Affordable Spas in Bali
Classy joints delivering topnotch services for a song? We’ve rounded up a list of affordable spas in Bali that don’t skimp on interiors, services, or products. – all tried and tested by us! And because it’s such a tough job, we’ve updated this story with the most affordable 35+ temples of bliss on the island today!
Most spagoers know Bodyworks for their exotic beauty and body scrub therapies. Visit this spa on any given day and it’s chockablock with all types – from a typical Aussie guy enjoying a foot soak to groups of girls taking pedicures together.
Bodyworks, J. Kayu Jati No 2, Petitenget, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 361 733317. Open Mon-Sun 9am-10pm.
For the absolute best result-oriented massages, Jari Menari offers the most consistent massages on the island. The all-male therapist team undergo year-round training in anatomy and physiology and are well-qualified to personalize the experience to your body’s needs and condition.
Jari Menari, Jl. Raya Basangkasa #47, Seminyak, Bali, p.+ 62 361 736740. Open Mon-Sun 9am-9pm.
Cozy Foot Reflexology Spa has been so popular the owners have now expanded into a 3–storey shophouse with a menu offering something for everyone, from sensational cream baths to express neck & shoulder therapies.
Cozy Foot Reflexology Spa, Jl. Sunset Blok A/3, Kuta, Bali, p. +62 361 766 762.
For a more nurturing environment, Chill Reflexology is a dimly-lit space where Shiatsu-trained therapists deliver mind-melting foot, back, and leg massages.
Chill Reflexology, Jl. Kunti 118X, Seminyak, Bali, p. +62 361 734 701. Open Mon-Sun 9am-10pm.
Chic pedicure bars offering topnotch services are becoming the norm. The expats’ fave has long been Glo Day Spa that still delivers 100% hygienic manicures, waxing, and Shellac pedicures.
Glo Day Spa, Jl. Kunti Plaza, Jalan Kunti 119, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361, p. +62-361-738689. Open Mon-Sun 10am-8pm.
The new kid on the block is the New York style nail bar, Think Pink, that bestows a full spectrum of reasonably-priced acryclic and gel nails delivered with glam lacquer brands like Chanel, Dior, Tom Ford, and Butter.
Think Pink, Batu Belig 108, Bali, p. +62 361 918 8116. Open Mon-Sun 10am-8pm.
Another emerging trend is affordable high-standard hair salons as seen with the opening of The Shampoo Lounge. Their menu of affordable blowouts and make-up services is a welcome addition to the island.
The Shampoo Lounge, Jl. Raya Basangkasa 8X, Seminyak, Bali, p. +62 361 843 9868. Open Mon-Sun 11 am-8pm.
Travel North to mountainous Ubud where spiritual spagoers on a shoestring can explore a variety of affordable wellness, detox destinations, and rustic yoga retreats. Don’t miss a pilgrimage to the Cantika Spa, a cluster of bamboos shacks situated in the ricefields, only accessible by foot. The experience of journeying through the lush greenery, and where all the products are handcrafted from local herbs and flowers, makes this one of Bali’s most authentic back-to-nature spas.
Cantika Spa, Jl.Sokwaya, Abangan (on the way to Sari Organic), Ubud, p. +62 361 7944425. Open Mon-Sun 10 am-9pm.
This article is contributed by Judy Chapman, previously Editor-in-Chief of Spa Asia magazine and the author of 4 books on spas & wellbeing. Her first novel will be released in October 2013.