New Year, New You! Whether you want to detox, retox, decompress, recharge, or just enjoy chocolate-pampering, here's our list of the best spa and health treatments in Bali to cleanse the body, mind and spirit
Kicking off the New Year [or any time needed, why not!] – with some of the best beauty health treatments in Bali to detox and and reboot the body and mind? Here’s our round up of the island’s most cleansing, detoxifying, rebalancing and relaxing spa and beauty treatments to book into. From oxygen facials to juice cleanses, or chakra treatments to chocolate-covered body scubs [better on the body, than inside it right!], you’re in good hands with these specialist treatments to love!
Chakra Treatments at the Sacred River Spa, Four Seasons at Sayan, Ubud
The Sacred Rived Spa is nestled within the jungle in the calming Ayung River valley. Offering massages, yoga, meditation, facials and other beauty treatments, this legendary address has a big focus on connecting you to the Earth, allowing you to maximise combined health and wellbeing. It’s a well-known fact that Bali is a spiritual haven and the Sacred River Spa’s unique Chakra treatments embody this. Combining smoke ceremonies, singing bowls, nourishing baths, scented massages, mud wraps and detoxifying scrubs, these treatments aim to create a harmonious flow of your chakra energies ensuring none are out of balance. If you are looking for the experience to rid your body and mind of any negativity, this is the one for you – start your new year at your best!
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, p. +62 361 977 577.
Take A Break detox, AWAY SPA at W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak
‘A place to delightfully detox after the after party’ is AWAY Spa’s motto – perfect for those needing a bit of TLC after the Christmas and New Year holiday! Their Take A Break detox treatment is just what you need to eliminate the toxins in your body, to restore you back to general health, boost your circulation and improve your immune system. This 150-minute treatment includes a Balinese massage, body scrubbing, a detox clay wrap, and finishes with a cleansing soak in the Green Tea and herbal bath. Get ready to tackle the new year feeling fresh and healthy! And the best thing about AWAY Spa? Their ‘Whatever, Whenever’ policy is genius too – yes, it’s open 24/7! – meaning you can pamper yourself whenever you please!
Away Spa at the W Retreat Bali, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 3000 106.
Detox Body and Soul Balance at Acqua Perla Spa at Double Six Luxury Hotel, Seminyak
This two-and-a-half-hour treatment is aptly named the Detox Body and Soul Balance as it does exactly what it says on the tin. Starting with their Sensorial Hydrotrail therapy, your body will go through seven stages including experiences with warm water, pebbly acupressure, a volcanic steam cave, a snow fountain, a waterfall, a rainforest, and a Sandalwood scrub exfoliation. Sounds great right, and it’s not over yet! After this detoxifying method, you can relax for a bit in Chi water before you sit back and enjoy their sensational Foot Ritual, a Balinese Massage, finishing with the placement of Seven Chakra discs used to open and balance your Yin & Yang. Restore your mind, body and soul in this stunning ocean and water themed spa, situated in the Double Six Luxury Hotel on the gorgeous Seminyak beachfront.
Acqua Perla Spa at the Double Six Luxury Hotel, No. 66, Double Six Beach, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 849 9189, e. [email protected].
Karma Spa at Karma Kandara, Uluwatu
If you are looking for luxury R&R, the Karma Spa at Karma Kandara is the place to go. With rustic-luxe huts nestled within the limestone cliffs, a crystal salt pool, a detox sauna that sits above the cliffs giving you an incredible view of the Indian Ocean, and lots of treatments to choose from it is no wonder this spa has become a favourite for celebrities around the world! And if you can’t find a babysitter for the day do not fear, they even have treatments for your little ones to enjoy whilst you pamper yourself. For the kids, we love the 45-minute natural ice-cream foot massages, served with a smoothie!
Karma Spa at Karma Kandara, Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, p. +62 (o) 361 848 2200.
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua
The minute you step into the Remède Spa at The St. Regis Bali Resort you will feel a sense of relaxation, helped by the soft lighting moon and butterfly themed décor. Their firming oxygen infused facial is the perfect treatment to restore and invigorate your skin, especially after the holidays have taken its toll! Pressurized oxygen is applied to your face which increases serum absorption naturally, resulting in instant smoothing of expression lines and wrinkles, and increased firmness… The perfect way to kick start the new year with a healthy glow!
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6, PO Box 44, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0) 361 847 8111.
Chocolate Treatment at Lagoon Spa at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua
Chocolate is definitely something we overindulged in over the holidays, but who’s to say a little more won’t hurt! For all the chocoholics out there, the Lagoon Spa’s luxurious chocolate treatment is one for the bucket list. This 120-minute treatment includes a warm chocolate massage oil, a chocolate cream exfoliation, and a warm chocolate body wrap. Chocolate is known for its antioxidant properties to the skin, and let’s be honest – it improves general well-being and mood! I don’t know about you but being covered in chocolate for the good of my mind, body and soul sounds like my idea of heaven! The Lagoon Spa offers a whole host of healing treatments, plus a fitness centre for those really wanting to eliminate those toxins.
