Written by Afina Najib
Co-written by Jiayi Ng and Fiona Davies
Edited by Jiayi Ng

Spas – we have a love-hate relationship with them. Who doesn’t love a good spa that takes all the stress out of your muscles and makes you feel like you were reborn? And who hasn’t had the experience of feeling all your stress come back as you empty your pockets at the counter?

Well, if you’re after a luxurious spa experience that’s not stressful for your purse, you won’t have a problem in Bali, where there’s surely a spa for everyone. This little island has everything from cheap to extravagant spas, and – wait for it – spas that are as luxurious and value-for-money at the same time!

Don’t believe us? Check out our specially curated list of mid-range luxury spas that are worth every penny!

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1. Exotic spa in Wonderland – Udara Spa

Ever wonder what’s it like to be Alice in Wonderland? Udara Spa has got it all figured out.

Experience Wonderland in its most relaxing form here, where enormous mystical tree roots and magical animal statues surround the hot and cold plunge pools and relaxation cave. The herbal steam sauna even comes with colourful glass balls gleaming on the wall – how cool is that?

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Udara Spa also offers a Water Healing Treatment, where a therapist gently supports and stretches your body while you float in their Warm Water Watsu pool. Can’t wait to try these out? Just remember to make a booking one day prior to your visit!

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Psst – if you go on a Sunday, you might even make it to their free Yoga classes!

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Udara Spa

Rates: From Rp. 250,000 (Approximately USD $16) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Pura Kramat, Seseh 80351 Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361-906-7555


2. A royal experience like no other – Prana Spa


Always wanted to be pampered like a king or queen? Step into your crowns at Prana Spa, where you’ll be spoiled with luxurious Moroccan-inspired architecture and decadent spa treatments in the Luxurious Private Suite! If you’ve never had 24K Gold and Genuine Pearl Powder applied onto your skin, now’s the time to take the leap into royal luxury.

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Don’t worry if you’re not into extravagance – you can still indulge in a milk bath or their signature massage. At Prana Spa, even the simplest treatment can take your breath away.

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Once you’re done, take your time to explore the beautiful architecture – and don’t forget to snap away!

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Treating your body and mind well often goes hand-in-hand. Yogis, you’ll be happy to know that they have a yoga facility too!

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Can’t get enough of the Moroccan Royalty experience? Prana Spa is only a short walk away from Impiana Private Villas Seminyak, the perfect accommodation for Your Majesties. Impiana Seminyak offers everything from 1-bedroom to 8-bedroom connecting villas for big families, and they’re all equipped with a private pool!

P.S. For brides-to-be, you can even hold a lavish Moroccan-inspired Hens Party at Prana Spa!

Prana Spa

Rates: From Rp. 510,000 (Approximately USD $33.60) for a 1-hour Signature Body Massage
Address: Jl. Kunti I, No. 118x, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 730840


3. Escape into pure nature – Mangrove Spa

Picture a mangrove swamp in your mind – do you see yourself hunting crocodiles or watching wildlife? Mangrove Spa is here to change up your impression of mangroves once and for all! This spa is specially designed to incorporate the peaceful atmosphere of mangrove swamps into their massage treatments. With gazebos overlooking the clear blue water and the sound of nature echoing in your ears, you’ll definitely start to think of mangroves differently!

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Situated in a luxury resort within The West Bali National Park, getting here will take 4 hours’ drive from South Bali. If you’re planning for a getaway into the heart of nature, this is the place to be!

Mangrove Spa

Rates: From Rp. 450,000 (Approximately USD $28) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Raya Gilimanuk, Singaraja Km. 17, Desa Pejarakan, Buleleng (West Bali National Park)
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 362 94700


4. Cleanse your mind and body at a mystical riverside spa – Tjampuhan Spa

You’re in Ubud, the land of rice paddies and endless greenery – now tell us you’re not going to go away without trying an outdoor spa!

Located at the base of a valley, close to one of Ubud’s river tributaries, Tjampuhan Spa is dedicated to harnessing the healing properties of water in its traditional Balinese healing and beauty treatments.

Chill out in several semi-open treatment pavilions, or enjoy the soothing hot/cold spring water jacuzzi within an elaborately carved mythical stone cavern. Being best friends with Mother Nature has never felt this good!

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Better yet, you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy all the natural wonders that Tjampuhan Spa has to offer. Visitors can also enjoy the spa with its gorgeous greenery and spring grotto for just Rp. 110,000 (approximately USD $7.25) per half-day. This includes access to the hot and cold whirlpool baths, a sauna and steam room!

