Looking for the best spa in Bali? While I can't speak for the whole island, I can recommend an amazing spa in Canggu: Amo Spa.
In the past year, I've collectively spent two months living in Canggu, Bali. On my most recent trip, I traveled solo for the first time while my husband stayed home in the United States. I had always dreamed of embarking on a solo travel adventure, but the experience was actually quite anxiety-inducing for me.
When I arrived in Canggu, I knew I wanted to purchase a 30-day unlimited pass to the sauna circuit at Amo Spa, so I headed straight there and signed up for a membership on day one. This was the best decision that I made in Canggu, because Amo Spa ended up becoming my "safe space" where I could calm my nervous system and escape the perceived stress of solo travel. I spent nearly every day dipping, plunging, and lounging at Amo Spa.
As I write this, I'm currently "sheltering at home" during COVID-19, but dreaming of being in Bali. I think about Amo Spa often, as it became such a huge part of my daily routine in Canggu. When I had to leave Bali due to the pandemic in March 2019, I actually felt quite gutted, knowing it would be months (or years) before I could experience the sauna circuit again. Yep, it's a special place.
Ok, enough gushing. Here's my review of Amo Spa in Canggu, Bali.
Amo Spa is a chic, multi-level facility located on Jl. Batu Bolong in the heart of Canggu, Bali. Amo is one of Canggu's original spas, and is therefore a proven destination for high-quality treatments and therapies. To me, Amo is more than a spa. It's a lifestyle destination where one can experience beauty, relaxation, and health while enjoying stunning rice paddy views.
Amo Spa is well-known for their sauna circuit, which features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and ice-cold plunge pools (more on that below). They also specialize in nails, hair, waxing, IV therapy, facials, body massage, and more.
The sauna circuit is my absolute favorite part of Amo Spa. As mentioned above, I purchased a monthly unlimited pass to the sauna and ended up going every. single. day. It was that amazing.
Day Pass Price: Rp 203,200 (about $15) / Month Pass Price: Rp 1,058,000 (About $77)
Sauna > Ice Pool > Jacuzzi > Ice Pool > Steam Room > Ice Pool > REPEAT!
You can do this circuit as many times as you'd like. You can even skip something if it's not your thing. There's really no rules or regulations, other than sanitary guidelines to follow. The circuit is super chill and relaxed.
If you need a break in between circuits, there's a large grassy area with bean bag chairs where you can read a book, take a nap, tan, order lunch, do jumping jacks and pushups, or whatever your heart desires. The sauna area is a true hang-out space where one can easily spend an entire afternoon.
I tried three different body treatments at Amo Spa and they were all wonderful. If I could do it again, I would have carved out some time for a facial and a body scrub, too, because I've heard nothing but great things about their beauty treatments. Here's what I tried:
The 1-hour "Rejuvenate Me" massage is fantastic. The Amo Spa staff had me fill out a questionnaire where I indicated that I wanted strong pressure. Then, they informed me that only male therapists could deliver strong pressure and I'd have to wait until one was available. I didn't want to wait, so I reluctantly agreed to medium pressure with a female therapist. In the end, I was so happy with this decision because medium ended up being more than enough pressure for me! The therapist was very strong and did a wonderful job. If you're looking for a massage that's less intense, book the "Relax Me" massage.
Price: Rp 245,000 (about $18)
Full body dry brushing is a great 30-minute addition to your massage or body treatment. Dry brushing helps with lymphatic drainage, boosts metabolism and circulation, aids in cellulite reduction, and more. The dry brush that I use at home is quite stiff and the bristles are almost painful, so I was expecting a similar experience at Amo. To my surprise, the bristles were quite soft and pleasant.
Price: Rp 120,000 (about $9)
Out of all the treatments I tried, the 30-minute head and shoulder massage was my favorite. I had a male therapist and he really dug his thumbs into my neck — it was actually almost painful — but I have a bad neck and I needed it. I was so satisfied with the head and shoulder massage that I would actually skip a full body massage next time and just get this, instead.
Price: Rp 120,000 (about $9)
While their prices are a bit higher compared to other spas in the area, Amo Spa is 100% worth it! Next time I visit Canggu, whether it's for one week or one month, I will purchase an unlimited sauna pass, get another neck and shoulder massage, and get a facial.
I hope you enjoyed my review of Amo Spa in Canggu, Bali. Let me know if you plan on visiting, or if there's a different spa in Canggu that you prefer!
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