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Hidden on Bali’s northeast coast lies a serene retreat, found by travelling down a concealed lane to arrive on the volcanic sand beach of Tembok. Nestled between the ocean, colourful local fishing boats, and with looming Mount Agung as a backdrop, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali is a peaceful spot to while away hours, day, weeks…
Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali is one of those places that you'll wish was just your little secret. There are just 31 rooms and suites, and a strict 16 and over policy making it the ideal choice for a Honeymoon or relaxed, romantic escape. Add to that a truly spoiling spa, daily yoga, tai chi and meditation, and you have the makings of holiday nirvana.
The Kamar rooms feature Balinese wood carved details, marble bathrooms, and either a private terrace or balcony overlooking the central garden, gently fragranced with frangipani. The two Suites - Surya and Purnama - occupy the upper corners of the building, and include spacious living areas, whilst the two Villas have private entrances, your own outdoor pavilion and plunge pools overlooking the ocean.
The open air Wantilan restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers both Indonesian and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Produce is as local as possible - seafood from the daily catch just offshore, fruit from local farmers and herbs from the organic garden - and as such, it's a daily changing menu. There is no bar at Spa Village, but pre-dinner drinks are available during the 6.30 chill out session.
As suggested by the name, the Spa at Spa Village takes centre stage. As guests arrive at Spa Village, the welcome ritual entails a warming foot soak and massage, and delicate shoulder massage to sooth weary travellers. Guests at Spa Village are then treated to one spa treatment per day, included in their stay with Original Travel. Choose from traditional Balinese massage, or indulgent treatments including a Tembok Remedy body masque, and a Papaya Enzyme body wrap.
As well as included spa treatments, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali also hosts an activity menu, including complimentary yoga classes, fitness circuits and crafts including weaving. For those that get itchy feet (or to pacify the more active half of a couple), there are plenty of day excursions that can be arranged locally too, from cycling to local waterfalls, to snorkelling and diving the WW2 Liberty shipwreck at Tulamben.
Why we love it
Everything about Spa Village is designed for an utterly relaxing and peaceful stay, from the daily spa treatments and yoga, to the absence of little ones (sorry parents), lack of TV'S, and request not to use mobile phones in communal areas.
Holly, Original Traveller