Spectacular and serene are just two of the many adjectives attached to the relaxation capital of the world, Bali. If you are planning a trip to this island, there is a lot on your itinerary – scuba diving, shopping, partying, sightseeing and water sports. But make it a point to add some pampering and authentic herbal treatments for your body to the list, as Bali boasts some of the finest spa treatments in Indonesia.

Ubud, the centre of Bali, is a hub for tourists and locals to explore the island in its true form. From some of the oldest temples to party places and even rice fields, this place has it all.

We take you on a tranquil journey of the best spas in Ubud.

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1. Lembah Spa: Get a Relaxing Massage Overlooking Petanu River

Get a soothing riverside spa experience at Lembah Spa, located inside the luxury Viceroy Bali Resort at Petanu River’s mountain valley. Get the special obat or herb treatments and Balinese massage, overlooking the beautiful river valley.

You can also get healing treatments from Lembah’s local therapists, who are professionally trained by accredited Swiss therapists. We recommend you try the detan and stress relief massages here, along with the Pevonia Body Scrub.

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

How To Get Here: Head over to the Viceroy Bali Resort near Petulu River in Ubud; it should take about 15 minutes from the Jalan Monkey Forest to get here.

2. Alila Spa: Pamper Yourself with Organic Spa Products

Gear up for an immersive spa experience at the Alila Hotel’s spa in Ubud. The spa offers all-natural treatments that mix age-old Balinese healing techniques with ancient beauty rituals.

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Indulge in some head-to-toe pampering, with personalised consultants for each treatment and serene massage rooms, along with meditation and yoga. At this spa, you will find all-organic products made in-house with local ingredients. These include oils made from virgin coconut, sweet almond, kukui nut and wheatgerm.

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Prices: On request

How To Get Here: You can stay at the Alila Hotels and book their one-day or three-day package. Alternatively, you can book a private taxi from your accommodation to Payangan in Gianyar, Ubud. From Jalan Monkey Forest, it is about 30 minutes away.

3. Shinto Spa: Authentic Japanese Spa in Bali

Get ready to experience Zen as you step into Bali’s first authentic spa, based on Japanese themes and principles. Perched above the jungle hills of Ubud, you breathe pure mountain air, as you get various healing and relaxing treatments here.

The spa has five double and two single treatment rooms that are created in the Oriental style to cater to all five senses. After your treatment, you can also unwind at the deck with koi ponds overlooking the Ubud hills.

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Prices: The classic Shinto spa package with meal costs about IDR 1,500,000 (Rs 7,100, or US$ 103)

How To Get Here: Located it the Kabupaten Gianyar, this spa can take about 30 minutes to reach from Jalan Monkey Forest by taxi.

4. Riverside Spa at Maya: Get Oxygen Infused, Healing Treatments

Pamper yourself at the multi-award-winning Riverside Spa at Maya Hotel in Ubud. Overlooking the serene Petanu River, it is right in the middle of a quiet Balinese rainforest. So you can pick between two treatment areas, wherein one has a beautiful river view and the other is in the middle of a lush green forest.

Here, you will find a blend of traditional and contemporary treatments, such as a rejuvenating oxygen procedure for your skin as well as a Balinese herbal healing treatment. It offers one of the finest flower bath experiences in Bali.

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Prices: Full-body 60-minute massages start at IDR 897,000 (Rs 4,200 or US$ 62)

How To Get Here: From the Jalan Monkey Forest we recommend you take a taxi to Peliatan rice fields near Petanu River. It should take about 25 minutes to get there.

5. Taksu Spa: Revel in Handmade Oils for Sensitve Skin

If you have sensitive skin and want to treat sun damage inflicted by Bali’s beaches, Taksu spa is the place to be. It offers all-natural massage and treatment oils that are handmade for different skin types. In addition, they have seasonal oils to cater to different skin conditions caused due to the weather.

Here you can opt for massages, reflexology, body scrubs and a special cream bath with ozone procedure. Therapists are trained to offer all Asian- and Western-style massages, along with some exceptional beauty rituals. You can also choose the overnight spa package and stay at its luxurious villa.

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Prices: A traditional Balinese massage here start at IDR 450,000 (Rs 2,100, or US$ 31)

How To Get Here: It is located at Kabupaten Gianyar and is a short 30- to 35-minute drive from Jalan Monkey Forest.

6. Aman Spa: Enjoy Bali-Inspired Treatments

Get rid of your stress from city life as you get a massage amid the lotus ponds at Aman Spa. It has multiple treatment rooms, including two open-air bales, a dedicated room for beauty procedures, a sauna, as well as marble steam room.

We recommend you try the signature Bali village-inspired massage here that uses a rice exfoliation, volcanic body wrap and a soothing oil massage. Along with this, you can opt for special Balinese yoga classes, along with a full-body healing therapy on the banks of the Ayung River.

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Prices: On request.

How To Reach Here: Close to the Jalan Monkey Forest area, it is a short 15-minute taxi ride to Kedewatan at Amandari Hotel.

7. Como Shambhala: Avail Of Bespoke Spa Treatments

Whether you are looking a complete Ayurvedic cleanse or a simple massage to undo stress knots, Como Shambhala has it all. It also offers a bespoke treatment plan for those who plan a wellness retreat here.

Get Indian, Indonesian, Thai and even Swedish massages here, or a combination or two therapies, to get into a blissful state of relaxation. More so, you can also try the hot stone treatment, reflexology, acupuncture and prenatal massages here.

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Prices: On request

How To Reach Here: When in Ubud near Jalan Monkey Forest, you will need to drive to Payangan and then Desa Melinggih Kelod. It should take about 50 minutes in all.

8. Mango Tree: Bali’s Only L’Occitane Spa

Get exceptional L’Occitane treatments exclusively at the Mango Tree Spa near Ayung River Valley. Enter a retreat lined with large mango trees and visit one of the six bamboo tree treatment rooms as well as the largest steam room in Bali.

The spa houses French beauty brand L’Occitane’s products that are used for rejuvenating treatments such as peony facials, deep-tissue massages, shea butter massages, and anti-tan procedures. The hotel also offers complimentary transportation to and from your accommodation as well as lunch and dinners for those who purchase the day-long package. They do not accept certain credit cards and travellers’ cheque here, so it’s best to book your slot and pay via cash on arrival.

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Prices: A three-hour full-body package starts at IDR 1,800,000 (Rs 8,600 or US$ 125)

How To Get Here: You can take a 20-minute taxi ride to Kedewatan from Ubud.

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If you want to avoid reading hundreds of articles like these to plan your trip, download Ithaka.

It is a fun way to discover Bali and plan your entire trip by talking to someone who’s already been there and done that!

From helping you discover the coolest destinations to recommending activities, your travel buddy on Ithaka will help you plan your entire trip.

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