Get back to nature at this luxury Balinese retreat
What could be more relaxing than a massage? Having a massage beside your own private lagoon, of course.
In the middle of the Balinese rainforest, Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa is setting new standards in luxury. It’s a peaceful jungle retreat with all the luxury trappings of a city centre spa.
Despite its apparent rural location, it’s still just an hour’s drive north from Bali’s capital city of Denpasar. However, it’s a world away from the tourist trap of Denpasar – the resort is small and offers a personal experience, even encouraging guests to book out the entire lagoon for their own special occasions.
Image: Nandi Bali Jungle Resort & Spa
Emerging out of the rainforest, hewn out of rock – this spa resort perfectly blends into its surroundings. Even the cabins are made out of natural, locally sourced materials, like little five star tree houses in the middle of the jungle.
Continuing this theme, the spa treatments are all designed to make you feel closer to nature. Try the ‘Rainforest Bliss’ treatment, which couples a traditional Balinese massage with a fragrant floral bath, or traditional Indonesian ‘lulur’ treatment, where a specially selected herbal mix is applied to the skin, leaving it exfoliated, invigorated and moisturised.
Guests can choose to have their treatments in one of the balmy rooms at the Sungai Spa, or on a rock by the lagoon.
Image: Sungai Spa ‘Treatment Room’
The natural surroundings are what make Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa that extra bit special. Waterfalls trickle through the streams which feed the lagoon, and the resort village even has its own Holy Tree, where pilgrims from the village of Susut and elsewhere in Bali come to pray and place offerings.
If you’re looking for a spa break where you can recover from a chemical peel while surfing the net, Nandini Jungle Resort & Spa is not for you. This is a natural haven which offers traditional treatments in the great outdoors.
If you can afford it, book the whole place up and indulge in a lagoon-side treatment every morning while you listen to the chatter of the birds and monkeys in the trees above. At night, look up at the stars from the warmth of your own private Jacuzzi and pretend that you never have to go home…
Image: Jacuzzi at Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa