There is more to Indonesia than the island of Bali. We do a round up of the wellness resorts and spa hotels in Java, Bintan, Puncak, Cangkringan islands and yes, Bali that make it to our best 10!
1. COMO Shambhala Estate
COMO Shambhala Estate has been recognized as an award-winning Bali hotel. Starting from 2009, they has been receiving awards from Asia Spa, Expedia and TripAdvisor. This health spa retreat encourages customer to learn to relax completely and make an effective and long lasting improvements to lifestyle. From the moment of arrival, clients are immersed in a holistic and healing experience by their residential approach. Apart from the conventional destination spa service, the personal Wellness Programme in COMO Shambhala Estate could provide a 360-degree experience tailored to every customers, from yoga to Ayurveda. The state-of-art gym and outdoor activities like hiking and climbing contribute to the uniqueness of the Estate.
COMO Shambhala Estate
Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 978 888 / +62 81 238 982 16
Fax: +62 361 978 889
Email: [email protected]
2. Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa
Guided and inspired by Balinese philosophies, Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa aims to share the Balinese way of life – nurturing a greater harmony with spirit, environment and one another. This eco-conscious wellness retreat makes itself a peaceful sanctuary, to embrace authentic Balinese healing, living foods and arts. Their excellent performance in true Balinese style continuously awarded 2014 Spa Cuisine of the Year, 2013 Spa Retreat of the Year, 2012 Eco-Spa of the Year at the Asia Spa Awards and 2011 Destination Spa of the Year and more from other organizations. With the benefit of locating on the banks of the Ayung River and successful architectural execution merging with luxury design, a natural and relaxing ambient is created. This surely could help customer to tune from body to spiritual level.
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3. MesaStila, Mesa Hotels & Resorts Central Java
Awarded the 2013 Best New Luxury Hotel Brand in Indonesia Region, 2012 World Luxury Spa Awards and 2011 Asia Spa Awards. Knowing that people face pressure and stress resulted in unhealthy lifestyle, MesaStila therefore offer an escape by pursuing health and well-being during the free time. Surrounded by eight magnificent volcanoes and set within fifty five acres of gardens, coffee plantation and surrounded by dense tropical jungle, a calming and powerful atmosphere is created at the retreat. Apart from the incredible views, other fundamental elements of the MesaStila are the stillness of lush vegetation and the familiar warmth from the people live in nearby villages. Wide range of well-being is offered, from spa treatments to healthy cooking classes, jungle gym and Indonesian Pencak Silat classes.
Healing Hotels of the World has detailed introduction on MesaStila, Mesa Hotels & Resorts Central Java.
4. Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Four Seasons Resort Bali Sayan
A paradise beside Bali’s magical Ayung River, is hidden in a lush forest greenery and working rice paddies. The town Ubud is filled with activities for couples and families, could be easily reached with just 15 minutes from the Resort. Therapists at Four Seasons Resort Bali Sayan perform the Balinese-Ayurveda spa services, combining herbal remedies, bodywork and more energy-based therapies to cure imbalances. They take ocean as their inspiration, seaweeds and algae that rich in antioxidants and minerals are used as spa products. The spa treatments may last several hours. In addition time, therapists will also spend time chanting and meditating with guests.
The Telegraph Travel comments, “Four Seasons Sayan is a honeymoon-worthy hillside sanctuary offering vast rooms and suites, an excellent choice of dining, a spectacularly good spa, and a diverse range of activities.”
Treavel+Leisure recommends the Suci Dhara Ayurvedic treatment, “The real don’t-miss treatment is the Suci Dhara Ayurvedic treatment—which includes a relaxing scalp massage followed by a hypnotic warm-oil drip to open your third eye.”
Spa at Four Seasons Resort
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 977 577
Fax: +62 361 977 588
5. Mayang Sari Beach Resort, Nirwana Gardens
Nestled away in the northern coast of Bintan island, with trimmed emerald grass, tropical beaches and vivid splash. The tiredness could be eased and recuperated through fine dining, spa pampering and inexhaustible sea sports activities at Nirwana Gardens. In Indonesian, Mayang means blossoms of the palm while Sari means the essence of flower. Mayang Sari Beach Resort therefore aims at capturing natural beauty in its essence and fragrance. There are spacious single and couple rooms that look out to a fresh garden and the blue sea. Beside the in room spa treatments, they offer the private villa treatment room setting under a thatched pavilion in outdoors.
