The best hotel spas in Bali for the ultimate relaxing vacation

The best hotel spas in Bali for the ultimate relaxing vacation

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If you’re looking for a truly relaxing vacation Bali, with its consistently warm tropical climate, Instagram-worthy beaches, and commitment to health and wellness, make it an ideal destination.

We’ve hand-picked some of the best hotel spas in Bali below. If you’re in need of a complete disconnect from your daily hustle, and a whole lot of pampering, these luxury resorts have you covered.

While it’s accepted you’ll want to spend a lot of your disconnecting time being pampered to the point of oblivion in the sanctuary of your super luxury 5 star Bali hotel, it would be remiss of us not to mention the other unimaginably beautiful attractions that will be within reach.

Said to be the most impressive waterfall in Bali is Sekumpul Waterfalls, located in the northern mountains. It really is spectacular, whether there’s a rainbow at the bottom when you visit or not. For more evidence just do a quick search for Sekumpul waterfall on Instagram.

If you prefer your breathtaking beauty to come more in the form of pristine sand there are so many beautiful beaches in Bali it’s almost impossible to choose just one as the best. Kuta Beach and Seminyak Beach offer incredible sunsets, Jimbaran Beach is a 2.5 mile arc of beautiful sand and turquoise waters, Nyang Nyang Beach is a remote, secluded pristine mile long stretch of white sand on the southernmost coast of Bali and Padang Padang beach, surrounded by limestone cliffs and giant rocks, is the beach paradise where Julia Roberts’ character finds love in Eat, Pray, Love.

Also known as “Ubud Rice Fields”, Tegalalang Rice Terrace is located north of Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali. It has been cited as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of th most photogenic and instagrammed locations in Bali.

There’s an abundance of ancient spiritual sights to see in Bali too. Lempuyang Temple, rising 1175 meters above sea level, is the highest temple in Bali and one of the most spectacular, Pura Besakih is known as the ‘mother temple’ and is the largest Hindu temple in Bali and over 1000 years old, Ulun Danu Beratan is an iconic water temple and Uluwatu Temple has protected islanders from evil spirits since 900 AD.

There’s so much to see and do in Bali you’ll need to select your itinerary wisely. The heavenly hotel spas in Bali below offer the best place to think, unwind, relax, and plan your Bali adventures – before you return for a bit more pampering. You’re after the ultimate relaxing vacation after all.

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Settle into pure serenity.

Amandari resort in Ubud is a spiritual haven deeply connected to its community. Located on sacred ground overlooking rice terraces and the Ayung Valley.

Start your journey

Presided over by a sacred stone tiger, Amandari was designed after a traditional Balinese village on the verdant lip of the Ayung River Gorge. Free-standing guest suites are reached via winding pathways, while the curving swimming pool mimics the rice paddies below. Close to the artistic centre of Ubud, this place of peace invites both reflection and the exploration of Bali’s cultural heart.

A winding pathway leads through the gardens to the edge of a lotus pond, where the Spa rests in tranquil dappled light. Taking a holistic approach to wellness, therapies incorporate healing local ingredients to harmonise body and mind.

Traditional wellness rituals include Mandi Lulur, the classic preparation of a Javanese bride for her wedding day with a massage, body mask, exfoliation and herbal bath. Mandi Rempah includes a massage with ginger and clove, a body wrap of red clay and nutmeg, and a coconut milk and lavender bath.

With its unique spiritual energy, Amandari is also the ideal setting in which to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. Well-respected Balinese teachers come from villages around Ubud and offer both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles for all levels of ability.

One of the best hotel spas in Bali and an unforgettable destination for a relaxing vacation.

Find peace of mind and recharge.

Perched on limestone cliffs 100 metres above the Indian ocean, the view is nothing less than picture perfect at Alila Villas Uluwatu.

A perfect place to unwind

Experience a bespoke escape to Uluwatu – a perfect place to unwind and experience a peaceful moment to calm the mind, reflect and appreciate the artisanal beauty of the nature in Uluwatu.

Spa Alila provides unique treatments, blending ancient Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes featuring the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients.

Spa Alila at Alila Villas Uluwatu sits on 720 sqm of land and consists of 5 spa villas and an open living area at the Spa Reception. All spa villas are designed for couples and are equipped with an outdoor shower as well as open air bath tub.

