Bali has rightly earned the title of being the relaxation capital of Southeast Asia. It’s just the place you need to go to for some much-needed pampering. Whether you’re looking for a massage to unwind or some rejuvenating spa treatments, here are a few top places in Bali you need to visit.

1. Best Thalassotherapy For Your Body: Ayana Resort & Spa, Jimbaran

Want to start your trip completely fresh? Visit the award-winning Thermes Marins Spa at Ayana Resort, which is close to the airport. For starters, the resort has Spa On The Rocks, a space surrounded by the sea, fitted beautifully in the natural contours of the rocks. From traditional Balinese treatments to Ayana Fusion healing, the Lulur wrap, Thalassotherapy and Hot Shell massage, you’ll find everything here.

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Prices: Packages start at IDR 1,260,000 (Rs 5,900, or US$ 87)

How To Reach Here: Located in Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, you can take a short, 20-minute taxi ride from the airport to Jimbaran.

2. Best Balinese Healing Ritual: Fivelements Puri Ahimsa, Kabupaten Badung

Bali has a range of wellness retreats for the mindful traveller. Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is among the finest of the lot. This eco-friendly, 5-star venue has a serene vibe and is located on the banks of the Ayung River. It offers weeklong health packages as well as all-inclusive day packages.

However, the spa is what really caught our eye. The spa therapies are crafted from age-old Balinese traditions and given a contemporary touch. Opt for a healing ritual that includes water therapy, massages and energy cleansing. You can also try the beauty spa, which includes body care, nutrient-rich wraps and care for your nails, too.

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Prices: Treatments start at IDR 590,000 (Rs 2,800 or US$ 40)

How To Reach Here: Located on the banks of Ayung River in Mambal, it is less than a 30-minute drive from Ubud. You can take a taxi to Kabupaten Badung from Ubud.

3. Best Pevonia Treatment: Lembah Spa, Ubud

While still in Ubud, don’t miss out on another riverside spa experience at Lembah Spa. It is located in the mountain valley of the Petanu River, and is inside the 5-star Viceroy Bali Resort.

The spa offers special obat or herb treatments learnt from Balinese scriptures. You can try the Pevonia Body Scrub, the stress relief massage, or the classic Balinese massage. Along with these, there are healing beauty treatments on offer, too.

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Prices: Treatments start from IDR 200,000 (Rs 1,000, or US$ 14)

How To Reach Here: Head over to the Viceroy Bali Resort near Petulu river in Ubud.

4. Best Spring-Water Jacuzzi: Tjampuhan Spa & Royal Kirana Spa, Ubud

Ubud is the heart of wellness retreats in Bali, and both Tjampuhan and Royal Kirana spas offer some of the finest treatments in Ubud. A part of the Tjampuhan Hotel group, the former is located in Raya Campuhan, while the latter is at the Royal Pita Maha Hotel in Jalan Raya Kedewatan; both are worth a visit if you’re seeking some much-needed relaxation.

Tjampuhan Spa is known for its water-related therapies in a breathtaking cavern set-up created in mythological style. It has many rooms for treatment, and an outstanding hot and cold spring water Jacuzzi in the cavern.

Owned by Japanese beauty company Shiseido, Royal Kirana Spa has an open-air spa lounge, along with a large pool, Jacuzzi and a special herbal mist sauna. It is ideal for couples looking to unwind together.

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Prices: Treatments at both venues start at IDR 800,000 (Rs 400, or US$ 55)

How To Get Here: Tjampuhan Spa is at the Tjampuhan Hotel in Jalan Raya at Ubud and Royal Kirana Spa is at Jalan Sanggingan. Both are close to each other and can be tried out on the same day.

5. Best Flower Bath: Riverside Spa At Maya, Petanu River

When in Ubud, you must check out the multi-award-winning Riverside Spa. Surrounded by a lush Balinese rainforest, it overlooks the Petanu River and houses two separate spa areas – one overlooking the river and the other a green forest.

From holistic body treatments to oxygen facials and the iconic flower baths, this place has it all. While the flower bath is common at most luxury spas, the Riverside Spa offers this bath in a space that overlooks the river, giving it a river bath feel.

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Prices: Body massages start at IDR 897,000 (Rs 4,500 or US$ 62)

How To Get Here: Take a taxi to Peliatan rice fields near Petanu River, which is about 25 minutes from the centre of Ubud.

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6. Best L’Occitane Indulgence: Mango Tree Spa, Kedewatan

Bali’s only L’Occitane property, the Mango Tree Spa is at the Ayung River Valley in Ubud and has beautiful mango tree canopies housing six bamboo tree spa rooms and the island’s largest steam room.

Complete with French beauty brand L’Occitane products, the spa offers treatments such as Shea Nurturing Body Massage, anti-tan facials, and fresh peony body wraps. In addition to the treatments, the space also has Kupu Kupu Barong Villas that are ideal to spend a night in.

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Prices: Treatments start at IDR 1800,000 (Rs 8,600, or US$ 125)

How to Get Here: The hotel offers a transport service between your accommodation and the spa, if you book services in advance. Alternatively, you can take a 20-minute taxi from Ubud to Kedewatan.

