A NEW TWIST ON FIVE-STAR
In addition to offering the most well respected and professional adventure company on Bali, Yanie and Nigel Mason of Bali Adventure Tours are also making a reputable splash in the island’s competitive luxury spa market.
Never ones to settle for second best, the Masons have designed two unique spas in Ubud for wellness enthusiasts to experience; whether on your own to indulge in a personal mini spa escape or along with family and friends who are signed up to take advantage of a myriad of adventure activities. With the established Safari Wellness Spa at the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge in Taro and the newly opened Shinto Spa at the luxurious Ubud Adventure Centre in Kedewatan, your options and experiences are unlimited.
During your precious holiday time, whether you’re visiting Bali or are looking for something new and different to do on the weekend, some members of your family may yearn to soar down the Ayung River, rafting to their hearts’ content along Ubud’s pristine river valley, and others may dream of riding atop a majestic Sumatran elephant, splashing playfully in a shallow pool. If adventure to you looks more like sipping ginger tea in a beautifully appointed spa while choosing just the right treatment from a creative and exclusive spa menu, then don’t worry, there’s a little something for everyone thanks to Bali Adventure Tours.
Driving up to the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge north of Ubud is a cultural experience in itself: terraced rice paddies, elaborately adorned temples, laughing children playing and the simple elegance of day-to-day life in Bali create a mesmerising backdrop to your spa journey. Nestled within the complex of the Elephant Safari Park Lodge, the intimate spa is modern and inviting with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows that showcase the elephants beyond.
Your spa suite is appointed with batik print linens, blooming white orchids, leather salon chairs, an extra deep Jacuzzi, a Zen inducing water feature and one-way windows that give you a private glimpse of the park’s elephant family; making Safari Wellness Spa quite possibly the most unique spa in Asia. Reflecting the down-to-earth healing power of the place, the Hot Stone Therapy is a deeply therapeutic massage that restores full body revitalisation via heated volcanic stones that radiate a warm heat throughout each limb and along the spine. Beginning with a few minutes of traditional foot reflexology, your therapist then places three flat and smooth stones along each leg; covering them with the terry cloth blanket to ensure that the heat is deeply absorbed. One by one, each stone is removed and the spot is expertly massaged first without oil, and then with a fine botanical oil to completely relax and release any lingering muscle tension.
For a sophisticated, Asian-inspired wellness experience, and the only authentic Japanese spa in Bali, the glamorous Shinto Spa is located on the ground level of the five-star Ubud Adventure Centre located just five minutes outside of Ubud. Traditional and edgy, renowned works of Japanese art mix effortlessly with seductive images. A refreshing aloe vera welcome drink sets the tone for a profoundly nourishing wellness experience. Designed to reflect the traditional ambience of a welcoming Japanese residence, sliding shoji doors, soft bamboo green linens, exclusive Pevonia spa products, hand woven botanical print textiles and an alluring spa cuisine that includes melt-in-your-mouth mochi, help Shinto to stand heads and shoulders above spa openings in Asia. The ultimate destination for your next girls’ or couples getaway, a unique combination of luxurious treatment suites, individual mani-pedi and reflexology pods, deep onsen-style bathtubs for two and a tranquil outdoor deck that features relaxed beanbag style seating and unparalleled views offer a new twist on the five-star Bali spa experience.