Spa treatment at Bodyworks in Seminyak

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Renowned as a worldwide mecca for wellness, Bali is famous for its spas and massages. Our guide tells you everything you need to know to choose the right one for your visit! 

The best spas in Bali offer high-quality spa and massage treatments, with a level of luxury and service that goes to the next level.

Many of the treatments at Balinese spas are traditional, drawing from Hinduism, as well as Ayurvedic and Javanese influences. Popular spa treatments at Bali's spas include traditional Balinese massage, couples or honeymoon packages, body scrubs, flower baths, and much more. There is little wonder why visiting a spa is one of the top activities to do in Bali. Some of Bali’s most popular spas include Zahra Spa, Ubud Traditional Spa, Putri Spa, and Reborn Spa.

When choosing a spa in Bali, it's important to consider factors like location, treatments offered, quality, consistency, and pricing.

The overall cost at Bali's spas is usually very affordable, with basic massages or spa treatments costing between 100,000 - 400,000 IDR (≈$10-40 AUD) depending on the treatment. At some luxury resorts or high-end spas, treatments and packages cost as much as 120,000,000 IDR (≈$120 AUD).

In addition to the standalone spas and massage parlors, many resorts in Bali boast their own in-house spa services. These resort spas often complement their luxurious accommodations, allowing you to retire to your room or shower for dinner as soon as your massage is over. However, the overall quality of the spa treatments varies, and prices can go as high as 150,000 IDR (≈$150 AUD) per person at resort spas, so we recommend you do your research in advance.

In this guide, we provide a comprehensive breakdown of each of Bali's best spas, highlighting their unique features, advantages, disadvantages, overall costs, aesthetics, and atmosphere.

Best Spas in Bali 2024

1. Zahra Spa (Nusa Dua)

Zahra Spa (Nusa Dua)

Credit: Zahra Spa (Nusa Dua)

Best Spa For: Excellent service, quality, affordability, hotel pick up and return service  

Located in Nusa Dua, the beautifully decorated ​​Zahra Spa offers an oasis of relaxation, with an extensive spa menu for the ultimate day spa experience. Set amongst enchanting gardens adorned with fresh flowers, Zahra Spa Nusa Dua sets itself apart for the consistent quality of massages and the overall service. The most popular massage here is the Balinese massage, which costs a very reasonable 300,000 IDR ($30 AUD). Zahra Spa offers a wide range of additional massage types as well including four-hand, deep tissue, lomi lomi and thai massages. 

Once arrived here, you will be able to relax into the serene atmosphere, with nice touches like a ginger tea offered on arrival and very friendly, professional service. Zahra Spa tends to go the extra mile, with easy and responsive communication via Whatsapp to make it easy to quickly organise a treatment. Additionally, Zahra Spa will send a complimentary hotel pickup for those staying in the Nusa Dua area.

Drawbacks: The air conditioning is not great in some of the larger rooms

Location: Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9am-11pm

Phone: +62 361 4774954              

2. Zahra Spa (Uluwatu)

Zahra Spa (Uluwatu)

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Best Spa For: Quality massage at affordable prices

The second of two Zahra Spa locations in Bali, Zahra Spa Uluwatu is a great place to unwind and enjoy wonderfully attentive service and high quality massage. With clean, tidy rooms and beautiful decorations, Zahra Spa Uluwatu offers top-notch massages in a range of styles from deep tissue and shiatsu to stone and Thai massages, all at affordable prices. Their most popular treatment, the Balinese massage, costs only 150,000 IDR ($15 AUD) which is fantastic value. 

Although Zahra Spa is located on a busy street filled with shops and restaurants, stepping inside transports you to a serene haven of relaxation. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by friendly staff and the delightful fragrance of aromatic flowers. You'll be offered hot ginger tea before and after, and you can combine your treatment with a foot massage for added relaxation and luxury. 

It's recommended to communicate with Zahra Spa via WhatsApp to reserve your spot, though it’s possible to walk in as well.

