4 Blissful Bali Spa Experiences

07 Apr 2015

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We all long for that little slice of heaven; a place with the power to effortlessly absorb the daily cares and struggles of a life spent in constant motion. For this, nothing compares to the calming effect of a tropical holiday spent at a luxurious spa resort, and perhaps nowhere is the restful pursuit of spa indulgence more bountiful, than in Bali.

Enjoy a beachside massage as the rhythmic sounds of the rolling waves clear your mind, or enjoy the quiet seclusion of an indoor spa with its aromatic scents, soft lighting and soothing sounds. Whichever setting suits you best, these heavenly Bali retreats deliver. Here, some of Bali's best spas reveal their top beauty products and overall philosophies on wellness.

Spa Alila | Alila Villas Uluwatu
From yoga and meditation classes, herbal steam showers and baths to an entire menu of beauty treatments, Spa Alila concentrates on a balanced approach to the spa experience. Using all natural, handmade products, Spa Alila aims to nurture the skin with facials for both men and women, stimulate the scalp with an invigorating avocado and coconut scrub, while offering everything from reflexology and hand massage to Balinese and the lighter touch pregnancy massage. Guests can even build their own package for a totally personalised spa experience.

Prices start from $1,889* for 4 nights at the 5-star Alila Villas Uluwatu.

Mandara Spa | Grand Nikko Bali Nusa Dua
Enjoy a full body treatment in one of eight Balinese style spa villas or in the cosy beach-side bure. In addition to the therapeutic massage treatments, Mandara provides an invigorating Frangipani Body Glow treatment with Elemis oil to rejuvinate dry, tired skin. The Quartz based Elemis products are said to leave skin more firm while reducing wrinkles after just one treatment. For the ultimate in body treatments, the signature Mandara Massage incorporates five different massage styles in one blissful 50 minute treatment.

Prices start from $2,105* for 6 nights at the 5-star Grand Nikko Bali.

Healing Village | Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
>Healing Village takes inspiration from its natural beachside garden setting where beauty and spa practitioners provide cleansing water treatments, body wraps and scrubs, massage and signature salon treatments. The Pure TDA Facial uses Pure TDA collagen with sapphire crystals for an invigorating facial that penetrates deep into pores before a rehydrating Pure Cover mask is applied. Try the Karmic Cleansing Ritual which begins with a Balinese bath, includes a gentle massage and ends with the pouring of sacred water and flowers over the body by a Balinese priest.

Prices start from $1,459* for 3 nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Resort Bali.

Away Spa | W Retreat & Spa Seminyak
Begin your spa treatment in the pure oxygen "detox" chamber or at the CHILL Bar sipping a hot herbal tea or fresh fruit mixture before entering your private treatment suite for your massage or beauty treatment. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, AWAY features PRIORI luxury beauty products from the USA. One of the most popular therapies is the Morning After massage. The 90 minute massage is designed to clear the mind and rid the body of toxins.

Prices start from $2,245* for 5 nights at the 5-star W Retreat & Spa Seminyak.

Todd Sturm

I currently live in Brisbane, Australia. No matter where my travels take me, I enjoy experiencing each destination from the perspective of the locals. Some of my favourite attractions include historic sites, national parks and architectural landmarks.