The island adventure theme this month means getting out and about, finding mountains to climb, rapids to ride and rice paddies to walk through and it also means checking out some of the best locations in which to indulge in Bali’s very best spa treatments. Seeking out local treatments and ingredients lends authenticity to your adventure, which will take you to the east and west southern coasts of the island and either prepare you for your adventure or give you body restorative treatments following your exertions.
Pan Pacific’s Nirwana Spa is located within the spectacular grounds of this established resort. Over the years, Pan Pacific have constantly aimed to provide the best in international style and service and their elegant Nirwana Spa has been designed to give guests an experience of serenity and wellness in combination with inspiring and uplifting surroundings.
Their signature treatment, the Ultimate Escape, is a two-hour experience that will elevate the senses and enliven the body. Opening with an aromatic foot cleansing the treatment uses a ginger and salt body scrub to shed skin before the delivery of the signature Tanah Lot Massage, which is followed by a frangipani wrap. This flower, synonymous with the island, has stress relieving qualities and delightful sweetness that compliments the fruit based mini facial.
Couples or solo guests can enjoy the calmness of being out on the edge of the island’s west coast, seeing the sweep of the land as it curves towards the holy temple of Tanah Lot, and gain a sense of the peace that pervades a land devoted to the service of the gods through the practice of arts, dance and beauty.
“The Acqua Perla Spa”
The AcquaPerla Spa at the recently opened luxury Double Six Resort is located in the hub of excitement at the edge of the famed Double Six Beach, where the world gathers at day’s end to watch the world famous sunset. At AcquaPerla, the emphasis is on the unique treatments and the fanciful interiors that play with the imagination to recapture the freshness of frivolity and hedonistic indulgence.
The treatments follow the theme of the spa and provide for hours of indulgence either to prepare for a beautiful night ahead at the rooftop bar or to regenerate and revive after a long night of elegant intoxicating indulgences.
Sticking to the coastline edge around the glorious bay of Jimbaran and enter L’Occitane Bamboo Spa – the soft sent of woods are immediately calming and the soft hues of the reception and spa interiors create a subtle impression invoking a sense of peace and calm, even before the treatment has commenced. Choose from fourteen individually themed treatment rooms, each delivering the most complete and unique treatments. Try the Verbena Bamboo Therapy. The massage promotes circulation, releases deep muscular tension knots and delivers a gentle lymphatic drainage that increase energy levels and bring about a wonderful sense of well being. Alternatively try the sun Stone massage that uses a deep tissue Swedish technique to activate pressure points and basalt stone, a conductor of energies, is placed on each of the seven chakras to increase the vibrational strength of the major systems within the body. This treatment increases the energy within, not just in the physical but for the mind as well, renewed energy is essential to approach new understandings, what ever they may be.
At the Banyan Tree Ungasan the wildness of the land is apparent in the low scrub and the expanse of heath like lands that edge their way to the dramatic cliff tops that form the shape of The Bukit. Wild it may look but within the Bayan Tree the feeling is of shelter and beauty, a haven from which to enjoy the wildness of nature. The stunningly appointed spa makes the most of this natural beauty in its elegant interiors that offer the ultimate in comfort. The Royal Banyan treatment with its gentle herbal pouch treatment is just one of the offerings on the spa menu that delivers on absolute attention to the guest, ensuring the most comfortable experience possible. Drawn from freshly prepared ingredients each treatment uses the indigenous herbs and roots of the island to eliminate toxins, smooth and brighten dull skin and to rejuvenate the body through the combination of scrubs, massages and body wraps.
Adventures can take you into the unexplored areas both in the world and in the mind, and an adventure in Bali, as is well documented can become a life changing experience. Be prepared to be open to the magic of the island, to take the opportunity to create new understandings through receiving the wisdom of an ancient culture through its traditional healing techniques.