Drawbacks: There is sometimes noise from the main road

Location: Jl. Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No.108, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9.00am - 11.00am daily

Phone: +62 878-6485-3930

 

3. Ubud Traditional Spa (Ubud) 

Ubud Traditional Spa, Ubud, Bali

Credit: Ubud Traditional Spa

Best for: Traditional Balinese massage, free transportation 

Ubud Traditional Spa is a beautifully designed and family-run spa located next to the historic Pura Pucak temple in Ubud. Surrounded by a vibrant green garden, Ubud Traditional Spa aims to provide a unique Balinese spa experience with a traditional feel. There are only 5 treatments on offer, including their “Rice Farmer Massage”, a traditional massage once given to rice farmers after a long day in the field. Other popular treatments here include Balinese massage, Balinese reflexology, and the Ubud Royal Massage, which is a four-hand massage. 

Once arrived at Ubud Traditional Spa you will be made to feel very welcome, with a hot tea and towel, and a choice of oils for the treatment session. You will also be given a form to fill out regarding preferences for pressure or sore areas on the body which need attention. 

Ubud Traditional Spa offers free transportation to and from their facilities for two people or more. Reservation is required two hours in advance, which can be made via email, phone or on the website. 

Drawbacks: Some guest mention a low response to bookings

Location: Jalan Rsi Markandya I No. 35 Br. Payogan, Ked 80571 Ubud Bali

Opening hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm

Phone: +62 877-6158-4407

Email: info@ubudtraditionalspa.com

 

4. Sekar Jagat Spa Bali (Nusa Dua)

Sekar Jagat Spa in Jimbaran Bali

Credit: Sekar Jagat Spa

Best Spa For: Well-trained therapists and authentic Indonesian treatments, hotel pick-up service.

Situated in Jimbaran, Sekar Jagat Spa is an excellent choice for those seeking authentic Balinese spa treatments at an affordable price. The spa is designed in classic Balinese style, featuring stone statues and bamboo rooms, within the ambience of beautiful gardens. A key strength of Sekar Jarat is its team of well-trained professional therapists, ensuring guests receive top-notch treatments.

As one of Bali's pioneering spas, Sekar Jarat has built a fabulous reputation. Their signature treatments, such as the Royal Shirodhara massage, and the Bali Spa Ritual, all use fresh and natural products like fragrant blossoms, herbs, and plants. They offer delicious ginger tea and home-made cake to guests after their treatments, which is a lovely way to end. 

In addition to their spa services, Sekar Jarat Spa offers a special treatment and dinner package at their beachfront seafood restaurant, Bawang Merah. Guests can conveniently enjoy a complimentary pick-up service from their hotel, relish the spa treatments, enjoy a delicious meal, and even have their luggage transported to their next destination.

It's essential to note that Sekar Jarat Spa is often fully booked due to its popularity and outstanding services. To secure your spot, advanced booking is highly recommended - check their website before you book for discount prices. 

Drawbacks: Often book out well in advance

Location: Jalan By Pass Jimbaran No.96 Mumbul – Nusa Dua, 80361 Bali

Opening hours: 10.00am - 7.00pm daily

Phone: +62 361 770210

 

5. BHAVA Spa at Amnaya Resort Kuta (Kuta)

Bhava Spa at Amnaya Resort, Kuta, Bali

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Best for: Pampering, High-Quality Service

Located in Kuta at the Amnaya Resort, BHAVA offers highest quality across the board, from the design and aesthetics of the interior, to the level of service and the treatments themselves. This award-winning spa treatment centre is ideal for visitors to Bali who want to indulge not only in relaxation, but truly deep dive into a deep sense of ritual and renewal. 

The treatments at BHAVA are based on the holistic health traditions of not only Indonesia, but places like Thailand and China as well. At BHAVA it's understood what is truly required to deliver customers a next-level spa experience, and the staff go the extra mile to make sure this is the case. From your choice of oil, to provisions like warm drinks and cold, refreshing towels, there is a sense of being truly pampered here. 

We highly recommend this spa for couples, with amazing treatment packages like the Royal Palace Ceremony and the Tropical Fruit Tango. These treatments include massage, facial, scrubs and a flower bath - and are just as suitable for one person. 

Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza Gg. Puspa Ayu No.99, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

Phone: +62361755380

 

6. Putri Bali Spa (Ubud)

Putri Bali Spa, Ubud

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Best for: Half day pampering packages

Located in Ubud, Putri Bali Spa is a large health spa that offers clean and nicely decorated rooms located within beautiful grounds. Featuring gardens and Koi ponds, Putri Bali creates an enchanting setting ideal for relaxation.