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Tjampuhan Spa

Rates: From Rp. 340,000 (Approximately USD $22.40) for 1- hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Raya Tjampuhan PO Box 198, Ubud 80571, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 975368


5. Savour a magnificent massage in the mountains – Karsa Spa

Karsa Spa is the special snowflake amongst Ubud’s many day spas. If you’re after something unique, this is the place to find it!

Trained Reiki massage practitioners, Ayurvedic organic oils, and an eco-friendly philosophy take centre stage here, creating luxurious spa treatments that you can enjoy in beautiful treatment rooms, decorated with tropical flora and trickling waterfalls.

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Can’t get enough of the greenery? End off your treatment with a fragrant bath at the outdoor spa to enjoy a glorious vista of paddy fields and Ubud’s countryside!

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You might think that a spa like this would probably cost an arm and a leg, but thankfully, both traditional and Reiki treatments can be found here at affordable prices. What’s there left to consider?

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Karsa Spa

Rates: From Rp. 180,000 (Approximately USD $11) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Markandia, Banyar Bangkiang Sidem, Keliki, Tegallalang, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Contact: +6281353392013


6. Experience a clifftop massage – Gajah Mina Spa

A boutique resort of 12 villas situated in a peaceful area on Bali’s west coast, Gajah Mina is the perfect place to get back in touch with nature.

Take slow walks in the tropical gardens, look out at the ‘secret’ beach, marvel at the volcanic cliffs in the region… or enjoy a spa experience perched on a headland overlooking the Balian surf spot and Menjan Beach!

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You won’t even need an air-conditioner here, thanks to the ocean breeze – so no worries about that noisy motor ruining your zen experience. Just sit back and choose from the diverse treatments Gajah Mina has to offer – from a classic Balinese massage with scented oils to body wraps, scrubs and facials, best followed with a soothing soak in an aromatic flower bath.

Gajah Mina Spa

Rates: From Rp. 165,000 (Approximately USD $12) for a 1-hour Scented Oil Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Pantai Balian, Surabrata, Lalanglinggah, Selemadeg Barat, Lalanglinggah, Selemadeg Bar., Kabupaten Tabanan
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 811-386-052


7. Have an out of this world experience (literally) – Acqua Perla

It’s time to escape reality and enter a world of exquisite Mediterranean luxury mixed with a touch of outer space! Go ahead and step through the Transition Corridor, an atmospheric space that prepares you for your meditative journey with the calming sound of water bubbles and healing colours of chakra.

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After the last of your worldly worries are stripped away, pamper yourself with a detox session in a mosaic dome equipped with a stone bed and cold water fountain. And for the perfect closing to your session, indulge in calming music, and refreshments in the recovery chamber!

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Feeling a little more generous (or just can’t get enough)? Let the experts soothe the acupressure points on your neck, shoulder and face with pearl powder and fresh plant extract, before finishing up with a refreshing cool touch from a jade stone. This extra treat will cost you an extra Rp. 750,000 (approximately USD $50), but it’s oh so worth it!

Acqua Perla

Rates: From Rp. 600,000 (Approximately USD $39) for a 1-hour Balinese Microcosm Massage
Address: No. 66 Double Six Beach, Seminyak, Bali
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 8499189


8. Pamper yourself with an A-list experience – Spring Spa Canggu

If you’ve been Keeping Up with the Kardashians and wonder what it’s like to be pampered like a Hollywood hotshot, Spring Spa Canggu is where you want to be! Experience Beverly Hills luxury right here in Bali – the spa’s modern and minimalist interior comes with a touch of greenery, soft island tunes played by a live DJ, and even a health bar!

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And if you think that’s all Spring Spa has up their sleeves, nope! You’ll get to indulge in facial masks that are prepared daily with fresh ingredients by highly qualified therapists, and they even offer a kids massage and foot baths for all the holiday mummies out there! Who needs a 20-hour flight to the States when you can be pampered the Hollywood way in Bali?

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We highly recommend their Spring Stretch Therapy,  which utilises a combination of Balinese, Thai, shiatsu and yoga techniques to stretch those muscle knots away. Plus, it only costs Rp. 295,000 (approximately $20)!

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Who says you have to be rich to live the Kardashian way?

