Have your massage on top of the cliff as waves of the Indian Ocean provide your soundtrack. Or go all out and splurge on the diamond dust facial as you sip champagne.
Chill offers up award-winning reflexology and acupressure treatments in two locations in Seminyak. A unique experience where you even choose your own soundtrack. Zen tranquillity at its finest.
Set in the highlands of Ubud the Maya Ubud will have you wandering down riverside boardwalks to your treatment pavilion set over the rushing Petanu River. A couples favourite - this is where you come to indulge in a flower bath in copper tubs built for two overlooking the river and jungle. Semi-open air but super private.
Cool Spa - sits opposite super popular Sisterfields and is a favourite of all Bali regulars who aren’t fussed by the bells & whistles and like a good, traditional Balinese massage at a great price. No frills just epic relax at this Japanese owned Bali branch of Cool Spa and Salon.
Five Elements yoga and wellness centre offers unique treatments and rituals using deeply nourishing natural ingredients. Take part in one of their signature bathing rituals which combines meditation and your choice of organic flowers, herbs and essential bath oils. Detox in a matcha tea and clay cocoon or lose yourself in a Chocolate Love treatment. They also have Family Packages and the ever popular teen treatments - so the whole family can bliss out together.
Ki Shiatsu and Massage transports you away from the buzz of Sunset Road with its Zen simplicity. With it’s simple menu of 2 massages, either 60 or 90 minutes Ki Shiatsu is considered one of the best massages you can get in Bali. A Japanese flavour and one that proves less often is more.
Written By: Fotini E Douglas