Putri Bali offers a wide range of spa treatments, many which offer an extra layer of scent or texture to create a sensuous experience overall. Think green tea scrubs, spice baths, milk baths, coffee scrubs and citrus baths. Additionally there are a number of intimate therapies available for women, including a traditional Javanese Ratus treatment and a V Steam treatment which uses herb-infused steam. 

After your treatment, a fresh fruit platter and ginger and lemongrass tea await you, allowing you to savour a moment of relaxation. The on-site café offers a variety of meals and juices to satisfy your appetite if you’re hungry after your treatment. 

Putri Spa Bali also extends its hospitality by offering complimentary transfers for two or more people.

Location: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm daily

Phone: +62361 978960

 

7. Ayana Spa at Ayana Resort and Spa (Jimbaran)

 Ayana Spa at Ayana Resort and Spa, Jimbaran, Bali

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Best Spa in Bali For: Aquatonic Pool, Luxurious facilities, Breathtaking ocean view

Ayana Spa at Ayana Resort and Spa is a luxurious spa facility situated at Jimbaran Beach. Located within one of Bali's most exclusive 5-star hotels, Ayana Spa boasts the largest Aquatonic Pool in Asia. This expansive hydrotherapy pool, filled with mineral-rich seawater and equipped with various water jets, bubbles, and hydro-massage features, provides guests with a truly indulgent experience. For 2 hours in the spa, it costs less than 100,000 IDR ($100 AUD). 

Beyond the aquatonic pool, Ayana Spa provides massages, reflexology, manicures, and pedicures in a massive complex of over 50 rooms. The pricing for these standard treatments is quite high, making Ayana Spa suited to those who want to enjoy a high-end spa experience.

Other features you'll get to enjoy at Ayana Spa include steam showers, a jacuzzi, and a small café with delicious food to enjoy after your treatment.

Potential Drawbacks: Treatments are pricey compared to those on offer outside the resort.

Location: Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Phone: +62 361 702222

 

8. The Calma Spa Bali (Jimbaran)

The Calma Spa Bali - Jimbaran Beach

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Best Spa in Bali for: Friendly and reliable therapists

The Calma Spa, located in the heart of Jimbaran Beach, is a calming day spa that provides a perfect oasis for those seeking quality massage after a long day of activities. Situated just three kilometres away from the sandy shores of Jimbaran Beach, Calma spa boasts newly renovated, clean, and spacious modern massage and treatment rooms, providing guests with the utmost comfort. The therapists here are friendly, highly professional and offer a high level of consistent quality massage. 

The Balinese massage is the most popular treatment here, costing 450,000 IDR ($45 AUD) for an hour and a half session. While the price is slightly higher compared to “walk in'' spas in Bali, most guests feel the price is worth it for the overall service and quality. Many visitors often build friendly relationships with the therapists, remembering their names in order to visit a second or third time throughout their stay in Jimbaran. 

A number of indulgent 3 hour pampering packages are available at Calma Spa as well, which combine multiple spa treatments and cost 1,350,000 IDR ($135 AUD). 

Potential Drawbacks: On the pricier side for Bali 

Location: Jalan Uluwatu II 108X Jimbaran 

Opening hours: 11.00am - 7pm

Phone: +6285211681169

 

9. Karsa Spa (Ubud)

Karsa Spa, Ubud, Bali

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Best Spa in Bali For: Scenic location and stunning grounds

Karsa Spa, located off the famous Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud, is a charming wellness centre and day spa with spectacular views. Surrounded by lush rice fields, Karsa Spa provides a perfect escape to unwind and let yourself be pampered in a natural atmosphere. Many of the treatments, such as the flower bath, are offered in outdoor rooms with views of beautiful gardens and lily ponds. 

In addition to the well-loved Balinese massages and reflexology, Karsa Spa offers the opportunity to experience Reiki and ayurvedic techniques, allowing guests to explore alternative and holistic healing practices. Upon completing your chosen treatment, we recommend heading next door to enjoy a drink at the Karsa Café on the second floor.

Potential Drawbacks: Slightly remote location for some.

