Sanurians, don’t despair, I haven’t forgotten you, it’s just taken me longer to locate spas in Sanur that are worthy of your business. I know there are many people living in your charming village, who enjoy the delights of the spa. There are several salons along Jalan Tamblingan, displaying a sign “spa”, but looking inside you may find a couple massage beds at the back of the building, usually partitioned off with a curtain. However, to be honest they are really nothing more than a salon.  Therefore, I am talking about a place that is clean, nicely decorated and offers good treatments and service. 

The “new kid on the block” is the sophisticated chic Glo Day Spa on Jl. Danau Poso 57. They opened for business recently, using the same format as their older “sister” in Seminyak. The new location is larger, with space for 8 manicure/pedicure stations and 10 treatment rooms upstairs for massage, facials and waxing. But the new addition is hair services, with the well-known Australian master hairdresser Ryan.  Let him transform your hair into a new style and colour and give expert advice on maintaining your hair. Now you have no excuse for having a “bad hair day” in Bali.  Glo is well-known for giving the best manicure & pedicure services with highly trained staff and imported equipment and OPI polish.  Whilst having your nails done, peruse the latest magazine and sip on French coffee or a cold glass of white wine.  Pevonia Botainica aromatherapy facial products are used for wonderful aromatic facials, like the Escutox Cavier & Pearl Luxe facial for serious anti-aging.  They also have a selection of wonderful body treatment packages to relieve sore muscles and soften and polish the skin, like the Bed of Roses pampering treatment. Glo is also an expert at pre-wedding beauty treatments by sending a team of therapists and a hairdresser to your hotel or villa – the one stop shop as due to their comprehensive menu of services.  Be sure to get your membership card for discounts. Prices for massage start at 150.000 Rp. Tel.361-282826 or Email: reservationsanur@glo-day-spa.com

My Spa at Mercure Resort Sanur is a charming spa with 9 beautiful treatment rooms with round bathtubs and individual steam baths in the adjoining garden of each room. The conscientious staff will look after and pamper you with their expertise. The 2 hour Island Spa Treatment is a favourite with guests. It consists of an enticing footbath followed by a relaxing Balinese massage. Next you are tucked into the steam-bath in the garden to open the pores. Feeling warm and steamy come back inside for a choice of a body scrub. Choices are: lulur, Balinese coffee or coconut. Following the brushing strokes of the scrub, submerge in the flower filled bath in the garden, sipping some ginger tea.  Other choices for massage are Stress-Relief, Aromatherapy, Warm Stone and Pregnancy massage.  Look for their monthly special at an excellent price. They offer 20% discount to locals and at the same time you will be automatically enrolled to Accor’s worldwide loyalty membership, the A Club card.  Members receive a 20% discount on spa treatments or F&B and privileges with all Accor Hotels in the world. Prices for massage start at 180.000 Rp. plus 21% tax & service.  Tel. 361- 288833 Website www.mercureresortsanur.com

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Cosmo Salon and Spa on Jl. Tamblingan #176. It was very nice and spacious. The treatment rooms upstairs are simple but tastefully decorated. One area has mats on the floor for Thai and Shiatsu massage, two rooms for two people for massage and a private room for a couple with a bath. But the big surprise was how fantastic the Fusion massage was!  The therapist was very well trained delivering a great treatment. They offer 6 different massages: Cosmo Signature, Fusion, Thai, Balinese, Deep tissue, and Shiatsu. They have Clinique facials in a lovely room downstairs and expert manicures and pedicures with OPI polish.  They also have a salon for hair services downstairs. But the best part is their prices are very affordable for everyone. I can’t wait to go back and try out more of their treatments. Ask the manager about the VIP program of having nine treatments and getting one free. Prices for massage start at 110.000 Rp. Tel.261-286330

