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Spas in Bali: Spa Alila at Alila Ubud

Tucked in the lush jungles and valleys of Ubud, Spa Alila is a perfect sanctuary.

I was just in one of my favourite spots on earth, Bali, for a short trip.

And of course, I had to sneak in a spa session, and review it.

We stayed at the Alila Ubud, one of the Alila chain’s five properties.

Knackered from the plane ride, I opted for a 90-min Balinese massage that cost Rp.765,000 before taxes (it all added up to be around US$100).

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The massage was done in a spacious and airy villa room, with a glass panel overlooking greenery.

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Salt, lemongrass and lime were added into a basin of warm water and volcanic rocks to purify my feet.

What happened afterwards was a wonderful blur of firm and long massage strokes that made me feel lighter afterwards.

From her moves, I could tell that my therapist has plenty of experience and I was right. She told me she has been in the industry for more than two decades.

Alila is a big brand name in Bali.
In terms of the spa (and its food), it definitely lives up to its reputation.

Its rooms ( I stayed in the Superior one)? They’re simple with no frills. No TV. Open air bathroom.

There isn’t much of a view around the property besides the green green jungle.

The location is about an hour’s ride from Ubud’s main markets.

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The pool area.

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If you want plenty of fresh air and a good spa, this is the place for you.

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