10 amazing Bali spas you never knew existed

The ultimate guide to Bali's best spas

Every year Bali welcomes holiday-makers seeking escape from their hectic lives, offering visitors refuge in its tranquil beaches, meditation philosophy and its seemingly endless list of impressive spa locations.

No matter what you are looking for from your Indonesian adventure, take time out of your schedule to partake in one of the islands’ best practices. Be it bathing in a tub of flower petals as the sun sets, or indulging in a simple massage with an extraordinary ocean view, Bali has a spa to suit every mood and any budget.

Tjampuhan Spa

Tjampuhan Spa Bali
Tjampuhan Spa Bali. Image: www.tjampuhan-bali.com

With a beautiful forest backdrop and an international reputation, the spa hotel of Tjampuhan is hard to beat. This majestic retreat in the hills of Ubud has been accommodating elite visitors since 1928. Priding itself on representing true Balinese hospitality, Tjampuhan boasts an impressive landscape that has been captured by countless artists over the decades.

If you head downhill from the hotel you will find the spa. Traditional, semi-private massage chalets line the edge of the river that flows through the valley here. If that is not enough to get you packing your suitcase, then the hot pools just might be. Its spring water Jacuzzi sits inside a breath-taking basin, built into the rock face. Featuring strange statues and flowers laid into the stone, the pool alone should be enough to encourage you to book. Half a day here will set you back as little as IDR960,000 (US$72), while the Tjampuhan Dewi Package, which includes a Balinese Massage and Facial, is only IDR600,000 (US$45), making it not only spectacular, but highly affordable.

Jl. Raya Tjampuhan PO Box 198, Ubud 80571, Bali, Indonesia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HotelTjampuhanSpa
Opening Hours: Daily from morning until late

Permata Ayung Private Estate Spa

Permata Ayung Private Estate Bali Spa
Permata Ayung Private Estate. Image: www.printerest.com

Taking beautiful views to a whole new level, the Permata Ayung Private Estate Spa really is a once in a lifetime experience. On the upper end of the price scale, the retreat covers five hectares of land and was designed by world-famous bamboo architect, Elora Hardy. The remarkable surrounding scenery and impressive natural architecture makes Permata Ayung a treat for the eyes as well as the body.

The true gems of this spa can be found outside. Settle yourself in one of its private hammocks, which hang in a line along the edge of the property, suspended above the estates’ forest, or book yourself a massage on the outdoor veranda, with views of the rice fields below. If you only do one thing during your time here though, make it an hour floating above the river, in the bamboo treatment sphere, a giant wicker ball suspended in mid-air over the water.

The only way to gain access to this impressive facility is by staying the night on the estate. An evening here will cost you between IDR6,618,750 (US$497) and IDR20,320,000 (US$1526), and although expensive, the price includes spa treatments, a champagne reception and access to the outdoor hot tubs. With only 25 guests on-site at any one time, this retreat always retains its exclusive, tranquil feel.

Banjar Tohpati, Desa Bongkasa, Abiansemal, Bongkasa, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352
+62 361 8494220
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am until 10pm

Spring Spa

Spring Spa Bali Indonesia
Spring Spa Bali. Image: www.springspa.com

On the more affordable side of the scale you will find Spring Spa, a rooftop facility overlooking Seminyak Village that puts an emphasis on simplicity, with an ultra-modern finish and a modest treatment menu.

Here, traditional spa formalities are non-existent. Spring offers relaxation in a fun, social environment that feels slightly more like a friends’ rather lavish house party than anything else. Enjoy cocktails, DJ sets and watch the sun set over the island while you enjoy Spring’s Sunset Package, which includes a 30-minute Foot Massage, 15-minute Neck and Shoulder Massage and drinks, for only IDR215,000 (US$16). With three locations across the island, Spring is the perfect spot for anyone looking for their first spa experience.

