Tropical Bliss

Indulge with a refreshing, zesty spa experience at Maya Sanur Resort & Spa.

Set within the heart of Sanur, overlooking the pristine white sands and shimmering Indian Ocean, is the architecturally stylish Maya Sanur Resort & Spa. The eye-catching design is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Balinese culture, including its reverence for nature. Draped with greenery at the front and built around mature trees, the ambience is serene and peaceful.

This love of nature is also evident at the resort’s enchanting spa, with a central reflecting water feature, a tall frangipani tree reaching up to the sky through the open roof and a semi-open reception area opening on to the lush, tropical gardens. Upstairs, where the six double treatment suites are found, the wooden paths meander around the top of the frangipani tree and numerous windows showcase the gardens, giving the impression of being in a large contemporary tree house.

The treatment suites also embrace nature and include a large oval bath surrounded by windows, with blinds to ensure privacy. The therapists are caring and well-trained and offer an array of holistic treatments, including massages, body scrubs, facials for him and her, and customised spa packages that pamper for hours on end, using botanical essential oils that nourish the skin, improve elasticity and glow.

The signature Tropical Bliss, for example, starts with a ritual foot wash in a copper bowl filled with rose petals and citrus slices, and continues with a delightful one-hour Balinese massage in which the therapist’s long strokes and judicious use of therapeutic pressure points help your body to release tension, relax and improve blood flow. Especially restorative, particularly for those who spend long amounts of time absorbed in their computers, tablets and smart phones, is the massage of the head, neck and shoulders.

The massage is followed by a 30-minute reviving exotic lime and ginger exfoliating scrub that not only gently polishes the skin, leaving it glowing with health, but also revitalises the senses with its fresh, spicy scent. The spa journey culminates with a soak in the large bath, where the warm water is covered in sliced citrus fruit and fragrant flowers. Sip on a cool lemongrass water and allow yourself the treat of a little extra me-time.

This blissful treatment is a true pleasure, providing relaxation and restoration, while bringing a healthy glow to the skin and enhancing and refreshing the senses, so guests leave the spa feeling invigorated and ready to return to the outside world.

Maya Sanur Resort and Spa

Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur

Bali 80228, Indonesia

T: (+62) 3618497800


Asia Dreams February – April 2020