Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa and Spa, Indonesia

Nestled among towering cinnamon trees, Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa at Ubud overlooks the snaking Ayung River Wednesday, 8 March 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Nestled among towering cinnamon trees, Kayumanis Private Villa & Spa at Ubud overlooks the snaking Ayung River. Peeking out from a lush tropical grove, a total of 23 thatched villas offer guests total privacy from the outside world. Blessed with scenic views and only the sounds of nature interrupting the silence, time spent here is an enriching experience.

Tucked away among towering cinnamon trees, Kayumanis Spa is an unplugged spot where guests can relax and unwind. Commanding an elevated presence high on a ridge, the spa can only be accessed via a private arched bridge crossing the Ayung River. Intended to accommodate just one couple at a time, the five treatment pavilions are designed to echo the natural environment: think thatched alang-alang roofs, gleaming wooden floors and open-aired structures looking out onto lush jungle.

On the menu is a selection of treatments that draw upon age-old rejuvenating techniques to restore vitality — tailored to address specific wellness needs. The wide variety of massages range from traditional Balinese, lomi lomi and four hands to herbal compress and hot stone.

Drawing on local ingredients, exfoliation treatments address dry skin using lulur, cinnamon extract and fresh coconut, and facials improve skin condition naturally, such as a candlenut peel to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and ripe avocado for an intense boost of moisture.

A combination of these elements make up Kayumanis Spa’s selection of signature treatments, from a two-hour Ocean Ritual incorporating a white-sand foot scrub, massage, seaweed body scrub and patchouli-infused bath ritual, to a six-hour Sensory Surrender, which includes an invigorating session of yoga and a hike along the Ayung River, followed by a skin-smoothing body scrub and wrap, volcanic stone massage and facial, topped off with a balanced meal.

Therapists are all highly trained and intuitively focus on areas of concern during Balinese treatments. All spa treatments can also be performed in-villa for additional privacy.

Don’t miss

Four-hands massage, where two therapists mirror movements, from balanced strokes to firm hand pressure

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Signature rituals: Sensory Surrender, Relaxing Ritual, Spa Secret, Kayumanis Karma, Kayumanis Journey, Sweet Serenade

Key Facilities

• 5 spa pavilions
• Swimming pool
• Open-air pavilion for yoga and meditation

Contact Information

T: 62 361 972 777
E: experience@kayumanis.com

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