Information before you go
The spas in Sanur can either be found at the many resorts in town or mainly along Jalan Danau Tamblingan. At this street you will often find one of the staff members handing out flyers with a list of their spa treatments. So before entering, you can have a quick glance on what they have to offer.
Up till now I have be returning to Mandurah Spa every time I visit Sanur. I admit that it doesn't sound very adventurous, but if you find something good why not keep going back to it, right?
The Mandurah Spa in Sanur is tucked away in a side street of Jl. Danau Tamblingan. The spa offers a full range of body treatments which makes it hard to choose from. They all sound great. It is also one of the rare spas in Sanur that is very reasonable priced. The prices are even given in Indonesian Rupiahs instead of Dollars.
On the ground floor of Mandurah spa you can find facilities for treatments such as facial, pedicure, manicure or hair cream baths. All of them include a massage of the lower legs or shoulders and arms. These moments of 1 hour total relaxation accompanied with a herbal drink range from Rp75.000 to Rp. 100.000.
Up till now I went for a body massage. The spa has treatment rooms for 1 person or 2 persons together. So you can either choose to share the experience chatting away together in one room, or you can go for total silence while the professional staff gives you a massage that makes you doze off.
After the massage, we were wrapped up for the body mask
The Mandurah Spa has a number of types of massages to choose from. All traditional body-massages start with a massage using sandalwood or Frangipani oil. These are followed by several types of scrubs or body masks. It all depends on what you choose. For instance he Balinese Boreh stimulates blood circulation and is ideal for soothing aching muscles, while the Milk Bath and Fruit Bath is mainly body scrubs to soften your skin.
If you want you can also opt to finish your spa treatment with a flower scented bath covered with flower petals.
Usually I skip this part because I think it is kind of a waste to be soaking in a bathtub while its 30 degrees Celsius is outside. On my first visit I did make an exception to try it out. And to be honest, is was a nice experience since the bathtub was located in a semi-open setting. But I was soon bored and decided never to do it again.
Checking if it really worth it...
The prices for a these treatments range from Rp.150.000 to Rp.200.000 for a 1.5 hour. This includes 1 hour massage and scrub, 10 minutes masks and 20 minutes of immersing in the flowered bath tub. I usually just skip the the masks and bathtub moment, and stick to the massage and scrub only.
If you want to have a whole day spa there are also packages, one even includes lunch (this package lasts 5 hours so I can imagine you can get pretty hungry).
The spa package treatments are often a combination of body-massages and a pedicure, manicure of hair cream bath and can last between 2 hours to 5 hours. The prices range from Rp. 250.000 to Rp. 600.000
Besides the massages I have described above, there are many more. Straight at the entrance there is a list of massage treatments with a clear description.
It is easy to go to this spa in Sanur as they provide free pick up anywhere in town. Their phone number is (0361) 271502 and they are open from 9am to 9pm. So no reason for you to wait for some super pampering...
Other spas in Sanur are:
Ayu Spa Sanur
Ayu Spa Sanur is another reasonable priced spa that offers excellent treatments ranging from manicures, pedicures to full body massages. It is located at the beach along Jalan Pantai Sindhu.
Aroma Spa retreat is located at Sanur beach and offers 7 days and 7 nights spa retreats. Everyday you will be able to enjoy all kinds of treatments accompanied by healthy meals and physical exercises. Travelers not staying at this retreat can enjoy there luxurious day spa option.
Jamu Traditional Spa at the Tanjung Sari resort has a fast range of traditional massages ranging from 1,5 an hour to two hours. All massages are followed by a soothing, nourishing or relaxing treatment.
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