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Spa of the Week: Spa at Ayana

By Olivia Cuccaro

When it’s time for tranquility, Bali is always the right answer. Ayana Resort & Spa is an island escape where you can unwind amidst the greenery of tropical gardens and calm waves of the Indian Ocean. The property features an expansive spa complex, which includes three areas to meet all your pampering needs: Ayana’s Thermes Marins Bali Spa, Spa on the Rocks and Rimba.

At Ayana, 236,000 sq ft encompass two spa villas, 36 treatment rooms, beauty salon, reflexology and relaxation lounge, steam and sauna rooms. The spa menu ranges from ancient Eastern healing therapies to modern European treatments, offering non-surgical cosmetic procedures and unique signature services developed exclusively for Thermes Marins Bali. Here, you’ll find a focus on Thalassotherapy, the practice of utilizing the seawater that encircles the region for its therapeutic powers. You can even take a peaceful dip in the world’s largest Aquatonic Seawater Jet Pool, nearly 7,000 sq ft in size, and experience targeted hydrostatic pressure to boost circulation and relieve tension. Float your way through 12 hydromassage stations containing over 60 individual therapeutic jet streams, micro-bubbles and geysers at sunset for a good night’s sleep, or move through the zones before and after a flight to beat jet lag.

Truly an exclusive experience, Spa on the Rocks treatments are only open to a maximum of six couples per day. This area of the spa complex is composed of two spa villas that honors Bali’s natural beauty with merbau wood, traditional alang alang thatched roofs and designs incorporating the rocks below. Feel entirely at ease while enjoying panoramic views across the sea and southern coastline. For something entirely opulent, book the Diamond Miracle Treatment. The service includes a therapeutic foot soak, a coral algae body scrub and a luxurious ocean splash bath where you’ll be covered in petals from 500 red roses. Next, relax with a Balinese massage using oils with elements of silk and pear. A La Mer facial with sea quartz and pure diamond dust is the final step before the treatment concludes with indulgent strawberries and chilled champagne. The Diamond Miracle treatment is priced at approximately $572.41 for a single treatment and $473.11 per person for couples.

Guests are also welcome to enjoy the facilities at Rimba Jimbaran Bali, Ayana’s sister property. The setting includes an additional six rooftop treatment rooms overlooking Bali’s lush forestation. A complimentary shuttle escorts you between both properties at your leisure, allowing for a sense of overall balance between land and sea. For those who prefer not to lounge around post-treatment, the spa complex is also home an 18-hole golf putting course, three floodlit tennis courts, a Jacuzzi grotto, cold plunge pool, gym, spa boutique, café and Honzen Japanese restaurant.

Ayana Resort & Spa is located at Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera Jimbaran, Bali 80364, Indonesia, just over 6 miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport. For booking and more information, please visit ayana.com.