Located on the By Pass near the petrol station, is the renovated Puri Esthetic Spa, now part of the new Puri Tempo Doeloe Hotel complex. This charming hotel consists of ten small wooden houses and two 2 bedroom villas with private pool from Java, each painted a different colour with matching décor and antique furniture inside giving it an old-fashioned atmosphere nestled around the swimming pool. Two rooms of the spa are housed in one of the wooden houses, while the remainder of the spa is inside the enormous old spa building, furnished with an abundance of antiques. Each delightfully decorated spacious room has a large archway leading to the adjoining bath area.  They have seven different massages to choose from plus body packages, all performed by their experienced staff. Biokos products are used for their facials. This soothing atmosphere is certain to make everyone happy. This is also the location for those who are interested in learning how to create your own perfume at L’Atelier. Prices for massage start at 400.000 plus 15% tax & service. They offer 15% discounts to locals and KITAS holders.  Tel.361-286542 Website: www.puriesthetic.com

 I’m sure all of you when shopping at Hardys have noticed the little reflexology place near the entrance. Well, they have another location down the street at Jl. Tamblingan #126 called Alam Bali, which offers treatments in a private quieter and more pleasant environment. Known for their great reflexology, they have room for 6 comfortable chairs, plus partitioned treatment cubicles for Balinese, Thai, herbal and stone massage plus traditional facial.  Probably the best place for the price. No need of a discount here as they continue to offer good treatments for incredibly low prices starting at 40.000 Rp for reflexology.  Tel. 081353308329

The first medical spa in Bali is now open at Jamu Traditional Spa in front of Tanjung Sari Hotel on Jl. Tambligan, set in traditional Balinese style buildings. Jamu is dedicated to preserving Indonesia’s age-old beauty and health traditions. But recently Jamu chose to create of fusion of an integrative wellness clinic and natural tropical day spa taking a holistic approach to your health’s maintenance, body revitalizing and harmonization and anti-aging prevention. Their holistic approach to ideal health entails four steps – nutrition (nutrition therapies), balancing or replacing hormones, exercise (aerobic and weight bearing) and stress-relieving (spa treatments, yoga or meditation). Have a consultation with one of their team of anti-aging doctors to discuss your health concerns and be advised of the best approach to regaining or maintaining your health and youth. The Oxygen Facial Therapy using hyperbaric oxygen technology to deliver the active serum to the skin, promote collagen and elastin production, visibly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin hydrated and glowing. This may be a natural replacement to Botox, without the needles. Other anti-aging treatments are bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, micro-current therapy to rejuvenate and maintain skin health and IV therapies of vitamin C, Glutathione and Selenium – a rich combination of vitamins and antioxidants to improve skin health. The best thing is they have created is  packages combining traditional spa treatments with advanced scientific methods giving you the best of both worlds.  For residents – 50% discounts on spa treatments only. Prices for the medi-spa treatments start at 400.000 Rp. Tel. 361-286595 or email for more information: jamu.medicalspa@gmail.com Website: www.jamumedispa.com

The Spa at Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel has been pleasing guests for many years offering a number of pampering and wellness treatments plus Biokos facials, manicure & pedicure. The massages on offer are: Balinese, Swedish, Remedial and Shiatsu. Try one of their two-hour fruity special treatments to delight the senses, which are the Orange Paradise and Everything Is Mango. Having a passion for mango, this was my choice, which stimulated my senses with its delicious aroma. The treatment starts with a sea-salt foot bath, and then commences the wonderfully relaxing Balinese massage with warm mango oil. Next the creamy mango body scrub to eliminate dry skin and finally the Mango Honey Mask to soften the skin.  Languidly soaking in the huge warm bath filled with flowers whilst sipping on a fresh mango juice I reflected on how good my silky soft skin felt. With seven body treatment rooms with bath and shower plus a facial room and manicure room, there’s plenty of room. Many residents in Sanur are already members of the deluxe gym, which entitles you to fabulous discounts in the spa. But they have plans to offer spa memberships with great prices on the treatments. Prices for massage start at 305.000 Rp. Inclusive of 21% tax & service. Sign up for a membership and you will be entitled to special prices on treatments starting at 100.000 Rp. Net.  Tel. 361-281781 ext. 8742. Website: www.Sanurparadise.com

Copyright Shari 2011

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