It is hard to imagine a more magical setting for a couple’s spa treatment. Maya Ubud enjoys one of the most serene locations in Bali, and the resort’s spa is strategically placed to offer guests a unique spa experience. Perched above the Petanu River and surrounded by emerald green jungle, the spa takes full advantage of mother nature - imagine the orchestra of sounds created from the combination of the swirling, tumbling river waters, the sweet trill of bird song, and, if you are lucky, the chatter of monkeys and the distant sound of Balinese gamelan music.
To reach this stunning part of the extensive resort grounds, one must venture down a magical path. From the main central reception pavilion, you are lead by your therapist to your personal private treatment pavilion, complete with romantically draped daybeds, outdoor showers and everything you’ll need to entirely switch off while your highly-trained therapist transports you to another world. While our treatment was outstanding, months later it is the atmosphere - the connection to the natural world I yearn for when I think of Maya Ubud and our divine spa treatment. While cities all around the world boast incredible fivestar spas, I suspect it will be a long time before I stumble across a spa as unique as Maya Ubud’s delicious haven of peacefulness.
Words: Tanya Joslin