The Village Mall, Rooftop Level, Seminyak Village, Jl. Kayu Jati Basangkasa, Seminyak, Bali 80361
+62 813 38627222
[email protected]
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until 9pm

See website for other locations.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spring_spa/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Spring.Face.Body.Nail/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/springfootspa

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay – Healing Village Spa

The Healing Village Spa Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran
The Healing Village Spa Four Seasons Resort Bali. Image: www.asiansparetreat.com

Taking inspiration from the ocean that laps ashore mere meters from its treatment rooms, the Healing Village Spa at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay Resort is another of the Bali’s more luxurious offerings with impressive ocean views.

Made up of seven villages, this spa utilises Mother Nature and Jimbaran customs to power its treatments. Incorporating water and traditional Balinese sounds, rituals and ointments into their experiences, guests are invited to explore their inner selves in a thoroughly Indonesian way.

The Agni Akasa massage is a specialty here. Using martial arts as stimulus, this ceremony aligns and invigorates both body and mind. Physical moments like stretching and breathing are followed by hot bamboo rods being rolled over the muscles, in time with Sanskrit mantra chanting. This unusual and one-of-a-kind treatment will set you back the tidy sum of IDR3,000,000 (US$225), but will leave you with a fantastic memory and a cleansed body and mind!

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Bali, 80361
+62 (361) 701010
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortsBali
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSBali
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fsbali/
Opening Hours: Daily between 6am and 9pm

Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa

Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa
Chapung Se Bali Resort and Spa. Image: www.pbs.twimg.com

Situated high above the Osh Valley, with impressive views of the river, forest and rice fields of Ubud, Chapung Spa offers signature massages and hot stone therapies in a beautiful and tranquil garden environment. If you require a truly personal experience, the spa’s expert staff will design a bespoke treatment course to meet your individual needs.

Chapung Spa’s signature product, the Revitalising Program, is a six-hour session featuring a hair treatment, hour-long massage, relaxing herbal bath and manicure and pedicure, followed by lunch (IDR1,800,000IDR/US$135). Or for a more affordable option, guests can enjoy mini therapies like a 30-minute Recovery Massage for as little as IDR150,000 (US$11.26), or a 60-minute Head and Shoulder Massage for only IDR350,000 (US$26.28).With beautiful views, an eclectic treatment menu and one of Indonesia’s best swimming pools, Chapung Spa is a great destination for individuals and couples.

Jalan Raya Sebali, Desa Keliki, Kelusa, Ubud, Gianyar, Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia http://www.chapung.com/
+62 361 8989102
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChapungSeBaliResortAndSpa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chapung_sebali
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chapungsebaliresort/
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am until 10pm

Karsa Spa

Karsa Spa Bali Indonesia
Karsa Spa Bali. Image: www.thetravelersblog.com

Another salon making the most of its impressive surroundings, Karsa Spa sits in Bangkiang Sidem village in the heart of Ubud, next to the Campuhan Ridge. Offering a thoroughly unique experience, Karsa uses the healing powers of Reiki, a stress-reducing energy technique, to promote deeper relaxation from those that partake. Falling asleep at the table is all but encouraged!

Karsa Spa’s Reiki Chakra Balance session offers a 30-minute exploration of the body’s “Chakras”, our inner energy centres. Taking each of the seven chakras one by one, and cleansing each individually with Reiki and crystals, this treatment promotes inner calm and positivity, and for only IDR100,000 (US$7.50) is an affordable way to seek solace from every day stresses. Just 40 minutes from central Ubud, guests can walk along the stunning ridge to make their way to this impressive spa facility.

Bangkiang Sidem, Campuhan Ridge, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 813-5339-2013
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until 7pm

Hanging Gardens of Bali

The Hanging Gardens of Bali spa
The Hanging Gardens of Bali. Image: www.facebook.com

Set aside the Ayung River amongst the jungle of Ubud is one of Asia’s most spectacular retreats, the Hanging Gardens of Bali. The resort is famed for its incredible infinity pool that is suspended over the forest. Built at a 45 degree angle in two dramatic stages, it sits at the centre of the resort, both physically and spiritually. It is the most photographed pool of all time and was crowned the best in the world by Condé Nast Traveller and TripAdvisor.

