Indonesia was recently named the most beautiful country in the world by Forbes. With its jade-green rice paddies and lush rainforests, Bali, especially Ubud is definitely incomparable. In addition to that, Ubud hides the magical healing energy that makes it a great place for relaxation and reflection.
Ubud, the island’s cultural heart and the 3rd Best City in The World rated by the Travel + Leisure’s has some great spas and retreats.
For anyone who seek for a little ‘me time’ during their holiday in Bali, Avani Spa Bisma and Avani Spa Kenderan — both managed by Ini Vie Hospitality — are two of many amazing places that you can visit in Ubud.
Avani Spa Kenderan lies to the north of Tegallalang rice terraces, a half hour’s drive into the wilderness from Ubud centre. Their spa and treatment rooms feel more special with the facility designed in semi-outdoor concept overlooking the Ubud jungle. Relaxing in this space means all you can hear is the soundtrack presented by the nature, orchestrated by singing birds and the sounds of the river beneath the room. Treatments include signature Balinese massage, various body scrubs, and bamboo massages.
Still in Ubud, the sister outlet Avani Spa Bisma is located in Ubud town, on Jalan Bisma No 888 X. Nestled amidst the lush Ubud forest views, Avani Spa Bisma presents spa treatments inspired by ancient Indonesian beauty rituals and a warm Jacuzzi to relax during the post-treatment session. Here you can choose one among various kinds of massage, starts from body scrubs to romantic packages, including their much-praised treatment, the “Royal” Avani massage.
Selection of Good Eateries
After a nice rejuvenating treatments, satisfy your cravings of good Ubudian culinary at Ini Vie’s Wild Air restaurant; a river-valley-view eatery complemented by an infinity-edged pool.
The menu highlights a selection of Asian and Western dishes. Plus, there is a Live Dessert Show you won’t miss where professional chefs from Wild Air Ubud demonstrate their dessert-making, directly in front of the guests.
Not to mention, there is this favorite restaurant serving Japanese cuisine, the Kojin Teppanyaki and Omakase. It is one of the most sought-after Japanese eateries in town, which is also managed by Ini Vie Hospitality.
Situated to the north of central Ubud, close to Tegalallang rice terraces, it specializes in “omakase,” or “leave it to the chef”, which means guests can leave the choices of menu to the chef. What makes it more interesting is that while serving the dishes, the chef will explain the philosophy or history behind each dish.
Lastly, a little bit to the north of Ubud centre, there is a recently in August this year. Sans Thai, is famous for its bone marrow, authentic Pad Thai Goong, and epic rice-field views. No wonder that it recently acknowledged as the TripAdvisor’s #1 restaurant in Ubud. Definitely worth a visit!
So, there you have it. Ubud has plenty of options to recharge, relax, and refuel. What makes it more special is that the service quality is guaranteed by the reputable Ini Vie Hospitality. Pack your bags and we’ll see you soon there!