Location: Keliki, Jl. Markandia Jl. Bangkiang Sidem, Ubud, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9am - 7pm daily

Phone: +62 813-5339-2013

 

10. Jaens Spa Center Ubud (Ubud)

Jaens Spa Center Ubud

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Best Spa in Bali For: Honeymoon packages, modern facilities, service 

Jaens Spa Center is a day spa in Ubud offering a unique combination of traditional Balinese spa treatments with modern facilities and luxurious services. Situated just minutes away from the vibrant Ubud market, Jaens Spa Center is known in particular for their Balinese massage as well as their excellent honeymoon packages, which includes a welcome drink, foot wash, cool towels, balinese massage, a bubble bath, snacks and more.

Jaens Spa offers very friendly and reliable service, one of its key selling points. The level of detail is impeccable, with little touches like snacks and refreshing drinks which make the overall experience extremely pleasant and relaxing. Sweet potato with palm sugar, which is a local specialty, is served at the end with ginger tea. 

Booking is done virtually, but be aware that the prices listed on their website do not include additional 17.5% tax.

Potential Drawbacks: An additional 17.5% tax is added to the published prices.

Location: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm daily

Phone: +62 821-4443-9147

 

11. Therapy Canggu (Canggu)

Therapy Canggu

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Best Spa For: Clean facilities, personalised package 

Therapy is a well designed day spa offering highly professional service in Canggu. Located in close proximity to the beach, Therapy is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of swimming or surfing. The spa is incredibly clean, so we recommend it as one of the best spas in Balis for those who appreciate hygiene and a spotless environment. 

Therapy Canggu spa offers Reflexology, Scalp Massage, Body Scrubs, Facials, and Manicure & Pedicure with their own unique touches. Our favourite is the “Panel Beat” massage, which is a firm massage for tired muscles. Prices across all treatments range from Rp 170,000 ($17 AUD) to Rp 800,000 ($80 AUD) for packages. 

When you enter, you will be offered cold towels and hot lemongrass tea, which is a perfect way to transition into spa mode after a day on the street. To secure your spot, make sure to book through their website or WhatsApp, as it tends to get crowded easily.

Potential Drawbacks: It gets very busy at times

Location: Echo Beach, Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9.00am - 8.00pm daily

Phone: +62 822-4724-2233

 

12. Sundari Day Spa (Seminyak)

Sundari Day Spa

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Best for: The attention given to exceeding the expectation of their guests.

Day Spa is a beautifully designed spa with cosy lounges and warm golden lighting. In addition to its excellent facilities, Sundari Day Spa stands out for its meticulous attention to detail. From the vintage car that provides complimentary transfers to  the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, and the wonderful scent that fills every room – Sundari Day Spa has thought of everything to ensure your spa experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

The staff at Sundari Spa are known for being extra attentive to give guests a five-star experience. The focus on customers is so impressive, they will even have a security guard watch over your luggage (should you need to bring it) while you are pampered.

Some of the most popular treatments at Sundari Spa include the Balinese massage, starting at 500,000 IDR ($50 AUD), and their signature Sundari massage, starting at 600,000 IDR ($60 AUD). Booking is done through their Instagram page or Whatsapp. 

Potential Drawbacks: Some guests have reported the quality of the massages can be inconsistent.

Location: Jalan Petitenget 7 Kerobokan, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9.00am - 10.00pm daily

Phone:  +62 811-387-222

 

13. Putri Ubud Spa 2 (Ubud)

Putri Ubud Spa 2

Credit: Putri Ubud Spa 2

Best Bali Spa for: Convenient Location, Attentive Staff, Shower Facilities

Putri Ubud Spa 2, conveniently located five minutes from Ubud Monkey Forest, is a quiet spa nestled in the heart of Ubud. Surrounded by lush gardens adorned with beautiful fountains, Putri Ubud Spa 2 offers clean and large facilities to relax. From body massage and scrubs, to incredible flower baths and massages, they have a wide spa menu for you to try.  The staff at Putri Ubud 2 are beyond attentive, even massaging your arms while you wait for your treatment.

The spacious rooms at Putri Ubud 2 are equipped with shower facilities, making it convenient for you to freshen up after your treatment. We recommend bringing an extra change of clothes to fully enjoy your time and return to your hotel feeling rejuvenated. It's worth noting that while some rooms lack A/C, the overall experience remains pleasant.

