Co-written by Fiona Davies

Exotic beaches, warm culture and amazing spas are a few things that Bali is known for worldwide. If you find yourself in need of a great relaxation therapy without busting a hole in your pocket, you are in luck.

Bali boasts a handful of amazingly affordable spas that promise to uplift your mood,  lighten your stress, and make you feel majestic.

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Pamper your body with the soothingly healing touch of expert massage therapists, along with ambient background music coupled with state-of-the-art spa treatments.

With 6 of the finest spas we’ve found offering top notch services under $40 –  don’t forget to bring your loved ones along to enjoy a moment of peace and utmost bliss.

1. Experience the healing properties of water at a mystical riverside spa – Tjampuhan Spa

With an air of mystique and a magical outdoor spa setting to rival the most beautiful secret locations in Ubud, the day spa at the Tjampuhan Hotel is positioned at the base of a valley, mere metres away from the natural splendour of one of Ubud’s gently flowing river tributaries.

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Composed of several semi-open treatment pavilions and an extraordinary hot/cold spring water jacuzzi created within an elaborately carved mythical stone cavern.

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True to its natural setting, Tjampuhan spa is dedicated to the healing properties of water, and has sourced a collection of traditional Balinese healing and beauty treatments in a setting that evokes the inner peace and overall wellness of an intimate connection with Mother Nature.

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You don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to experience the unique riverside hideaway of the Tjampuhan Day Spa. Outside guests can enjoy the spa’s lush river valley surroundings and gorgeous spring grotto for $8 per half-day, including access to hot and cold whirlpool baths, a sauna and steam room.

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Tjampuhan Spa

Price: Treatments start at around $40 for a one hour massage, body scrub, yoghurt rub and access to the spa facilities. Couples are also catered to from $70 for a classic 60 minute pamper session.
Address: Hotel Tjampuhan Spa, JL. Raya Campuhan, Ubud
Contact: +62 361 975368

Official Website

2. Like Droplets Rolling Off Your Back, Jari Menari

By far, one of the best options for therapeutic massages on the island consisting of an all-male (yes, another one!) masseuse team, Jari Menari provides customised top quality treatments at truly affordable rates.

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Famous for its four hand massage treatment, Jari Menari is located in the hub of Seminyak and is designed in accordance to the exquisite Japanese culture of flowing waters and soft melodious music.

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The  Four Hand  Massage Harmony is a majestic and delightfully choreographed massage where two practitioners deliver a synchronized session that aims to alleviate all your stresses.

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The best part? Experiencing the magic of twenty fingers working together on your body. If you’ve never tried it before, this massage honestly feels like droplets of water rolling off your back and shoulders – removing tension and aches in your muscles with every ‘droplet’.

Another interesting piece of information: Guests may enroll for a one day workshop where they can learn the art of ‘Dancing Fingers’, and bring this useful massage technique home!

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Photos via: Jari Menari

Jari Menari

Address: Jalan Raya Basangkasa 47, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 736740
Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm
Cost: The 60 minute Four Hand Massage Harmony costs $38.

Official Website 

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3. A Not-So-Simple Traditional Indonesian Massage, Bodyworks

An all time favorite, Bodyworks is a 15 year old establishment that guarantees excellent customer service. Apart from providing great value for your money, we also love the calm aqua blue décor that makes for a splendid place to slow down and take a well-deserved break.

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Bodyworks offers Thai and Shiatsu massages, along with hair services and other body treatments including pedicures and manicures. If you want to experience the power of traditional Indonesian healing techniques, Bodyworks is the place to go.

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Their all time famous Thai and Shiatsu massages involve a vigorous and energising finger pressure penetration of key points, aimed at dispersing excess energy.

This helps to stimulating the immune system and to top it all off, customers will also be reinvigorated with a gorgeous warm soak in a flower-filled bath. And if there’s anything we know, a one-time visit is sure to keep you hooked for more.

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Bodyworks

Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No 2, Petitenget, Bali
Phone: +62 (0)361 733317, 735058
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 10:00pm
Cost: A 90 minute body massage with flower-filled bath costs $28 including taxes.

Official Website 

4. A genuine spa by the sea experience in Jimbaran – La Joya

A minutes’ walk from Balangan Beach are the traditional thatched roof villas of La Joya. Unremarkable at first glance, yet home to one of the most amazingly located day spas in Jimbaran.

A garden path leads you to a secluded refuge of wellness and indulgence, overlooking the expanse of Balangan Beach just a few beats of a butterfly’s wings away.