7. Best International Healing Experience: Soori Spa, Kerambitan

Housed inside the Soori Bali Luxury Resort, this one-of-a-kind spa has beautiful interiors, designed by Singapore-based architect, Soo K Chan. It is surrounded by the black sand beach of Bali in Tabanan and Mount Batukaru.

Soori Spa features five treatment rooms for massages, Japanese acupuncture, meditative healing, Chinese cupping, and neurotherapy. The experts here also offer herbal medicinal consultation for injuries and diseases. You can always opt for classic Balinese massages as well.

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Prices: On request.

How To Get Here: From Ubud or Seminyak, you can hire a private taxi to make the 60-90-minute ride to the Kerambitan area.

8. Best Biologique Recherché Treatments: The Spa At The Bulgari Resort, Uluwatu

When it comes to Bali’s luxury properties, you can’t miss out on the Bulgari Resort. And for a real imperial treatment, the Bulgari Spa is the place to be. The spa is atop a cliff, overlooking the resort’s private beach, and it’s a view to experience!

The spa offers a mix of Balinese, European and Asian technique massages, along with specialised facial treatments from The Biologique Recherché. The resort also offers special couple treatments for a whole day and overnight stay packages.

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Prices: Basic massages start from IDR 1,845,000 (Rs 8,700, or US$ 127)

How To Get Here: The spa is 45 minutes from Seminyak and 120 minutes from Ubud by taxi. You can book a car to Jalan Goa Lempeh at Uluwatu.

9. Biggest Spa in Bali: Prana Spa, Seminyak

The biggest spa in all of Bali, Prana Spa is part of Impiana Private Villas in Seminyak. It boasts of 23 treatment rooms nestled amid a beautiful Indian- and Middle Eastern-themed spa. It also has a yoga studio and private suites for couples.

The spa has a menu of holistic Ayurvedic treatments, like the Shirodhara, along with exotic Thai, Balinese and Indian healing massages. You can also avail of beauty treatments and facials here.

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Prices: On request

How To Get Here: When in Seminyak, hire a local cab to reach Jalan Kunti and look for Impiana Private Villas.

10. Best Rainmist Experience: Banyan Tree Spa, Ungasan

Want to enter a completely stress-free and peaceful zone? Step into the Banyan Tree Spa at Ungasan, perched 70 metres above sea level. With a stunning ocean-view backdrop, this spa offers a mix of signature and classic treatments.

Opt for the Eastern and Western culture-fused massages, or the Balinese ritual of cleansing the body of toxins, when at this spa. The Banyan Tree also offers Tropical Rainmist, a special shower that acts as a body scrub, the only place on the island to offer this.

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Prices: Treatments start at IDR 200,000 (Rs 1,000 or US$14)

How To Get Here: Located 30 minutes away from Seminyak, we recommend you hire a private vehicle to reach Jalan Melasti at Ungasan in Bali.

11. Bali’s Only 24/7 Spa: Away Spa W, Denpasar

Away Spa at W Bali is an award-winning spa, featuring treatment spaces, a Hammam steam room, and Bali’s only Cold Plunge Vitality Pool. The best part, however, is that this spa is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So if you feel like a massage at 2am, this is the place to be at.

One of the best things about this futuristic spa is the Detox and Oxygen room, which is ideal if you’ve had a night out in town and are looking to cure a hangover. Besides you can also opt for their customised packages for a couple, family, friends and women.

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Prices: Treatments start at IDR 1,300,000 (Rs 6,000, or US$ 90)

How To Get Here: This spa is at Jalan Petitenget in Denpasar, which is where the airport is. You can either book a stay here when you are near the airport, or take a taxi from Seminyak which takes about 20 minutes.

12. Best Mineral Rituals: Alila Spa, Seminyak

One of the best resorts in Bali, Alila houses the elite Alila spa. This includes a complete yoga studio, along with food consultation and wellness guide.

Tourists should try the Alila Seminyak Massage done under the guidance of the local spa centre that existed at the location, long before the resort was built. Besides, they can also try Mineral Rituals, different kinds of Balinese, Thai and Ayurvedic treatments, as well as full body scrubs and masks.

The spa also offers day-long and week-long Wellness Escapes that include yoga, massages and beauty offerings.

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Prices: On request.

How To Get Here: The resort is at the eastern end of Seminyak at Jalan Taman Ganesha. It is a five-minute taxi ride from the central space at Seminyak.

13. Best Hydro Trail Experience: Acqua Perla Spa, Seminyak

Seminyak’s Double Six Luxury Hotel is home to the popular Acqua Perla Spa. The space houses a spacious Hammam, yoga studio and a special Resonance Chamber (a lounge dedicated to unwinding in purified air and relaxing music).

Acqua Perla also has the sole vitality hydro trail on the whole island, and uses the concept of pool or ocean therapy for treatment in the rooms. Their spa menu has a range of hot and cold water therapies for rejuvenation and recovery. Besides this, there are also traditional massages and beauty treatments.

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Prices: Basic massages start at IDR 350,000 (Rs 1,600, or US$25)

How To Get Here: Hire a taxi to take you near the Double Six Beach in Seminyak and look for Double Six Luxury Hotel here.

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