Potential Drawbacks: Not all rooms have A/C

Location: Jl. Bisma No.97, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm daily

Phone: +62 819-3622-4944

 

14. Ki Ashiatsu + Massage Spa (Kerobokan)

Ki Ashiatsu + Massage Spa

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Best Spa For: Specialised deep pressure massages

Ki Ashiatsu + Massage Spa, located in Seminyak, is a massage spa that stands out for its skilled therapists and high-pressure massages. Dedicated solely to massage, Ki Ashiatsu + Massage Spa is ideal for those seeking a massage experience that goes beyond typical relaxation, such as athletes or people seeking relief from chronic muscle pain. 

The spa takes pride in its team of highly trained therapists, who possess expertise in various massage techniques, including the unique and powerful Ashiatsu massage. This technique involves the therapist using their feet to apply deep and broad pressure on your body, offering a deeply therapeutic experience that targets even the most stubborn knots and tension.

With well curated dim lighting and soothing music, Ki Ashiatsu + Massage Spa has a great ambience. Its warm minimal design is welcoming, and the spa is clean and comfortable, with showers and products provided for you to use after your massage. Treatments are in seven zen-styled rooms, and are well-priced, however only cash is accepted, and bookings must be made in advance. 

Potential Drawbacks: The spa is cash-only

Location: Jl. Sunset Road No.151, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 10am - 6.00pm daily

Phone: +62 817-800-554

 

15. De Nyuh Spa (Seminyak)

De Nyuh Spa (Seminyak)

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Best Spa in Bali For: Friendly staff, value for money, air-conditioned rooms

Conveniently located in Seminyak's Grandmas Plus Hotel, De Nyuh Spa offers a unique and customisable spa experience. Offering a spa 'tasting menu,'  De Nyuh Spa allows visitors to create their own package by selecting a combination of spa treatments modelled after the restaurant concept of starter, main, then dessert. “Starters” include foot massage and facials, “mains” are a 60 minute treatment and then “dessert” offers up a range of luxurious scrub, mask and wrap treatments. 

De Nyuh Spa boasts clean and modern facilities, ensuring a comfortable experience in air-conditioned rooms. But it's the quality of the treatments offered here which is the true selling point, offering a level of overall expertise and experience that leaves the majority of customers highly satisfied. Beyond that, the prices are extremely reasonable - a 60 minute massage costs 250,000 IDR ($25 AUD) and the 3-course spa menu costs a mere 350,000 IDR ($35 AUD). 

Upon arrival, De Nyuh Spa pampers guests with special extra touches, including a complimentary foot wash ritual, refreshing cold towels, and iced tea. After your treatments, further relax with a shower and indulge in hot tea and biscuits. To secure your spot, it's recommended to book a few days in advance.

Potential Drawbacks: You can sometimes hear talking from other rooms.

Location: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.99, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily

Phone: +62 819-3979-2818

 

16. Reborn Sunset Kuta Bali (Kuta)

Reborn Sunset Spa, Kuta

Credit: Reborn Sunset Spa

Best Spa in Bali For: Very affordable and great value treatments

Reborn Sunset Kuta Bali (aka Reborn Spa) is a day spa in Kuta that stands out for its affordable prices and friendly staff. Some of the most requested treatments at Reborn Sunset Kuta Bali include foot reflexology, therapeutic massage, aroma therapy scrubbing and more. 

With dim lighting, the spa offers a relaxing atmosphere, though the massage beds are separated by curtains rather than having separate rooms. Before your treatment you’ll be able to select your preferred choice of therapist (male or female), and your feet will be washed for optimal hygiene and comfort. After your treatment, you'll be treated to refreshing ginger tea and fruit, and the reception even has a fresh juice bar.

The treatments at Reborn Spa are very reasonably priced. We highly recommend booking during the “happy hour” period they offer, where you receive a 40% discount if you enter before 2pm. A 2-hour massage plus 30 minute scrub package costs only 200,000 IDR ($18 AUD) during happy hour. 

Potential Drawbacks: Massage beds are separated by curtains

Location: Jl. Sunset Road A No.1, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 10.00am - 10.00pm daily

Phone: +62 855-3788-788

 

17. Espace Spa (Canggu)

Espace Spa

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Best for: The little extras

Espace Spa in Canggu is a spacious, modern spa offering affordable body treatments, massages and a selection of pampering services with extras like robes and lockers that make it little more exclusive. Guests are given a kimono to wear after changing, can set the temperature on the individual in-room air conditioning and take a shower following the treatment. Add soft, relaxing music, skilled therapists, clean, modern rooms and caring staff to complete this luxurious spa experience.

