A luxe Bali sanctuary for renewal
8 Treatment Rooms
Strings of delicate crystal beads and Balinese décor mark the circular entrance of the indoor/outdoor Remède Spa Bali, a luxurious tropical spa within The St. Regis Bali Resort. A butterfly theme runs through the space and the motif can be found in various spots in the spa, from treatment room linens to wall graphics. A symbol of relaxation, the fluttering insect takes center stage in the semi-alfresco waiting area — there you will see a wall covered with stunning ornamental butterflies.
Koi ponds flank the wooden walkways connecting private treatment rooms. The only sound you can hear from the plush drawing room furniture while awaiting a treatment is the soothing bubbling water and the occasional joyful splash of koi fish.
The Bali spa has a beauty salon not far from the waiting area and it is equipped with a deluxe manicure and pedicure chair, a wash and blow-dry area, and a facial room. In the garden, the beautiful Aqua Vitale saltwater pool offers jet water massage to improve circulation and relax the body. The aromatherapy steam room changes scents daily (think invigorating lemongrass and cooling tea tree), while the Finnish sauna helps induce some serious sweat. The resort’s fitness center — complete with Life Fitness equipment and a separate yoga room — is also located on the spa premises and is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
All eight private treatment rooms offer a considerable amount of space and elegant décor featuring handsome dark wood complemented by dainty butterfly accents. The two suites dedicated to couples treatments are particularly impressive, each with its own sitting area, changing room and restroom, an enviable back garden area with a canopied marble bathtub, an outdoor shower, and a cabana for lounging post-treatment.
The most popular treatment at Remède is the Balinese massage — the long kneading strokes combined with acupressure and skin-rolling techniques provide deep renewal, especially after a long flight. For additional local flavor, try the Lulur Experience of Indonesia, which is derived from an ancient pre-wedding bridal ritual from the neighboring island Java and includes a body exfoliation using a scrub of sandalwood, turmeric, ground rice and nuts, followed by application of a hydrating yogurt-based emulsion and a luxurious flower bath.
Perhaps one of the most unique options on the spa menu is the Signature Bloody Mary Inspired Ritual (the Bloody Mary cocktail was perfected at The St. Regis New York in 1934). Beginning with a body reviver made from tomato, pineapple and wasabi, and followed by a vodka clay wrap and a detoxifying massage, the treatment has guests feeling reenergized even before they emerge from the final tomato vermouth and mineral salt bath. As for the spa’s most impressive option for couples, you would be hard pressed to find a treatment as decadent as the 150-minute Luxury Champagne Treatment. Among other things, the entire body is doused in champagne.