Sitting a few meters above the sea level on the cliff side of the property, Cliff Edge Spa Cabana offers a breathtaking view of the
Indian Ocean from its privately secluded 24-sqm treatment cabana.

Indulge in head-to-toe pampering with luxurious spa treatments, specially created to promote the cleansing and regeneration of your body, while inducing total mental and physical relaxation. 

One of the best hotel spas in Bali. Tick. Super relaxing vacation. Tick.

Your riverside sanctuary in Bali’s cultural heart.

Just 15 minutes from Bali’s artistic and energetic hub Ubud, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is tucked away in the island’s idyllic central highlands, along the Ayung River.

Experience Bali magic

Float above treetops on a dramatic suspension bridge and cross into a different world. With locally inspired experiences and rice bowl-shaped architecture set against the lush Ayung River Valley, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan takes you closer to the heart and soul of Bali.

Immersed in lush jungle greenery in the Ayung River Valley, the Sacred River Spa is a serene and nurturing environment with a deep focus. Spiritual practices and rituals balance and restore the subtle inner energies, uniting body, mind and spirit. Offering a glimpse of what is possible when we consciously align ourselves with the Earth, they evoke a sense of awareness, wellness and being.

Relax and recover with a wide variety of healing massages and treatments.

Traditional healers enhance emotional and physical well-being by delivering spiritual messages and facial treatments. Protect and moisturize your skin with the latest mineral cosmetic ingredients.

Align breathing and movement with a dynamic yoga program at the tropical yoga pavilion, Dharma Shanti Bale.

Embrace Bali’s holistic wellness philosophy with active adventures including river rafting, rice field cycling tours and trekking, and a Day in the Life of a Balinese Rice Farmer experience – which ends with the resort’s signature Riverstone Bathing Ritual.

A truly unique Bali vacation awaits.

One of the most exclusive destinations in the world.

As a part of Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, Bvlgari Resort Bali offers an exclusive destination combining natural beauty with exquisite Italian design..

Unspoiled beauty

The Bvlgari Resort Bali is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, a veritable emblem of the tropical exoticism of the Orient, combining the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled nature of Bali beach resorts with a sophisticated contemporary design born from the encounter between traditional Balinese forms and high Italian style. The quality of the services along with the views of the Indian Ocean offered by its magnificent position 150 meters over the sea are the perfect introduction to the second luxury hotels from Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts.

At Bvlgari Resort Bali luxurious treatments are administered by a team of four therapists, including deep massage with exotic oils and herbs, and the placement of warm volcanic stones on the chakras, the body’s seven energy centers, providing total relaxation and a soothing anti-stress effect. Warm stones used in combination with aromatic oils to rehydrate the skin: the Spa’s menu is designed to offer a series of complete treatments that integrate Asian and European approaches: the ayurvedic Balinese ritual, facial treatments, body wraps and Balinese massages, all at the ocean’s edge.

One of the best hotel spas in Bali.

The best of Bali from the heart of Ubud.

A secluded haven for romantics, adventurers, and the mindful; Viceroy Bali luxury resort offers the ultimate private retreat.

A secluded haven

Viceroy Bali is family owned and operated, a rare affair for 5 star hotels in Bali. Situated only a 5 minute drive from the bustling Ubud shops, however your private, heated infinity villa pool overlooks a spectacular jungle ravine known as Valley of the Kings. Every detail of this tropical sanctuary has been meticulously designed to provide an extraordinary expression of Balinese authenticity whilst also being world-class.

Perched magnificently atop a gorgeous valley with spectacular views overlooking the Petanu River gorge, Lembah Spa is considered one of Bali’s most tranquil settings, the perfect location for the pursuit of health and well being.

Treatments have been meticulously developed combining Western knowledge with traditional, time-honored Balinese wellness techniques handed down over centuries. In fact, the name Ubud for where Viceroy Bali is located, originates from the Balinese word “obat” which literally means “herb” or “medicine”. If this highland region is the centre of healing then Lembah is at its heart with unique traditions in health and healing that have given Ubud a reputation amongst spa practitioners worldwide.

Bali has also been a crossroads for spa practices with a variety of techniques from Asia and Europe. Considered the finest Ubud spa, Lembah’s local therapists as an example have been professionally trained over the years by accredited Swiss therapists.

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