Location: Jl. Batu Mejan Canggu, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Opening hours: 10.00am - 9.00pm daily

Phone: +62 811-3890-442

 

18. Taman Air Spa (Canggu)

Taman Air Spa

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Best Spa in Bali For: Beautiful, spacious design and calming vibe

Taman Air Spa is a beautifully modern spa with light open spaces, offering five-star massages and spa treatments at affordable prices. Everything about this spa is beautiful, from the candle-lit entryway to the tranquil, clean  rooms and pretty window-side booths to sip tea after your massage. Massages here are consistently excellent and the staff are considerate and helpful. 

Location: Jl. Sunset Road No.88, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 10.00am - 11.00pm daily

Phone: +62 361 8947300

 

19. AMO Spa (Canggu)

AMO Spa

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Best Spa For: Private in-villa services

Amo Spa in Canggu is a striking multi story property with a modern  urban aesthetic and an extensive beauty and wellness treatment menu. Pampering here could easily last half a day - choose from haircuts, massages, facials and waxing, relax in Amo Spa’s steam rooms, rock sauna, ice baths or replenish with IV treatments. Once you’ve finished relaxing, enjoy a healthy meal in the café or use the co-working space. Massages begin with hot stones and include a cucumber mask, and Amo Spa has the most extensive selection of OPI polish for your nails. Treatments finish with water, tea and delicious banana chips.

Amo Spa also offers a mobile service should you prefer your treatments in your villa or hotel room.

Check out its other locations in Badung and Seminyak.

Potential Drawbacks: Sometimes becomes very busy

Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.69, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9am - 10pm daily

Phone: +62 811-3999-806

 

20. Bodyworks Bali (Seminyak)

Bodyworks Bali

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Best Spa in Bali For: Design, architecture, professionalism and service

Bodyworks Bali is an incredible visual experience coupled with traditional Balinese and modern treatments in the most Instagrammable spa on the island. Known for its extensive spa menu and indulgent treatment packages, Bodyworks Spa is the spa the girls on group holidays go to as soon as they land. It’s not just aesthetics and architecture that make this spa one of the most popular in Bali, the service and professionalism at Bodyworks is top notch, and its relaxing massages and scrubs, as well as amazing French polishes, put this renowned spa in the ‘do not miss’ category. Make sure to book in advance.

Potential Drawbacks: Sometimes requires advance booking

Location: Jl. Lb. Sari Jl. Petitenget No.3, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9.00am - 10.00pm daily

Phone: +62 361 733317

 

21. Jamu Day Spa Lembongan (Nusa Lembongan)

Jamu Day Spa Lembongan

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Best Spa For: The kind staff and relaxing vibe

Whilst not technically located in Bali, Jamu Day Spa in Lembongan still deserves a mention - and all the more reason to visit the Nusa Islands! Jamu Day Spa is a traditional Balinese spa with clean and tidy rooms, well-trained therapists and affordable treatments. This popular spa is set within a small garden and has a relaxing, calming atmosphere, especially if your treatment is given outside on the balcony. Therapists use all natural ingredients in their treatments, and the hot stone massage and hair spa are favourites. They’ll also drop you home after your treatment if you wish.

Potential Drawbacks: There can be a little noise from the street

Location: Jl. Sandy Bay, Lembongan, Kec. Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Opening hours: 9am-10pm daily

Phone: +62 812-3675-7448

 

22. Sang Spa & Yoga Centre (Ubud)

Sang Spa & Yoga Centre (UBUD)

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Best Spa in Bali For: Beautiful gardens and rooms, friendly, experienced staff

Sang Spa and Yoga Centre in Ubud offers extensive pampering services like the soothing Karma Four Hands massage, and the decadent Eat, Pray, Love package - a four hour journey including a massage, body scrub, facial and hair spa. You can select from an extensive list of massage, body treatments and facials all performed by professional staff.  The spa is entered through a lush tropical walkway leading to traditional Balinese rooms and garden, and guests are welcomed by friendly staff with a cool drink, refreshing cold towels and a foot spa.

Sang Spa offers an additional menu of wellness and healing experiences including daily Hatha yoga practice, Tibetan sound bowl healing and a traditional massage course. 

Potential Drawbacks: Prices do not include the additional 12% service tax and 10% tax

Location: Jalan Jembawan No. 13B, Padang Tegal Ubud

Opening hours: 9am-10pm daily

Phone: +62 812 4611 3339

 

Which are the Best Spas in Kuta?