Spring Spa Canggu

Rates: From Rp. 270,000 (Approximately USD $17.80) for a 1-hour Signature Massage
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No. 83C, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 853 38447500


9. Experience tradition at its finest – Jamu Traditional Spa

You can’t say you’ve been to Bali without pampering yourself in authentic Balinese style – dressed down in a Batik sarong and drenched in Jamu and Lulur! Let’s pass on the gimmicks and go back to the good ol’ times of simple flower baths and organic spa products made from the finest traditional ingredients.

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If you’re all about the natural life, you’ll be thrilled to know that Jamu Traditional Spa’s products are 100% vegan and free from formaldehyde, synthetic chemicals, and alcohol. There’s also no animal testing involved, so your furry friends won’t be suffering for your pleasure!

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So why not rest assured and immerse yourself in the Jamu Traditional Melati Package? You’ll get to choose between a massage and facial or massage and cream bath, before finishing it up with a freshly brewed Jamu at only Rp. 650,000 (approximately USD $43).

Sometimes, simplicity really is the best!

Jamu Traditional Spa

Rates: From Rp. 400,000 (Approximately USD $26.40) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 752520


10. Balinese hospitality in a Japanese garden – Taman Air Spa

Who doesn’t love the tranquility and peace of Japanese zen gardens? Well, at Taman Air Spa, you’ll get just that, and more. Be serenaded by the sound of running water,  a water lily pond and joyful koi fishes while you go through the unique treatment choices Taman Air Spa has to offer!

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We’re not exaggerating when we say unique. You’ll choose from options like a Water Lily Spa treatment, Avocado Spa treatment and even a slimming blend for as low as Rp. 380,000 (USD $25). If you just want to keep it simple yet romantic, opt for the couple massage and get pampered in a private jacuzzi surrounded by greenery, where you can also indulge in Balinese desserts and coffee!

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Does that sound tempting or what?

Taman Air Spa

Rates: From Rp. 425,000 (Approximately USD $28) for a 2-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.88, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 811 3895558


11. Get pampered amongst calming greenery – Bali Green Spa

Bali Green Spa is, well, green. With massage gazebos overlooking a quiet garden and traditional Balinese statues, you’ll surely feel rejuvenated in this world of natural greenery! Not too keen on getting your massages outside? Get pampered in a different way at the spa’s indoor rooms, which all come with an en-suite shower and stone bath!

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And if you love chocolate, today’s your lucky day, because you’ll love Bali Green Spa’s Chocolate Indulgence package. Choose from a variety of massages and get covered in chocolate lulur body scrub and chocolate body polish, before washing it all off with a soothing flower bath! Sounds yummy, doesn’t it?

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Getting to the spa is a walk in the park too, but if you’re up for a lazy day, they also provide free pick-up and return services from your hotel. Talk about being pampered to the max! Just make sure you check out their website and book online before going, as they offer special prices for online bookings!

Bali Green Spa

Rates: From Rp. 455,000 (Approximately USD $30) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Pertokoan Sunset Permai Blok D, Jalan Sunset Road, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 8947505


12. A volcanic spa experience – Puri Dajuma Spa

Tired of all the cookie cutter spa treatments? Far along the south of Bali, Puri Dajuma makes up for its secluded location with a very unique experience –  a volcanic natural spa on the private beach of Dajuma Eco-Resort!

If you want something simpler, Puri Dajuma also offers a gazebo massage overlooking the beach. Once your muscles are soothed and relaxed, why not challenge yourself and attend a private yoga session for only Rp. 250,000 (USD $16.50)?

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We think the prices are already enticing enough, but if you come between 11am to 3pm, you’ll get a 10% discount! The eco-resort that the spa is part of also offers all sorts of activities from surfing to massage lessons, so your journey will surely be worth it.

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Puri Dajuma Spa

Rates: From Rp. 350,000 (Approximately USD $23) for a 1-hour Aromatic Massage
Address: Pekutatan, Jembrana Regency, Bali
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 811 388709


13. A homely spa away from home – Jaens Spa

I think we all agree that there’s no place we feel more relaxed than home. And at Jaens Spa, it’s all about using authentic Balinese hospitality and traditional decorations to get you feeling right at home – if your home has good massages, that is!

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Since you’re here, why not splurge on a treatment package and give yourself a treat with a massage, facial treatment, hair cream bath and even lunch from just Rp. 500,000 (approximately $32)? And if you’re after good value, we’ve personally tried their 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage at Rp. 165,000 (approximately USD $10). I mean, you can’t go wrong with a full body treatment at this price, can you?

