Ubud is a noteworthy town in the middle of the island of Bali. For over a century, it has been the island’s outstanding centre for fine arts, music, and dance. It still draws people who add something; people who are actively involved in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism, “alternative modalities,” and many more.
The origin name of Ubud originates from the Balinese word Ubad, which means herb or medicine, in Bahasa Indonesia it is called Obat; it is fortuitous that today’s Ubud also has a great reputation among spa practitioners around the world.
Travelers often come to this rice-terraced and unique village in Bali to search a for rejuvenating “spacation”, or spa vacation.
Thus the village has become a home to many villas that have fantastic spa features and here are the top five villas and spa in Ubud according to TripAdvisor.com or agoda.com where you can turn off your phone devices, disconnect from the busy world and cleanse your mind.
Set in the heart of the Ubud rainforest, the Hanging Gardens Ubud boasts 38 private suites and individual villas, a top gourmet restaurant serving traditional food and a world-renowned infinity pool.
Spa features: A Spa Villa visit will treat you to magnificent views and the sounds of nature from the Ayung River.
One will be pampered by all-natural-ingredient treatments such as avocado, ginger and cocoa, all hand-picked from the surrounding countryside.
Bordering the Petanu River valley and the rice field of Peliatan is the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. Guests can choose from a wide range of private pool villas and luxury guestrooms, complemented with recreational facilities and guided nature activities.
Spa features: Be pampered in private treatment pavilions surrounded by lush foliage at the spa, complete with daybeds overlooking the valley.
The facility also boasts a riverside deck where you can enjoy a reflexology treatment while listening to the waters of Petanu. Some of their spa packages also include yoga sessions.
Kamandalu Ubud is a five-star boutique resort offering the experience of staying in an authentic and traditional Balinese village.
Each individually designed villa has its own view of a lush valley and the Petanu River.
Spa features: One can enjoy a relaxation treatment at Chaya Spa, which supports ancient Indonesian healing arts by using local ingredients as well as a range of essential oils and natural skincare products sourced from abroad.
4. Viceroy Bali
Viceroy Bali is a luxurious resort that offers 25 private pool villas and an infinity pool. Those who like arriving in style will be pleased to learn that it is the only hotel in the Ubud district with a helicopter pad.
Spa features: One will not be disappointed when expecting rejuvenation from Lembah Spa, which overlooks the panoramic Petanu River valley.
Treatments were developed by a certified Swiss therapist, combining Western knowledge with traditional Balinese wellness techniques. Be sure to check out the spa’s 68-jet Jacuzzi and cold plunge pool.
The resort boasts a collection of luxury villas built in pure Balinese style. Kupu Kupu Barong Resort and Spa Guests can take advantage of the wide array of on-site activities and services on offer, such as traditional Balinese dance lessons, yoga and bike-renting.
Spa features: Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane is named after the tree spa rooms atop a mango tree there, a quite unique experience in and of itself. It also provides the biggest steam room in Bali.