Lagoon Spa at The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua Lot N2, +62 (0)361 77 1327.
So Exhilarating Massage at So Spa at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort, Nusa Dua
We all know the French know beauty! Located within the exclusive and serene five-star beach resort enclave of Nusa Dua on Bali’s famous southern peninsula lies the Sofitel, and within the resort’s main building is their So Spa. We recommend their signature treatments, in particular the So Exhilarating Massage – exactly what the doctor ordered after a busy holiday period! For 90 minutes lie back and enjoy a euphoric and soothing body massage that will not only invigorate your tired body and mind, but also shape and tone up your silhouette.
So Spa at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort, Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua, p. +62 (0)361 849 2888.
Chromatherapy Chakra Cleansing at The Mulia Spa, Nusa Dua
The Mulia Spa offers full day wellness programs which are fantastic to heal your body after a busy and stressful few weeks [or, life]. Within the program you will experience Asia Pacific’s first Ice Room! Set to a temperature of 30 degrees, the ice room uses chromatherapy chakra cleansing LED-lighting color systems to stimulate circulation, boost metabolism, soothe aching joints, and detox the immune system. Straight after this take your chilled body and nip into the wood sauna or aroma steam room and let your body indulge in the hot-cold therapy proven to stimulate body circulation. Guaranteed to dust off those cobwebs and leave you alert and ready for the year ahead!
The Mulia Spa at The Mulia, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 301 7777.
Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap at Glo Spa, Seminyak/Nusa Lembongan/Sanur
This Australian-operated Day Spa is located in three places on the island, and offers a whole host of treatments to get you looking and feeling your best. We love the Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap/Float when our body is lacking a bit of lustre, especially post New Year’s Eve celebrations! Aromatic Tahitian Coconut and Frangipani flowers are soaked together to produce Monoi which is poured over the body then cocooned in a foil wrap or dry float. Why? To drench your skin with moisture, resulting in a more radiant you!
Glo Day Spa and Salon, Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Lembognan, p. +62 (0) 361 282 826.
Hot Stone Foot Reflexology, The Shampoo Lounge, Seminyak
After running around all year or holiday, your feet can feel tired and need a bit of TLC. The Shampoo Lounge in Seminyak has the perfect remedy – try their soothing Hot Stone Foot Reflexology for an hour and give your feet the treat they deserve. This day spa even has an In-Villa Spa service which means they will come to you – so you can get pampered without having to leave your house! They have other detoxifying treatments on their menu, and if you are a fan of jazz then pay them a visit and get lost in the calming music whilst you pamper yourself.
The Shampoo Lounge, Jalan Raya Basangkasa 8X, Seminyak, p. +62 361 730 035.
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation at Prana Spa, Seminyak
This is one of the largest spas on the island and they specialise in Ayurvedic Rejuvenation – perfect for a New Year’s detox. For a full body healing treatment choose their 3-hour program which is designed to re-align the body’s natural elements and leave you feeling blissfully pampered! It includes an aromatic footbath, the Soma de-toxifying treatment, an Inidna head and scalp massage, and a Prana eye treatment which will reduce those tired, puffy eyes. If you have hit it hard over the holiday season then this is the one for you!
Prana Spa, Jalan Kunti, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361730 840.
Detox Fat Burning, Cocoon Medical Spa, Seminyak
Holistic treatments are becoming more and more popular, and the Cocoon Medical Spa in Seminyak base their treatments on this approach, believing that results will be more effective and last longer. Their detox fat burning treatment is a favourite of ours – especially after all the naughty treats we indulged in over Christmas! With proven scientific results in reducing fat over the body their non-surgical fat removal technique localises fat on the body and face and also tightens the skin around the area. Say goodbye to those holiday thunder-thighs!
Cocoon Medical Spa, Jalan Sunset Road, Opposite to Sunset Star, Legian, +62 361 847 5997.
Body Peeling, Sari Health Resort, Ubud
If lying in volcanic ash that has been heated to 40 degrees is your idea of heaven, then head to this spa in Ubud. Choose from their lengthy list of treatments and spend the day looking after your body. Our pick for January would be the Body Peeling which includes a relaxing body massage followed by milk body peeling ended with warm bubble bath in the jet tub. Switch off that busy mind and relax your muscles, and start the new year in a wonderful head space with a radiant body. 2016, we are ready for you!
Sari Health Resort, 35 Jalan Kajeng, Ubud, p. +62 (0) 361 974 393.
Top image: Karma Kandara Spa.
After spending most of her twenties living and breathing the London life as a writer and marketeer, Amy left the hustle and bustle of the city in search of palm trees, sandy toes and salty hair. Now residing in Bali, Amy spends her time exploring the magical island and writing about everything it has to offer.