The Hanging Gardens of Bali was built in 2005, designed to bring magic and drama to the Balinese jungle, meeting Feng Shui ideals and combining natural and local ingredients with ancient spa methods. Sessions here are fairly pricey, but offer something far superior to your standard spa experience.

The Floating Sensation package allows guests to take a dip in the world famous pool, while enjoying champagne and canapes that are served on a floating boat, a whopping IDR28,329,56 (US$212) for two people. The Riverside Rejuvenation package is a 90-minute treatment for IDR83,117,86 (US$622) where guests can enjoy a body cocoon or massage, champagne and chocolates. Then for true indulgence, the Royal Day Spa package is a staggering IDR271,536,16 (US$2,032) per person, featuring a body scrub, flower petal massage, refreshments and time in the world’s famous swimming pool. This breath-taking and life altering destination may seem extravagant, but provides guests with a fully immersive and memorable experience.

Desa Buahan, Payangan, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62-361 982 700
[email protected]
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hanginggardensofbali
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hanginggardens5
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hanginggardensubudhotel/?fref=ts
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am until 10pm

Taksu Healing Haven and Spa

Taksu Healing Haven and Spa Bali
Taksu Healing Haven and Spa. Image: www.taksuhealinghaven.com

The Taksu Healing Haven and Spa is yet another centre boasting jungle scenery and river views. Yet Taksu stands out from its many competitors because of its combination of traditional treatments and rare outdoor workshops. Offering everything from Balinese Boreh Hot Spice Ritual Body Wraps (IDR180,000/ US$13.50) to Past Life Regression sessions, Taksu Spa is an eclectic space looking to facilitate healing in many different ways.

The Ozone steam sauna (IDR450,000/US$34) draws in the crowds, while the Watsu Saltwater Pool is used for water-based treatments, including massages, shiatsu and dancing, to transport its guests into a meditative, soothing state. So, if you are looking for something entirely different then Taksu Spa is the best spot for you.

Jl. Goutama Selatan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 623 61971490
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaksuUbudBali/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taksuspa/
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until 10pm

Febri’s Spa

Febri's Spa Bali
Febri’s Spa Bali. Image: www.febrishotelspabali.com

Regarded as one of the finest hotel spas in Bali, Febri’s is located near South Kuta Beach, downstream from Seminyak, and boasts beautiful waterfall views, a private walled garden and stunning accommodation villas, complete with outdoor hot tubs.

Yet this spa is also known for its use of food in its treatments, utilising everything from thyme to salt and even chocolate, making decadent natural ingredients even more appealing. The Choco Exotica treatment is a four hour experience where guests are invited to enjoy the healing properties of cocoa for as little as IDR560,000 (US$42). A truly memorable and unique spa option, Febri’s has a menu to suit all tastes and budgets.

Jl. Kartika Plaza, Opposite Hotel Anvaya, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 754575
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/febrishotelspabali
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until 9pm

Young Spa Bali

Young Spa Bali
Young Spa Bali. Image: www.facebook.com

Be transported to a Moroccan bazar with a trip to Young Spa Bali. A colourful tiled floor and intricate central fountain will greet you, while beautiful dimmed lighting, courtesy of low hanging glass shades, will immediately relax you.

Here, an open-plan lay out of deep velvet chairs and foot stood lining the walls allows customers to be treated simultaneously in a hassle-free environment. A more traditional and modest spa experience, Young Spa Bali offers inexpensive treatments in a less overwhelming manner, making it an ideal spot for first-timer spa goers, or a quick, reviving treatment. Offering everything from a 60-minute Balinese Olive Oli Massage (IDR125,000/US$9.39) to Leg Scrubs and Foot Reflexology packages for only (IDR250,000/US$18.77), Young Spa Bali will leave your body refreshed and your wallet intact.

Jl. Pantai Kuta no. 1, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 754074
[email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youngspabali/
Opening Hours: Daily from 11am until midnight

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