Kuta is a highly trafficked area of Bali, and there are an abundance of spas here including many walk-in spas and in-house resort spas. Many of these spas are located either on Jl. Benesari or Jl. Raya Legian. which are located parallalel to Kuta beach, one or two blocks back. The highest quality and most popular spas in Kuta are often very busy, so it's a good idea to book ina dvance. 

Five of the best spas in Kuta are listed below: 

  • Reborn Sunset Kuta Bali
  • BHAVA Day Spa
  • Jasmine Aromatic House
  • Carla Bali Spa Padma
  • Bali Green Spa

 

Which are the Best Spas in Ubud?

Ubud is the perfect area for enjoying a spa treatment in Bali. Known as a wellness hub of Bali, Ubud is a lush, vibrant town where visitors truly have the opportunity to Eat Pray Love their way to true relaxation. Spas in Ubud are often based on traditional forms of treatment, such as Balinese massage. There is no better way to relax than enjoying a flower bath at the conclusion of a spa treatment. 

Five of the best spas in Ubud are listed below: 

  • Jaens Spa Center 
  • Ubud Sang Spa and Yoga Centre 
  • Karsa Spa 
  • Putri Bali Spa
  • Putri Ubud Spa 2

 

Which are the Best Spas in Seminyak?

Seminyak is a bustling area of Bali, with many spas located off the main streets and shopping district. The quality of spas and spa treatments varies quite a lot in Seminyak. Some of the best spas in Bali are here, whilst others tend to be tourist traps with a high turnover and a low quality of overall massage. 

Five of the best spas in Seminyak are listed below

  • Sundari Day Spa
  • De Nyuh Spa & Beauty Salon Seminyak
  • Glo Day Spa
  • Putri Ubud Spa Seminyak
  • Jari Menari

 

Which are the Best Spas in Canggu?

With it's laidback, bohemian coastal vibe, Canggu is a great place to get a spa treatment or massage, especially after a day in the surf. Canggu's spas and massage parlours tend to be quite relaxed and informal, compared to those in Ubud or Seminyak. The prices are very affordable and in most cases customers are able to walk in from the street. 

Five of the best spas in Canggu are listed below

  • Therapy Canggu
  • GOLDUST SPA
  • Marissa Spa
  • JOSUN SPA
  • Tea Spa Bali Canggu

 

Which are the Best Spas in Uluwatu?

Uluwatu is not as well known for spas and massage treatments as other areas in Bali like Seminyak or Ubud. This is because Uluwatu is an emerging area of Bali, with not quite as much as tourism. The steep geography of Uluwatu is an additional factor which makes Uluwatu less of a commercial area with fewer spa businesses. Still, after a day surfing or spent ascending or descending Uluwatu's cliffs, a massage is the perfect way to relax. 

Three of the best spas in Uluwatu are listed below

  • U. Spa Pecatu
  • Spa Uluwatu
  • Six Senses Spa

 

Which are the Best Spas in Denpasar?

Denpasar is the capital city of the province of Bali. Even though it isn't as much a tourist destination as areas like Uluwatu or Canggu, Denpasar still has some of the best spas on the island. Many of these spas cater as much to tourists as they do to the local populaton, many of whom reside in Denpasar. 

Five of the best spas in Denpasar are listed below

  • The Beach Spa & Cafe
  • Sanctuary Bali Spa
  • Yama Baby and Mom Spa
  • Koa Boutique Spa
  • Chantara Wellness & Spa

 

Which are the Most Affordable Spas in Bali?

In general. finding a budget spa in Bali is very easy. In many cases, it's possible to find a 60 minute massage for prices as low as 100,000 IDR ( ≈$10 AUD). However, when choosing a cheap spa in Bali most people do want a degree of quality and service as well, so it's important to disciminate carefully. 

Below are six of the best affordable spas in Bali: 

  • Sekar Jagat Spa (Nusa Dua)
  • Bali Green Spa (Legian)
  • Taman Air Spa (Kuta)
  • Sundari Day Spa (Kerobokan)
  • Bodyworks Spa (Seminyak)
  • Re Day Spa (Seminyak)

 

Which are the Best Luxury Bali Spas?