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Jaens Spa

Rates: From Rp. 165,000 (Approximately USD $10) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jalan Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 971312


14. An extravagant experience by the river – Maya Ubud Spa

We all love affordable stuff, but there are times when things are worth paying for, and Maya Ubud Spa is one of them. This secluded spa is situated along the Petanu River, and features a gorgeous view of the Peliatan rice fields and lush tropical gardens.

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A spa experience here is just as visually breathtaking as it is soothing. Get ready to be wowed by the never-ending views of the river, valley and lush foliage as you descend by elevator to the sunken spa room. Walk through bright greenery while you head to the private treatment rooms, each one packed with luxury, and look over the natural beauty of the rainforest valley as you lay on your private daybed.

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Before we forget the main course here, all the wellness practitioners at Maya are expertly trained, which means that you’ll also be getting some seriously good reflexology massages and rejuvenating skin care treatments! We really don’t know why you’re not running towards Maya Ubud yet.

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P.S. Spa at Maya is a true luxury wellness experience. To experience the spa without spending big, simply enjoy the 30-minute herbal or flower bath. And if you have the cash to splash, you’ll definitely enjoy a 60-minute Balinese massage here.

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Maya Ubud Spa

Rates: From Rp. 897,000 (Approximately USD $59) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan, P. O. Box 1001 Ubud
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 361 977 888


15. Wellness on the water’s edge – Aquaria Bali Spa

When it comes to spas, what could be better than a peaceful location where you can feel the ocean breeze and look out at the great big blue? Aquaria Bali offers just that – an ideal spa experience on the water’s edge, far away from bustling central Bali and surrounded by soothing greenery.

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With owners trained in Aquarian therapy (a mixture of massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and visualisation), traditional Balinese and Chinese techniques have been weaved into the spa’s menu of healing treatments.

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The wellness centre, available for resort guests and day visitors, offers a serene space where you can listen to the ocean’s pulse – as your troubles are rolled away in gentle waves by the skilled masseuses at the surfside spa.

Aquaria Bali Spa

Rates: From Rp. 135,000 (Approximately USD $8.80) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jl Puri Bagus, Samuh, Candi Dasa, East Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 363 41127


16. A fully organic spa in the rice paddies – Cantika Spa

In an internet-powered generation where complaints rule, you know something is good when it manages to get five star reviews.

Cantika Spa is a quaint little spa in Ubud that has earned a glowing reputation for its original beauty recipes that only use organic products. That’s right – from shampoos and conditioners to face masks, soap and massage oils, everything here has been made from scratch by its founder, Ketut Jasi!

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If you’re a health junkie and constantly on the hunt for natural products, Cantika Spa is a must-visit. Apart from her organic products, Ketut Jasi also imparted a unique massage style taught to all her spa therapists for a memorable and whimsical journey to the world of calm. Lastly, a 60-minute workshop is also available if you want to learn Cantika massage techniques, or how to make your own products with herbs from the garden!

You may have to walk quite a bit to get to this place, but for a spa experience that you can’t find anywhere else, we’d say it’s pretty worth it.

Cantika Spa

Rates: From Rp. 150,000 (Approximately USD $9.88) for a 1-hour Traditional Balinese Massage
Address: Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
Contact: +62 85100944425


Special Mention: Massage in a natural cave – Visesa Ubud

The caveman skincare routine is all the rage nowadays, but what about trying the ‘caveman’ spa experience?

Visesa Ubud is a one of a kind spa that harnesses the beauty of Mother Nature’s greatest sculptures – caves – and transforming them into spaces for stress reduction and deep relaxation therapy. Yes, Visesa offers you massage and chakra healing… inside a cave!

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If caves aren’t your thing, Visesa also offers charming lounges and huts made of bamboo where you can enjoy a massage, spa baths and even enjoy their freshly brewed traditional drinks while surrounded by rice paddy fields!

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Visesa Ubud

Rates: From Rp. 1,500,000 (Approximately USD $98.80) for 90-minute Cave Treatment
Address: Desa Visesa Ubud, Jl. Suweta, Banjar Bentuyung Sakti, Ubud
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily (Natural Caves Massage is only available until 5:00 pm)
Contact:+62 361 2091788


Have we convinced you to give yourself some spa-cial pampering on your next trip to Bali? Do you know any other amazing spas that offer great value? Let us know in the comments below!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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