Mayang Sari Beach Resort
Jalan Panglima Pantar, Lagoi 29155, Bintan, Indonesia
Tel: +62 770 692 505
Fax: +62 770 692 550
Email: [email protected]
6. Bintan Lagoon Resort
Sparkling sea waters, gently swaying palm trees, sugar fine white sands and warm personalized service compose the picture of Bintan Lagoon Resort. There are 470 spacious deluxe rooms, suites and villas at the resort, offering contemporary tropical elegance enhanced by distinctive Asian decorations. From ancient remedies refined over the years to modern western therapies and beauty care treatments, the spas at Bintan Resorts offer a range of experiences to soothe the body, mind and soul. Client could choose a two-hour aromatic massage, or rejuvenate with a multi-day spa package. With each spa bearing a unique and remarkable identity and culture, you can be sure of a different and wonderfully refreshing experience every time.
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Bintan Lagoon Resort
Jalan Indera Segara, Lagoi, Bintan Utara, Riau Islands, Indonesia
Tel: +62 770 691 388 / +65 6223 3223
7. Novus Giri Resort & Spa
Located in Cipanas, Novus Giri Resort & Spa is in the historical district and close to Cipanas Presidential Palace and Cibodas Botanical Gardens. To pamper yourself, visit Daiva Spa in Novus Giri Resort & Spa which offers traditional and modern treatments that rich in indigenous herbs, handled by well-trained therapists in a tranquil atmosphere. Specializing in rejuvenation and with proven techniques, their spa services are designed to fulfill desires, for men and women, in indoor or outdoor settings. Foot treatments, body treatments, facials, massages to a variety of spa packages that will revitalize body, smooth skin, and help to enliven senses. Client could experience a true retreat and leave the stress behind with escaping to a real sanctuary.
Awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Novus Giri Resort & Spa
Jl. Sindanglaya Raya No.180, Puncak, Cipanas, Puncak, Indonesia
Tel: +62 263 511 335
Fax: +62 263 512 785
8. The Cangkringan Jogja Villas & Spa
Located in foothill of Merapi Mountain, the Cangkringan Jogja Villas & Spa offers a five star butler service. Built in a blend of Javanese and Modern architecture, this boutique resort and spa is a perfect place for honeymooners, family retreat and even for business and pleasure. As for the Cangkringan Spa, evidence of the use of herbal remedies and body massage could be found etched on the walls of Borobudur, as with many other remedies, they were exclusive to people of royal status. The spa has prepared a different spa treatment, including Cangkringan Deluxe treatment, Javanese Solo Lulur and Dead Sea Mineral Mud/ LUlur Lumpur.
The Cangkringan Jogja Villas & Spa
Jl. Raya Merapi Golf, Desa Umbulharjo, Cangkringan, Yogyakarta 55583, Indonesia
Tel: +62 274 447 8653
9. Pulau Umang Resort & Spa
Umang Island in Banten province, would be perfect for tropical getaway. It is a five-hectare private island located 183 km from the city of Jakarta, maintained by single management—Umang Island Resort and Spa. Client could enjoy the true peace and tranquility at the private white sandy beach encircled by crystal clear sea. Various water sports facilities such as snorkeling, jet sky and banana boat are provided.
Indonesia Tourism Forum recommends the spa, “If you have been frequent spa treatments, maybe spa on the island will be offered something different. You will undergo a spa while inhaling fresh sea air. The place used for spa is also unique that is a fringe-roofed gazebo. You also should surprise because two of four-foot cantilever, planted in the sea.”
Pulau Umang Resort & Spa
10. Susan Spa Resort
Located in Central Java at Bandungan, SUSAN Spa & Resort is regarded as one of Java’s leading spa destination. The resort challenge customers’ senses with magnificent views from 1.100m above sea level in the hills of Mount Ungaran. Client could stay at beautifully designed rooms and enjoy spa in the sky for relaxation—a true absolute and rejuvenating spa experience. Their spa products range from aromatherapy massage oil to various body treatments, such as Sensual Sindoro, Enlighten Merbabu, Uplifting Sumbing, and Invigorating Ungaran. The perfect combination of exquisite treatments, professional caring service, marvelous setting and high quality natural-based products blend together to provide an exceptional experience, capturing the healing and nourishing essence of nature.
Susan Spa Resort