Uluwatu has a wide selection of truly luxurious and indulgent spa facilities that offer an idyllic alternative to relaxing at the beach.
A paradise for tired bodies and a treasure trove for those addicted to their wellness, Uluwatu’s spa selection is seemingly infinite, with a choice of anything from traditional Balinese massages to Ayurvedic therapies. The top resorts in this region are a good place to start if you’re looking for the best treatments, but there are a few stand-out experiences.
Vela Spa at the Ungasan Clifftop Resort wondrously delivers six-star luxury service. The friendly staff offer perfect pampering in tranquil and elegant treatment rooms, or if you’re staying at the resort, in the privacy of your own villa.
Choose between a variety of world-class treatments, such as the Balinese massage, which focuses on stimulating circulation and easing muscle pain. If you’re after something a little more romantic, there’s also the Vela Balinese Romance package, which features a traditional body scrub, a 60-minute massage, followed by a cleansing facial for her and 30-minute reflexology for him.
Perched on a cliff by Padang Padang beach, Anantara Spa sits patiently waiting to spoil its guests with kaolin clay body masks, Javanese Lulur body scrubs and a banquet of other treatments evolved from the spices of an Eastern garden. All of this is set amidst zen-like aesthetics, where wooden floors meet stone walls, and the scent of green plants and aromatherapy oils fill the air.
The Edge is one of the top places to stay in Bali, and its spa is fabulous. It faces a stunning sea cliff and, needless to say, the views are incredible. This alone would be enough to make it one of the best spas in Bali. Yet, to add to it there are the liquid floors, the wall-less rooms, the in-villa baths, the private steam coves — all with views of the Indian Ocean.