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Stretch out beneath the thatched roof of the open air massage villa and melt away in both mind and body with an intimate view taking in coastal splendour of Jimbaran in all its glory.

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Treatments span the globe of healing knowledge, range from ancient Ayurvedic massage to hot stone therapy, shiatsu and traditional Balinese and Thai massage.

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Spa guests can also make use of the spectacular elevated plunge pool overlooking Balangan and the endless blue ocean beyond.

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La Joya

Price: A one and a half hour Ayurvedic massage is $26, while the classic Balinese massage is $15 for an hour. An optional body scrub and hot shower at the end of your massage is just an additional $7.
Address: Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
Contact: +62 811-3990-048

Official Website

5. Be Pampered Surrounded by Elephants! – Elephant Safari Park Lodge

This safari-inspired lodge and day spa is one of Ubud’s most unique offerings, home to its very own herd of Asian elephants.

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Set on acres of lush botanical gardens and tropical forest, the elephants roam free throughout the grounds by day – allowing you tantalising glimpses of these majestic beasts, as you take in the open view from the spa treatment rooms.

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You don’t have to stay at the lodge –  a day tour costs around $41 for breakfast, including a soak in the river with the elephants after their morning meal.

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Be sure to book a post-breakfast massage – day spa treatments are surprisingly well-priced. The gorgeous ‘relaxation rooms’ have spectacular views over the grounds, and if you keep your eyes open long enough, there’s a good chance you’ll spy a few of the elephants wandering past.

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Editor’s note:

While elephant rides are available here, we strongly advocate against elephant rides.

Riding elephants can actually cause serious long term harm as their spines are not made to support the weight of humans. Do try to avoid taking a ride as it is actually harmful to these magnificent animals.

Elephant Safari Park Lodge

Price: From $20
Address: Jalan Elephant Park Taro, Taro Village, Tegallalang, Ubud
Contact: +62 361 8988888

Official Website

6. Feel Younger, Both Inside and Out, Glo Day Spa

Glo Day Spa’s great customer service and reasonably priced spa treatments have long attracted an extensive clientele of travelers and locals alike.

With its wide range of staple services and body treatments of all kinds, it’s hard to pick a particular massage to recommend – we suggest you start with the Glo Signature Massage first.

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Using Safflower, Geranium and Orange essential oils for restoring skin moisture and elasticity while releasing tension and fatigue, you’ll definitely feel younger both inside and out.

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Photo via: Glo Spa Bali

Expecting mommies, if you’re looking for another babymoon option, Glo Day Spa also provides a great treatment for expecting mothers.

Mommy and unborn baby can enjoy a safe, effective and nurturing tailored massage as the masseuse work their magic with Glo Day Spa’s special nurture massage oil, a balancing facial and an oversized pregnancy pillow!

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Glo Day Spa

Address: Kunti Plaza, Jalan Kunti 119, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 738689, 282826
Cost: A 60 minute Glo Signature Massage costs $28..

Official Website 

7. A Fully Organic Spa? Cantika Spa

Truly one-of-a-kind, Cantika Spa is situated right in the heart of Bali, in mystical Ubud. The pathway towards this destination can be achieved by foot through the rice paddies – and it will be well worth both the journey and the visit.

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Cantika Spa – A spa oasis in the midst of rice fields

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The founder, Ketut Jasi, creates her beauty recipes from scratch using only organic products (much like popular beauty brand LUSH) which have earned her a five star client rating. Think shampoos, conditioners, face masks, soap, massage oils, face cream and so much more.

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If you’re into healthy living or even the raw/organic lifestyle and are constantly on the hunt for natural products, Cantika Spa is a must visit.

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Photo via: Glam Trotting

Apart from her organic products, Ketut Jasi also introduced 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 for those who wish to learn how to make your own products with herbs from the garden, and Cantika massage techniques.

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Photo via: Cantika Spa

Cantika Spa

Address: Jalan Raya Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Bali
Phone: +62 361 7944425
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 7pm
Cost: A standard rubdown charge starts from as low as $19.

Official Website 

Excited to get yourself down to Bali for some incredible spa experiences yet? Start crafting yourself a tranquil traveler’s itinerary, and head  for your favourite spa on our list – wrap yourself in a fluffy robe for a soul-soothing treatment and get ready to indulge and rejuvenate royally!

We’d love to know which spa you’d love to visit, and why! Do leave your comments below!

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