4 Balinese Hotels With Outstanding Spa Services
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From its hand-carved temples, myriad temple ceremonies and Hindu rituals to the traditional music and dance performed all over the island, Bali is a dream destination for culture vultures. Known as the Island of the Gods, it’s also a paradisiacal land for sun and sea enthusiasts looking for wild beaches. Additionally, there are those to-die for views of the most beautiful rice fields, not to mention the dramatic volcanoes of the central mountains. And what makes Bali even more attractive for those looking for quality rest and relaxation are the special spa treatments that you get in the best Balinese hotels.
Here are four of the best luxury hotels in Bali with exceptional spa treatments, according to Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ Global Luxury Consumer Report.
Alya Resort Ubud
This luxurious hotel created by the most talented designers in Bali is a part of the developing hospitality scene of the village of Ubud. Alya Resort Ubud features 106 substantial and comfortable rooms, peaceful lagoon-shaped pools, magnetic rice terrace views and fine dining experiences.
The hotel’s DaLa Spa is a perfect way to enjoy the Balinese traditional healing and beauty practices in harmony with the surrounding environment. The sensory journey for the guests leads through six rooms, each of which carries the name of a certain exotic flower and has a unique ambience, décor and colour palette. Accompanied by subtle lighting, atmospheric music and soothing blends of essential oils, you will feel relaxed and completely refreshed at the end of the treatment. The procedures represented in the DaLa Spa’s menu were designed to take the experience of the Balinese beauty and health rituals to the next level.
On the west coast of Bali lies the perfect getaway and one of the most attractive scenes on the island, Seminyak. This is where the architectural gem of Alila Seminyak is located. The luxury resort is a part of the breathtaking beachfront setting, elegantly blending the contemporary design trends with green elements and incorporating the building into the surrounding landscapes.
The combination of ancient beauty rituals with classical healing techniques of Asia is the essence of the all-natural approaches taken by Spa Alila at Alila Seminyak. The spa experts use locally grown spices and essential oils with a wide range of fragrances. Connoisseurs of opulent spa treatments will appreciate the contemporary environment and the little but significant details like cool mineral water in the glass, warm ambient lighting, dry sleepers replaced when wet and fresh, fluffy towels. The magnificent spa procedures provide the guests of Alila Seminyak with a feeling of complete relaxation and rejuvenation.
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
The chic boutique hotel Maya Sanur is located on the beach in the cosy resort town of Sanur. Combining the unique touch of the Balinese spirit with tropical finesse and state-of-the-art facilities, this relatively small hotel makes a natural part of the surrounding environment. The resort features spacious and tastefully designed rooms overlooking the lagoon-shaped pool.
The spa treatments at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa offer a wide selection of beauty procedures inspired by the healing properties of the island’s tropical serenity. Hotel guests can choose their own way of healing the mind and body to reach the desired balance between the inner and outer world. The resort’s experienced staff uses premium-quality natural products based on the cold-pressed soy. Six treatment rooms offer an exotic menu featuring traditional body massage, rejuvenating facials, and personalised beauty packages. Wellness options at Maya Sanur include basic workout opportunities at the modern fitness center and complimentary yoga morning sessions.
Six Senses Uluwatu Bali
Nestled on the cliff-top south-western tip of Bali, the elegance and luxury at Six Senses Uluwatu Bali makes you forget about time, providing you with a pure sense of serenity. The resort shares magical views over the Indian Ocean and overlooks the famed Uluwatu Temple. Seventy-five opulent cliff pool villas and 28 suites represent the island’s interpretation of rest and relaxation and offer the guests privacy in surroundings of lush landscapes. The whole resort is laced with environmentally friendly awareness and responsibility.
Six Senses Spa and Wellness is an ideal way for guests to reach the inner and outer peace and calm. Ten treatment rooms offer Balinese-inspired treatments and signature therapies. They feature holistic, detox and deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials and Balinese Boreh Wrap. Royal Lulur, one of the ancient beauty rituals dating back to the 17th century, combines a massage with the Lulur body scrub, an application of cooling yogurt and a herbal bath.
The Sleep Upgrade programme helps to improve sleep quality with the help of sleep aids, moisture-wicking linens, humidifier, a sound machine and special pillows. Plus, the fitness centre at Six Senses Uluwatu is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines, and the resort offers a wide range of programnes for achieving optimum wellness.