In one sense, it's true to say that most spas in Bali are luxury in terms of providing a very high degree of service and quality. However, some Bali spas push the degree of quality so high across the board, that they create an almost unparalleled level of indulgences. Prices at many of the truly luxurious spas here are comparable to back home, but you do still get a lot of bang for your buck. 

At Bali's luxury spas, visitors can expect an opulent retreat offering exquisite settings, personalised treatments, high-end amenities, and exclusive wellness experiences designed to indulge and rejuvenate the senses.

Below are seven of the best luxury spas in Bali: 

  • Zahra Luxury Spa Nusa Dua
  • Ubud Traditional Spa
  • Heavenly Spa by Westin
  • Spa at Maya Ubud
  • The Samaya Ubud Bali
  • BALI gift SPA
  • Tunjung Sari Spa Bali luxury

 

Tips for Visiting a Spa in Bali

Heading to a spa is not a difficult task in general, but some visitors wonder what to expect, or even find it intimidating to visit a spa in Bali for the first time. There are a few considerations for ensuring your massage or spa treatment is the best it can be. 

Below are general guidelines when visiting spas in Bali: 

  • Decide what kind of spa treatment you want. Choosing the right spa for your treatment depends on your own preferences when visiting Bali. Are you looking for a cheap massage walking in from the street, or are you looking for a higher degree of service and quality? Deciding this in advance helps you to match your preferences to your choice of spa. 
  • Look up spa menus online.  Many of Bali's better spas have websites that provide menus explaining the treatment options. This makes it a lot easier to understand the type of treatment, as well as other factors like duration and cost. Common treatments at Balinese spa centres include massages, facials, reflexology, flower baths, scrubs, facials, manicures and pedicures. u 
  • Dress for comfort: Wear loose, comfortable clothing to and from the spa. You'll be provided with a robe or sarong during your treatment
  • Leave Valuables At Home: It's best to leave any valuables at your hotel in the safe, rather than bring them to a spa. Jewelry sometimes needs to be removed for spa treatments, and doing so at home before you arrive  saves you the stress of potentially losing a precious item.
  • Stay Hydrated: Spea treatments sometimes last hours, and your treatment won't feel as good if you get dehydrated. Most spas offer water or tea on arrival. 
  • Communicate your preferences: The staff at Bali's spas are usually very friendly and considerate, so it's a good idea to let them know of any allergies, sensitivities or specific areas you want to have them focus on during your treatmentt.
  • Don't Tip If You Don't Want To: Tipping is not expected in Bali in general, and not for spas eiither. However, feel free to provide an extra 10% if you feel you have received a great treatment. 
  • Consider Spa Packages: It is very common for Bali's spas to offer deals for packages, include couples and honeymoon packages. These typically involve a massage, a flower bath or scrub, and some kind of additional service like a facial, manicure or pedicure. It's not uncommon for spas to offer refreshments, as well as snacks like banana fritters or sweet potato with palm sugar - a local treat. 
  • Book in Advance: The good spas in Bali are extremely popular, and bookings fill up during the peak tourist season. In many cases it's best to make spa reservations 1-2 days in advance if you have a particular place in mind. At many spas this is often done via Whatsapp, which is easier for tourists who generally have data but not local network service. 
  • Organise Transportation: There are a few options for travelling to your chosen spa. One is to go via a rideshare service, like Grab or Gojek, which drop you at your destination. A second transport option is that some spas offer hotel pick-up, if you are locared in a reasonable vicinity to the spa (usually this is only for 2 people or more). The final option is to go on foot if the spa is located close to you already. 

 

What is the Spa Etiquette in Bali?

In general, visiting a spa in Bali is similar to what you can expect back home. Still it helps to know the local etiquette and customs especially when heading to a spa in Bali for the first time.

When you arrive at the spa, it's customary for the spa to offer a refreshment, provide a cold towel, or wash your feet. While you wait, you might be asked verbally (even given a form) about your desired treatment, and for massages you will often be asked to choose the oil used and to outline any parts of the body you'd like the masseur or masseuse to focuse on.

One important part of Bali spa etiquette is that Balinese culture is conservative, and it is expected you wear some degree of clothing during your treatment, especially for massages. Most Bali spas provide disposable underwear if you haven't brought your own, and draping is usually used to ensure discretion throughout the treatmet. In some cases, like during a flower bath, a robe is provided and staff let you know that they are leaving the room for you to undress.